The EPA-RRP Rule says I can't use the respirators
I've been using for more than 30 years!
In order to work on my apartments and continue
remodeling houses I had to take the "Certified Renovator" class
because my apartments are older than 1978.
And the cheap deals for home remodeling are the
old house remodeling projects I enjoy and profit well on with my real estate investing.
I had a respirator fitting in 1977 in the factory and
a gas mask fitting in the military... I know how to wear a respirator!
That doesn't Qualify!
New EPA-RRP Rules
I have to have a "Respirator Fitting" and proof or a certificate (I don't know yet),
on the jobsite while working on Target Housing that contains lead.
I usually work alone however,
if I do have a helper or need to hire a subcontractor,
everyone on the job site must be trained as a certified renovator
and have proof of their respirator fitting.
It's been a tough go to get fitted for a respirator...
- 1st the Doctors appointment.
- That included a breathing test.
- My Doctor referred me to a Occupational Doctor for a consult.
- The Occupational Doctor doesn't do respirator fittings!
- Chest X-rays
- So far - a 2 week process
Once I get the 2 Doctors' okay, I should get a permission slip
for a Respirator fitting.Who Does the Respirator Fitting?
Well, I haven't got that far yet!
The instructor for the "Certified Renovator" course says his
Company charges $3,000 to get fitted for a respirator whether it's
for one person or a contractor's whole crew.I don't want to pay that!
So... the instructor stated that OSHA does respirator fittings
at no charge.
I'll let you know when I find out.
Joe the Rehabber
P.s. Has anyone completed the Respirator Fitting Process
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