EPA RRP Blogs By Shawn McCadden
Below are links to blogs Shawn has written on the Remodeling magazine web site that are specific to the EPA RRP. You are encouraged to leave comments.
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The remodeling industry needs an alternative method to address the EPA when it comes to the RRP rule.
If Massachusetts, for example, doesn't confim, validate or track the cause of lead poisoning in children, how does anyone know if kids are being poisoned by remodeling practices?
Shawn McCadden takes his red pen to an RRP article to point out just one example of misinformation.
Will the EPA react to media coverage by increasing consumer awareness and enforcement of the lead rule?
The EPA rule's restricted format prevents remodelers and manufacturers from offering optional solutions.
RRP caught the remodeling industry by surprise. Will increased OSHA compliance be a repeat of history?
Lead isn't the only toxic substance out there. According to a study released by the Ecology Center, many home improvement products still being sold today contain harmful chemicals.
A surprising percentage of children with lead poisoning are sickened after their parents performed home renovations without following lead-safe practices. Should homeowners and tenants be required to follow RRP rules?
As OSHA pledges to step up enforcement and fines in connection with RRP-related work, Shawn McCadden wonders whether the real issue is compliance or diverting more money into the Fed's coffers.
EPA releases enforcement and penalty guidelines document laying out enforcement and penalty guidelines for the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule.
If you are concerned about your costs of doing business now, I’m afraid that you haven’t seen anything yet.
Published errors can be just as dangerous as construction errors
Our industry is large, complex, and complacent: a potentially fatal combination, unless we unite
Politicians are experts at being Monday morning quarterbacks, but where were they to prevent this from happening to begin with? And, where is the leadership we need to stop and fix this mess?
A question to the Environmental Protection Agency: Why is the public still in the dark about the lead paint law?
Frustrated by the RRP? Don't blame the enforcers. Work with them
The reality of the EPA's RRP rule has been sinking in for about a week.
As the RRP draws closer, every week seems to reveal additional considerations for remodelers and other industry stakeholders, including homeowners, inspectors, and local governments.
Fear of the unknown has predictable consequences
Time is ticking away toward implementation of the EPA's lead law. A short list of what to do now.
The RRP represents a failure of clarity, responsiveness, and public awareness
No, the EPA won't be dropping by your jobsite after the RRP takes effect. Yes, it will be dropping by your office, searching for compliance...
Seventeen years in the making, the EPA's lead paint rule promises massive changes in remodelers' work practices -- at least for remodelers who comply with the law.
Wrestling with how the EPA's lead rule will impact your business? Think seriously about how it will affect your staffing as well.
Don't blame the messenger, have a fallback plan, and other thoughts on the RRP lead-safe training you need to get.
The biggest challenge to fair enforcement of the EPA's lead rule? Remodelers' attitudes. A call to action for leveling the playing field.