Friday, March 27, 2020

Asbestos Training Providers in New York State are Shutdown Due to Covid-19


New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has alerted us that NYS asbestos safety training has been deemed a non-essential service during COVID19, in accordance with Executive Order 202.6.  All asbestos training providers should discontinue providing asbestos safety training courses, effective immediately. The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is temporarily extending Asbestos Handling Certificate deadlines to help with this. More information from the NYSDOL can be found here  https://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/safetyhealth/temporary-rules-licenses-certifications-exams.shtm.

Chrysotile Asbestos Cobbing Station
Asbestos training providers will be notified when these restrictions have been lifted.  Providers should not notify for classes until the restrictions have been lifted.  There is no need for an asbestos training provider to send cancellations for the classes already scheduled during the closure, NYSDOH will automatically cancel these classes.

Future Environment Designs Keeping Your Employees Safe
Obviously, Future Environment Designs Training Center (FEDTC) will comply with these requirements and we will contact you once we are allowed to schedule classes, again.  We will be using this break to update our training materials with information we gained from recent Professional Abatement Contractors of New York (PACNY) Environmental Conference.
Respirable Silica Exposure
FEDTC would like to remind everyone that we also have some online safety courses that can be useful at this time to comply with various regulations.  Some of the courses we have include Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) hazard communication training; NYSDOL Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH) Right-to-Know/HazComm training; OSHA respirator user training; OSHA Class IV worker/Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asbestos awareness training; OSHA respirable silica training; New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) investigator/supervisor/handler exam prep; and mold awareness.  Please visit our website to learn more about these courses at www.futureenv.com.  You can register there to take these courses or contact us for special pricing for ordering more than one of these courses.  Thank you!

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