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March 2024 Newsletter

What’s New

We are thrilled to announce that we have rebranded! This includes our new logo and an update to our website with a refreshed interface, intuitive navigation, new content, and easier ways to obtain information from and communicate with us.  We invite you to Write a Testimonial or Leave a Review of our firm in this new section of our website!  Please feel free to Contact Us with any thoughts on the new look or just to reconnect!

Recent Projects

  • Forensic engineering evaluation of a Jefferson County, NY construction site accident involving the use of a cordless skill saw without the benefit of safety afforded by wearing safety glasses or goggles in violation of Labor Law Sections 200(1) and 241(6), as well as various supporting provisions of Industrial Code Rule Sections 12 NYCRR 23
  • Civil engineering consulting services regarding site drainage concerns at a Passaic County, NJ residential dwelling lot
  • Forensic engineering inspection and consultation regarding water intrusion, leaks, infiltration, associated damage, and mold exposure at a multiple dwelling residential structure located in Queens, NY

New OSHA Reporting Requirements Take Effect

On February 6th The American Society of Safety Professional’s Government Affairs Update reported that “new requirements for submitting workplace injury and illness information to OSHA took effect Jan. 1. Employers that meet certain size and industry criteria must provide 2023 injury and illness data between now and March 2.”  Visit the ITA Coverage Application to determine whether your organization is required to submit this data, which was due by March 2nd.

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.

Deadline For Natural Gas Detectors

On February 26th New York City Department of Building’s Buildings News Update reported that “earlier this month DOB published a rule implementing a Local Law passed by the City Council in 2016, requiring natural gas detectors in all apartment building units, hotel rooms, and smaller residential properties that are not owner-occupied…Local Law 157 of 2016 was introduced in the Council following a series of deadly gas explosions in New York City. With the final rules for the law issued, a law-mandated deadline has kicked in, and landlords covered under the law now have until May 1, 2025, to install detectors inside each dwelling unit in their properties”.  Click here to read Local Law 157 of 2016.  Click here to read the full Final Rule.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. makes it a priority to remain aware and knowledgeable of ongoing building code and industry updates, and other similar regulatory changes, so that we can inform our clientele of such new regulations which might affect their properties and projects. 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 if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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