Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities
This online engineering PDH interactive presentation is intended to serve as a resource to help schools and child care facilities implement a voluntary program for reducing lead in drinking water.
Children are most susceptible to the effects of lead because their bodies are still undergoing development and they tend to absorb more lead from the environment. The adverse health effects of lead exposure include reduced IQ and attention span, learning disabilities, poor classroom performance, hyperactivity, behavioral problems, impaired growth, and hearing loss. The only way to know if there is lead in drinking water is to test.
This presentation aims at helping school and child care facilities to implement programs for reducing lead in drinking water as part of their overall plans and for maintaining healthy learning environments. Implementing the 3Ts will help schools and child care facilities to identify potential problems with plumbing systems and materials so that targeted remediation efforts can be taken.
This 2 PDH online interactive presentation is applicable to environmental, civil, and mechanical engineers as well as other technical personnel who are interested in eliminating lead sources from drinking water and in communicating with parents, teachers, and the public about water remediation efforts.
This continuing education interactive presentation is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Developing a communication plan for the 3Ts
- Understanding the health effects of lead exposure on the human body and how leads gets into drinking water
- Learning how to plan a 3Ts program by establishing partnerships and assigning roles
- Learning how to develop a sampling plan by understanding the sampling procedures and interpreting the results
- Learning about remediation measures and routine practices
- Becoming familiar with recordkeeping throughout the process
Once you finish watching the PDH interactive presentation, you will be redirected to your account to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this interactive presentation.
Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.