Lead Renovation Repair and Painting Rule

Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Refresher Courses

The EPA requires that all certified renovators enroll in a 4-hour refresher class within five years of completing the initial 8-hour course.  With the majority of initial classes being taught during the end of 2009 and through the middle of 2010, thousands of contractors will need to enroll in refresher classes and renew their registration in the coming months to stay in compliance. 

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OSHA

It's Not a Safety Problem...It's a Management Problem

I was walking through a manufacturing plant during a recent simulated OSHA inspection. As the safety manager and I rounded the corner of a storage rack to go into the molding shop, I noticed two employees quickly putting their earplugs into their ears. We spent about five minutes in the area discussing various issues, mostly related to lockout, and then, we left the area using the same route by which we entered.

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