Project Funder: Self-funding
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Project Contact: Susan Aceti, firstname.lastname@example.org, 443.539.4153
Project Description: The EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule is the most important federal lead regulation since the HUD Lead-Safe Housing Rule a decade ago. It has the potential to ensure the widespread use of lead-safe work practices in homes and child-occupied facilities and may be extended to public and commercial buildings in the future. The RRP Rule went into effect April 22, 2010; all renovators are required by law to attend and pass an eight-hour Certified Lead Renovator course before starting work in homes built prior to 1978. Failure to complete this training may result in fines assessed by the EPA of up to $37,500.
NCHH's RRP Training Network
To help meet the challenge of finding a class nearby, NCHH serves as an EPA-accredited training provider. NCHH's RRP Training Network began with 25 instructors in 2009, has expanded to over 100, and continues to grow. Since its inception, NCHH's RRP Training Network has certified more than 25,000 renovators in lead-safe work practices, making it one of the largest active training providers in the United States. NCHH's RRP instructors have trained in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam.
The network empowers qualified instructors across the country by:
Handling the quality control and required reporting to EPA so they can focus on training.
Becoming a learning community where instructors learn from each other and can share their innovations.
Providing resources and tools to enhance the training.
Delivers an E-Learning alternative to make the training more effective and less costly and to help other training providers adopt as they can.
Tracks EPA and state changes to the RRP Rule, including their various interpretations of ambiguous terms.
Tracks EPA enforcement actions and legislative updates.
Offers at-a-glance guidance for renovators and firms in enforcement states to complete their state registration process.
Supports efforts to clarify and improve the rules, so they prevent lead poisoning more effectively.
- Offers paint retailers free online training on the RRP Rule, lead-safe work practices, and the products that their customers will need. Thanks to the Indiana State Department of Health for funding to make the training possible and to the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) for hosting the training.
NCHH's Healthy Homes Training Calendar
NCHH also provides a free training calendar so that all EPA-accredited training providers may post their training courses and renovators can find the training they need quickly and easily. The NCHH Healthy Homes Training Calendar is not limited to RRP; students may find courses about asbestos, mold, and any other safety-related training available. The training calendar is completely free for all instructors, but a login is required. Please contact Christopher Bloom to create an account.