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Special Training Opportunity 
for Participants of the 
Biloxi, Mississippi Regional Training! 

Lead Renovation, Repair and 
Painting (RRP) Training 
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
7:30 AM to 6:00 PM 
Mississippi State University 
Coastal Research and Extension Center
Biloxi, Mississippi

EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Rule (RRP) will affect those who work in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities, including: renovation contractors, maintenance workers in multi-family housing, painters, and other specialty trades. Under the rule, child-occupied facilities are defined as residential, public or commercial buildings where children under age six are present on a regular basis. 
Contractors are required to have a Certified Renovator 
on board for each job taking place in a home 
or facility defined by the rule.
Read More about the EPA Rule and the training here.

Tribal Healthy Homes will offer the 
9-hour course FREE OF CHARGE ($200 value!) 
to participants of the January 11-13
Tribal Healthy Homes training.

Space is limited to only 30 registrants 
(first-come, first-served) for this special training 
so register today on the THH registration form.

The training is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11 through Friday, January 13, 2012 at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, Mississippi. Training times are:

Wednesday, January 11
7:30 AM Registration
8:00 AM Session Begins
10:00 AM Break
12:00 PM Lunch On Your Own
1:00 PM Session Begins
3:00 PM Break
5:00 PM Adjourn

Thursday, January 12
8:00 AM Session Begins
10:00 AM Break
12:00 PM Lunch On Your Own
1:00 PM Session Begins
3:00 PM Break
5:00 PM Adjourn

Friday, January 13
8:00 AM Session Begins
10:00 AM Break
12:00 PM Adjourn

The daily agenda will be kept fluid to accommodate special topic requests, hands-on demonstrations and local presenters. The topics for all three days will include:

Training Topics
This training will not only provide a comprehensive overview of healthy home/safety issues; but also emphasize testing/assessment equipment and protocols, as well as low cost mitigation for these issues: 
•  Lead containing products and materials 
•  Household Chemicals/Products, Pesticides and Integrated Pesticide Management 
•  Asthma and Allergy Sources 
•  Moisture and Molds 
•  Hantavirus 
•  Lice 
•  Combustion Gases and Carbon Monoxide
•  Home Energy and Weatherization related Home Health Issues/Controls 
•  Drinking Water Quality 
•  On-site waste water management 
•  Home safety assessment: falls, fires, water 
•  Radon 
•  Plasticizers (Phthalates, DEHP) 
•  Asbestos Containing Materials
•  Mercury 
•  Take-Home Occupational Contamination

Training Segments
This training will consist of 20 hours of training of which be a combination of classroom and hands-on diagnostic/assessment skill-set training. Segments of the training are: 
•  Introduction and Risk Overview
•  Steps to creating a community Healthy Homes Program
•  In-depth training focusing on the health effects, assessment and mitigation of healthy home/safety issues
•  Media and Tools to Promote a Tribal Healthy Homes Campaign and Community Program 
•  Teaching Others About Healthy Housing: Reaching Youth and Adult Learners 
•  Tracking Your Success 
•  Healthy Homes Partners, Funding Sources and Resources 
•  Refining Your Steps to creating a community Healthy Homes Program

Local Partnership
Thanks to these organizations for their assistance planning this regional training. 
Go to their web sites to learn more about them.

Alabama Cooperative Extension Service - Alabama A&M & Auburn Universities 

Mississippi State University Extension Service

Registration Fee
This training is open to 60 participants and space will fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to generous support from our local partners, the registration fee for this 2 1/2-day training will be only $25 per participant. Payment is due before the beginning of the training and is payable by cash, check or money order. The registration fee covers all training and materials; lunches will be on your own. 
Cancellation/Refund Policy: There will be no refunds for cancellations.

Travel Scholarship
Due to generous funding through ARRA funds, the first 60 participants to request a travel scholarship will receive $500 to offset transportation, accommodations and other travel-related expenses. Participants must attend the entire training; scholarships will be paid by check and will be mailed approximately 3-4 weeks after the last day of the training. Confirmation of receipt of a travel scholarship will be emailed along with registration confirmation. Sign-up for the travel scholarship is located on the registration form. 

Registration & Travel Scholarship Form

Click here to download and print the Registration and Travel Scholarship Form. If you have any questions about the registration and scholarship form contact Debbie Albin at (406) 994-3782 or

Location & Hotel Information

The training will take place at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center at 1815 Popp's Ferry Road in Biloxi, Mississippi. Click here to go to the web site. The closest airport is Gulfport.

Participants are responsible for making reservations and paying for their own sleeping rooms. There are many hotels in the Biloxi area; the closest to the training site (about 1/2 mile) is the La Quinta Inn & Suites Biloxi at 957 Cedar Lake Road. Click here to go to the web site.