RRP requires non-certified workers to have job specific, on-the-job training in RRP designed for that particular job. According to the RRP Training Manual and RRP Rule, it is expected to take two hours of training on-the-job, for every job. Yes, there's a lot to cover and it will take time on every job. However, if you’re smart, you can maximize those training hours. There is a Chinese proverb, "“Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.” It’s one thing to show somebody what needs to be done and then send them to do it; it is another thing to involve them while doing it. Training while "doing" will reduce overall your training time and result in better overall results. For example, let's look at the training of hanging plastic sheeting for dust containment.. The best way we have found, is to have training material that shows what a dust containment area should look like, what is necessary to hang the plastic, put the plastic on the floor, and outfit the worker for his own safety. If this information can be conveyed quickly, then the actual hands-on that is required can be productive work rather than just the sample. There are training materials available to assist your training program. The American Window and Door Institute offers a book, "The RRP Business Manual for Certified Firms" that contains "Cheat Sheets" that detail steps and procedures for RRP jobs and can be used by your workers to familiarize themselves with what they need to do before arriving at the worksite. There are videos available you can show that demonstrate hanging plastic. Two of those sources are "Video Training for Renovators" that is a review of hands-on activities from www.Train2Rebuild.com. An in-depth instruction of job set-ups and containment is available from www.LeadSafeVideoSolutions.com. The bottom line? You can save yourself some time and trouble by creating a consistent training program, incorporating hands-on training when available, and using pre-made material and using it to create your own training program and workbook. Editor's Note: John Jervis is the executive director of American Window and Door Institute (AWDI).