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Cambridge Springs Holds Lead-Based Paint Certified Renovator Class

March 10, 2020 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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SCI Cambridge Springs held its first Lead-Based Paint Certified Renovator initial certification class for inmates on Feb. 25-27. The class, instructed by Asst. Chief Kevin Tuite of the DOC Safety and Environmental Protections Division, consisted of training based on the Environmental Protection Agency's RRP Rule. The class was an 8-hour session that classified the inmates as Certified Renovators. The certification is valid for five years through the EPA. In the 8-hour day inmates received classroom lecture instruction along with practical application skills in renovation, repair and painting of lead-based paint surfaces. At the end of the day the inmates were given a written test in which all 23 inmates passed and received an EPA certification. 

Superintendent Lonnie Oliver was appreciative of Tuite's instruction of this class at SCI Cambridge Springs and the DOC's support in providing this course to individuals within the female inmate population. The inmates were enthusiastic to take part in this class and took advantage of the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills.

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