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Our hearts go out to those who have lost their homes, treasures and in some cases their loved ones from the central and western Mass tornadoes.
A few weeks ago I suggested to Patricia Sutliffe of the Mass Division of Occupational Safety (DOS) that they should buy a booth at the Shriners Home Show in Wilmington, Mass this weekend. I figured there was nothing to lose and I forwarded her the information on how to purchase a booth at the Shriners Home Show.
The recent snows and frequent news reports of collapsed roofs have opened the flood gates for New England Contractors. In the past three days I have been asked to help contractors find 30 plus workers to remove snow and ice in the New England area. One request was for 10 guys for two weeks worth of work for seven days a week.
I searched the EPA website to see how many contractors had become Certified Firms with the EPA from Massachusetts. The search result showed there are just over 4,000 EPA Certified Firms in Massachusetts.
Not too long ago we predicted that homeowners would soon look more carefully into a contractors legal status and EPA RRP certification. One thing we didn't anticipate was a homeowner inquiring about a contractors compliance with OSHA requirements.
Recently a Boston landlord got nailed for $85,000 for not following the lead disclosure laws. In 2010, we saw the focus for EPA RRP training on contractors.
Today we learned about a Worcester property owner who has been indicted for violating Lead Paint Laws. Although this is not RRP enforcement it caught the attention of the DOS. Property owners who own rental units are listed by the EPA and Mass DOS as groups that need to comply with the lead safe practices described in the RRP Lead Law.