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The Importance of RRP / LSR Lead Paint Training Courses

In the New England area, where historic homes are abundant, lead paint poses a significant health risk, particularly during renovations or painting projects. As such, independent painters and painting companies should strongly consider enrolling in LeadSMART Training’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) or Lead Safe Renovation (LSR) courses to ensure the safety of both themselves and their clients.Firstly, these courses provide essential knowledge on lead-safe work practices, including proper containment, cleanup, and disposal procedures. Lead dust generated [...]

2024-07-01T14:37:14-04:00July 1st, 2024|LEAD PAINT NEWS|

The Importance of Respirator Protection Training and Fit Testing

Respiratory protection is crucial in the construction industry, where workers are often exposed to hazardous airborne particles and contaminants. Recognizing the importance of safeguarding employee health and complying with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, construction companies are encouraged to enroll their employees in the LeadSMART Training’s Employee Respirator Protection Training & Fit Testing program. This comprehensive three-hour class not only meets OSHA's training requirements but equips employees with essential knowledge and skills to effectively utilize [...]

2024-06-17T14:51:57-04:00June 17th, 2024|OSHA NEWS|

Mastering Safety: The Importance of Supported Scaffold Training in Construction

In the dynamic world of construction, where elevated work platforms play a pivotal role, ensuring the safety of workers is of utmost importance. The LeadSMART Training’s Supported Scaffold Course stands out as a comprehensive and essential program for construction companies aiming to elevate safety standards on their job sites. Focused on scaffolds within OSHA 1926.451, the course covers various types commonly used in today's construction, including frame, system, pump jacks, roof jacks, and more. By combining OSHA [...]

2024-06-03T09:15:51-04:00June 3rd, 2024|Safety Certification|

June 3rd is Approaching to Apply for Up To $25,000 in MA Workplace Safety Grants

Application Window Coming Soon As the MA Workplace Safety Grant process has become more paperless, it also has a much shorter window of when you can submit your application … it has been reduced to less than one month. (June 3rd-June 28th) The DIA sent out this email which walks you through the systematic process. IF you are considering this grant, I URGE you to have whomever will be in charge of this application to read this NOW. Click here [...]

2024-05-30T13:27:29-04:00May 30th, 2024|Safety Certification|

Up to $25,000 in Grant Money!

Application Window Coming Soon That's right – The Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents just unveiled the 2025 Workplace Safety Grants. Applications will be accepted until July 5, 2024. Don't miss this narrow window – start your application process early to ensure you're not left behind. We've assisted numerous companies in securing this grant for safety training for their teams. Let's make this the year we assist you too. The application process is straightforward, and the staff you [...]

2024-07-01T12:00:56-04:00May 21st, 2024|Safety Certification|

Aerial Lift Training (MEWPS) in MA – Why Your Construction Company Should Invest

In the construction industry, safety is paramount. Ensuring that employees are well-trained and knowledgeable about the equipment they operate is not just a regulatory requirement but a crucial aspect of maintaining a safe work environment. This is where LeadSMART Training's Aerial Lift Training (MEWPS) course steps in. This comprehensive program is designed to meet the ANSI A92.22 Standard on Safe use, providing essential training on the safe operation and inspection of aerial lifts, boom lifts, and scissor [...]

2024-05-20T14:19:39-04:00May 20th, 2024|Safety Certification|

You Have Mail…

Ever get an email from a customer that stopped you in your tracks? Read this one…. Date: Thu, Jan 11, 2024 at 3:12 PM Subject: CPR training To: scott@leadsmarttraining.com Hi Scott, I was in your CPR training yesterday sitting in the front desk. The reason for this email because today when I was at work I got a call from my Manager that a person drop to the ground in front of the building. I ran there and [...]

2024-03-25T14:11:06-04:00March 25th, 2024|Quick Hits|

Do You Know This Guy?

Meet Scott Spyropoulos. Scott was one of the original founders of LeadSMART back in 2010. In addition to being one of the best finish painters in the industry along with his history with LeadSMART, he has become a well known expert in lead paint regulations in many states as well as his experience based knowledge of safety practices in the field. Perhaps you have been fortunate enough to have him as your trainer. Last month, Scott was [...]

2023-11-13T16:55:48-04:00November 13th, 2023|LEAD PAINT NEWS|

OSHA On The Prowl Again

A client of ours received a letter stating that OSHA is planning a new inspection initiative that will focus on enhanced enforcement in the engineered stone fabrication and installation industry. Upon reading the letter forwarded to us, I ventured onto OSHA's website (osha.gov) to see the section—follow the link to see their announcement:  https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/national/09252023 Crystaline Silica is not cancerous. What it does to your lungs is a scarring that is called fibrosis. This leads to silicosis which [...]

2023-11-06T14:06:28-04:00November 6th, 2023|OSHA NEWS, Silica|

Hey Lead Heads, Have you Heard? 3M Stops Making LeadCheck Test Kits

Recently without a notice to anyone, 3M announced it is no longer offering the LeadCHECK product. They do not intend to fulfill any existing purchase orders  -- end of line. IF you are a certified renovator, you are aware that LeadCHECK was one of 2 products approved by EPA. With LeadCHECKS departure, D-Lead, which is manufactured here in the US by ESCA Technologies, is the sole remaining product you are allowed to use when checking for leads [...]

2023-10-30T15:38:03-04:00October 30th, 2023|LEAD PAINT NEWS|