New Deal Finder Pricing for San Diego, CA EPA RRP Lead Renovator Initial Certification Training

Many contractors are still working in homes built prior to 1978 without being certified by the Environmental Protection Agency. This is risky business considering permits are often pulled. The permits you pull can be cross-referenced by the EPA. If they find you have been working in homes built prior to 1978 they can ask you for your records. Record keeping for the RRP and LSHR rule is complicated. To learn how to keep your records in compliance with rules, you should attend the 8 hour EPA RRP Lead Renovator Initial Certification.

We now offer deal finder pricing to make the training even more affordable.  If you register two weeks prior to the course date, you can enjoy a discount of over $150 in San Diego, CA.

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Why Small Businesses Need to Invest in Workplace Safety

If you own a small business, chances are you have a lot on your mind. From hiring employees to managing clients to paying bills. One thing that probably isn’t on your mind is implementing office safety procedures. While no one would blame you for overlooking workplace safety, that doesn’t mean it is a good idea.

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More to Emergency Exits Than Meet the Eye

Everyone has seen an emergency exit sign before. They’re so commonplace that when people look up and see the green- or red-colored EXIT they don’t even think twice. Nevertheless, emergency exits are key in making safe evacuations of buildings as efficient as possible. Shouldering such a heavy burden, there is much more policy and many more regulations surrounding emergency exits then one might suspect.

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The Obesity Epidemic and the Construction Industry

Various organizations, as high-profile as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have stated that America has an obesity epidemic. And this epidemic has affected the construction industry, as 43 percent of workers in construction are overweight, compared to only 35 percent of workers in all other industries. The amount of construction workers suffering fatal injuries on the job has increased. And while some of these deaths are the result of freak accidents, this rise can also be attributed to the increased number of overweight workers in construction.

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How Roofers Can Avoid the Summertime Blues

As a matter of course, roofers work outside, exposed to the elements. And these elements aren’t always very friendly, particularly in the summers. Roofers are often subjected to being beat down by the sun, with little or no natural shade to keep them cool. When working long hours, this ceases to become an annoyance and becomes dangerous. So it’s vital that roofers take steps to prevent themselves from overheating while on the job.

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Larger Fines Approved for Violations to the Occupational Safety and Health Act

Preventing injuries, accidents and loss of life should always be the number one priority of companies. Beginning August 1, it will be more costly for companies if it isn’t.

For the first time since 1990, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will increase the civil penalty amounts provided for violations to the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

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Longer Construction Workdays Come with Advantages and Disadvantages

Given the demands of a construction day, the hours are not the typical 9-5 fare found elsewhere. Different projects require workers to be on-site for varying amounts of time. In order to get more construction done per day, some have considered extending the construction workday. This idea is not universally embraced, and it carries with it some advantages and disadvantages.

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Crane Operators Need to be Well-Trained

Overhead cranes are essential to many construction jobs. Cranes not only help to lift and transport materials, they also make construction jobs easier and safer.

Crane operators need to be well-trained before operating a crane. Further, cranes must be regularly inspected to ensure that they are in the proper working order. If either of these two things do not happen, lives and property are at risk.

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

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Learn more about the dangers of stress in the workplace. Check out our safety articles today.

Gas Cylinder Safety

Gas cylinders are extremely dangerous. For gas cylinder safety, it is critical that such cylinders be handled correctly in order to prevent injury and loss of life.

Gas cylinders contain gases that if released suddenly can turn a cylinder into a dangerous rocket-like projectile. Other dangers of gas cylinders include displacement of oxygen, explosions, release of toxic gases, and more.

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