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EPA RRP New Vertical Containment Requirement

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Oct 10, 2011 @ 10:13 PM

The EPA just released the new RRP curriculum. In this slide they are showing the new Vertical Containment required when working on a wall within 10 feet of a property line. This picture shows a one story home. Two and three story homes will be much more challenging, especially due to the new focus on fall protection from OSHA. OSHA mandates that contractors use guard rails, safety nets and or fall arrest systems when 6 feet above lower levels. It will be interesting to see how contractors handle higher elevations. Painters using ladders may need to consider using pipe staging or pumps.

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