Help us make healthy homes for families in our communities

The City of Lancaster will be working on lead-safety for years to come and we need a dedicated team of professionals to help us in our commitment to creating a Lead-safe Lancaster.


If you’re looking to find a promising career in a fulfilling line of work with job security, getting certified in lead-safety could be a great fit for your future!


Whether you’re interested in contracting or being hands on in performing the work on rehabilitating the homes, or inspecting to assess the risks, there are so many paths in lead-safety careers.



How do I get started in a Lead-Safe Career?

Lead Abatement in PA

If you’re interested in Lead Abatement or the complete and permanent removal of lead on a property for at least 20 years, you must be certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.


You can be certified as a:

– Worker

– Supervisor

– Project designer

– Inspector

– Risk assessor


To get certified, you will need to take training and obtain your certification within six months. Make sure to sign up for training with accredited trainers.


When you sign up to take your certification, make sure you submit your application at the same time so it can be processed all at once.


To learn more, contact PA Dept. of Labor & Industry’s Bureau of Occupational and Industrial Safety via email at or phone at 717.772.3396.



Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting through EPA

EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) requires that a certified renovator be assigned and be trained in lead-safe work practices.


EPA RRP Renovators can get certified through the completion of an EPA accredited renovator training course. Initial certification includes an 8-hour training and 2 hours of hands-on learning.


Find an RRP training class or provider near you



(717) 291-4730