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May 2022 Newsletter

What’s New

Congratulations to firm President, Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, who will be installed on June 10th to begin a 2 year term as President of the NYS Society of Professional Engineers during a dinner to be held at this year’s annual conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Suffern, NY.

Registration is now open for anyone who might wish to attend and/or network at the event. Please feel free to contact our office if you would like further details regarding the event, and we can put you in touch with the event organizers!

Recent Projects

  • Site safety engineering consultation regarding the padding for a recreation area at a Cooperative on the Upper Westside of Manhattan
  • Forensic engineering consultation regarding a motor vehicle accident involving a manhole cover on Westchester County roadway
  • Forensic engineering evaluation of a New York City construction site accident with regards to New York State Labor Law Sections 200(1), 240(1), and 241(6), as well as supporting sections of NYS Industrial Code Rule 23

Safety for all: Building codes in action

On April 28th The International Code Council’s Building Safety Journal reported that “Building Safety Month is an international campaign celebrated in May to raise awareness about building safety. The International Code Council and its many partners come together every year to celebrate issues that impact our everyday lives: energy, careers in building safety, emergency management and potable water. The theme for this year’s 42nd annual Building Safety Month is “Safety for All: Building Codes in Action” and the 2022 Building Safety Month website is now live and provides proclamations, campaign toolkits, social media graphics and helpful links to promote building safety”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. remains committed as always to guiding and assisting our clients in maintaining the highest level of safety for their site and building operations. 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.

OSHA Proposes Rule to Improve Tracking of Injuries and Illnesses

On April 4th The American Society of Safety Professionals reported that “OSHA is proposing to amend its occupational injury and illness recordkeeping regulation to require certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information to OSHA that employers are required to keep under the recordkeeping regulation…The agency proposes to amend its regulation in two key ways:

  • Require establishments with 20 or more employees in certain high-hazard industries to continue to electronically submit Form 300A, the annual summary information once a year to OSHA.
  • Require establishments with 100 or more employees in the highest-hazard industries to submit Form 300 Log and Form 301 incident report information once a year to OSHA. These establishments would continue to be required to electronically submit information from their Form 300A annual summary.

In addition, establishments with 250 or more employees not in designated high-hazard industries would no longer be required to electronically submit recordkeeping information to OSHA…You can learn more on OSHA’s injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting requirements website“.

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.

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