We are announcing another EPA RRP Training for contractors and trades on 6/17/2011 in Riverhead, New York.
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National Speaker and Remodeling Industry Expert Shawn McCadden, a NCHH Approved RRP Instructor, will present the EPA RRP Certifed Renovator class on Long Island on 2/2/2011 and 2/4/2011. Shawn McCadden has become one of the premier industry experts on the EPA RRP Lead Rule. His RRPedia Blog is considered one of the most comprehensive resources on the subject. Contractors will learn from one of the best residential contractor coaches in the country.
The low number of RRP Certified Firms proves that the EPA's efforts to bring contractors into RRP compliance is failing. RRP compliant contractors we speak with, from Mass, NH, Maine, R.I., Conn, Pa, and New York, are justifably concerned that they will have to compete against contractors who do not include the costs of RRP practices. Contractors tell me everyday that they are losing jobs to non compliant contractors including illegal aliens, laid off construction workers, moonlighting fireman, teachers and munincipal employees. Contractors tell us that the underground contracting community is growing larger because the RRP Law is pushing more contractors to work illegally. Consumers are telling contractors that they do not want to pay additional costs associated with RRP. Consumers already under economic pressures, are eager to hire illegal contractors and take their chances. Last week I was told by a remodeler that he lost 4 projects this month to contractors who are not RRP registered in the State of Massachusetts or with the EPA. These jobs are on properties built before 1900!
Since January, we have held over 80 EPA RRP training for contractors. I have kept a journal of real life stories from contractors who have personal experiences with lead poisoning. I am going to share some of these real life stories over the coming months. My hope is that you will be able to relate with real life stories from residential contractors dealing with lead poisoning.
We recently added a new page to our website called RRP Forms and Resources. The page includes RRP Forms, Lead Check video on how to use the test swabs, RRP supplies and equipment, links and more.
A contractor recently inquired about our RRP training services and the quality of our trainers. After a lengthy inquisition he said "training should be just like lead paint, it should stick for a long time"