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When installing a roof, my firm does not create dust by directly sanding or cutting painted surfaces, but we do hammer the unpainted side of the lumber from above. Does the RRP Rule apply to this work?

The Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule applies to work that disturbs painted surfaces. If hammering painted components, even on the unpainted side, disturbs paint, creating dust or chips, the RRP Rule applies. 

Question Number: 23002-23787

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