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I have heard that if I use the warning signs EPA recommends in its model course I will be in violation of OSHA rules. Is this true?

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I have heard that if I use the warning signs EPA recommends in its model course I will be in violation of OSHA rules. Is this true?

Answer

The picture of a warning sign in the EPA model course is not intended to satisfy OSHA's requirements.  However, a firm subject to both rules can satisfy both the OSHA requirements and the RRP Rule requirements by posting only the OSHA sign.  

Firms must post signs clearly defining the work area and warning occupants and other persons not involved in renovation activities to remain outside of the work area.  To the extent practicable, these signs must be in the primary language of the occupants.  These signs must be posted before beginning the renovation and must remain in place and readable until the renovation and the post-renovation cleaning verification have been completed.  

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