Archive for the 'RRP Lead-Safe' Category

New DVD: Protect your family from lead-dust poisoning during remodeling

Did you know that remodeling contractors are now required to take special efforts to protect families from the harmful effects of lead-tainted dust in older homes? The new law is called the EPA RRP Rule. So if you have a home older than 1978 (when lead was outlawed in paint), there’s a good chance that the [...]

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Protecting your kids from lead poisoning — tips from the NAHB

How do you protect your kids from lead poisoning during a remodel? Here are tips for homeowners from the National Association of Home Builders: Professional remodelers who have achieved EPA Lead-Safe Certification are trained and prepared to work in pre-1978 homes for minimizing dust and potential lead paint exposures. These workers also have certified their firms [...]

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Looking for a new career? A lot of old wood windows need restoring

I’ve been self-employed my whole career and I could not be happier. No matter what the economy is doing, a scrappy freelancer can find work. If I was casting about for a new career, I might consider becoming a restorer of old wood windows, like this woman featured in an Old House Journal article. Pam [...]

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Having fun in an RRP lead-safety class? Is that even legal?

As anyone who has taken the 8-hour lead-safety class to become an EPA RRP Certified Renovator knows, the material can be quite dry. Of course, New Orleans-based trainer Bill Robinson tries to bring a little life into his classes. After all, he wants his students to remain awake and aware and to pass the test [...]

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The carpenter’s daughter with elevated blood-lead levels

The other day, a little girl’s doctor told her parents their child’s blood-lead level was elevated. It wasn’t yet at the 10 micrograms per deciliter that is considered dangerous. But at 6 micrograms per deciliter, it was moving in that direction. And her dad freaked out. Why? See how lead blood levels are tested The [...]

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RRP On-The-Job Training (excerpt from the training DVD)

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Bill Robinson on his RRP lead-safe training video

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