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OSHA 10 certification is not fall protection training

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Many contractors are confused about the different types of OSHA training they must provide for their employees. For example last week I was contacted by a contractor who was cited and fined for failure to provide fall protection training and equipment for his employees. In addition his subcontractor roofer/framer was fined on the same site.

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Tags: sub-contractors, training, osha 10, osha fall protection, contractors

Fall death, injury or OSHA fine, then contractors do training

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sun, Jan 03, 2016 @ 04:30 AM

Here's how it goes...someone falls and gets killed, someone gets injured, or OSHA audits a job site and cites/fines the contractor. Then after the unsafe act, the contractor has incentive to get on board with OSHA safety, compliance and training. Next the concern for other workers getting hurt, threat of large fines for not protecting and training them, lawsuits and increase workmans compensation rates compels the contractor to adopt safety protocol.  

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Tags: osha fines, fall death, fall protection, training

Time to get on board with OSHA Fall Protection Training or Face Fines

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Nov 10, 2014 @ 01:34 PM

Have you noticed that OSHA enforcement, citations and fines for fall protection is on steroids? One search on the OSHA Data and Statistics web page and you will see hundreds of contracting companies audited this year. 

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Tags: fall protection, training, fines

Certified Renovators; have you heard from your RRP Trainer Lately?

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Apr 11, 2011 @ 07:38 PM

Certified Renovators are reporting that they have not heard anything from their RRP trainers since they were trained. 

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Tags: rrp coaching, training

2010 RRP For Contractors, 2011 EPA RRP Focus On Landlords

Posted by Mark Paskell on Tue, Jan 04, 2011 @ 09:49 PM

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.

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Tags: training, rrp, epa, mass, landlords

Homeowner seeking information on how to report contractor to the EPA

Posted by Mark Paskell on Mon, Dec 06, 2010 @ 06:52 AM

When I met with the EPA earlier this year they said they expected that homeowners would report contractors who are not following the RRP Lead Law. The EPA believed that as homeowners become more aware from their advertising efforts they would begin to make the calls.

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Tags: training, contractors, rrp, epa, homeowners, Enforcement

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.

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

EPA RRP Enforcment by Local Building Inspectors and States Spreads

Posted by Admin on Thu, Nov 04, 2010 @ 01:08 PM

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.

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Tags: epa rrp, training, contractors, Enforcement

Contractor wants RRP lead training that sticks like lead paint

Posted by Mark Paskell on Sun, Sep 05, 2010 @ 11:21 PM

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"

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Tags: EPA RRP Lead, New York, training, massachusetts

EPA Delays, False sense of security for contractors

Posted by Mark Paskell on Fri, Jul 02, 2010 @ 09:46 AM

On 6/18/2010 the EPA issued a memo about enforcement delays. The Contractor Coaching Partnership has received numerous calls from contractors who are now more confused than before. One remodeler commented "does this mean I have nothing to worry about until the end of December?" Another said "does this mean I don't need to use mountains of plastic or buy a HEPA Vac until December?"  Another said "see, I told you so, the EPA will never enforce this. It is just a scare tactic from government to get our money". A contractor from Boston said "the National Home Builders Association will force them to delay it or repeal it."

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Tags: training, contractors, EPA RRP Delays