According to the California Department of Public Health, the Project Monitor (PM) certificate is intended for those who plan to oversee lead-related construction work to ensure that specifications are followed. This includes:
  • Working with consultants, industrial hygienists, journeymen, engineers and housing specialists to develop the project specifications.
  • Conducting air monitoring to assess exposure levels and dust wipe sampling to ensure adequacy of containment.
  • Performing clearance testing at the end of the project to see if any lead contamination remains
  • Ensuring work activities for compliance with Federal, State and local regulatory requirements
Under California’s Title 17 regulations, a certified Project Monitor
  • may prepare lead abatement plans
  • may perform clearance inspections
  • may not conduct lead abatement activities
  • may not manage individuals performing lead abatement activities
  • may not conduct lead hazard evaluations except for clearances
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