Vincent Rapacciuolo, Safety & Health Program Manager 2
Phone (518) 457-3530 email – [email protected]
Program Justification: Worker Protection, Division of Safety & Health
- Make recommendations to the Commissioner of Labor with respect to examinations, experience, and competence of such applicants.
- Holds hearings prior to Commissioner's determination to suspend or revoke certificates, or to refuse renewal of certificates.
- Reports findings and recommendations to the Commissioner with respect to such hearings.
12 NYCRR 61
Three members appointed by the Commissioner of Labor. At least one shall be a blaster who holds a valid certificate of competence and at least one other member shall be a representative of explosives manufacturers. Each member of the advisory board shall serve without salary or other compensation, but, shall be allowed necessary and actual transportation expenses incurred in the performance of his or her duties.
Current Board Members
|Member||County of Residence||Member Qualification|
|Ms. Kris Kohler||Columbia||Public Representative|
|Derrick Paro||St. Lawrence||Certified Blaster|
|Gregory Dembowski||Genesee||Certified Blaster|
|Jason Staats||Montgomery||Certified Blaster & Represents Manufacturers|
|Blasters Examining Board
|Member Name||County of Residence||FY 2022-23
|Est. FY 2023-24 Expenses||Est. FY 2024-25 Expenses|
|Mason Tenders District Council of Greater NY & LI Political Action Committee (MTDCPAC), Deputy Director||Ms. Kris Kohler||Columbia||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|Hilltop Energy Inc., Division Manager||Derrick Paro||St. Lawrence||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|The Powderman LLC, Owner||Gregory Dembowski||Genesee||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|Austin Powder Company, Technical Representative||Jason Staats||Montgomery||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|