Contractors, Painters, Landlords!
EPA's Renovation, Repair & Painting or "RRP" Rule Applies to You!
The RRP rule requires renovation, repair and painting contractors to:
- become "RRP certified"
- use lead safe work practices when working in homes built before 1978.
The RRP rule affects contractors, property managers and others who disturb known or presumed lead-based paint during renovation activities done for compensation. This includes most repair, remodeling and maintenance jobs, such as window replacement, weatherization and demolition. Fines for violating the RRP Rule can be up to $37,500 per incident.
Requirements for Contractors
Include Certification & Training
- Firms must have one or more "Certified Renovator" assigned to jobs where lead-based paint is disturbed. To become certified, a person must successfully complete an EPA training course conducted by an EPA-accredited training provider.
- All renovation workers must be trained. They can be trained to use lead safe work practices on-the-job by a Certified Renovator if the work is not HUD regulated, or they can become Certified Renovators themselves.
- Firms performing renovation, repair or painting work must also become certified. This is in addition to individual certification and requires applying to EPA and paying a fee.
- To read more about the RRP Rule go to: http://www.homesafetraining.com/rrp.html
Registration fee is $185 when using this discount code: BIASC. (Refreshments and lunch are NOT included.) Classes begin at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m. The full-day RRP Training Course includes course work, hands-on practice, end-of-day exam, and certification photo ID card.