LEAD PAINT NEWS

Rhode Island Certifies LeadSmart to Teach Lead Paint Certification RRP Classes

LeadSmart Training Solutions has been the go-to resource for teaching Lead Paint Certification Classes in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine and New Hampshire for years. We have trained thousands of contractors on best practices to work safely and provide the best project safety for their customers. We are pleased to announce that the state of Rhode Island has now certified LeadSmart to provide the same great training in the Ocean State. In 2010, Rhode Island was granted delegation of [...]

2022-05-25T10:17:54-04:00May 25th, 2022|LEAD PAINT NEWS|

Not the Kind of Surprise You Want on Your Job!

Well, that didn’t take long. On February 1st, we notified you that the EPA was taking away any ambiguity about lead paint certification. Eight days later we announced that Leadsmart Training Solutions was finally approved to offer MA Lead Paint Moderate Risk classes. Things are moving fast. Within the last week or so, we’ve gotten a rising number of calls from LSR-S and EPA-RRP certified contractors in Massachusetts who are being surprised by local governance lead orders [...]

2022-03-02T18:29:03-04:00March 2nd, 2022|LEAD PAINT NEWS|

Now Offering MA Lead Paint Moderate Risk Classes

It’s been a long wait, but Leadsmart Training Solutions has finally been approved to offer Lead Paint Moderate Risk Classes for Massachusetts contractors. If you have your MA Lead Safe Renovator Supervisor (LSR-S) certificate, this is the next step to ensure that you can work on properties that are looking to receive a MA state Letter of Compliance (MA LOC). For all practical purposes… You need this class if you work on any size rental/income properties built [...]

2022-02-09T10:58:55-04:00February 9th, 2022|LEAD PAINT NEWS|

On Demand Safety Training

There’s a new way to train your crew to be safe on the job, and we think you’re going to like it -- a lot. It means no loss of production time, less cost and a solid chance your crew will retain the information and change unsafe behaviors. Our On Demand Safety Training offers: Short, informative videos -- one safety topic at a time -- sent directly to workers and supervisors three times each month. They can [...]

2021-01-22T10:13:30-04:00January 22nd, 2021|LEAD PAINT NEWS, OSHA NEWS|

Surprise! COVID did not stop the Lead Cops

With the chaos of 2020, some of you may have let your safety guard down thinking, “Who’s going to catch us? I bet those EPA inspectors are staying home.” Hopefully you remained diligent when working with our favorite neurotoxin because it turns out EPA continued to punish those who did not. Home Depot took a hit, and there were plenty of little guys who suffered, too. Home Depot to pay $20,750,000 for nationwide failure to follow rules [...]

2020-12-31T11:12:25-04:00December 31st, 2020|LEAD PAINT NEWS|

From the Desk of Peter

"Can you take a call" Sue asked with the phone in her hand – "he really wants to speak with you." I felt my mind race with possibilities – the next few minutes brought me to my knees. “I am sorry to bother you, but you need to hear this --- I have been attending your classes now for over six years. Last year I listened to something you have said repeatedly during your silica talk about [...]

Getting Back to Work SAFELY with COVID-19

Hey Lead Guys and Gals --- don’t you look smart now!! Buckle up folks, you won’t recognize your job sites when you return. UNLESS of course you are a lead paint (RRP/LSR) worker! Ninety percent of the practices that are taught in your lead paint class are the very same conditions you will now face. You folks who work with lead, you will see a few minor additional items but honestly not many. A respected associate of [...]

2020-05-15T10:55:41-04:00May 15th, 2020|LEAD PAINT NEWS, Uncategorized|

Having Fun Yet?

If you told me a month ago I would be able to take a month or two and relax very soon, I would have had you admitted to the insane asylum. This time we are all experiencing is to say the least – chaotic. Here’s some things I have found out about myself during this trying time: I was not meant to be at home very long (ask my wife) I am more of a workaholic than [...]

Court decides Sub-contractors are your workers….They really are just like your family

Have kids? Want them safe? Ever have to be the bad parent to keep them that way? Ever been told the homework is all done…..when you know better? Have you ever had to be that parent and discipline them – for their own good? Have Subcontractors? Want them safe? Ever have to be the bad parent to keep them that way? Ever been told the work is all done…..when you know better? Have you ever had to [...]

2019-01-07T16:54:36-04:00January 7th, 2019|CSL NEWS, LEAD PAINT NEWS, MA Building Code, Quick Hits|