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|

Need OSHA Respirator Training?

LeadSmart Now Offers Online Respirator Training in Both English and Spanish! OSHA requires employers to train and fit-test employees who use respiratory protection on the job and update that training every year. Construction dust can cause serious damage to workers’ health and cause life-threatening disease. If you or your crew are exposed to silica, wood or lead dust, you need a medical evaluation, respirator training and respirator fit testing. While LeadSmart believes that in-person live classes are [...]

LeadSmart is Now Your Red Cross Authorized Training Provider

A nail goes into a hand. A beam hits a contractor in the back and knocks the wind out of him. One false step and someone falls off a roof. Contractors know that every day might be the day. So, how do you prepare? It’s human nature to say, “It won’t happen to me,” or “My job is safe.” But, are you really prepared? Did you know OSHA requires that an employer must ensure prompt first aid [...]

2022-04-27T13:00:17-04:00April 26th, 2022|OSHA NEWS|

We’ll Help You Get $25,000 to Keep Your Workers Safe

New Grant Applications Now Available Deadline August 31, 2022 The state of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents just announced a new round of grants for safety education. The primary purpose of these grants is to fund programs that reduce the risk of injury and illness to workers and promote safe and healthy conditions in the workplace through training, education and preventative measures. LeadSmart Training helped six companies complete applications and win grant money for this program in [...]

2022-04-15T14:10:11-04:00April 15th, 2022|Safety Certification|

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|

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|

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|

Get $25,000 to Keep Your Workers Safe

Get $25,000 to Keep Your Workers Safe Deadline January 30, 2022 The state of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents actually puts its money where its mouth is when it comes to training. On their website they say, “The prevention of occupational injury and illness is in everyone’s best interest,” and Leadsmart Training couldn’t agree more. Their highly successful Workplace Safety Grant Program has been extended for another month – ending on 1/31/22. The MA DIA is offering [...]

2022-01-04T16:12:55-04:00January 4th, 2022|Training Requirements|

Smart Companies Plan a Day of Safety During Downtimes

It sucks to lose money. There’s no good time to take guys off the job, but seasonal businesses – especially those that can’t climb outdoors in New England’s winter months -  are realizing winter is the perfect time to hold safety trainings. This is the most time- and cost-efficient way to cover safety with your crew and planning time is NOW. A Clear Day in January or February is an Ideal Time for Safety Training – Now [...]

2021-12-09T11:32:05-04:00December 9th, 2021|Safety Certification|