The New York City District Council of Carpenters Health and Safety Department proudly serves the membership with quality safety training and education. Our mission is to ensure the safety and health of our members, thereby enhancing the quality of life for carpenters into and through retirement. Our training programs expand annually to improve member preparedness to tackle the unpredictable construction workplace environment.
The Health and Safety Department's safety training prepares our members to work under the regulatory environment that exists on today's work sites. Since the Federal Government undertook a policy to reduce toxic pollution (Resource Conservation Recovery Act, Superfund Legislation), and since most environmental clean-up work falls under the jurisdiction of the construction trades, having trained members ensures the work will be accomplished employing the highest standards. The New York City District Council of Carpenters Health and Safety Department is an EPA certified trainer for Lead Abatement, and is fully compliant with the latest OSHA, EPA, and HUD initiatives regarding the standard for construction workers who come into contact with lead.
Our Department is certified by the New York State Department of Health to train our members in both Full Handler and Restricted Handler Asbestos Abatement, meeting all EPA, NESHAPS, and AHERA requirements, preparing our members for certification to work on any asbestos abatement job.
Our 40-hour Hazardous Site Worker Class meets APA and OSHA requirements for certification under Regulatory Standard 29 CFR 1910.120 and/or 29 CFR 1926.65. This certificate enables members to work on construction sites classified as Hazardous Waste Sites. With regard to hazardous site remediation, we also offer Confined Space 29 CFR 1910.146.
We continue to improve the quality of our training product with train-the-trainer workshops, trainers exchange participation, collaborations with occupational and environmental health agencies, collaborations with departments at major institutions of higher learning, and community awareness building in partnership with communities and community leadership. The final result is a diverse and effective training apparatus that trains members for day-to-day handling of their profession with optimal results and the ability to respond purposefully to any emergency or catastrophic situation. Our carpenters are trained well, and they respond to that training with increased productivity, lower attrition rates, healthier and longer service, and a product we are proud of.
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The New York City District Council of Carpenters Apprenticeship Journeyman Retraining Educational & Industry Fund School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions, policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs