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Join CCL for the BuildOn Expo on April 14, 2022

Our friends at Cape Cod Lumber are hosting the BuildOn Expo on April 14, 2022 in Randolph, MA. This is a FREE trade show style event where the industry’s top manufacturers will be showing the latest & greatest products on the market and hosting how-to and best practice clinics to help save you time on the job. They are still planning out the details but if you sign up for updates, you’ll be the first to know [...]

2022-03-04T12:31:05-04:00March 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|

EPA Announces 2022 Lead-Based Paint Safety Changes

EPA Announces 2022 Lead-Based Paint Safety Changes Building Managers and Contractors are Totally Responsible Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that as of March 21, 2022, they will withdraw previously published answers to two Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) concerning property management companies and their compliance responsibility under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Lead Renovation Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. With the withdrawal of these FAQs, EPA affirms that property management companies [...]

2022-02-01T16:14:59-04:00February 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|

Brand New Leadsmart CSL Continuing Online Education Classes!

You complained! We listened! Brand New Leadsmart CSL Continuing Online Education Classes! We’re contractors too, so we know there’s nothing worse than taking boring classes just because you have to! Leadsmart Training Solutions has been offering online CSL classes through a third-party to ensure you had access to the CEU credits you needed during the pandemic. We got lots of mail telling us the classes were dry, boring and nothing like Leadsmart’s in-person classes. So, we listened [...]

2021-11-04T12:13:52-04:00November 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Worst Case Scenario: The Atlantic Drain Conviction Revisited

It’s been almost two years since Kevin Otto, owner of Atlantic Drain Service, was convicted of manslaughter in the tragic death of two of his employees. Prosecutors in the case said that OSHA had informed Otto at jobsites in 2007 and 2012 that he needed to install cave-in protections in trenches that were deeper than five feet. On Oct. 21, 2016, a 14-foot trench quickly filled with water after a hydrant collapsed. And Otto hadn’t heeded the [...]

2021-10-12T15:02:54-04:00October 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|

COVID-19 Safety and Health Plan

UPDATED to MA REQUIREMENTS of 5.18.2020 Our sister company, Parker Safety Group, has been actively following and researching the CDC guidelines, OSHA updates and various state DPH like BOSTON to understand what steps our industry must take to SAFELY return our crews to work. PSG has created a 20 page Safety and Health Plan for construction job sites that incorporate these agencies. Many towns are beginning to require a Covid S&H plan at time of permit application. [...]

2020-05-20T10:03:08-04:00May 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Live LSR/RRP Classes

We here at LeadSMART have been offering classes we are allowed to offer online and in virtual methods. If you are reading this, I am sure you have received a “few” emails from us. Starting JUNE 1st, we are beginning our LIVE RRP/LSR classes throughout New England. They will look different in size, appearances and practices. We have done our homework and are prepared to move forward as many of you needing the initial trainings have called. [...]

2020-05-15T11:10:55-04:00May 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

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|

CSL Renewal Guidance

As the dust settles…………….. Recently, BBRS issued some form of relief to those of us CSL’s who need to renew their current license. Since then we have been inundated with phone calls and questions. TODAY, we received some clarifications provided by BBRS regarding your earned CEU’s and IF you qualify to take advantage of these temporary changes. FIRST – the Official Statements: Order Extending Licensed Professionals. The Order applies to licenses, certificates, or registrations, in good standing [...]

2020-05-05T11:13:12-04:00May 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Before you get back working full time, let’s take care of your SILICA training

As we prepare to return to the field, let's make this time work for us. OSHA’s Crystalline Silica standards (1926.1153) requires workers be trained in the hazards of silica, medical requirements and best practices (1926.1153(i)(2)(i)) We have been offering this training live for sometime now. Before our “staycation”, we have represented two firms who found themselves on the wrong side of Silica citations. Not our preferred way to begin working with you. This dangerous hazard can be [...]

2020-04-27T15:30:38-04:00April 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|