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RRP Initial training in Orange County

RRP INITIAL TRAINING IN ORANGE COUNTY SPONSORED BYORANGE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
TRAINING PROVIDER: BIG APPLE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY INC.
CALL 1-800-718-8639 or email rohit@baos.comfor details and to register for RRP initial training in orange county.
EPA LEAD PAINT REGULATION FOR ALL CONTRACTORS ANDRENOVATORS/REMODELERS


Lead Remodeler and Renovator 


Attention Contractors and HomeRenovators New EPA guidelines require you to be trained and re-certified.


** AVOIDFINES OF UP TO $37,500 for each violation.


The EPA has ruled that contractorswho perform renovation, repairs, and painting projects that disturb lead-basedpaint in homes, child-care facilities, and schools built before 1978must be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent leadcontamination. EPA requires that firms performing renovation, repair andpainting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child carefacilities and schools must be certified by EPA and use certified renovatorswho are trained to follow lead safe work practices.


Contractors can become certifiedrenovators by taking an 8 hour training course at the Orange County Departmentof Health provided by Big Apple Occupational Safety Corp. (www.baos.com )


New law affects contractors such as Property Managers, Remodellers/Carpenters, Painters, Plumbers, Electricians andMaintenance Personnel


Certification is required for allhome improvement activity that disturbs more than 6 square feet of interior or20 square feet of exterior lead paint in housing built before 1978 andchild-occupied facilities.


Get Certified today and avoid finesof upto $37,500 for each violation !!!!


Please contact BAOS at1-800-718-8639 for dates and to register for training in Orange County.  Following are details:


Coursetime: 9am - 5pm


RRP- ENGLISH : FEB : 20 & MARCH 19TH (SATURDAYS FROM 8AM - 4PM)

RRP-SPANISH : FEB: 27TH AND MARCH 26TH (SATURDAYS FROM 8AM - 4PM)


Location:  Fire Training Center 
9 Training Center Lane
 New Hampton, NY 10958


Big Apple Occupational Safety Corp.
505 8th Avenue - Suite # 2305
New York,NY  10018
Tel#212-564-7656


www.baos.com
**NEW OFFERING - MOLD TRAINING
Big Apple Occupational Safety Inc. has been accredited by the New York State Department of Labor to provide Mold Abatement Worker, Mold Remediation Contractor and Mold Assessor Training programs.

AUTHORIZED IACET TRAINING PROVIDER
Big Apple Occupational Safety (BAOS) has been accredited as an authorized provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

NYC Site Safety Coordinator
NEW NYC DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING REGULATIONS FOR SITE SAFETY COORDINATORS

Begining July 1, 2008 a certified Site Safety Manager or Certified Site Safety Coordinator must be onsite at all contruction or demolition of major buildings that are 10 to 14 stories.

A Certified Site Safety Manager must be on-site at buildings above 14 stories where construction or demolition is being conducted. Site Safety Coordinators may not supervise buildings this height.

The Site Safety Coordinator certification is valid for one year, and a $100.00 initial fee must be paid prior to the background investigation.

The NYC DOB Licensing unit will accept applications for Site Safety Coordinators by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Please call (212) 566-4100 to schedule an appointment.
NEW LEAD PAINT RULE: RENOVATION, REPAIR & PAINTING RULE FOR ALL CONTRACTORS - LEAD RRP TRAINING
NEW LAW APPLIES TO ALL HOME IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE COMPANIES. Beginning in April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified.

NEW LAW APPLIES TO ALL HOME IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE COMPANIES.

Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.

To protect against this risk, on March 31, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices (79 pp, 847K) and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning in April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

As required by the rule, renovators and dust sampling technicians must become certified by taking an accredited training course.

Until that time, EPA recommends that anyone performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools follow lead-safe work practices.

All contractors should follow these three simple procedures:
Contain the work area.
Minimize dust.
Clean up thoroughly.

