The Percy Program

It is a fight to level the playing field to be able to compete for jobs and careers on the basis of skills and make available apprentice training to all. In 1973 Al Percy launched a class action lawsuit to give workers like him a chance to better their lot in life. It would also ensure the availability of skilled workers to build the infrastructure of the future. Who is Al Percy? What is the lawsuit?

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Percy Program - Alternative Employment Practice EDNY 20-cv-06131

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Case 1:20-cv-06131-CLP Document 22-21 Filed 03/14/21 Page 24 of 64 PageID #: 2756 This is an all-inclusive course required to renew the Site Safety Manager license every three years. Site Safety Manager Training: designed for qualified construction professionals applying to take the site safety manager license exam or registering with the NYC DOB as a Registered Construction Superintendent (RCS), Certified Site Safety Coordinator (SSC), or Licensed Site Safety Manager (SSM). The course is designed to give you a clear understanding of the new NYC Codes, existing Federal and State standards and applicable local laws to promote sound and code compliant constructions practices. NYC Department of Buildings Concrete Manager: The Department of Buildings requires a Concrete Safety Manager to be present on all construction sites where a minimum of 2,000 cubic yards of concrete will be poured. These individuals must be fully registered with the Department of Buildings and have their name on the permit application. Students must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in concrete operations. Concrete Safety Managers must complete this 30 Hour concrete safety manager course before they can register with the NYC DOB. Supported Scaffold Course: The New York City Department of Buildings Code 3314.4.6 requires that every worker who uses supported scaffold to perform his or her job shall complete a training program and a refresher course every four years. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive a scaffold user certificate that is valid for four years from its date of issuance. Supported Scaffold (Pipe Erector) User's Class: Intended for anyone who directs or works on the erection, dismantling, repairing, maintaining or modifying any supported scaffold over 40 feet in the City of New York. This course satisfies the New York City Department of Buildings requirement (2008 Building Code Section 3314.4.5) for the initial training course for workers who erect, repair, maintain, modify and remove supported scaffolds. After successful completion of this course, a refresher must be completed every 4 years. This training program is based on the US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Department (OSHA) scaffold safety and training guidelines (29 CFR 1926 Subpart L) and 2008 NYC Building Code (Section 3314). Upon completion of the program, you will receive a photo ID certification card. To maintain certification, an 8- hour refresher course must be completed every 4 years thereafter. Supported Scaffold Installer and Remover Refresher Course: 22 | P age

Case 1:20-cv-06131-CLP Document 22-21 Filed 03/14/21 Page 25 of 64 PageID #: 2757 install or remove Supported Scaffolds in New York City, an individual must successfully complete this 8 hour Supported Scaffold Installer and Remover Refresher training course four years following the completion of the 32- hour Supported Scaffold Installer and Remover Course and every four years thereafter. Suspended Scaffold Training: NYC Rigging Rule 9 requires that workers on a suspended scaffold have a minimum of 16hrs of training. This training includes classroom training on local regulations, good rigging practices, how to read permits, and counterweight formulas. It also includes extensive hands on training using both miniature and full-size equipment. Hands on training includes such things as operation of a motor, motor safety features, knot tying, fall protection, self-rescue, outrigger set up, using other rigging devices, tiebacks, proper use of ladders, safety equipment and more. Workers will be issued photo identification on a plastic credit card type Training Certificate, which is good for 4 years. After 4 years, a refresher will be required. Suspended Scaffold Supervisor (Rigging Foreman) Training: NYC Rigging Rule 9 has always required that the Licensed Rigger or his Designated Rigging Foreman oversee all suspended scaffold operations training geared specifically for Rigging Foreman. There is also in depth hands on training that includes knot tying, using a voltage meter, sling angles, specialized rigging, and inspections. Like the suspended scaffold class workers will receive a plastic photo ID card with a specific DOB tracking number. Suspended Scaffold Supervisor Refresher Course: supervise and use supported scaffolds in New York City, the designated suspended scaffold supervisor must successfully complete this 8 hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor Refresher Course four years following completion of the Suspended Scaffold Supervisor Course and every four years thereafter. Note: In addition to completing this training course, individuals who supervise the installation or use of a suspended scaffold must be designated as a Foreman on behalf of the licensed rigger or sign hanger. Construction Site Fire Safety Manager Course: qualified construction professionals applying to take the Construction Site Fire Safety Manager certificate of fitness exam for FDNY. The course is designed to give a clear understanding of the NYC Fire Code and Fire Rules, the duties of a Fire Safety Manager, the Fire Code construction site requirements, and construction site fire safety requirements. Construction Site Fire Safety Managers are required to be at construction sites that require a Site Safety Manager or Site Safety Coordinator. Each participant who completes the course will receive a certificate of completion, which is a prerequisite to take the computer-based test 23 | P age

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