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Lead Certification and Compliance Assurance Section
The Lead Certification and Compliance Assurance Section aims to safeguard Michigan residents from exposure to lead-based hazards by strengthening primary prevention, verification of work practice compliance, and providing certification and accreditation. With a focus on establishing functional relationships between DEH sections, contractors, and outside vendors; the section aims to improve compliance, quality, and the overall landscape of lead hazard control.
Lead Certification and Compliance Assurance Section units include:
Lead Certification and Enforcement Unit
Jay Wagar, Unit Manager – 517-284-4823
The Lead Certification and Enforcement Unit focuses on:
- Certifying individuals to conduct lead-based paint abatement activities statewide.
- Regulatory oversight of individuals conducting lead-based paint abatement activities.
- Lead abatement professional workforce development initiatives.
- Monitoring and complying with related radiation safety requirements.
- Providing technical guidance and education to the regulated individuals, public, communities, state/city/county programs, etc. through numerous avenues (email; print; digital; phone; in-person mentoring; etc.).
- Landlord cooperation for lead abatement programs.
- Other special project assistance, as necessary.
Quality Assurance Unit
Rajita Dnyate, Unit Manager – 517-242-9946
The Quality Assurance Unit focuses on:
- Reviewing processes and services performed by the Lead Services Section (LSS) and LCCA.
- Providing quality assurance services throughout DEH.
- Identifying gaps and improvements in policies and procedures for LSS and LCCA.
- Working with stakeholders to identify changes in procedures and policies for LSS and LCCA.
- Identifying and improving data collection and data integrity for effective reporting.
- Determining training opportunities for process improvement.
- Establishing quality audits for effective program implementation.