Safe-lead working practices focus of March 13 workshop in Stamford

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Western Catskills is sponsoring a lead safe work practices training class on Thursday, March 13 at the Cyr Center (BOCES) on West Main Street in Stamford. Sign in begins at 7:45 a.m. sharp and class will end at 4 p.m. This class is free to attendees; it is funded by the New York State Division of Hosing and Community Renewal. Lunch is on your own.
Western Catskills encourages home and code inspectors, contractors, maintenance workers, building supervisors and landlords, community and social service organizations and do-it-yourself homeowners to attend. This course may be of particular use to contractors in the Roxbury-Margaretville area who are interested in bidding on work which will be done for the Town or Roxbury Main Street Revitalization and CDBG programs which are starting up now.
The goal of this program is to teach lead-safe practices and the strategies for implementing them. Many homes built before 1978 contain lead-based paint, so it is important that renovation, remodeling and repair activities use methods that reduce and control dust and debris created during rehab work. Even a small amount of dust can pose a serious health risk to children and families.
For more information, please call Don Clarke at 607 652-2823. Pre-registration is required.