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14 Hour Complete Renewal Package for Minnesota Contractors and Remodelers

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Updated for the 2016-2017 Renewal! This 14-hour narrated/video online course package combines two courses: Successful Site and Building Design This seven-hour online course combines two topics: Site Design and Building Design. In this course, you will learn, from the foundation to the roof, from the appearance to the operation, from construction to maintenance, tried and…

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EPA Lead Renovators Certification Course to be Held in Traverse City

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EPA Lead Renovators Certification Initial 8 Hour Course Northern Michigan Builders Don’t Miss This Course! This may be the last class until Fall 2017 Any renovation work (including painting) done for compensation, which disturbs painted surfaces in residential dwellings or child-occupied facilities built before 1978 must be performed by an EPA-certified company, using persons trained in lead-safe…

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Oregon Contractors, Plan Your Test Accordingly

Oregon Contractor License Exam Prep

If you plan to take your Contractor License Exam in February, be sure to plan accordingly. PSI will not be offering the Oregon contractors licensing exam between February 21st and February 28th because of an update to their testing system. This update will allow test takers to toggle between the English and Spanish version of…

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How to Select a Respirator for Use with Pesticides

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Respirators protect you from breathing pesticide contaminated air. Inhalation of pesticides can be very dangerous to your health. Using the correct type of respirator, that is fitted properly, will help reduce the risk of harmful pesticide exposure. The first step in selecting a respirator is to check the pesticide product label. All labels are required…

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Is It Heat Exhaustion or Pesticide Poisoning?

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Sometimes the symptoms of pesticide poisoning can be confused with other illnesses. Anyone who works with or near pesticides should be aware of the symptoms of pesticide poisoning. Pesticide applicators who work with organophosphate or carbamate insecticides in warm and hot conditions need to be especially aware of the difference between heat exhaustion and pesticide poisoning. It…

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How to Wash Pesticide Contaminated Clothing

How to Wash Pesticide Contaminated Clothing

The EPA has issued guidelines for pesticide safety including for washing work clothes. Proper washing is important to minimize physical contact and prevent others from becoming accidentally exposed. Always keep work clothes separate from your non-work or family’s clothes. Always wash work clothes separately to prevent cross contamination. Wash a few items at a time…

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How to Make Money with Drones

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One of the most common questions about drones is “How can I make money with my drone?” As drone technology becomes increasingly more sophisticated, more useful purposes are developed.  We’ve collected a list of common and some not so common uses for drones with current or potential commercial applications. Aerial photography Inspecting powerlines, wind turbines…

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