Current OSHA Live Feeds Including Fines for Lead Paint and Fall Protection Violations
EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) requires that contractors performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 be certified by EPA (or an EPA authorized state).
Certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers must follow lead-safe work practices. Contractors who disturb lead painted surfaces are required to provide Pre & Post Renovation Documentation. Proper documentation will protect you from lead poisoning lawsuits.
Falls and falling objects can result from unstable working surfaces, ladders that are not safely positioned, and misuse of fall protection equipment.
Workers are also subject to falls or to the dangers of falling objects if sides and edges, floor holes, and wall openings are not protected.
Any time a worker is at a height of six feet or more (construction industry) or four feet or more (general industry), the worker must be protected. Contractors must train their workers.