Division of Safety & Health Boards and Councils
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Blasters Board of Examiners

Staff Contact

Kirk Fisher, Safety & Health Program Manager 1
Room 161 Building 12, State Office Campus, Albany, NY 12240
(518) 457-2735 email – [email protected]  

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Authority: 12 NYCRR 61

Membership Structure
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.

  • John Brulia - certified blaster and represents manufacturers
  • John Curry
  • Bill Young - certified blaster

Frequency of Meetings:: As Needed

Meeting Location: Albany, NY

Program Justification:  Worker Protection, Division of Safety & Health

Carnival, Fair and Amusement Park Safety Advisory Board

Staff Contact

Vincent Rapacciuolo, Safety & Health Program Manager 2
Room - 154 Building 12 State Office Campus, Albany, NY 12240
Phone (518) 457-3530 email – [email protected]

Responsibilities
Advises the Commissioner of Labor about rules and regulations that prevent personal injuries in the use of amusement devices at carnivals, fairs, and amusement parks.

Authority: Section 870-n of the Labor Law

Most Recent Board Members

  • Daniel O'Hare - Chair, Governor recommendation
  • Leo Dylewski - Member, Governor recommendation
  • Paul D. Gilmour - Member, Minority Leader of the Senate recommendation
  • Valerio Ferrari - Member, Governor recommendation
  • Robert Kramarik Jr. - Member, Minority Leader of the Assembly recommendation
  • Eric Gilbert - Member, Temporary President of the Senate recommendation
  • Joseph Montalto - Member, Speaker of the Assembly recommendation
  • Rob Norris - Member, Governor recommendation
  • Leslie Powers - Member, Temporary President of the Senate recommendation
  • Mark St. Jacques - Member, Governor recommendation

Membership Structure
Eleven members: five appointed by the Governor, two appointed by the President of the Senate, two appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, one appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate and one appointed by the Minority Leader of the Assembly. The term of service is five years or until a successor is appointed. The Governor designates one of his appointees to serve as chairperson.

Frequency of Meetings: As Needed

Meeting Location: Various locations throughout the state as required.

Program Justification: Worker Protection, Division of Safety & Health

Comments: No provision for quorum

Crane Operator Board of Examiners

Staff Contact

Kirk Fisher, Safety & Health Program Manager 1
Room 161 Building 12, State Office Campus, Albany, NY 12240
Phone (518) 457-2735 email –
[email protected]

Responsibilities

  • Make recommendations to the Commissioner of Labor with respect to examinations, experience, and competence of such applicants.
  • Holds hearings prior to determinations by the Commissioner to suspend or revoke certificates, or to refuse to renew certificates.
  • Report findings and recommendations to the Commissioner with respect to such hearings

Authority

12 NYCRR 61

Membership Structure
Three members appointed by the Commissioner of Labor: one of whom is a crane operator and one represents crane owners.

  • Theron Hogle - certified operator
  • John Dillon - certified operator, represents crane owners
  • Jeff Loughlin-certified crane operator
  • Vincent Rapacciuolo-NYSDOL

Frequency of Meetings: As Needed

Meeting Location: Various locations throughout the state as required.

Program Justification: Worker Protection, Division of Safety & Health

Comments: No provision for quorum

Passenger Tramway Advisory Council

Staff Contact

Vince Rapacciuolo, Safety & Health Program Manager 2
Room - 154 Building 12 State Office Campus, Albany, NY 12240
Phone (518) 457-3530 email –
[email protected]

Responsibilities
Advises the Commissioner of Labor regarding rules and regulations that prevent personal injuries from occurring in the use of ski tows, other passenger tramways and downhill ski areas.

AuthoritySection 12c of the Labor Law

Most Recent Board Members

  • James Ruhl, Ph.D. – Chair, Public
  • Russel R. Coloton, Jr. – Member, Ski Area
  • Gerald R. Fielding – Member, Ski Area
  • Wes Krieger– Member, Ski Area
  • Bernie McGarry - Member, Public
  • Tom Sanford - Member, Public

Membership Structure
Seven members appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate for a five-year term or until a successor is appointed. The Governor designates one of the members to serve as chairperson. Four members shall be an officer or an employee of a privately-operated ski center, and three members shall be representatives of the public.

Frequency of Meetings: As Needed

Meeting Location: Various locations throughout the state as required

Program Justification:  Worker Protection, Division of Safety & Health

Comments: No provision for quorum

Pyrotechnician Board of Examiners

Staff Contact

Kirk Fisher, Safety and Health Program Manager 1
State Office Campus, Bldg. 12, Room 161, Albany, NY 12240
Phone (518) (518) 457-2735 email – 
[email protected]  

Responsibilities

  • Make recommendations to the Commissioner of Labor with respect to examinations, experience, and competence of such applicants
  • Hold hearings prior to Commissioner's determination to suspend or revoke certificates, or to refuse renewal of certificates
  • Report findings and recommendations to the Commissioner with respect to such hearings

Authority: 12NYCRR 61

Membership Structure
The Commissioner shall appoint at least three examining boards. At least one member of such board shall be a certified Pyrotechnician and at least one other member of such board shall be a representative of a company that conducts pyrotechnics or fireworks shows.

  • Paul Dean Jr. - Certified Pyrotechnician
  • Kevin Fritschler - Representative of a Company
  • Flex Grucci - Representative of a Company
  • Steve Krishoff - Certified Pyrotechnician
  • Robert Lapietro - Certified Pyrotechnician
  • William Minnich Jr. - Representative of a Company
  • James Young - Representative of a Company

Frequency of Meetings: As Needed

Meeting Location: Various locations throughout the state as required

Program Justification: Worker Protection, Division of Safety & Health