EPA RRP Trained contractors are implementing the use of negative air machines to obtain positive testimonials and referrals from their customers.
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Residential contractors affected by the EPA RRP Lead Law are looking carefully at their contracts. They are concerned that their contracts are written appropriately to protect them against potential liability from RRP related matters.
Contractors in our EPA RRP trainings are asking when is the EPA RRP Enforcement going to begin. Unfortunately the EPA does not have the manpower to do it. Most contractors would like to see the local building or code inspector enforce the RRP Law. The following article should provide some hope that help is on the way.
Again, this week I received numerous calls from contractors on how someone can report RRP violations to the EPA. The recent willingness of contractors seeking avenues to report violators is gaining momentum. Compliant contractors throughout New England and New York are frustrated with the lack of enforcement on non-compliant companies. They tell us that many consumers are opting for companies from the underground contracting.
Last week at the Baltimore Remodeling Show I attended the keynote address presented by Remodeling Industry Expert, Shawn McCadden. He shared his thoughts and insights about the future of the remodeling industry.
At a recent safety workshop held in Waltham, Mass on 9/17/2010 it was learned that the EPA, DOS and OSHA are going to work together to insure companies comply with regulations of both RRP and OSHA. It was reported that if an EPA or DOS RRP inspector discovers OSHA violations that they would report it to the local OSHA office. Conversely OSHA will do the same reciprocally.
In January when I met with Nancy Barmakian, Jim Bryson and Bob Carter of the Boston Region 1 EPA office I was asked if we could help them get in front of Building Inspectors in Mass. I was joined by Shawn McCadden and Greg Antonoili (EMNARI President).
This weekend, The Contractor Coaching Partnership will be conducting two seminars on the EPA RRP Lead Rule for homeowners at the Worcester, Massachusetts DCU Spring Home Show. I am scheduled to present these seminars at 12:30 PM on Saturday 12/13 and Sunday 12/14.
One of the biggest failures of the EPA RRP lead Rule is little or no media exposure. Well yesterday the Boston Globe published an article about the EPA RRP rule. Although several facts were wrong and the article left out many key points it is a good start.