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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Case 1:20-cv-06131-CLP Document 22-21 Filed 03/14/21 Page 28 of 64 PageID #: 2760 required in order to have the handler license renewed. Refresher class must be taken annually under NYSDOH and USEPA requirements. Curriculum covers the main subjects from the initial class. Asbestos Supervisor/Contractor: State law specifies that an individual who is in the possession of contractor/ supervisor certificate must be on-site at all times when asbestos activities take place. A contractor has the right to designate a supervisor who on his behalf serves as an agent for purposes of site supervision. Supervisor is a person who provides supervision and direction to workers involved in asbestos removal, encapsulation, enclosure and repair. This course includes: potential health effects, asbestos worker protection, EPA, OSHA and relevant state and local regulations, waste disposal and recordkeeping requirements, air bulk sampling and glove bag techniques, confirming and minimizing airborne fibers, and on-site safety. Asbestos Supervisor/Contractor Refresher: Supervisor/ Contractor license needs to be renewed. Attendants get familiar with the latest regulations and improvements in the asbestos abatement technology. Project Monitor: a person, who oversees the scope, methodology or does the quality control on abatement projects but is not a supervisor, must carry the project monitor certification. This includes those who represent Owner and/or act in a “third party”. (40 hours) Air Sampling Technician: this course is for persons who perform air sampling related activities. Curriculum covers: air sampling techniques, inspections and procedures, regulations and emergency response. During the course students become familiar with the methodology for representative quality assurance for both personal and area sampling for phase contrast microscopy (PCM) and transmission electron microscopy analysis (TEM). (16 hours) Asbestos Inspector” this course gives individuals preparation for investigating asbestos containing materials as well as for collecting bulk samples, survey, personal protective equipment (PPE), building systems, health hazards, legal liabilities, public employee, building occupant relations, and recordkeeping. Asbestos Restricted Handler: This class is for those who perform any kind of work practices (i.e. electrical, plumbing) in proximity to the actual asbestos removal area. Course provides a history of asbestos uses; 26 | P age
Case 1:20-cv-06131-CLP Document 22-21 Filed 03/14/21 Page 29 of 64 PageID #: 2761 reviews health effects caused by asbestos exposure, explains federal and state regulations, and describes types and usage of personal protective equipment (PPE). Curriculum covers: preparation of the work area, medical monitoring, other than asbestos safety hazards etc. Instruction combines classroom theory and extensive hands-on exercises. Lead Worker EPA: this class is for those who perform lead hazard control activities in residential single family and multiple unit properties, including elevated blood level (EBL), health department ordered projects, USHUD grant programs, public and Indian housing abatement programs and military abatement projects. The course ends with the nationwide approved certification. The variety of topics include: health effects of lead poisoning and sources of lead exposure, testing for lead-based paint, worker protection, abatement, clean-up, clearance testing, disposal of abatement debris, regulation, guidelines and recourses for lead testing and abatement, risk management. Lead Supervisor EPA: those who supervise project as firm representatives or as on-site authorized supervisors must be qualified as a competent person under USOSHA standard. Curriculum covers: health effects, personal protective equipment (PPE), legal liability, medical monitoring, insurance considerations, hazard control strategies, waste disposal. Attendant is taught the abovementioned subjects, goes over the historical background of lead, its uses and sources as well as 8 hours of practical exercises. Asbestos Project Designer: designer certification is required for individuals who are responsible for phasing and/or remediation methods, timing, planning the scope and applying the above mentioned to any asbestos project. According to the NYS Education Department anyone, who submits plans to the State Education department must be certified as a designer. Asbestos Operations and Maintenance: asbestos operations, maintenance and/or repair activities of various scale and duration must be performed by facility staff possessing relevant asbestos certification. The certificate is obligatory while dealing with asbestos materials of less than twenty-five (25) linear or ten (10) square feet. Human Condition Safety Wearable Technology Human Condition Safety wearable technology will be utilized that creates safer job sites and saving on preventable injuries, insurance, and lost labor cuts, focusing on occupational health and safety in construction, first responders, warehouse, factory and delivery workers. Human Condition safety has 27 | P age