Complete your CSL Continuing Ed with RRP
Effective July 1, 2013, the renewal process for all Construction Supervisors will require the proof of having taken the required number of Continuing Education credits. As many of the CSL holders work on housing built before 1978, additional training under the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule is required if lead paint is disturbed. The Board of Building Regulations and Standards in conjunction with the Department of Labor Standards have work together to allow the full eight hours of the RRP course to be applied for continuing education in specific instances. This means that a CSL could fulfill the 12 hour requirements in a day and a half, instead of two six hour days. Simply take a Combo-Course of RRP followed by the Home Energy and Solar Equipment class the next day.
ETI feels that the Continuing Education credits should help the CSL holder improve there skills and allow them to be more competitive in their trade. We believe very strongly that the lead paint issue is one that most CSL's will come across in their working careers. Understanding these important issues is a must for anyone doing remodeling. EPA is now gathering information and having hearings to advance the RRP rule to commercial buildings. New findings about the toxicity of lead as well as adults now being more likely to be poisoned than children will probably ensure this new rule becomes law.
Most importantly, every CSL that works on older homes and buildings should know how to protect themselves, their clients, and their families from the devastating effects that lead can cause.
- View Board of Building Regulations & Standards home page by clicking HERE.
- View BBRS/CSL-related FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS by clicking HERE.
These courses have been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards for eight hours and four hours for continuing Construction Supervisor education.