Archive for the 'Training' Category

Hanging your own drywall? Please, I’m begging you, learn from a master

So you’re doing some remodeling and it occurs to you that, hey, you can hang the drywall yourself and save some money. How hard could it be? You just nail some paper-covered chalk board to the studs and voila! You’re an expert. Whoa! Hold on there. I want you to hear me out. I think [...]

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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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New video training program teaches RRP lead-safe practices to jobsite workers

The moment remodeling contractors, company owners and others get certified under the EPA’s new Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (also known as RRP), a new problem arises: How do they teach on-the-job workers to handle lead-tainted dust in the manner they just learned about in an intensive 8-hour class? A new video training program by [...]

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New online magazine from a rock star of carpentry

Gary M. Katz, right, travels the country teaching enthralled carpenters how to do perfect their craft. Typically, the workshops and clinics are crowded or standing room only. Gary has become like a rock star in the world of carpenters. Gary's new online magazine, This Is Carpentry I hope I'm not insulting any earnest do-it-yourselfers, but [...]

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