CALL BAOS AT 212-564-7656 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON NEW LEAD PAINT RULE!!!!
NYC Concrete Safety Manager
NYC Department of Buildings New Requirements for Concrete Safety Manager

Concrete Safety Manager: Effective January 1, 2009



The Department of Buildings will require a Concrete Safety Manager to be present on all construction sites where a minimum of 2,000 cubic yards of concrete will be poured beginning January 1, 2009. By July 1, 2009, these individuals must be fully registered with the DOB and have their name on the permit application.



A 30-Hour Department of Buildings approved training course covering site safety and concrete operations will be one of the requirements for obtaining permit.



CALL BAOS AT 212-564-7656 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CONCRETE SAFETY TRAINING!
ADDITIONAL OFFICE LOCATION
ADDITIONAL OFFICE LOCATION: MANHATTAN & JERSEY CITY, NJ.

Big Apple Occupational Safety Corporation is now also offering our training in Jersey City, NJ in addition to our Mid-town Manahattan Location. Training in all our disciplines (Asbestos, Lead Paint, OSHA, Site Safety, MOLD) are offered at the following two locations:

Manhattan:
505 8th Avenue - Suite # 2305
New York, NY 10018
Next to Penn Station, Manhattan (btwn. 35th and 36th street)
Tel# 212-564-7656
Tel# 1-800-718-8639

138 Wayne Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Near Grove Street Path Station
Tel# 1-800-718-8639
Local Law 1 of 2004
LOCAL LAW 1 OF 2004 requires training for all workers who will disturb or repair a painted surface. Lead Based Paint Training

Please see attached file for detailed information on Local Law 1 of 2004 in New York City.
NYC Site Safety Managers / Coordinators / Superintendents
NEW REGULATION FOR SITE SAFETY MANAGERS & COORDINATORS - NYC DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS

The New York City Department of Buildings has begun certifying Site Safety Coordinators, Site Safety Managers and Construction Superintendents as part of an ongoing effort to ensure construction sites are managed safely by professionals.





Highlights of NYC DOB Site Safety Certification:





Begining July 1, 2008 a certified Site Safety Manager or Certified Site Safety Coordinator must be onsite at all contruction or demolition of major buildings that are 10 to 14 stories.





A Certified Site Safety Managers must be onsite at all construction or demolitions of major buildings that are 15 or more stories.





As of July 1, 2008 all initial and renewal applications for new building and demolition permits for buildings up to and including 9 stories are required to have a registered construction superintendents named on the PW-2. Starting on 7/5/08, this requirement will apply to all permits of including 1, 2, and 3 family homes and garages.
NYC CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT - SITE SAFETY
NEW NYC DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING RULE FOR CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENTS

As of July 1, 2008 all initial and renewal applications for new building and demolition permits for buildings up to and including 9 stories are required to have a registered construction superintendents named on the PW-2. Starting on 7/5/08, this requirement will apply to all permits of including 1, 2, and 3 family homes and garages.

Construction superintendents must register with the NYC Department of Buildings. To register as a construction superintendent, an individual must meet certain qualifications and training requirements. Please see file attachment for detailed information. The rule outlines requirements that individuals must meet in order to register, including experience and education qualifications. Education Requirements include: 40 Hour Site Safety Manager, Site Safety Manager Refresher and 10 Hour OSHA Course
10 HOUR OSHA CONSTRUCTION SAFETY COURSE
10 HOUR OSHA - NEW REGULATION GOES INTO EFFECT JULY 18, 2008

New York Construction Contractors Need 10-Hour OSHA Course for Public Works Projects.





This provision is an addition to the existing prevailing wage rate law, Labor Law 220, section 220-h. It requires that on all public work projects of at least $250,000.00, all laborers, workers and mechanics working on the site, be certified as having successfully completed the OSHA 10-hour construction safety and health course. It further requires that the advertised bids and contracts for every public work contract of at least $250,000.00, contain a provision of this requirement.





The course includes topics such as excavations, electrical safety, ladders, fall protection, chemical hazard communication and other safety and health topics.





CONTACT BIG APPLE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY CORP FOR REGISTRATION OF 10 HOUR OSHA COURSE !!!!





TOLL FREE # : 1-800-718-8639 or www.baos.com