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In a September 16, 2015 Newsletter, the EPA released new information in regards to Lead RRP Training & Certifications, including changes to the Application Process, Renovator Training Expirations and Firm Certifications. Here are the latest details on these updates.   Change to application process – “Effective September 15, 2015 EPA will no longer offer the […]

Two schools and 39 homes in Vernon, California, situated near a battery recycling plant were discovered to have high levels of lead in the soil. Upon detection of these levels of lead, officials issued a health warning and ordered for more testing to be done in surrounding area to determine how far this contamination has […]

Although there are many reasons why workers need safety training, the most important reason would have to be the fact that training keeps workers safe on the job and minimize possible risks involved with their line of work. There can be many dangers on the job in the construction, maintenance, renovation and emergency response personnel, […]

It may be hard to believe but it’s nearly been 5 years since Lead Renovation Repair and Paint training has been a requirement to handle lead-based paint activities at work. In just 4 months it will be 5 years and means it will be time for many to have a refresher course since certification only […]

HAZWOPER stands for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. There are a number of different courses under the HAZWOPER training catalog it can quickly become confusing when figuring out which training course you actually need. Workers who deal with or work near hazardous chemicals on a regular basis definitely need to be trained to handle […]

More people need than you may think, it’s not just for people who know they will be dealing with asbestos on a regular basis. Those who need to be able to identify potential asbestos containing hazards in building renovations. Knowing what kinds of things could possibly contain asbestos is the first step toward being safe […]

The importance of understanding the health and safety of employees is vital to any corporation or company. Understanding the liabilities caused by such adverse conditions may help in the prevention of workplace injury and illness. As for Lazarus Energy, a chemical refinement company in Nixon, Texas, the company is suffering from 10 proposed violations totaling […]

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed making it mandatory that workplace reports be submitted electronically, which would provide the public with access to these reports electronically. Bringing this system of reporting into the modern age of technology has many advantages, including the public and OSHA’s ability to monitor reporting in an electronic database. […]

Although lead-based paint was banned from new buildings starting in 1978, the impact of the buildings painted with lead-based paint before the ban continue to impact the lives of those who inhabit and work within them. It is extremely important to keep yourself protected when working with lead-based paint because the health effects of such […]

It’s a positive thing that OSHA has become more strict on Silica standards, nobody would complain about that, but where people are complaining is in the lack of enforcement of these new standards. OSHA can make the standards as strict as they want but if they have cannot monitor and enforce the standards they are […]