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More stories about Lead-Safe Practices

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  • When the Homeowner Does the Demo

    Q: I'm considering a job remodeling a kitchen on a pre-1978 house. The budget-conscious client wants to save money by doing the demo work himself, which I understand he can legally do in his own home. Can I come onto the job afterward and work without following lead-safe work practices, since I...

  • How to Lower the Cost of RPP Compliance When Bidding on Small Jobs

    You can work safely and still compete with uncertified remodelers by understanding the rule.

  • JLC Report

    EPA abandons lead clearance requirement; California risks forfeiting home-weatherization funds; Nevada's OSHA program told to ramp up citations; more

  • Q&A with Allen Weidman, InfoComm International

    Here's how important sustainbility if to InfoComm and the pro AV community: InfoComm recently hired a dedicated sustainability officer. Read about how he's approaching his job.

  • Q&A: Safe Soil Lead Levels Next to House

    Q: I'm doing a whole-house remodel on an old home. It's the height of the gardening season, and the owners - knowing that many layers of lead-based paint had been scraped off the house over the years - asked me what I thought about planting tomatoes in th

  • Lead-Safe Video

    If you sat through the eight-hour RRP training course and still can't figure out how to follow the law without going bankrupt, you're not alone.

  • JLC Report

    Ever since the EPA's Repair, Remodeling, and Painting (RRP) rule took effect in April 2010, remodelers around the country have been waiting expectantly for the agency to begin enforcement action against violators of its strict work-safety and record-keeping requirements.

  • Lead-Safe Paint Removal

    Choosing the right tool can make a nasty job easier and safer.

  • Lead-Safe Remodeling

    Lead-safe remodeling update; new energy code approved for 2012; error-minimizing tape measure coming soon