|Turning Stone Lodge before the Storm|
|Mr. Meacham discussing the Enforcement Process|
The first day, known as Proficiency Workshop day consisted of two presentations the first was Mr. James Meacham, PE, program manager for New York State Department of Labor' (NYSDOL)'s Asbestos Control Bureau (ACB), discussing "Solving the Mysteries of the Asbestos Control Bureau". Mr. Meacham's presentation went through the process of an inspection, the issuance of a Notice of Violation (NOV), and then continued with the process of resolving the NOV. His presentation did an excellent job of bringing transparency to the enforcement process. A key point of Mr. Meacham's presentation, was the response from the contractor (violator) issued the NOV. Contractors have two opportunities to address a violation, onsite during the inspection and the second time, is when responding to the written violation. Onsite, if their is no dispute contractors should stop work, fix the discrepancy(ies) and document the actions in the logbook. If there is a discrepancy, contractors should work towards complying with what can be done, document your position on the deficiency, and document your corrective actions in the logbook. When a violator receives a violation, the contractor should review the project with their staff, gather the compliance documentation, and submit a response to the NOV. This is important part of the process and could go a long way in mitigating violations.
|Mr. Meacham discussing the Violation Review Process|
|Mr. Hutton discussing full-time Project Monitoring added to Variances|