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September 2023 Newsletter

What’s New

OSHA has launched a national emphasis program (NEP) to address hazards in warehouses, processing facilities, distribution centers and high-risk retail establishments…State plans are required to adopt this emphasis program or establish a different program at least as effective as the federal model.  For additional information, click here.

Recent Projects

Forensic engineering services regarding a Labor Law 240(1) claim for a construction incident involving the use of concrete form clamps at a Brooklyn, NY site

Forensic engineering consulting services regarding a slip and fall due to apparent improper drainage of chiller unit in a supermarket in Long Island, NY

Forensic engineering consultation regarding a scalding incident at a multi-family residential dwelling structure located in Brooklyn, NY

    Selecting and Inspecting Fall Protection Equipment: 5 Keys to Success

    On August 21st The American Society of Safety Professional’s ASSP Weekly reported that “It can be challenging to navigate the world of fall protection equipment. Between harnesses, lanyards, d-rings and other gear, how can you know the equipment workers are using will keep them safe when operating at height? One important step is selecting the right equipment and inspecting that equipment before each use to confirm it will provide an appropriate level of protection…As you select and inspect your fall protection equipment, keep these five key points in mind“.

    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.

    Building Codes Save Money and Lives

    On August 25th ASCE’s SmartBrief for Civil Engineers opined that “the history of storm damage strongly suggests that building codes will prove even more crucial for saving property and lives as the climate continues to change. Critics say that code implementation and enforcement will raise construction costs, but the evidence to date doesn’t support that, write Scientific American editors”.

    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 incorporate same into our designs and 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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