Lead Certification CT provides informational services regarding EPA Lead Paint Regulations specifically in the state of Connecticut. Paid Connecticut contractors and property managers are required to follow the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Regulations (RRP), created by the EPA.
Buildings built before 1978 including homes, child care facilities and pre-school are highly regulated due to the potential of hazardous lead-based paint exposure. Before beginning any renovation contractors must have a Lead Certification from an EPA accredited training course.
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Homeowners and property managers should make sure that any person (including sole-proprietors) working on their property is certified, or they could be held accountable for unsafe work environments.
It’s best to verify any credentials online through the EPA’s website. Doing so will ensure your compliance with the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Law set by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The following is a list of people, working on your property who should have a Lead Certification.
- General Trade Contractors
- Window Installers
- Anyone with the potential to disturb lead-based paint
The EPA holds companies and individuals using unsafe work practices accountable. The EPA enforces the RRP Law, with the help of the Department of Justice, states, and other law enforcement agencies to take administrative and judicial actions to violators.
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The following information will help you comply on both a state and federal level with the EPA’s strict guidelines when it comes possible lead-based paint exposure.
We focus on the Environmental Protection Agency’s requirements when it comes to lead certification. Some city and state agencies have their own specific regulations when it comes to lead certification.
You are encouraged to comply with any and all regulatory agencies governing work in your area. Failure to comply with RRP Regulations could wind up costing your thousands in fines and possibly your business.
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Lead certification courses last five years and vary state to state. If you work in multiple states, it’s best to make sure you are in compliance at all times when it comes to lead safety practices.
Click here to find information about Initial Courses in Connecticut.
Need a Lead Safe Certification Refresher Course?
If you already have your certification, you understand the value of these EPA enforced training courses. When it comes to the best safety practices there are new developments all the time.
Complete your Lead Safe Certification Refresher Course today. This course will ensure you and your crew are using the safest possible work environment.
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RRP Rule Enforcement in Connecticut
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorizes states to administer and enforce its Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule. The state must provide a program that is at least as protective as the EPA’s RRP law. Each state must also prove it’s adequate enforcement of said rules and regulations.
The EPA’s rules became effective April 22, 2010, and have since been in place throughout the United States. Many states have adopted and enforce these rules. For those that have not, the EPA still enforces it.
Who Enforces the RRP Rule in Connecticut?
In the state of Connecticut, it is the EPA who enforces the RRP Law. The Renovation, Repairs, and Painting Regulations are recognized but not imposed by the state of Connecticut. Currently, Connecticut has no plans for a program that would replace the EPA’s RRP Law.
The Environmental Protection Agency enforces any contractor participating in renovation projects that have a potential for hazardous lead-based exposure. Fines could be up to $37,500 each day they are working.
How Do I Comply with EPA Lead Certification Connecticut Requirements?
The Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, also known as the RRP Rule, created by the EPA requires certification of both individuals and companies in Connecticut. Receiving your EPA Lead Certification from an EPA-approved training course will guarantee you are using the safest work practices possible when it comes to lead-based hazards.
Steps for Certification in Connecticut
- Attend and successfully complete an 8-hour EPA-approved Lead Training Course.
- Receive your individual lead certificate from the training provider and always maintain a copy at your job site.
- Submit an application to the EPA to certify your company.
- Receive your company certificate from the EPA and always maintain a copy at your job site.
- Make sure to renew your certification at a minimum of every five years with a Refresher Course.
What are My Responsibilities Once I am Certified?
Companies and individual contractors alike must follow the strict guidelines learned during their lead certification course. Following these simple safety practices will provide a safe work environment for you and your crew.
- Provide on-the-job training to employees not yet certified.
- Be physically present during; warning sign postage, while work area containment is being established, and while work area cleaning is being performed.
- Must be available on-site or via telephone at all times during renovation.
- Ensure overall compliance with lead-safe work practices.
Don’t risk fines! Get your Lead Paint Certification now!
Don’t risk fines! Get your Lead Paint Certification now!
Useful Links for Compliance in Connecticut
Here are some helpful links if you are a Connecticut contractor conducting lead related work. Use these resources to make sure you are in compliance when it comes to renovation, repair, and painting in your area. Failure to do so may increase your risk of hefty fines or even loss of business.
Environmental Protection Agency – Lead Program
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Stamford Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Bridgeport Health Department Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Waterbury Lead and Health Homes Coalition
Still Have Questions about Lead Certification CT Requirements?
If you are still unsure if you need a lead certification course or how to go about getting one, don’t hesitate to contact us. Call ZOTA Professional Training at 763-444-5323 today, and we will be happy to walk you through it.