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New OSHA Requirements for Elevator Consultants

Compliance Date: May 1, 2019

New Regulations outlined for New York City by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration took effect in 2018. The new regulations highlighted that many workers including many Vertical Systems Analysis (VSA) elevator consultants will be required to take required hours of OSHA training each five-year period. Specifically (Supervisors, Site Safety Managers, Concrete Safety Managers, Site Safety Coordinators, Superintendents and competent persons) must receive a minimum of 60 hours of training.

The new rule for Elevator Modernization Specialists as well as other Construction Project workers requires that by March 1, 2018 DOB permit holders required OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 or a DOB approved 100-hour training program for every eligible employee.

Then, by December 1, 2018, Elevator Consultants and other Construction Project Professionals would need to complete the OSHA 10 and 20 additional training hours specified by DOB or OSHA 30 or a DOB approved 100-hour training program. There are other requirements that can be viewed here.

By May 1, 2019, Vertical Systems Analysis as well as other Elevator Consultants will be fully compliant with the OSHA 10 and 30-45 additional training hours specified by DOB; or OSHA 30 and 10-25 additional training hours specified by DOB; or a DOB-approved 100-hour training program.

This training is required by the Department of Buildings in New York City for any company and their employees that meet the requirements for compliance. The fine for not being in compliance can be as high as $5,000.00.

Vertical Systems Analysis has been providing Elevator Consulting and Elevator Modernizations in New York City since 1986. VSA has an extensive client list and is a DOB Licensed Elevator Test Witnessing Agency. Vertical Systems Analysis also provides specs and surveys for new elevators and provides all Category Witness Testing for elevators in New York City. VSA also has offices in Chicago, Philadelphia and Miami and projects in Puerto Rico.

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