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Old 04-20-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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Lead Safe Work Practices Certificate.


I am new here, hi folks, nice forums I just found it a recently.
I have question about my lead certificate.

I took a weekend course about five years ago and got my basic lead certificate. Since then I lost my paperwork and all the info about the school and certificate number etc. I dont even know the exact location where I took the test.

I really need it now to be able to do a job soon.
Is there a way to retrieve my certificate number in some government office?

Is there a place where I might be on file somewhere? Is it HUd or is it EPA handling it? I took the weekend course in Cleveland Ohio.
I would really appreciate someone help me with this.
Thanks for your time.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:34 PM   #2
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It wouldn't be easy, I talked to the EPA a dozen times over a 3 month period and its a big organization with lots of different departments.

The RRP rule is a new deal, I'm afraid your going to take the new class.

Either way you need to certify your company and you can do that before you take the class.
I heard they got some certs out in 30 days, it took 90 for me.

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Silvertree is very knowledgeable about this rule and I share his take on your question-it's all pretty new. I doubt if the course you took will qualify as RRP training.

There are several very lengthy threads on this forum which discuss the rule. It might have been only an informational course. Regardless, there are so many new procedures that it would be wise to take a course to
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Just write one out in green crayon.
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Just write one out in green crayon.

Why does it have to be green?
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The only thing your old cert is good for is possibly getting into the shorter course, and those are pretty rare

I agree with the rest - get your firm cert in today, and get signed up for the class ASAP
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If Im not mistaken even with the new course certificate you need to take a refresher course every 2 years to keep it active! I got mine last year.
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What is RRP? Is there a link to these classes in Ohio?
BTW thank you all for the quick helpful advice.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:32 AM   #9
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refresher course and re-cert is every 5 years for RRP.
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I still would like to know how are they going to enforce these new rules?
Here in Michigan Oakland County is sueing the State of Michigan cause of the new No Smoking Ban in Bars and Resturants, Oakland County can't afford to Police Smoking so how is the EPA gonna enforce painters and others trades people to stop working on older homes? Sounds like Scare Tactics to me. More Government BS!
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I still would like to know how are they going to enforce these new rules?
That's easy, they offer a reward, cloaked as "grant money" to local municipals, so when Mr. Inspector comes over to the jobsite they can quickly and easily see with on file paperwork if said contractor is certed as well as subs on sitesuch as the plumber/sparkey since we have to list them on the general permit and they have to pull a seperate permit. Then it's just a quick call into the local EPA office and whalla, a "permit audit" is issued, and such starts the process of issuing the fine and reward money to the city official for "making EPA aware" of possible concerns.
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Here is the link to the new law.

http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm#contractors

There are also a few large discussions on this topic in the general sections of these forums.

I found a class through my Benjamin Moore supplier, which turned out to be a good deal because they provided everyone with coupons for a free gallon of Aura and a free gallon of Aura ceiling paint to ease the cost of the class. I don't think any of us know how this law will be enforced...we can only guess and speculate for now.
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Another of the endless intrusions and expansion by Big Govnt. and unless things drastically change in the Nov. elections to block some of this insanity, I doubt we can recover this economy. Oh I forgot, we are told we are in the recovery.....
The fines, up to $37,500/ infraction, are an incentive for them esp. with all the deficit issues. BUT, If you are an illegal alien caught, then they can not make them pay the fine unless they are on a job from a licensed contractor who would be responsible, I am not kidding. The building owner maybe responsible if no license/permit was provided .
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Why does it have to be green?
Duh dude, its the epa, go green!!

Green crayon would be way more believable.
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Duh dude, its the epa, go green!!

Green crayon would be way more believable.

Come on we all know how you drink the green koolaid Festool sells, that is really why you want green
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Your training was probably hosted by the City of Celveland and was done by InService training out of Columbus. They should have a record of the course you took. You will probably need the shorter refresher course in order to register with the EPA. InService offers this course.
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My company is holding a course in June for any contractors who need to get certified contact me at [email protected] if you need a seat and have any questions:
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Nice first post.
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