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  • Volatile Organic Compounds
    Best Practices Health and Safety FAQs Master That Interactive Training Health and Safety Issues Asbestos Building Structure Combustion Appliances and Gases Crew Safety Electrical Issues Existing Health Problems Lead Paint Mold and Moisture Radon Refrigerants Spray Polyurethane Foam Volatile Organic Compounds WPN 11 6 Health and Safety Categories A E F R S Z Deferral Standards Resources Monitoring IBTS Visits ENERGY STAR SIRTT FAQs Message Board Technology Submission Application Form Additional Resources Technical Glossary Public Information How Do I Start a PIC Print Media Feature Stories Developing Press Releases Submitting Press Releases Press Release Examples Word of Mouth or Free Strategies How Do I Connect to Others Policy Makers Partners Targeting Partners Constituency Site Demonstrations Social Media Facebook Publicize your Facebook Page Twitter Publicize your Twitter Feed YouTube Blogs Telling the Story Audiences How to Reach Them Where They Are Common Frames and How to Use Them Writing Your Story Step 1 Choosing Your Stories Step 2 The Beginning is Important Framing Your Story Step 3 Describing the Specific Problem and Goals Step 4 Describe the Solution and Solution Implementation Step 5 Describe the Outcome Individuals and their Successes How Do Their Stories Fit In Pitfalls Tell a Personal Story When Use Numbers A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Weatherization Day WAPTAC Resources Documents from Around the Country 2015 Weatherization Day 2014 Weatherization Day 2013 Weatherization Day 2012 Weatherization Day 2011 Weatherization Day 2010 Weatherization Day 2009 Weatherization Day Tools Talking Points Customizable Slide Show Presentation Fact Sheet and Brochure Power Point Tips Sample Letters Weatherization Logo Weatherization Presentations 101 301 More Tools and Resources Toolkits Best Practices Ask An Expert Meet Our Experts Expert Questions Answers WAPTAC Blog Message Board Training Resources WAP Training Centers Regional Training Centers State Training Centers Training Center Toolkits Accreditation Assessment ISD NEAT

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  • Health and Safety Categories
    Appliances and Gases Crew Safety Electrical Issues Existing Health Problems Lead Paint Mold and Moisture Radon Refrigerants Spray Polyurethane Foam Volatile Organic Compounds WPN 11 6 Health and Safety Categories A E F R S Z Deferral Standards Resources Monitoring IBTS Visits ENERGY STAR SIRTT FAQs Message Board Technology Submission Application Form Additional Resources Technical Glossary Public Information How Do I Start a PIC Print Media Feature Stories Developing Press Releases Submitting Press Releases Press Release Examples Word of Mouth or Free Strategies How Do I Connect to Others Policy Makers Partners Targeting Partners Constituency Site Demonstrations Social Media Facebook Publicize your Facebook Page Twitter Publicize your Twitter Feed YouTube Blogs Telling the Story Audiences How to Reach Them Where They Are Common Frames and How to Use Them Writing Your Story Step 1 Choosing Your Stories Step 2 The Beginning is Important Framing Your Story Step 3 Describing the Specific Problem and Goals Step 4 Describe the Solution and Solution Implementation Step 5 Describe the Outcome Individuals and their Successes How Do Their Stories Fit In Pitfalls Tell a Personal Story When Use Numbers A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Weatherization Day WAPTAC Resources Documents from Around the Country 2015 Weatherization Day 2014 Weatherization Day 2013 Weatherization Day 2012 Weatherization Day 2011 Weatherization Day 2010 Weatherization Day 2009 Weatherization Day Tools Talking Points Customizable Slide Show Presentation Fact Sheet and Brochure Power Point Tips Sample Letters Weatherization Logo Weatherization Presentations 101 301 More Tools and Resources Toolkits Best Practices Ask An Expert Meet Our Experts Expert Questions Answers WAPTAC Blog Message Board Training Resources WAP Training Centers Regional Training Centers State Training Centers Training Center Toolkits Accreditation Assessment ISD NEAT MHEA Resources Depository Training Opportunities Training Tools Core Competencies Financial Management Tool Kit WAP Standardized Curricula Weatherization Installer

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  • Health and Safety Categories: A-E
