EPA Lead Renovator Certificate Expiration Guideline

The EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP)  Rule for the expiration of certificates has been a source of confusion. To settle the issue on when initial course certificates expire, and if an extension will be granted, has been explicitly outlined on the EPA website. Upon completion of the eight hour initial Lead Renovator course,  the expiration date is five years from the date of the course completion. This includes any four hour Lead Renovator Refresher certificates.

Any certificate granted on or before March 31, 2010, is eligible for an extension which expired March 31, 2016. Certificates granted between April 1, 201 and March 31, 2011 have an extension date that is 6 years from the date of the course completion. Certificates granted after April 1, 2011 have no eligibility for an extension and the certificate expiration date is five years from the course completion date.

These extensions do not apply to the Lead Renovator Firm Certifications with the EPA. For further information, check out this PDF from the EPA website Renovator Certificate 6th Year Extention. For more information on the RRP Rule, Lead Renovation, and news updates provided by the EPA, click on the links below.

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Leave Workplace Stress at the Office: How to Shut Down at the End of the Day

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Workplace Accidents Can Lead to PTSD

Workers who are injured on the job can suffer from the effects of those injuries for years to come, sometimes their entire lives. When it comes to on-the-job injuries, most of the focus has to do with the physical scars. The fact is, however, accidents and injuries can take a huge toll on an injured employee’s state-of-mind, as well. Severe workplace accidents can lead to PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).

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Qualities of a Safe Workplace

Keeping your workplace safe is vital to the health and wellness of your employees and your company’s bottom line. And while you must keep improving safety efforts in order to ensure that you never fall behind, it also is important to recognize a job well done!

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How to Measure Workplace Safety Performance

When it comes to your workplace safety performance, it is essential that you know where your company stands. Before you can measure the effectiveness of your safety performance, however, you need to know how to measure it.

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Hiring the Right Manager Helps Keep the Jobsite Safe

If you are hiring a manager or supervisor for a construction jobsite, you want this person to have knowledge and experience in all things related to the construction industry. You also want to make sure that this person possesses the type of leadership qualities that will inspire his or her team to do their best. Of particular importance is that this person can create a worksite that is safety-focused. Hiring the right manager helps keep the jobsite safe.

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Alcohol and Drug Use: a Danger to Everyone in the Workplace

Alcohol and drug use in the workplace is a serious issue. No matter how many safety programs are put in place, if employees are under the influence of drugs, no one is safe.Drug use on the job leads to a host of problems. These include absenteeism, accidents and injuries, decreased productivity, health issues and low morale. It also leads to high rates of employee turnover, increased workplace theft, and a rise in workers’ compensation claims.

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Bizarre Workers Compensation Claims are Serious Business

Workplace safety is a serious topic. And bizarre workers compensation claims are serious business. However, for every reasonable workers compensation claim, there will be others that may cause you to scratch your head and wonder just how a person decided they should file a claim.

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It may surprise some people to learn that hospitals are one of the most dangerous workplaces in America. While improvements in workplace safety have made manufacturing and construction much safer, hospitals have not seen such significant gains.

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Storm Preparedness on Construction Sites

Spring brings with it storms and severe weather. Of all the places you could be when a storm is brewing—or strikes without warning—a construction site is one of the most dangerous.

In addition to the physical danger of being on a construction site during severe weather, storms can cost construction companies millions of dollars in damages. In order to keep people and property safe in the event of storms, it is important that workers are trained on what to do in the event severe weather strikes, whether a storm is a hurricane, tornado, or thunderstorm.

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