Lead Renovation Repair and Painting Rule

Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Refresher Courses

The EPA requires that all certified renovators enroll in a 4-hour refresher class within five years of completing the initial 8-hour course.  With the majority of initial classes being taught during the end of 2009 and through the middle of 2010, thousands of contractors will need to enroll in refresher classes and renew their registration in the coming months to stay in compliance. 

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Thinking Outside the Box to
Identify Confined Spaces

Since 1993, I have been a student of OSHA’s confined space standard (29 CFR 1910.146) and it seems that with every passing day, I discover something new and intriguing. We all know that the OSHA definition of a confined space is: 1) A space large enough and so configured that an employee can bodily enter and perform the assigned work; 2) Has restricted entry or exit; and 3) Is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. If the space in question fails to meet all three of these criteria, it is not a confined space.