Not-for-profit helps construction workers meet OSHA deadline - free of charge

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City construction workers are facing a strict deadline to complete a new training requirement. The local law 196 will soon require all city construction workers to complete 30 hours of site safety training to work.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration training will be required for all construction superintendents, site safety coordinators or safety managers beginning Dec. 1.

"It has helped me a lot", says Vinroy Edwards. The training helped him land a job on The Bronx Commons project in Melrose.

David Meade, executive director at Building Skills NY, is helping connect workers like Edwards with free training to fulfill the OSHA requirement. "The OSHA 30 will not only give them that credential, but that safety training to make sure they're gonna be safe on the worksite".

The not-for-profit is actively holding recruiting sessions and getting the word out before the upcoming deadline. "Every Monday, Tuesday morning. We can register you and put you on the list," says Meade.

Edwards says the training along with linking up with Building Skills NY, helped him land his gig in just a few weeks. "This is something that everyone out there seeking a job should try and be a part of," he says.

 

 

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