Earlier this Spring we notified you of steps that the Ohio Department of Health and our legislature had taken to aid our work force and ensure that we are doing everything we can to keep it working. As the Governor mentioned in his Wednesday July 15, 2020 press conference, we are continuing to see an increase in the numbers of people affected by COVID 19. It is for this reason we are reaching out to you. In light of the recommendations to wear facial coverings and continue social distancing as much as possible, the Ohio Department of Health Lead Program is extending a temporary variance to the continuing education requirement. In the past you have been required to complete a refresher training within two years of your previous training. There have been instances where individuals, whatever the circumstances, have been unable to complete the refresher requirements and have had to repeat the initial course. In the interest of best health practices and to reduce the risk of exposure, we will renew licenses that present a refresher outside of the accepted time period. This will apply to all licensees that had a valid Ohio Lead license on or after March 9, 2018. This variance will remain in effect until October 1, 2020. We will reevaluate that date in the last week of September and revise if health data deems it the best course of action. Please feel free to reach out to the Lead program if you have any questions.
Lead Licensure and Accreditation ProgramThis program issues professional licenses to ensure that the public receives safe and proper lead abatement, detection, and analytical services.
The Ohio Department of Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program ensures that the public receives safe and proper lead abatement, detection and analytical services. The program licenses lead risk assessors, lead abatement contractors, lead abatement workers, lead inspectors and lead project designers. In addition, this program approves initial and refresher lead training courses. The program approves abatement systems and products (encapsulants), clinical laboratories that analyze blood lead levels in humans and environmental lead analytical laboratories that analyze the amount of lead in the environment.
The lead program also provides high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuums for loan to the general public through health and housing agencies. The program dispenses information and educational pamphlets about lead poisoning and its prevention upon request as well as conducts training sessions for lead professionals, training providers, landlords, tenants, real estate agents, remodelers, licensed personnel, medical personnel and the general public
Applicants for lead licensure and approval may utilize the online application system instead of completing a paper application form. Required documents and photographs may be uploaded during the application process and the fee must be paid via either credit card or e-check.
If you would like to use the online application system to submit your application, please click on the link below, or paste the following URL into your browser window.
Approved users may utilize the Environmental Abatement & Licensing System (EALS) to access the Online Monthly Summary and Prior Notifications.
USER LOGIN: Click here to enter your user I.D. and password.
USER ACCOUNT: Click here to request an EALS user account or to update your current account.
Online User Guides:
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ResourcesNovember 27, 2018 | ODH
This link will allow you to search the lead databasefor a licensed professional.
This link will allow you to create reports and listsfrom our database. For example, a list of persons that are available for hire in your area can be created. Along with lists of individuals and companies, you can also create lists of inspections, risk assessments, and clearance activity reports.
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