Estimating for residential work often tends to include a generous amount of sales and relationship work. Commercial estimating requires a different personality. A commercial estimator had better like numbers. This video is a really good overview of the job.
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher Certification
Hazardous Waste Operations require trained and skilled technicians to carry out the work. Exposure to harmful substances can have lasting effects. This 8 hour hazwoper refresher course is specifically designed for workers who have already completed the 40 Hour HAZWOPER and need the 8 HOUR HAZWOPER to maintain their certification for cleanup operations, voluntary cleanup operations, emergency response operations, and storage, disposal, or treatment of hazardous substances or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Topics include protection against hazardous chemicals, elimination of hazardous chemicals, the safety of workers and the environment, and OSHA regulations.
OSHA 10 Construction Certification
The OSHA 10 Construction Certification Training Program is intended to provide construction workers general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site. The training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a construction site. OSHA recommends this training as an orientation to occupational safety and health. New York State requires it of anyone working on a public project valued over $250,000.00. The training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention. Topics covered include Introduction to OSHA, OSHA’s Focused Four Hazards (Falls, Electrocution, Caught-In, and Struck-By), Health Hazards in Construction, Excavation, Scaffolding, Personal Protective Equipment, and others. Instructional time is 10 hours. Students who complete the course will receive an OSHA 10 Hour Construction card.
OSHA 30 Construction Certification
The 30-hour Construction Outreach Training Program is intended to provide a variety of training to workers with some safety and supervisory responsibility. The training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a construction site and the regulatory requirements of OSHA. In addition to emphasizing hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention; the student will also be introduced to the OSHA standards. By introducing our students to both the common hazards found in industry and the regulatory knowledge to remain in compliance, we reach our goal of providing students with the resources to be an effective safety and health manager on the job-site. Instructional time is a minimum of 30 hours. Students who complete the course will receive an OSHA 30 Hour Construction card.
Scaffold Law (NYS Labor Law Sections 240/241)
The Scaffold Law (NYS Labor Law sections 240/241) imposes “absolute liability” for elevation-related injuries on contractors and property owners engaged in construction, repair, or demolition work. Absolute liability means that the contributing fault of an injured worker, such as failure to use provided safety equipment or gross negligence, is virtually irrelevant in court.
New York is the only state in the nation with such a blatantly unjust law. All other states apportion liability in proportion to fault. For example, if a worker was 30% responsible for their own injury, the defendants are only liable for 70% of the judgment.