Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

January 2019 Newsletter

Happy New Year
from the staff of Yarmus Engineering, P.C.
We hope that you had a wonderful Holiday Season,
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.

What’s New

OSHA has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2018.  To view the list please click here.

Recent Projects

  • Forensic Engineering consultation regarding door closing speed and force for a multiple dwelling structure located in Staten Island, NY
  • Site consultation with owner and contractor regarding wood construction details and need for repairs at a Brooklyn, NY residential terrace
  • Forensic Engineering consultation regarding a construction site accident involving an articulating boom lift in Pennsylvania

OSHA Updates Trenching & Excavation National Emphasis Program

On December 10th The Hudson River Valley Chapter of The American Society of Safety Professionals reported that “OSHA has updated its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on preventing trenching and excavation collapses in response to a recent spike in trenching fatalities. According to OSHA, 50 workers are killed in trench related incidents each year, and thousands more are injured. Under the NEP, OSHA will increase its education and enforcement efforts; inspectors will record trenching and excavation inspections in a national reporting system; and each area office will develop outreach programs. The NEP began October 1, 2018, with a three month period of education and prevention outreach. Enforcement activities will begin after the outreach period and remain in effect until canceled”.

Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, as Immediate Past Chair of the National Society of Professional Engineers PE’s in Construction Interest Group, spent last year helping to facilitate discussions between Professional Engineers across the country on important matters such as safety in the construction industry. Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with property managers, real estate developers, builders, attorneys, contractors, insurance professionals, adjusters, and other related parties regarding construction site safety issues. Please contact our office if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

Building codes help mitigate Alaska earthquake damage

On December 10th SmartBrief reported that “strict building codes enacted after a historic earthquake in 1964 are being credited for helping prevent extensive damage to structures in Anchorage, Alaska, which was hit by a magnitude 7 earthquake and a 5.7 aftershock, plus several smaller ones, last week”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. makes it a priority to remain aware and knowledgeable of ongoing building code updates and changes so that we can incorporate same into our designs and inform our clientele of such new regulations which might affect their properties. Firm President, Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, maintains his certification as a NYS Code Enforcement Official to ensure same. Please contact our office to discuss how we can be of assistance to you regarding inspecting, reviewing, and/or certifying your applicable structures, sites, or plans for such code compliance matters.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. © 2024. All Rights Reserved. Designed by LCM Granite.