    is required when combustion appliances are present Client Education Discuss and provide information on appropriate use maintenance and disposal of appliances water heaters Training Awareness of guidance Conducting diagnostic training As bestos In siding walls ceilings etc Action Allowability Removal of siding is allowed in order to perform energy conservation measures All precautions must be taken not to damage siding Asbestos siding should never be cut or drilled It is recommended where possible to insulate through home interior Testing Inspect exterior wall surface and subsurface for asbestos siding prior to drilling or cutting Client Education Inform the client that suspected asbestos siding is present and how precautions will be taken Training Safe practices for siding removal and replacement How to identify asbestos containing materials Asb estos In vermiculite Action Allowability When vermiculite is present unless testing determines otherwise take precautionary measures as if it contains asbestos such as not using blower door tests and utilizing personal air monitoring while in attics Where blower door tests are performed it is a best practice to perform pressurization instead of depressurization Encapsulation by an appropriately trained asbestos control professional is allowed Removal is not allowed Testing Assess whether vermiculite is present Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 AHERA certified prescriptive sampling is allowed by a certified tester Client Education Clients should be instructed not to disturb suspected asbestos containing material Provide asbestos safety information to the client Formally notify client if test results are positive for asbestos and signed by the client Training Audit training on how to recognize vermiculite AHERA course for testing AHERA or other appropriately trained or certified asbestos control professional training for encapsulation As bestos On pipes furnaces other small covered surfaces Action Allowability Assume asbestos is present in covering materials Encapsulation is allowed by an AHERA asbestos control professional and should be conducted prior to blower door testing Removal may be allowed by an AHERA asbestos control professional on a case by case basis Testing AHERA testing is allowed by a certified tester Client Education Clients should be instructed not to disturb suspected asbestos containing material Provide asbestos safety information to the client Training AHERA course for testing and asbestos control professional training for abatement How to identify asbestos containing materials Bio logical and Unsanitary Conditions Action Allowability Remediation of conditions that may lead to or promote biological concerns and unsanitary conditions is allowed Addressing bacteria and viruses is not an allowable cost Deferral may be necessary in cases where a known agent is present in the home that may create a serious risk to occupants or weatherization workers Also see Mold and Moisture guidance below Testing Sensory inspection Client Education Inform client of observed conditions Provide information on how to maintain a sanitary home and steps to correct deferral conditions Training How to recognize conditions and when to defer Worker safety when coming in contact with these conditions Buil ding Structures and Roofing Action Allowability Building rehabilitation is beyond the scope of the Weatherization Assistance Program

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  • Health and Safety Categories: F-R
    and Weatherization Workers Action Allowability Workers must take all reasonable precautions against performing work on homes that will subject workers or occupants to health and safety risks Minor repairs and installation may be conducted only when necessary to effectively weatherize the home otherwise these measures are not allowed Testing Observe if dangers are present that would prevent weatherization Client Education Inform client of observed hazards and associated risks Training Awareness of potential hazards Le ad Based Paint Safety Lead is a poison most dangerous in the form of dust and fumes The primary concern for weatherization workers and clients is the use of lead in paints and varnishes Lead paint can be found on any painted surface inside or outside the home Lead paint safe work may be charged as a weatherization activity Incidence of Lead Paint in Single family Homes Any home built before 1978 may contain lead paint After 1940 paint manufacturers voluntarily began to reduce the amount of lead they added to their consumer paints As a result painted surfaces in homes built before 1940 are likely to have higher levels of lead than homes built between 1940 and 1978 Mobile Homes Lead paint was not used in the manufacture of mobile homes but may be found in varnishes and stains in mobile homes remodeled before 1978 Lead Safe Weatherization A Training and Reference Manual for Weatherization Managers and Crews is available from the Montana Weatherization Training Center To obtain a copy of the manual contact Mike Vogel of the Montana Weatherization Training Center at Montana