Lead and Other Hazard Awareness

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Presenter: Dr. Kevin E. Aikman, Ph.D., CIH, FAIHA

This presentation will include an overview of current lead regulations and how they apply to residential, commercial, and public buildings. Lead-based coatings are commonly found on the exterior and interior of buildings, primarily built prior to 1978. Lead can also be found in other common building materials, such as window glazing putty, batteries, mortar, acoustical materials, ceramic glazes, varnishes, plastics, drinking water pipes and solders, and soils. Basic lead awareness training is integral to common building management and maintenance programs. The goal of this presentation is to provide building managers with a general understanding of potential public health issues related to lead and other heavy metals, and how they should be addressed in a typical office building or residential structure.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide building managers with the basic history and awareness of lead in the typical building
  • Outline what should be included in a quality lead assessment and how to identify building materials that contain lead and other heavy metals
  • Provide an overview of current lead regulations for the different types of buildings and variations in local, state and federal regulations
  • Review the US EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting regulations for targeted housing
  • Discuss current issues related to lead in drinking water and elevated blood levels in children that now involves local health departments
  • Develop a basic understanding of the proper work practices and procedures to limit exposures to lead and other heavy metals in the built environment

Kevin Aikman Dr. Kevin Aikman earned his Ph.D. in Plant Biology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1992. Kevin started his professional environmental consulting career in the same year with an initial emphasis on Lead-Based Paint inspections that included an accredited trainer at the University of Illinois at Chicago campus.  He earned his ABIH certification as a Certified Industrial Hygienist in 1998 and was named an AIHA Fellow in 2014.  Dr. Aikman is the Laboratory Director for the FACS NVLAP accredited laboratory and holds several asbestos professional licenses in IL as a Project Designer (also IN), Management Planner, Building Inspector, Asbestos Project Manager and Air Sampling Professional.  In his current role as Principal Scientist at FACS, he actively directs and provides technical oversite on projects in several practice groups including Hazardous Building Materials, IH Exposure Assessment, Indoor Environmental Quality, Mold & Moisture and Litigation.

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