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The Ohio Department of Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Program ensures the public receives safe and proper lead abatement, detection and analytical services by requiring those services be conducted according to federal and state regulations, and by trained and licensed personnel. The program licenses lead risk assessors, lead abatement contractors, lead abatement workers, lead inspectors and lead project designers. In addition, the Lead 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 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. 


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Want to submit your application for licensure or approval online?  If so, click here

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Attention Service members, Veterans and their spouses:

The Ohio Department of Health Lead Program is now offering expedited license application processing for service members, veterans and their spouses. Applications must include proof of service member/veteran status.

For details regarding what documents are considered acceptable proof for service members or veterans, please click here.

Submitting Prior Notifications 

To meet the 10-day prior notification requirement, mail or e-mail a completed form (HEA5801) found under Forms on the left menu.  In order to meet the 3-day prior notification requirement, lead abatement contractors can select EALS User Login to access the EALS online notification system.  If you do not have an EALS account, click here to request one.

Submitting Monthly Summaries

To submit lead monthly summaries, mail or email a completed form (HEA5802) found under Forms on the left menu.  If a lead risk assessor, lead inspector or clearance technician has an EALS account, they can select EALS User Login to access their account and submit lead monthly summaries online.  If you do not have an EALS account, click here to request one.

Training Providers

Any trainer wishing to offer the U.S. EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Renovator training in Ohio needs to not only be approved by the USEPA, but also by ODH.  For further information and assistance please contact the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.

Mailing Address:

Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection
Environmental Compliance Program - Lead
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: (877) 668-5323 or (614) 466-1450
Fax: (614) 564-2479


Last Updated: 09/26/16

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