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EPA RRP Lead Renovator Containment Requirements

EPA RRP lead renovator containment requirements are not difficult. The work practice you choose will go a long way in determining what is required. We all know how important it is to contain leaded dust. The Environmental Protection Agency has defined containment as: a system of temporary barriers used to isolate a work area so that no […]


EPA RRP Cleaning Verification Procedure

Once the visual inspection is complete, one of two activities must be conducted in order for the area to be cleared for use; the first option is that a Certified Renovator must perform a cleaning verification.  The second, another certified professional must conduct a clearance examination.  If the first option occurs, here is what to expect […]


Protecting Yourself for Renovation, Repair and Painting

Protecting Yourself for Renovation, Repair and Painting can be challenging. Workers should always take necessary and thoughtful moments to protect themselves from hazards on the job. When it comes to RRP work, there are many inexpensive options to help keep workers safe. Depending on how often you conduct lead based paint operations, it may make sense […]


RRP Rule: Certified Renovator Responsibilities

The RRP Rule requires that an individual Certified Renovator be responsible for the renovation job regardless of the level of training and certification of the other persons working on the job. This individual Certified Renovator has the following responsibilities: 1. Perform work and direct the work of non-certified renovation workers. 2. Train all non-certified workers […]


The Silica Rule, What You Need To Know

Crystalline silica is a common mineral that you can find in earth’s naturally occurring minerals.  Common items that contain silica include: concrete, industrial sand, stone, and mortar.  Silica is used to create several other products we use each day.  Glass, pottery, ceramics, bricks, concrete, and artificial stone all use crystalline silica in their manufacturing process. […]


Recent Article Shows Lead in Drinking Water Leads to Higher Miscarriage Rates!

Recent Article Shows Lead in Drinking Water Leads to Higher Miscarriage Rates! A recent article by The Atlantic describes some of the consequences of the recent water crisis in Flint, MI.  As researchers begin to examine data in comparison to healthy water areas in the state.  It is becoming evident that birth rates have declined and miscarriages […]


EPA RRP Rule: Enforcement

EPA RRP Rule Enforcement One of the most frequently asked questions we get in class is: If I don’t register my firm, how would the EPA know that I am working in target housing? There are several ways that the EPA can discover if you are working in target housing. Remember you are working in […]


Educating Owners and Residents about Lead: Working in a Home

Working lead-safe doesn’t stop with you but it surely starts with you. Educating homeowners and other property residents about lead and lead-safety is the first step for a secure job-site. It’s also vital to think ahead…no more than 60 days before beginning a renovation, Certified Renovation Firms must distribute the Renovate Right pamphlet to owners […]


Visual Inspection Procedure

Visual Inspection Procedure Completing a thorough visual inspection procedure after your initial cleanup is essential to completing a successful renovation.  After completing your initial cleanup put on boot covers and grab a bright flashlight.  Using adequate lighting during both cleaning and inspection will highlight particles left in the work area. Start your visual inspection procedure […]