TEN NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR CONTRACTORS-2021

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   As I sit down to write my annual list of resolutions for contractors, I am amazed at how much things changed in 2020. Construction was going well and then, in March 2020, COVID-19 hit. At first, we thought it was going to be a disaster for the construction industry. States, cities and towns shut down projects and many applied for PPP loans. Then, something amazing happened. Construction was considered an essential service and everyone was back to work.  That said, the work world changed: companies were donating their PPE to frontline workers, COVID-19 protocols had to be followed and paperwork had to be filed. Everyone was scrambling to figure out how to comply and keep their businesses going. So, you may or may not ask, what was I, as a construction lawyer doing? I spent March and April thinking about the new risks contractors/construction companies were facing and developing contract clauses to protect the industry. I wrote a number of blog posts with clauses to add to your contra

Lead Paint Training

The actual training is being offered by a number of different trainers that have been certified by the EPA. One can find a list of certified trainers by going to the EPA’s website. The cost of the training ranges from approximately $100-300.00. The training consists of an eight-hour training with a test at the end. It teaches the lead containment procedures (sealing off the room with plastic, using a HEPA vacuum to clean up at the end of the day, etc.) as well as how to coordinate the work most effectively and maintain proper documentation. Those who are grandfathered in from a previous lead training will have to do a four hour-training.

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