The article has been automatically translated into English by Google Translate from Russian and has not been edited.

Note for immigrants: how to get a job in the US construction industry

According to StatisticsIn the United States, there is an acute shortage of workers in the construction industry. In particular, in New York, the most popular are such specialties as: electrician, plumber, carpenter, builder. Construction companies have difficulty hiring qualified workers for construction projects. Therefore, employees of the above specialties have the opportunity to receive high wages, as well as additional bonuses. Such work can help new immigrants to quickly get on their feet and get a stable income.

Photo: VSI

Profession requirements

In order to work in the USA as a builder, electrician or, for example, a plumber, you must have a certificate confirming the presence of a professional skill. In addition, each worker in the construction industry must additionally take an educational course "Safety at the construction site" (OSHA). Workers who do not have OSHA certification cannot be admitted to the construction site.

The main goal of OSHA training is to make people safe. In the process of training, students are explained the risks associated with performing work on a construction site, for example, a fall from a height or electric shocks. In addition, safety rules for working on scaffolding, the rules for using electric tools, the rules for safe loading and unloading of goods, the rules for fire protection, etc. are explained to future employees. The importance of such trainings cannot be underestimated, since human life and health are at stake.

Photo: VSI

Where to take a safety course at a construction site OSHA

Valor consulting - This is the only Russian-speaking company in New York that specializes in conducting safety training on construction sites. On the basis of the Valor Consulting educational center, you can take trainings on all existing courses for working in the construction industry - the passage of these courses is strictly controlled by the New York Building Department.

Moreover, according to the requirements of this department, employees of all the above professions are required to complete at least 30 hours of OSHA training and receive a confirmation certificate by December 1 of 2019.

Another recently established additional requirement of the New York Building Department was the provision that construction workers need to take two more educational courses before December 1 this year: the 8-hour Fall Prevention course and the 2-hour Alcohol and Drug Awareness.

Photo: VSI

It should be noted that according to the new requirements of the Construction Department, applicants for positions such as Supervisor, Forman, Competent people, must pass 62 hours of training until December 1, including the already mentioned OSHA, Fall prevention, Alcohol and Drug Awareness and 22 hours of other trainings. As already noted, Valor Consulting provides training in all required courses. Classes are usually held in the evenings on weekdays with 16.00 for 5-6 hours.

Those who did not fulfill these requirements and did not receive the relevant certificates before 1 December 2019, will not be allowed to work on a construction site, and even face fines of up to $ 2 500. Moreover, penalties apply to both the employee and the employer.

Photo: VSI

For more information, you can go to the site: www.valorsafetyservices.com or call tel .: 917-362-9444 and register for the educational course you need.

Your question Valor Consulting

Read also on ForumDaily:

From builder to scientist: industries most likely to be immigrant to the United States

In the US, the number of vacancies has exceeded the number of unemployed Americans

Nearly half of 500's most profitable US companies were founded by immigrants and their children.

Where in New York immigrants can get the necessary help: useful links and contacts

Dear ForumDaily readers!

Thank you for staying with us and trusting! Over the past four years, we have received a lot of grateful feedback from readers who have been helped by our materials to arrange life after moving to the USA, to get a job or education, to find housing or to arrange a child in kindergarten. We are glad to help you during the immigration period, which can be quite difficult.

Now we want to ask you for support. Quality journalism is quite expensive. After a sharp reduction in advertising revenues from Facebook, our revenues do not cover the costs of editorial content, which jeopardizes the continuous operation of the site. We do not introduce a paid subscription, as many US media do, and provide access to all our materials for free, because we understand how important it is for Russian-speaking immigrants to receive reliable information in their native language. $ 5, $ 10, $ 20 - any amount you share with us will help the site survive, which means we can continue to provide useful information to thousands of immigrants. Support quality journalism! We believe in the power of our readers!

Always yours, ForumDaily!

Do you want more important and interesting news about life in the USA and immigration to America? Subscribe to our page in Facebook. Choose the option "Priority in the show" - and read us first. And don't forget to subscribe to ForumDaily Woman - There you will find a lot of positive information.

Miscellaneous work in the USA builder Work OSHA


1087 requests in 2,272 seconds.