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August 2020 Newsletter

What’s New

The 5th annual Professional Engineers Day is being celebrated on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The event is intended to raise awareness about what it means to be a P.E., recognize licensed P.E.’s, and to show appreciation for the work that we do each and every day.  Please join us in recognizing this special day!

Recent Projects

  • Consultation regarding Building Code requirements for glazing at interior doors in a residential multiple dwelling structure located in Bronx, NY
  • Forensic Engineering consultation regarding NYS Labor Law and Industrial Code Rule 23 requirements for an alleged scaffold construction accident in Brooklyn, NY
  • Deck railing safety consultation for a private school located in Westchester County, NY

Is Your Backyard Deck a Safety Hazard?

On July 16th AAA reported that “for many Americans, the backyard deck is a favorite recreational area to get together with family…It doesn’t feel like a dangerous place, but if it’s not built correctly or properly maintained it could become one. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that around 20 million decks across the country are either structurally unsound or a potential hazard in some way, putting American families at risk for injury”.  With many people enjoying outdoor time with friends and family during this summer, we urge our readers to remain vigilant about the safety of such structures.  

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with clientele regarding property maintenance, repair, inspection, and rehabilitation needs.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

OSHA Directive Guides Silica Inspections

On July 16th the American Society of Safety Professionals reported that “OSHA’s newest compliance directive, Inspection Procedures for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards, aims to ensure uniformity in inspection and enforcement procedures when the agency assesses respirable crystalline silica exposures in general industry, maritime and construction…The new directive provides OSHA compliance safety and health officers with guidance on how to enforce the silica standards’ requirements…The directive also aims to clarify guidance on several topics, such as alternative exposure control methods when a construction employer does not fully and properly implement Table 1; variability in sampling; multiemployer situations; and temporary workers”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. makes it a priority to remain aware and knowledgeable of such developments regarding worker safety regulations, and we endeavor to keep our clientele informed of any legislation which might affect their projects we are consulting with them on.  Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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