State University at mvogel montana edu View a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Lead Safe Weatherization EHC no longer operates the National Lead Information Hotline and Clearinghouse The new provider of those services may be reached by calling 800 424 LEAD or by completing this form Action Allowability Follow EPA s Lead Renovation Repair and Painting Program RRP In addition to RRP Weatherization requires all weatherization crews working in pre 1978 housing to be trained in Lead Safe Weatherization LSW Deferral is required when the extent and condition of lead based paint in the house would potentially create further health and safety hazards Testing Testing is allowed Job site set up and cleaning verification is required by a Certified Renovator Client Education Follow RRP requirements Training All weatherization crews working on pre 1978 homes must receive LSW training and be accompanied by an EPA Certified Renovator Grantee Monitors Inspectors must be Certified Renovators and receive LSW training Resources Links to more Lead Based Paint Resources Mo ld and Moisture Mold is part of the natural environment Outdoors mold plays a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees but indoors mold growth should be avoided Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on wet surfaces There are many

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  • Health and Safety Categories: S-Z
    3 Describing the Specific Problem and Goals Step 4 Describe the Solution and Solution Implementation Step 5 Describe the Outcome Individuals and their Successes How Do Their Stories Fit In Pitfalls Tell a Personal Story When Use Numbers A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Weatherization Day WAPTAC Resources Documents from Around the Country 2015 Weatherization Day 2014 Weatherization Day 2013 Weatherization Day 2012 Weatherization Day 2011 Weatherization Day 2010 Weatherization Day 2009 Weatherization Day Tools Talking Points Customizable Slide Show Presentation Fact Sheet and Brochure Power Point Tips Sample Letters Weatherization Logo Weatherization Presentations 101 301 More Tools and Resources Toolkits Best Practices Ask An Expert Meet Our Experts Expert Questions Answers WAPTAC Blog Message Board Training Resources WAP Training Centers Regional Training Centers State Training Centers Training Center Toolkits Accreditation Assessment ISD NEAT MHEA Resources Depository Training Opportunities Training Tools Core Competencies Financial Management Tool Kit WAP Standardized Curricula Weatherization Installer Fundamentals 2 0 Weatherization Installer Technician Intermediate Weatherization Installer Technician Mobile Homes Energy Auditor Single Family 2 0 Energy Auditor Multifamily Quality Control Inspector 2 0 Quality Control Inspector Addendum Heating Systems for Energy Auditors Inspectors Weatherization Technical Monitor Inspector Crew Leader 2 0 Mechanical Systems Multifamily Train the Trainer Train the Trainer Training on Specific Topics Health Safety Training for Programmatic Staff Lead Safe Weatherization ASHRAE 62 2 Curricula Resources Training and Technical Assistance Fact Sheets Additional Resources Wx Plus Health Contacts Grantee Contacts DOE Contacts Contact Us Report a Bug Print this page Health and Safety Categories S Z A E F R S Z Smoke Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Fire Extinguishers Solid Fuel Heating Space Heaters Stand alone Electric Space Heaters Unvented Combustion Space Heaters Vented Combustion Spray Polyurethane Foam SPF Ventilation Window and Door Replacement Window Guards Smo ke Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Fire Extinguishers Action Allowability Installation of smoke CO detectors is allowed where detectors are not present or are inoperable Replacement of operable smoke CO detectors is not an allowable cost Providing fire extinguishers is allowed only when solid fuel is present Testing Check for operation Client Education Provide client with verbal and written information on use of smoke CO detectors and fire extinguishers where allowed Training Where to install detectors Local code compliance Soli d Fuel Heating Action Allowability Maintenance repair and replacement of primary heating unit is allowed where occupant health and safety is a concern Maintenance and repair of secondary heating units is allowed Testing Required inspection of chimney and flue and combustion appliance zone depressurization Client Education Provide safety information including recognizing depressurization Training How to perform CAZ depressurization test and proper inspection Sp ace Heaters Stand Alone Electric Action Allowability Repair replacement or installation is not allowed Removal is recommended Testing Check circuitry to ensure adequate power supply for existing space heaters Client Education Inform client of hazards and collect a signed waiver removal is not allowed Training Awareness of Guidance Spa ce Heaters Unvented Combustion Action Allowability Removal is required except as secondary heating source

