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 26 of 64 PageID #: 2758 at FDNY headquarters. Upon successful completion of the computer based test, candidates will be issued a certificate of fitness by FDNY. Emergency Preparedness: Fire Safety Director: approved by the New York City Fire Department, is for candidates applying for the Certificate of Fitness for Fire Safety Director (F-58 or F-25) in New York City. Candidates must successfully complete this class, before they are eligible to take the Fire Department computer based test and ultimately the onsite examination at their specific facility. Topics include: Fire Alarm Systems; Emergency Procedures; Training Requirements; Fire Suppression Systems; Other Building Systems; Maintenance; Recordkeeping and Knowledge of the NYC Rules as they pertain to fire safety. American Heart Association, First Aid, CPR with AED: procedures for CPR and choking, heart attacks, strokes, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) introduction, as well as topics such as bleeding, shock, fainting, poisoning, epilepsy, diabetic emergencies, allergic reactions, burn accidents, heat and cold emergencies, head and neck injuries, and musculoskeletal injuries. This National Certification is good for 2 years. FDNY Prep Course for Certificate of Fitness for Citywide Fire Guard (F‐01) and Construction Site Fire Guard (F‐60): This course covers the following in preparation for the FDNY Certificate of Fitness exam: exits are properly identified and that hallways, stairways, etc. are properly lighted, Checking the entire premises daily for potential ignition sources. Enforcement of smoking prohibitions: inspect premises for accumulation of rubbish, Have the knowledge of the location and use of fire extinguishers, and fire alarm pull stations when required; Information of the extent of the out-of-service condition; Location of hazardous materials that are stored, handled or used in the building including fuel oil storage tanks; The means available for the fire guard to make required notification Environmental Training Lead ‐ Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Class: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has enacted the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule, developed under the Toxic Substances Control Act, which went into effect on April 22, 2010. It imposes a new set of requirements for contractors, property Owners and managers, who renovate, repair or prepare surfaces for painting in pre-1978 rental housing or space rented by child care facilities. learn how to perform lead safe work practices, learn the lead laws that apply regarding certification and lead safe work practices, keep records to 24 | P age

Case 1:20-cv-06131-CLP Document 22-21 Filed 03/14/21 Page 27 of 64 PageID #: 2759 demonstrate that the Owner and workers have been trained in lead safe work practices and followed lead safe work practices on the job. Mold Remediation Technician: facts associated with mold. They will also learn about the interpretation of data and the current general status of mold-related litigation, legislation, licensing, and certification. The specific topics are: what are molds?; Common health problems; What factors affect mold growth?; How to detect mold growth; and How to prevent mold problems, Mold and Mildew Remediation‐Schools and Commercial Buildings: mold class above with a focus on remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings per the U.S. EPA /NYC DOH Mold Remediation Supervisor: mold class, above, with additional training: Mold Remediation Supervisor will be able to perform all tasks related to Mold Remediation including run projects, coordinate worker activities, sampling techniques and analysis and abatement procedures and protocols. Blood Borne Pathogens: safety and health professionals analyze the workplace, create an exposure control plan and develop workplace practices that will minimize risks. Course Content: Review the OSHA standard universal precautions, personal protective equipment, safe work practices and engineering controls; decontamination; housekeeping; labels and signs. Asbestos Handler Initial: according to the New York State Industrial Code Rule (12NYCRR56) and Federal USEPA and USOSHA regulations, employees on an asbestos project whose duties involve removal, encapsulation, application or enclosure of any asbestos material, or the disturbance of friable asbestos, must hold an Asbestos Handler Certificate. This course covers all aspects of the asbestos hazards. Trainee is taught the specific procedures and how to apply them on a job site. Legal rights of the worker are also carefully described. Groups of students take part in discussions as well as in hands-on training. The course guides trainees through a variety of topics: health effects of asbestos, medical surveillance, personal protective equipment, preparing the working area and setting up the decontamination unit, usage of negative pressure air filters, air monitoring and hazard communication regulations. Asbestos Handler Refresher: 25 | P age

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