The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene offers free training in lead-safe work practices utilizing the standard EPA renovation, repair, and painting curriculum, and information on the requirements of NYC Local Law 1.

This class is available to:

  • Construction contractors
  • Building superintendents
  • Landlords
  • Handymen
  • Other persons who work on surfaces with lead paint

Classes are available in English and Spanish. Most classes take place on the weekends.

Registration and schedule information is available.


Learn more about lead safe work practices and classes.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance.

The City provides the “Work Safe!” brochure for painters, ironworkers, demolition crews, laborers and other construction workers to help protect them from lead poisoning from contaminated materials or work areas. The “Work Safe!” brochure also provides information about what employers must do to protect their workers from lead poisoning.

You can get a copy of this brochure in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or Greek by phone and in English and Spanish, online.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) to request a copy.


If you requested a Department of Health and Mental Hygiene publication over 2 weeks ago and have not received it, you can check the status. If you ordered it more recently, allow time for delivery and call back after 2 weeks if you still haven't received it.

Cancel Order

If your order has been placed, it likely already shipped. You can return unwanted copies at no cost to you by writing "Return to Sender" on the package and putting it in the mail.

Out of Stock

If the publication you are looking for is currently out of stock, you can get assistance by phone.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for assistance.

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  • To order additional items, you must place another order.
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    • To update a current order, be sure to include tracking order number
    • To update address, email, and organizational information

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