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New Lead Rules Subject of Safety Forum and Certification Class

In response to the large amount of interest in the previous article regarding the new EPA Rules on Lead in Renovation Repair or Painting the AGC Safety Department and AGC Education Foundation have developed important programs.

The Safety Department has scheduled Christopher Miele from AMEC Earth Environmental to speak at the next Safety Forum Mar. 4 9 a.m. AGC Conference Center Seattle. (No registration required.)

Come find out how this new rule could impact your operations. AGC encourages members to become informed as this rule seems to be far more impactful than originally understood. Beginning April 22 2010 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin to enforce the Lead RRP rule. This rule will require certification of contractors and maintenance staff performing renovation repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint and it will apply when renovators impact lead-based paint in pre-1978 child-occupied facilities. Contractors conducting renovation work in these facilities may be subject to a $37500 fine if they are not Lead RRP Certified Renovators.

The AGC Education Foundation has added a class in Lead RRP Certification. This eight-hour training includes information on lead and its health effects occupant protection planning lead-safe work practices waste handling and disposal and lead dust clearance levels. It also covers OSHA lead in construction standard personal protective equipment and hygiene practices and state and federal regulations that apply to renovation repair and painting in pre-1978 housing. This course meets the training requirements set forth in EPA’s Renovation Repair and Painting rule for any renovation repair and paint work beginning on or after April 22 2010.

For more information and registration for the Education Foundation’s Lead RRP Certification class click here.



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