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  • Deferral Standards
    E F R S Z Deferral Standards Resources Monitoring IBTS Visits ENERGY STAR SIRTT FAQs Message Board Technology Submission Application Form Additional Resources Technical Glossary Public Information How Do I Start a PIC Print Media Feature Stories Developing Press Releases Submitting Press Releases Press Release Examples Word of Mouth or Free Strategies How Do I Connect to Others Policy Makers Partners Targeting Partners Constituency Site Demonstrations Social Media Facebook Publicize your Facebook Page Twitter Publicize your Twitter Feed YouTube Blogs Telling the Story Audiences How to Reach Them Where They Are Common Frames and How to Use Them Writing Your Story Step 1 Choosing Your Stories Step 2 The Beginning is Important Framing Your Story Step 3 Describing the Specific Problem and Goals Step 4 Describe the Solution and Solution Implementation Step 5 Describe the Outcome Individuals and their Successes How Do Their Stories Fit In Pitfalls Tell a Personal Story When Use Numbers A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Weatherization Day WAPTAC Resources Documents from Around the Country 2015 Weatherization Day 2014 Weatherization Day 2013 Weatherization Day 2012 Weatherization Day 2011 Weatherization Day 2010 Weatherization Day 2009 Weatherization Day Tools Talking Points Customizable Slide Show Presentation Fact Sheet and Brochure Power Point Tips Sample Letters Weatherization Logo Weatherization Presentations 101 301 More Tools and Resources Toolkits Best Practices Ask An Expert Meet Our Experts Expert Questions Answers WAPTAC Blog Message Board Training Resources WAP Training Centers Regional Training Centers State Training Centers Training Center Toolkits Accreditation Assessment ISD NEAT MHEA Resources Depository Training Opportunities Training Tools Core Competencies Financial Management Tool Kit WAP Standardized Curricula Weatherization Installer Fundamentals 2 0 Weatherization Installer Technician Intermediate Weatherization Installer Technician Mobile Homes Energy Auditor Single Family 2 0 Energy Auditor Multifamily Quality Control Inspector 2 0 Quality Control Inspector Addendum Heating

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  • Health and Safety Resources
    Documents from Around the Country 2015 Weatherization Day 2014 Weatherization Day 2013 Weatherization Day 2012 Weatherization Day 2011 Weatherization Day 2010 Weatherization Day 2009 Weatherization Day Tools Talking Points Customizable Slide Show Presentation Fact Sheet and Brochure Power Point Tips Sample Letters Weatherization Logo Weatherization Presentations 101 301 More Tools and Resources Toolkits Best Practices Ask An Expert Meet Our Experts Expert Questions Answers WAPTAC Blog Message Board Training Resources WAP Training Centers Regional Training Centers State Training Centers Training Center Toolkits Accreditation Assessment ISD NEAT MHEA Resources Depository Training Opportunities Training Tools Core Competencies Financial Management Tool Kit WAP Standardized Curricula Weatherization Installer Fundamentals 2 0 Weatherization Installer Technician Intermediate Weatherization Installer Technician Mobile Homes Energy Auditor Single Family 2 0 Energy Auditor Multifamily Quality Control Inspector 2 0 Quality Control Inspector Addendum Heating Systems for Energy Auditors Inspectors Weatherization Technical Monitor Inspector Crew Leader 2 0 Mechanical Systems Multifamily Train the Trainer Train the Trainer Training on Specific Topics Health Safety Training for Programmatic Staff Lead Safe Weatherization ASHRAE 62 2 Curricula Resources Training and Technical Assistance Fact Sheets Additional Resources Wx Plus Health Contacts Grantee Contacts DOE Contacts Contact Us Report a Bug Print this page H ealth and Safety Resources Combustion Gases Electrical Knob and Tube Wiring Healthy Homes Lead Paint Mold and Moisture OSHA and Crew Safety Pollution Occurrence Insurance Radon Com bustion Gases U S Department of Energy Combustion Equipment Safety Technology Fact Sheet National Safety Council Combustion Appliances Fact Sheet U S Environmental Protection Agency Carbon Monoxide E lectrical Knob and Tube Wiring Old House Web Evaluating Your Home s Wiring System He althy Homes Weatherization Plus Health EPA Indoor Air Plus EPA Care for your Air EPA Asthma Home Environment Checklist EPA Guide to Air Cleaners in the Home L ead Paint Link to Organization U S Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Links