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|

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|

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|