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November 2018 Newsletter

What’s New

OSHA announced its 2018 Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations. While the list remains largely unchanged, it offers some insight into where employers can make improvements to protect workers.

Recent Projects

  • Forensic engineering consultation regarding the failure of a residential water heater which scalded an occupant of the structure
  • Design of alterations to a residential structure located in Rockland County, NY
  • Forensic engineering evaluation of a construction accident involving a forklift at a Queens, NY worksite

Cuomo Announces $13 Billion Plan To Rebuild JFK Airport

On October 4th CBS New York reported “Gov. Andrew Cuomo says major changes are coming to John F. Kennedy International Airport…On Thursday, he announced his plan to rebuild the airport with two new terminals and two new roadways to improve vehicle access, along with expanding JFK airtrain service…The governor said it’s part of a $13 billion plan to be completed by 2025.  Construction is expected to begin in 2020…Rendering released today give an idea of what the new airport will look like. Click here to see the renderings (.pdf)”.

Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, as President of the Lower Hudson Valley Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), is helping to plan an event scheduled for April 10th which will review and discuss 75 years of geotechnical and foundation engineering history at the airport. Please contact our office if you have an interest in attending this event, or are otherwise interested in ASCE.

Learn How to Keep Workers Safe During Trenching and Excavation

On October 14th The American Society of Safety Professionals reported that “excavation and trenching are some of the most dangerous activities in construction, but the hazards are preventable. By taking the proper steps, contractors and workers can have confidence that they can conduct excavation and trenching operations safely”.

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 and innovation 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.

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