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RRP, New Renovate Right Pamphlet

By on July 19, 2011 in Lead Paint with 0 Comments
RRP, New Renovate Right Pamphlet

The announced July 15, 2011 changes to 40 CFR Part 745 Subpart E, better known as the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule requires contractors to begin immediately handing out a new Renovate Right pamphlet when the changes are placed in the Federal Register.  The new rule will be placed in the Federal Register in […]

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RRP, 2011 Rule Changes For Painting Contractors

By on July 19, 2011 in Lead Paint with 1 Comment
RRP, 2011 Rule Changes For Painting Contractors

There seems to be some confusion about the recent Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule changes that were announced on July 15, 2011.  To add to the confusion, articles like this one have contractors thinking that RRP is dead or at least dying. The accurate result is that RRP is very much alive and well […]

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Lead Risk Management for Painting Contractors

By on July 13, 2011 in Lead Paint with 0 Comments
Lead Risk Management for Painting Contractors

Undoubtedly, the lead laws have increased the homeowner’s awareness of lead hazards.   With this increase of understanding, come lawsuits.  Risk management is about controlling risk.  A simple example would be to verify that the paint in the can is the same paint that the homeowner wanted. Risk management is not only about winning a case […]

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Can RRP help your business?

By on July 11, 2011 in Business Practices, Lead Paint with 0 Comments
Can RRP help your business?

Those that know me have heard me talk about RRP for years. Although I dislike the whole way it was implemented by the EPA just as much as the next guy, I never felt the ranting was going to serve any purpose and instead chose to educate myself and others about it to the best […]

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OSHA’s Lead Rule: Painting Contractor’s Brief Overview

By on July 4, 2011 in Lead Paint with 0 Comments
OSHA’s Lead Rule:  Painting Contractor’s Brief Overview

The Occupational Safety Health Administration’s (OSHA) 29 CFR 1926 Subpart D, is better known as the Lead In Construction rule (1926.62).  OSHA is a part of the U.S. Department of Labor and is in charge of the safety of workers and employees.  It is important to note, that OSHA many times will fine contractors that […]

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HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR): Painting Contractor’s Brief Overview

By on June 30, 2011 in Lead Paint with 1 Comment
HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR): Painting Contractor’s Brief Overview

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 24 CFR 35 Subparts B thru R, is better known as the Lead Safe Housing Rule (LSHR).  If you have chosen to be a Lead Safe Certified Firm and use a Certified Renovator, not only can you work on RRP projects, but also many HUD projects that […]

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EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule: Painting Contractor’s Overview

By on June 28, 2011 in Lead Paint with 2 Comments
EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule: Painting Contractor’s Overview

Some states have taken over the RRP and you will need to handle everything through them.  As the years go by, more and more states will probably take over RRP.  Please check with your state first. Brief Overview As you are probably aware, on April 22, 2010 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 40 CFR […]

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Protecting Yourself and Your Family

By on June 24, 2011 in Lead Paint with 2 Comments
Protecting Yourself and Your Family

Like all construction workers, painters can be a hard nose tough group of people.  In fact, many times we wear the description as a badge of honor.  Sometimes, there is nothing worse than talking with a “suit” (white collar worker) and listening to him explain how he wants the painting to be done.  Painters are […]

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Size Matters!

By on June 22, 2011 in Lead Paint with 0 Comments
Size Matters!

A little play on words, but it got your attention. Like many things in life, size matters.  However, when it comes to lead based paint (LBP) hazards … a smaller size is more impressive and more damaging. To illustrate this point, take a 1/16 ounce small lead fishing weight.  Pop it in your mouth and […]

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A Darn Good Product

By on June 20, 2011 in Lead Paint with 1 Comment
A Darn Good Product

For thousands of years, lead has been known not to be people friendly.  Even as far back as the Roman Empire, they knew that lead could cause health problems, cognitive problems and even death. Yet, lead had so many advantages that they down played the disadvantages. Lead leached from their plates, goblets and containers into […]

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Lead Based Paint, where it’s found.

By on June 19, 2011 in Lead Paint with 1 Comment
Lead Based Paint, where it’s found.

  Many people wrongly assume that if a home was painted with lead based paint (LBP), it can be found throughout the house.  Surprisingly, this is a wrong assumption.  LBP was considered a premium paint that came with a higher cost.  It was used on surfaces that needed the durability that can be found by […]

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New Lead RRP Rule

By on February 3, 2010 in Lead Paint with 1 Comment

This is a copy of a letter I recently sent to local newspapers. Good afternoon, my name is Chris Haught, and I own and operate RC Painting in Cedar City, Utah. We primarily focus on residential and light commercial painting. Part of my success in the painting business has come from not only sharing my […]

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