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February 2026 Newsletter

What’s New

The NYS Department of Labor’s new Mold Program enforces Article 32 of the Labor Law regarding licensing requirements and minimum work standards for professionals engaged in mold assessment and remediation, including applicable exemptions for licensed design professionals. Please ensure that your consultants and contractors are legally permitted to offer any such services, and don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

Recent Projects

  • Certification of code compliance for municipal filing for alterations made to a structure in West Nyack, NY without final municipal inspection
  • Forensic engineering consulting services regarding a domestic hot water scalding accident at a Bronx, NY multiple dwelling structure
  • Evaluation of lighting conditions regarding site safety concerns at a Queens, NY property

How to test for lead in your home water supply

On January 21, 2016 CNN reported that “the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, may have you asking, ‘Does my home’s water contain lead?’…It’s possible. The Environmental Protection Agency says between 10% and 20% of our exposure to lead comes from contaminated water. It’s even worse for the youngest and most vulnerable: Babies can get between 40% and 60% of their exposure to lead by drinking formula mixed with contaminated water…Lead “bio-accumulates” in the body, which means it stays and builds up over time, so ongoing exposure, even at extremely low levels, can become toxic”.Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with property owners, managers, purchasers, and related real estate professionals regarding the presence of lead in water supply sources and distribution networks, as well as to test water samples for the presence of same. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

OSHA Submits Revised Rules On Silica Dust For Final Approval

On December 21st The Hill reported that “the Obama administration is moving forward with long-delayed rules intended to protect workers from exposure to harmful silica dust…The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) confirmed Monday that it has sent the rules to the White House for final approval, a step that comes after years of delays…The White House’s Office of Management and Budget will have 90 days to review the silica rules…The silica rule is intended to protect construction and manufacturing workers from exposure to silica dust, which has been linked to serious health problems, including cancer”

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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