More than 100 participants lined up to receive crucial OSHA-30 job training

New York March 5, 2019 – Recently, Building Skills New York – a nonprofit committed to providing New Yorkers in underserved communities a path to the construction industry – offered the necessary, and often life-saving, OSHA-30 training. In partnership with Public Housing Communities, Inc., an organization committed to educational and training opportunities for residents of NYC public housing, the trainings kicked off a series of sessions that will serve more than 100 employees and potential employees in New York’s burgeoning construction industry.

The training is vital to the success of a career in construction and is designed to provide extensive information on the safety and health hazards on construction sites and gives guidance on safe practices that meet standards set forth by the US Occupation and Health Administration. Workers – and trainees – who enroll in OSHA-30 training learn workplace and job site safety such as how to prevent falls, information on hazardous materials, guidance on how to work heavy machinery, and more.

“We are so happy and grateful for our continued partnership with Public Housing Communities in order to provide this training, which is crucial to the safety of our construction workers across the five boroughs – something that we take very seriously,” said David Meade, executive director of Building Skills NY, “It is critical that we continue to offer these training opportunities to residents in underserved neighborhoods in order to help launch their careers in the construction trades.”

“Public Housing Communities Inc’s partnership with Building Skills NY has given us a great opportunity to fulfill a commitment to assist our participants with job placement assistance,” said Charlene Nimmons, Founder and CEO of Public Housing Communities Inc., “We are appreciative of what we have built to help those that find themselves on the outskirts of the construction industry.”

Building Skills is a non-profit organization committed to providing New Yorkers in underserved neighborhoods a path to the construction industry through training and job placements. Last year, Building Skills provided OSHA-30 training to more than 70 New Yorkers through its partnerships with Public Housing Communities and others. Through acquiring this critical training, in addition to securing new jobs, workers put themselves in a position to advance their careers for months and years to come. For more information, please visit