The 6H Rule is now in effect and establishes two classes of painters – “certified” and “uncertified”. Certified painters must have had training on use of certain paints commonly used in body shops and collision centers under the new rule. The rule states “the spray application of surface coatings is prohibited by persons who are not certified as having completed the training described in paragraph (f) of Section 63.11173″.
Steven Schillinger, President of GRC-Pirk, the authorized registrar under the Certified Spray Coating program, states “most collision repair shop owners do their best to protect the environment and provide their employees with a safe and sound workplace …in this era of restricted state and federal budgets, the uniform response from government agencies and civil attorneys has been to increase enforcement activities”. For more information on EPA rule 6H, see KPA’s 6H Rule Overview and sign up for my free webinar ” EPA’s New 6H Emission Standards are in place, are you compliant?” on January 20th at http://forms.kpaonline.com/go/kpa/6hKPA
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