Every day, companies are hired to restore the glory of historical buildings or to demolish dilapidated structures to make way for new construction. They must abide by the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) when working on any building constructed prior to 1978 before the use of lead-based paint was illegal.
The EPA established the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) for protection from the hazards of lead-based paint. This rule covers activities that disturb lead-based paint—renovation, demolition, or painting projects. The RRP Rule requires proper training and certification for those who are working on buildings built before 1978. The programs teach proper lead-safe work practice requirements that meet EPA guidelines.
The abatement of lead-based paints requires specialized techniques that are not commonplace techniques practiced by most contractors. Oftentimes the abatement of lead-based paints is mandated by the state or local government for the well-being of the community.
Is your team RRP certified? To find out more information on how to become compliant with EPA regulations, call us today at 1.800.887.6752