The New EPA Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP)
Does Your Company Need The New Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Training?
The EPA announced that as of February 10, 2016, the Lead Renovation, Repair & Paint Refresher Course will no longer require a hands on component and can be completed entirely online. NATEC is happy to announce that we are now offering the Lead RRP Refresher completely online NATIONWIDE, no in person training required!
NATEC International, Inc. is one of the few training providers in the State of California with an approved and active RRP program in place!
NATEC also provides EPA Lead RRP Training in the states of Nevada and Arizona.
NATEC International, Inc.'s RRP training course concentrates on procedures for minimizing lead dust generation and soil contamination during maintenance/ renovation/ remodeling activities as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). If these procedures are correctly implemented, the risk of lead exposure to employees, children, residents and families of employees can be minimized. For a complete description of NATEC's RRP course, click here.
How Does The EPA's New RRP Rule Effect You?
In April 2008 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a rule that will have a significant impact on the remodeling industry. The Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) will change how contractors go about working on buildings built before 1978. You'll need to research it more, but here is a quick overview of the rule to get you started:
Scope of the RRP:
If you work on a house or building built before 1978 that is occupied by a child under the age of six or a woman that is pregnant this rule could apply. The RRP applies not only to housing, but to schools, hospitals, churches and childcare facilities.
Timeline for Implementation:
Certified Firm and Renovator Responsibilities
The RRP has a specific set of responsibilities that companies must follow for their projects that fall under the RRP. Beyond maintaining certification with the EPA, firms must have someone trained as a ‘certified renovator’, distribute the Renovate Right pamphlet, and keep all records of RRP projects for three years. Certified renovators must attend an 8-hour training course, post required signage, supervise dust containment set-up, supervise project clean-up and verify the project is cleaned according to these new standards. Also, they train other workers to use practices described in the standard for these projects.
EPA RRP Website:
EPA's website has more information on the rule. The site also has a handbook to help contractors understand the RRP. Called the Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right, this document guides you through the RRP without having to read the actual regulation.
More Useful RRP Information and Links: