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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: 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 ( to see the section—follow the link to see their announcement: 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|

The BEST holiday bonus to give to your crew

As a former owner of a remodeling company, I struggled with ways to say thank you to the men and women who committed themselves to our company, customers and hard, dangerous work. Perhaps many of you do as well. Cash is forgotten moments after you hand it out, increased benefits will fade after a paycheck or two, parties – well, we all know the plus and minus of those! I remember asking a spouse of one of [...]

2023-01-02T10:22:32-04:00January 2nd, 2023|LEAD PAINT NEWS|

Spanish Safety-On-Demand Videos Launched

Hola, Tengo algo emocionante que decirte! Sound like your jobsite? Ever wonder how you are going to get these hard working people on your site trained in a language they can understand? We did – and I feel you might want to read this. Our workforce has changed in so many ways over the past few years. Mixtures of ages, genders, languages, religious backgrounds and yes might I be brave enough to say political views have changed [...]

2022-08-26T11:40:46-04:00August 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Heads Up Connecticut: EPA is Investigating in Your State!

The EPA recently sent out an RRP Enforcement Alert warning Connecticut contractors that they will be focusing their investigations on Connecticut jobsites. Here’s their wording… “Over the next year, representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 will focus their investigations on companies and contractors in Connecticut (CT) who conduct renovation, repair, and/or painting activities to determine compliance with EPA’s lead-based paint RRP Rule. Furthermore, we hope to help address lead disparities in overburdened communities [...]

2022-07-27T12:41:27-04:00July 26th, 2022|OSHA NEWS|


GRAB YOUR POPCORN… AND YOUR SAFETY TRAINING CERTIFICATE! LeadSMART Training Solutions Presents… NEW! SAFETY-ON-DEMAND ONLINE TRAINING Earn your OSHA-compliant Safety Certificates with this totally new library of informative, entertaining online video classes taught by LeadSMART’s own trainers. Learn everything you need to know to comply with OSHA from the comfort of your home on your own schedule. Now contractors in New England and across the whole country can learn from the best contractor trainers in the business [...]

2022-07-14T12:18:56-04:00July 14th, 2022|Online Training, OSHA NEWS|

Do you work with natural or engineered stone, concrete or mortar? Prevent Lung Disease with Silica Training!

The facts are clear: Respirable crystalline silica exposure causes silicosis, a disabling and sometimes fatal lung disease. In 2019, the CDC reported on this disease being found in Engineered Stone Fabrication Workers in four states. In addition to countertop fabricators, silica exposure is high in any contractor who works cutting, grinding, drilling or crushing stone, rock, concrete, mortar, brick or ceramic products. It’s essential for employers to offer Silica Safety Training to any worker who works with [...]

2022-06-27T09:23:01-04:00June 27th, 2022|OSHA 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|