Baltimore EPA RRP Initial Certification – Lead Renovator Training – Baltimore, MD
Are you a contractor working in houses or child-occupied facilities built prior to 1978? If so, you must have at least one certified renovator. And an Environmental Protection Agency firm certification. You can poison yourself and your workers! Our Baltimore EPA RRP Initial Certification will help you avoid the catastrophe.
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Our 8 Hour Baltimore EPA RRP Initial Certification course is fast-paced, interactive. Packed with valuable information. There are eight classroom modules, and eleven hands-on activities. Depending on your state the test will be between 25 – 50 questions. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certification. To extend that certification you must complete a refresher training course prior to your certification expiration date. If not, you will have to complete the Lead Renovator Training course to become certified again.
Classroom Modules – Baltimore EPA RRP Initial
Module 1 – Why should I be concerned about lead based paint?
In this module, we will describe the health effects of lead. Furthermore, we will discuss how lead infiltrates the home through paint deterioration or renovation activities. What you can do if you feel like you have been exposed.
Module 2 – Regulations
The Lead Renovator Training covers two rules. The EPA’s RRP rule and HUD’s LSHR rule. We will cover these rules, how they are administered, and the major differences between the two rules. In this module, we will also discuss enforcement. Furthermore, we go into detail on how the Occupational Health and Safety Administration could play a role on your project. Also, we will cover rule exclusions, firm certification, firm responsibilities, individual certifications, and the certified renovators’ responsibilities.
Module 3 – Before Beginning Work
In module 3 we will cover how to educate your owners and residents that the use of lead-based paint was widespread. How to determine if lead-based paint is present or not. How to use EPA recognized test kits to check for lead-based paint. You will learn the methods for collecting paint chip samples and how to decide which rules apply.
Module 4 – Containing Dust During Work
Interior and exterior containment strategies is the focus of module 4. This module is very interactive as we will review photos of interior and exterior containment. Look for what is complying and out of compliance. Also, we will discuss different strategies you can use to save time yet work within the rules. Keeping the dust, you generate within the containment you build is one of the most crucial steps to compliance. After completing module 4 you will be armed with a wealth of knowledge on how to set up containment’s, but tools, and chemicals you may be able to use to save time, and money!
Module 5 – During the Work
Setting up containment is only half the battle when conducting a successful lead-based paint renovation. In module 5 we will cover how traditional renovations create airborne dust. The prohibited practices for EPA, HUD, and any regional state program. How to protect yourself and make a personal protective equipment tool kit. We will also discuss material and tool handling strategies and what your cleaning processes should be during the job.
Module 6 – Cleaning Activities and Checking your Work
In module 6 we will discuss what effective cleanup is. Interior and exterior cleaning techniques. How to check your work, cleaning verification procedures, clearance testing, and safe disposal practices. The goal of cleaning is to leave no leaded dust behind to poison the residents.
Module 7 – Record Keeping
Record keeping is one of the most important modules. In this module, we will cover all the documents that you will need to maintain compliance. In addition, we have created a packet that you can download and add your certifications to. That packet can then be printed anytime you get a lead project and you will have what you need.
Module 8 – Training Your Non-Certified Renovation Worker
One of the major features of the rule. This is extremely fair and is one of the key features that makes it easier to work within the rules. In Module 8 we will dive into how to train your non-certified workers. What the rule allows for and doesn’t allow for. Also, we will give you training tips to make the experience enjoyable for your workers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there projects that require two certified workers?
Yes, there are two different rules within the certification. The Environmental Protection Agencies rule is known as the Renovate, Repair, and Painting Rule. Also, the Department of Housing and Urban Developments Rule is known as the Lead Safe Housing Rule. If your project falls under the Lead Safe Housing Rule everyone would need to be certified. The only exception to this would be if your Certified Renovator designated for the project was also a Lead Abatement Supervisor. Then, the certified renovator designated for the project could train the other workers. That training can take place on the job over the course of several days, or in a classroom environment. Also, the certified renovator would not be able to leave the project.
Who needs EPA RRP Lead Renovator Training?
Contractors, repair businesses, and real estate professionals. If the contractor has at least one certified renovator, they can train the non-certified workers on the job or in a classroom environment prior to the work commencing for projects regulated by the EPA RRP rule.
Does My Business Need to Be Certified?
Firms that will be disturbing more than 2 square feet of lead-based coatings need to be certified. You can get certified by visiting the HTTPS://EPA.GOV/LEAD/GETCERTIFIED. The fee for certification is $300 every 5 years.
How Does the EPA Know I Exist?
We get this a lot in our class. There are several ways that they can easily find that out. Tax-ID number, permits pulled, and several other business functions become easily accessible. Furthermore, your customers neighbors have probably recently remodeled. Most likely, there contractor was certified and educated them on the dangers of lead-based paint. Finally, Fire, Police, EMS, and building inspectors are all trained to report violations.
What If I Am Caught Violating the Rule?
If you have been certified than the penalty can be as high as $75,000 per violation and jail time. If you haven’t been certified, you are eligible for a civil violation of $37,500 per violation. Keep in mind, this is per violation. You can have several violations on one job.
Why do you need this training?
As a result of the EPA RRP rule. When working in housed built prior to 1978. Your firm must employ at least one Certified Renovator. Your firm must be registered as a Lead Safe Certified Firm.
What is considered qualifying work?
As a result of the rule, beginning in April 2010. When you are performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in:
Child Care Facilities
Therefore, a supervisor must be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination!
How do you ensure you are complying?
As a result of the EPA RRP rule there are 5 steps to be sure you are complying:
- Register for the EPA RRP Initial Certification.
- Furthermore, you must apply to EPA on behalf of your company.
- Your company must have a representative complete the lead renovator training.
- In addition, you must pass the 25-question certification exam.
- Finally, receive your approval from the EPA.
Who should attend from your company?
In most cases the company Owner, President, Operations Manager, Production Supervisor, and Production Workers. With the risk involved with lead-based paint work it is imperative that everyone understands the rules and the risks. Although the rule allows for only one certified renovator for EPA projects. HUD projects have different requirements.