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October 2020 Newsletter

What’s New

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. is pleased to announce that we have purchased equipment developed to satisfy UL Standard 1439 for “determination of sharp edges” for any sharp edge testing services you may require. Please do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about how such testing might be of benefit to you or your clients.

Recent Projects

  • Environmental Engineering consultation regarding potential asbestos contamination at a worksite located in Freehold, NJ
  • Labor law consultation regarding ladder safety at a Manhattan, NY construction site
  • Forensic engineering consultation regarding door safety at a site located in Nassau County, NY

Safety News You Need: Safety Management Systems

On September 20th the American Society of Safety Professionals reported “whether you realize it or not, you have a safety management system at your workplace. The key to preventing worker injuries and fatalities is continually improving that system by identifying gaps and taking corrective actions”. Their weekly Safety News You Need “features resources to help you establish a system that will keep workers safe now and into the future:

  • You may think that improving your safety management system is an expensive, complicated, time-consuming process, but that need not be the case. Learn the truth about three of the most common myths about safety management systems. Read more
  • The plan-do-check-act model provides a foundation for managing change in any size organization. The framework can help you identify areas of opportunity for your safety management system, analyze its effectiveness and improve it moving forward. Learn more
  • Effective safety management requires an organization commitment to develop processes, procedures, training and communication to create a positive safety culture. Remember these four key components as you develop, implement and improve your safety management system. Read more
  • There are many elements to keep track of and document for your safety management system to be as effective as possible. This OSHA checklist can help you account for every step on the path to continuous safety improvement. Read more

Andrew R. Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, as a Past Chair of the National Society of Professional Engineers PE’s in Construction Interest Group, and current President-Elect of the NYS Society of Professional Engineers, has helped to facilitate discussions between Professional Engineers across the country on important matters such as safety in both construction and general industryYarmus Engineering, P.C. is available to consult with 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.

Building Owners Must Post Building Energy Efficiency Rating Labels By October 30, 2020

On September 8th the NYC Department of Buildings reminded that “building owners…are required to post Building Energy Efficiency Rating Labels no later than October 30, 2020, and October 30 of each year after 2020. Based on Local Law 33 of 2018, as amended by Local Law 95 of 2019, owners of buildings over 25,000 sq. ft. – or multiple buildings on a lot totaling 100,000 sq. ft. or more – that appear on the NYC Benchmarking Covered Building List, must post a Building Energy Efficiency Rating Label in a conspicuous location near each public entrance to their buildings”.

Yarmus Engineering, P.C. makes it a priority to remain aware and knowledgeable of ongoing building code and industry updates and similar regulatory 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 if we can be of assistance to you or your clients regarding such matters.

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