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YARMUS ENGINEERING, P.C.
 
January 2021 Newsletter
Happy New Year
from the staff of Yarmus Engineering, P.C.
The last 9+ months have been an extraordinarily difficult time for many.  We hope that you were able to enjoy the Holiday and New Year Season, in whatever modified way you may have had to celebrate this year, and we look forward to continuing to assist you with
your engineering and inspection needs
in the new year.
We are grateful for your patronage of our firm.
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Our NYC clients should be aware that owners of buildings equipped with a fire alarm system, and that contain Group A-1, A-2, A-3, Group B, or Group M occupancies, now have an extra 6 months to install carbon monoxide detectors as required by Local Law 191. These property owners now have until July 1, 2021 to complete the installations. Read more about this extension here.
Recent Projects
 

Engineering site consultation regarding water intrusion and leak conditions at a Lower East Side New York City art studio

Forensic engineering consultation and testing of a product for compliance with UL Standard 1439 for "determination of sharp edges"

Forensic engineering evaluation of a construction site accident in Brooklyn, NY for compliance with the requirements of New York State Labor Law 241(6) and supporting Industrial Code Rule 23 regulations

OSHA Updates Site-Specific Inspection Program

On December 16th The American Society of Safety Professionals reported that "OSHA is updating its site-specific targeting (sst) directive, which directs agency resources to establishments with the highest rates of injuries and illness. The SST directive is the agency’s primary targeting program for non-construction establishments with 20 or more employees. Under the program, OSHA selects establishments for inspection based on injury and illness data employers submitted on Form 300A for calendar years 2017-19...The new directive replaces Site-Specific Targeting 2016...".

Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, as an OSHA certified Forensic Engineering consultant, and as a Past Chair of the National Society of Professional Engineers PE's in Construction Interest Group, has helped to facilitate discussions between Professional Engineers across the country on important matters such as safety in both industry and construction. As a licensed Professional EngineerState Certified Code Enforcement Official, and OSHA certified professional, Mr. Yarmus is credentialed to consult on site safety and incident investigation matters. Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with business owners, operations managers, property managers, real estate developers, builders, attorneys, contractors, insurance professionals, adjusters, and other related parties regarding site safety issues.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

Safety News You Need: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

On December 17th The American Society of Safety Professionals reported that "Slips, trips and falls accounted for 880 workplace fatalities in 2019. These types of hazards exist in many work environments, but organizations can take simple steps to mitigate or eliminate them". Their weekly Safety News You Need "features tips and tools you can use to help workers keep their footing while on the job:

  • Slips, trips and falls can occur for a variety of reasons. Learn some common causes of these types of incidents and how you can help workers avoid them. Read more
  • To prevent slips, trips and falls, you first have to identify the hazards in your work environment that can cause them. Follow these steps to conduct a comprehensive risk assessment of your facility to help keep your workers safe. Learn more
  • Once you’ve identified your hazards, you can then institute policies and procedures to help prevent them. Following these best practices can help you create work environments free of the factors that can cause slips, trips and falls. Read more
  • Along with physical hazards, human factors can play a role in experiencing a slip, trip or fall. Use this tool to gain an understanding of how a worker’s mindset can contribute to these incidents and how you can educate them on prevention. Learn more".

Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, as an OSHA certified Forensic Engineering consultant, and as a Past Chair of the National Society of Professional Engineers PE's in Construction Interest Group, has helped to facilitate discussions between Professional Engineers across the country on important matters such as site safety. As a licensed Professional EngineerState Certified Code Enforcement Official, and OSHA certified professional, Mr. Yarmus is credentialed to consult on site safety and incident investigation matters. Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with business owners, operations managers, property managers, real estate developers, builders, attorneys, contractors, insurance professionals, adjusters, and other related parties regarding site safety issues.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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