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Safe Objectives is offering Certified Renovators Repair and Painting course ... EPA / HUD .... Training Providers ...  for lead based paint

General Information about the new Renovation Repair, & Painting rule (RRP):

Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.

To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010, all contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

Until that time, anyone performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools should follow lead-safe work practices and must follow the Pre-Renovation Education rule requirements!

Who does the new "RRP" rule apply to?

In general anyone who receives any form of compensation (wages,pay,services in exchange for other goods or services, bartering, rents) to perform work that disturbs paint in housing and child - occupied facilities built before 1978, this may include, but is not limited to:


  • Residential rental property owners/managers
  • General contractors
  • Home Improvement Contractors
  • Landlords
  • Property Managers
  • Apartment Maintenance Staff
  • Renovators
  • Remodeling Contractors
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Painters
  • Carpenters
  • Restoration Companies
  • Anyone whose work disturbs paint or painted components in a renovation or remodel
Lead-Paint components that are covered in the rule include:
Interior Components
Ceilings Radiators and other heating units Built in cabinets
Crown molding Shelves Columns
Walls Shelf supports Beams & Balustredes
Chair rails Stair treads Bathroom vanities
Door Stair risers Counter tops
Door trim Stair stringers newel posts Air Conditioners
Floors Railing caps Fireplaces
Windows & trim including
- Sashes
- Window heads
- Jambs
- Sills or stools
- Troughs


Exterior Components
Painted roofing Corner Boards Handrails
Chimneys Bulkheads Stair risers and treads
Flashing Doors and door trim Stair stringers
Gutters Fences Columns
Downspouts Floors Balustrades
Ceilings Joists Windowsills or stools and troughs
Soffits Lattice work Casings
Fascias Railings and railing caps Sashes and wells
Raked boards Siding Air conditioners


What Housing or Activities Are Excluded and Not Subject to the Rule?
  • Housing built in 1978 or later.
  • Housing for elderly disabled persons, unless children under 6 reside or are expected to reside there.
  • 0-bedroom dwellings(studio apartments, dormitories, etc).
  • Housing or components declared lead-free by a certified Lead Inspector or Risk Assessor.
  • Minor repair and maintenance activities that disturb 6 square feet or less of paint per room inside, or 20 square feet or less on the exterior of a home or building. (HUDS rules are different)
  • Minor repair and maintenance activities do not include window replacement and projects involving demolition or prohibited practices.
Register now to become certified

Want more details about the rule and how it may affect you. Safe Objectives offers free informational seminars to giving you a chance to learn more details about the rule and how it may affect you.

Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) Initial Class (EPA Accredited) Description: This 1-day (8-hr) class explains how to comply with EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. Subjects covered include: health effects, regulations, lead safe work practices, containment, cleaning & record keeping. After passing an end-of-class exam, students receive RRP Certificates. Regulatory Authority: 40 CFR 745.90(a)(1) & 40 CFR Subpart L To become a certified renovator, an individual must successfully complete the appropriate course accredited by EPA or by a State or Tribal program that is authorized by EPA. The course completion certificate serves as proof of certification. EPA renovator certification allows the certified individual to perform renovations in any State or Indian Tribal area that does not have a separate authorized State or Tribal renovation program. Hours: (check schedule for dates & locations) 1 day, 8:00AM to 5:00PM (8 contact hours) Who should take the RRP-Initial (RRP) class: Contractors who work in pre-1978 housing and who might disturb painted surfaces while doing plumbing, electrical, drywall, painting, tile, window replacement, landscaping, repairs, construction, renovation, remodeling, HVAC, demolition, plus many, other jobs. The RRP rule applies to people who work for rental property owners, schools, and day care providers as well as non-profits and government agencies. Learn more at: RRP Rule Find a class in your area: For "on-site" EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) Classes go to ...
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