WASHINGTON - The NPCA announced the availability of its new "Lead-Safe Work Practices Training Program" DVD, the latest module in the association's National Lead Safety for Remodeling, Repair, and Painting Training Program.

The association said the two-hour DVD is offers a summary of all the major elements covered in the program's full-day training seminars, which are administered by the association's training contractor, MasiMax Environmental Health & Safety Services. The DVD is a condensed actual training session conducted in Chicago in cooperation with state and local lead program officials.

The NPCA said the DVD will be distributed to state lead-program leaders to provide an advanced perspective on the content and quality of the training program. It is available to non-profit groups and/or NPCA members and their sales affiliates, as well as allied organizations that may wish to sponsor future training sessions in their states. Any company that has contributed or pledged financial support to help underwrite the four-year national lead-safe training program also is invited to request copies of the DVD.

The four-year National Lead Safe Work Practice Training Program is a key component of the State Attorneys General - NPCA Lead Warnings and Education and Training Agreement. The agreement is designed to promote consumer awareness of lead-based paint hazards associated with renovation and remodeling through warnings, education, and training.

Parties interested in sponsoring a training seminar can request a copy of the DVD by contacting John Combs, MasiMax senior program manager, at 571/203.7766, extension 102, or Steve Sides, NPCA vice president of environmental, health and international affairs, at 202/462.8731.