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RRP/OSHA respirator workshops for contractors

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sun, Dec 05, 2010 @ 05:15 PM

Last week was a busy week for The Contractor Coaching Partnership Workshop team. On Tuesday we had our 4th successful RRP Implementation Workshop in Westborough and on Thursday we had our first RRP/OSHA Respirator and Worker Protection Safety Program seminar.

RRP Implementation Workshop on 11/30/2010

The response from our attendees was overwhelmingly positive. Shawn McCadden  Shawn McCadden did a great job on what must be done to start the implementation of RRP practices. His customized forms given to each attendee was a huge hit.

Tom Messier answered tough questions about the need to make sure contractors have the right insurance in place to protect their business.  Tom Messier He spoke about the need to make sure that all sub contractors are RRP compliant. He cautioned all that hiring unlicensed sub-contractors could cause insurance companies to re-think insuring them.

Attorney Andrea Goldman shared her valuable insights regarding the need to make sure contractors' contracts have the appropriate clauses to protect the business from homeowners and disgruntled workers. Andrea Goldman She also said an alarming number of contracts she sees are not in compliance with the Massachusetts Home Improvement Law. She said contractors run the risk of not being paid if a knowledgable homeowner notices that a contractors contract does not include state mandated language.

Read what some of our workshop attendees say about the team;

"The workshop put alot of detailed and confusing information into manageable pieces."

"The information is invaluable and will be a real help to us not only in these hard times but also when things again pick up. Again, thanks for your knowledge and assistance."

Easy to Understand And Timely Information For Business Owners "One of the best I've seen - great job!" 

"I thought the seminar was outstanding.  Very informative, straight to the point. I don't know how you could improve it. I think Shawn is a straight shooter, very intelligent."

"Very informative and organized"

"You may have just saved my business!! Awesome seminar!  The information is exactly what I've been looking for."

RRP/OSHA Respiratory and Worker Safety Program Seminar

On Thursday, OSHA Training Provider and RRP Training Provider Darcy Cook of Safety Trainers, Inc   Darcy Cook presented an awesome program for contractors seeking to comply with the Mass DOS respirator requirement. She went throught the OSHA Lead Standard, Respirator Program, Engineered Controls, Air and Medical Monitoring and Worker Safety. Each attendee said the seminar was invaluable. This seminar was jam packed with material that fills in the gaps that the 8 hour RRP class does not cover in enough detail due to time constraints.

I am fortunate to have these professionals on my team. The need for additional contractor training after the RRP 8 hour Certified Renovator Course is very obvious. We will continue to bring this critical training to contractors in 2011. One 8 hour training does not meet the needs of what contractors need to know to insure that they are prepared to meet the requirements of these new regulations. Stay tuned for new dates for our RRP Implementation Workshops, RRP OSHA Respirator Programs and new EPA RRP Training dates in January.

Last but not least Shawn McCadden and I are announcing a new sales training program for residential contractors starting in January. Details can be found in our Sales Training Page.

Mark the Coach  

Tags: training, contractors, rrp, osha, epa, mass, dos