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ATTENTION: New Location

ETI is pleased to announce that we have moved to a new location and will be doing classes.

440 Main St, Suite #4, Stoneham, MA 02180. MAP

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.

 

Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP)

Effective July 9, 2010, the Division of Occupational Safety promulgated amendments to 454 CMR 22.00 (Deleading and Lead-Safe Renovation), and, in conjunction with the Executive Office for Administration and Finance, amendments to 801 CMR 4.02 454 (16) and (18) (Licensing Fees for Lead-Safe Renovation Contractors and Lead-Safe Renovator Training Providers).  The amended version of 454 CMR 22.00 can be viewed here.  The amendments to 801 CMR 4.02 454 (16) and (18) change the licensing fee and surcharges for Lead-Safe Renovation Contractors from $575 for a one-year license to $375 for a five-year license, and waive the $1,775 annual fee for Lead-Safe Renovator Training Providers if they are a State, federally recognized Indian Tribe, local government or non-profit organization.

 

These amendments, which establish safety standards for renovation, repair and painting work that disturbs lead paint in target housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978, parallel similar federal EPA requirements that became effective on April 22, 2010 under the “Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule” (RRP Rule), 40 CFR 745.80-92. The amendments to 454 CMR 22.00 are designed to be as protective of human health and the environment as the federal standard.  Effective July 9, 2010, DOS received authorization from EPA to administer and enforce the lead safety standards for renovation, repair and painting work set forth in 454 CMR 22.00, in lieu of the federal standard being enforced by EPA in Massachusetts.

  • View or print lead license applications by clicking HERE.
  • View RRP-related FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS by clicking HERE.
  • View a comparison of EPA and DOS RRP Rule Requirements by clicking HERE.

 

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