In 2010 the EPA finalized all the rules and regulations as set forth in the Lead-Based Paint, Renovation and Repair (RRP) Rules, and in 2011 EPA followed with the implementation of several revisions to the 2010 RRP Rule. This means that contractors must now be sure that they are in full compliance with all of lead safe work practices and standards while performing renovation work where lead-based paints were used in pre-1978 residential housing or else face penalties that can range from minor to severe.
For that reason more and more contractors are opting to use a Compliance Monitor, an individual with an in-depth understanding of the regulations affecting their industry to ensure proper techniques are being employed when any work is done that might require the removal of lead-based paints. By having a Compliance Monitor at their disposal, such contractors can avoid making costly mistakes and can easily increase their credibility with their clients.
However, contractors that choose to work with older building (pre-1978) structures without the use of a Compliance Monitor may end up costing themselves in a big way. The first cost might be a simple delay in a project. But, should the violations be severe then there is the chance that the EPA will fine a contractor thousands of dollars. Worst of all, such penalties could even lead to a contractor being charged with a criminal offense.
While these penalties may seem stiff they are actually in the best interest of everyone and everything. Not only are people at risk when lead-based paints are removed and/or disposed of in an improper manner, but such acts also put the environment at risk as well. Therefore contractors that use a compliance monitor are ones that show they not only wish to do the job well, but also that they wish to do it right.
For more information about how a compliance monitor keeps work safe and ongoing, please visit our website at www.GoingGlobalGreen.com or contact us at 860.430.9935.