Please take notice that special meetings of the Board of Education of the BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OF THE SOLE SUPERVISORY DISTRICT OF OTSEGO, DELAWARE, SCHOHARIE, AND GREENE COUNTIES, will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 and Wednesday, August 12, 2020.  The meetings will be held at the Otsego Area Occupational Center, 1914 County Route 35, Milford, NY 13807. The meetings will convene at 5:30 p.m.

 
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Asbestos (OSHA Regulations and NYS Code Rule 56)

Asbestos warning
Mandate:
Legislation and/or Regulation:
While many agencies regulate various aspects of asbestos in schools, the Department of Labor governs worker safety, and in the case of the NYS DOL, asbestos worker certification and building occupant safety during renovation and demolition.

What the SRM Service can do to help:
Training and Workshops:
  • Asbestos Awareness Training:
    • We can provide the required annual training to your custodial-maintenance staff regarding safe work practices in buildings containing asbestos.
  • LEA Designated Official Training:
    • We can provide training to your LEA-designated responsible person covering the proper management practices for asbestos in schools.
Services:
  • Assistance in maintaining worker asbestos training and certification.
  • Coordinate disposal of asbestos during renovation and construction.
  • Conduct a mandated pre-demolition survey for asbestos prior to building demolition.
  • Advisement and specification review for proposed asbestos abatement projects.
  • Obtain samples and provide testing. 
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