to Training National Safety Council Lead Safe Weatherization A Training and Reference Manual for Weatherization Managers and Crews contact Mike Vogel U S Dept of Energy LSW Minimum Standards Exam Presentation Lead Safe Weatherization LSW Update on Lead Paint Policies Strategies for Weatherization Source Rob DeSoto Department of Energy Golden Weatherization Project Manager M old and Moisture This training contains six lessons as well as resource materials The lessons are PowerPoint presentations while the support materials are in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat PDF formats Attachment 1 A Brief Guide to Mold Moisture and Your Home Attachment 2 Energy Related Mold and Moisture Training overview and DOE Guidance Lesson 1 Mold Background and Heath Effects Lesson 2 Conditions of Mold Growth Lesson 3 Mold Assessment and Client Disclosure Lesson 4 Preventing Mold Growth Weatherization Best Practices Lesson 5 How to Treat Mold Conditions Lesson 6 Mold Testing Attachment 3 Sample Mold Form 1 Attachment 4 Sample Mold Form 2 Attachment 5 Sample Mold Form 3 Links to Organizations Building Science Corporation More About Mold U S Environmental Protection Agency Biological

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  • Monitoring
    Competencies Financial Management Tool Kit WAP Standardized Curricula Weatherization Installer Fundamentals 2 0 Weatherization Installer Technician Intermediate Weatherization Installer Technician Mobile Homes Energy Auditor Single Family 2 0 Energy Auditor Multifamily Quality Control Inspector 2 0 Quality Control Inspector Addendum Heating Systems for Energy Auditors Inspectors Weatherization Technical Monitor Inspector Crew Leader 2 0 Mechanical Systems Multifamily Train the Trainer Train the Trainer Training on Specific Topics Health Safety Training for Programmatic Staff Lead Safe Weatherization ASHRAE 62 2 Curricula Resources Training and Technical Assistance Fact Sheets Additional Resources Wx Plus Health Contacts Grantee Contacts DOE Contacts Contact Us Report a Bug Print this page Monitoring IBTS Visits Monitoring activities ensure that accountability exists for program resources and provides information that can be used to improve the program s operation and services Monitoring takes place while the program is in operation and provides oversight for the services being delivered at the local level Goals of monitoring include determining program compliance and accountability analyzing program performance and analyzing quality and effectiveness of the work on completed dwellings Quality program monitoring will identify problems deficiencies and areas that need improvement and then assist agencies in their program operations and compliance with DOE and State regulations Monitoring is also a part of a successful training program by assessing the need for training and technical assistance to improve local agency service delivery cost effectiveness and accountability Specific DOE rules in regards to Grantee monitoring found in annual Grant Guidance include The Grantee must conduct comprehensive monitoring of each subgrantee at least once a year including monitoring must include review of client files and subgrantees records as well as actual inspection of at least 5 percent of the completed units Grantees are strongly encouraged to inspect additional in progress units in order to assess compliance with safe work practices adherence to lead safe weatherization protocols and other factors that are relevant to onsite in progress reviews The subgrantee should be briefed on the observations and findings generated by the monitoring visit usually through an exit interview Within 30 days after each visit the Grantee will prepare a written report on its findings and send it to the subgrantee for corrective action if applicable Noncompliance findings unresolved within forty five days should be reported to the PMC Sensitive or significant noncompliance findings should be reported to the PMC immediately Major findings from subgrantee monitoring visits and financial audits should be tracked by the Grantee to final resolution DOE recommends that the tracking record developed by the Grantee include but not be limited to findings including success stories recommended corrective actions deliverables due dates responsible parties actions taken and final resolutions Annually the Grantee will summarize and review each subgrantee s audit program monitoring reports and findings for internal monitoring of Grantee and subgrantee needs strengths and weaknesses The results of this annual monitoring should be considered during annual planning and should be available in the Grantee Office for the PMC staff to review during their Grantee

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