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    :: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 ::

    Unqualified hardhats feared as fake crane-safety papers found - BY BRIAN KATES, New York Daily News
    The card - also required for certain construction supervisors and workers in high-risk jobs - certifies the holder has completed 30 hours of safety training and passed a rigorous 40-question U.S. Labor Department test.

    The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration issues the certificates, known as OSHA 30 cards.

    "If anybody can get an OSHA 30 card, that's a very dangerous situation," said Martin Daly, director of training for the District Council of Carpenters. "This is for people working as supervisors and in hazardous jobs."

    Alvarez told The News he was handed the card after a two-hour safety lecture. He said he did not take a test.

    "They told me I needed the card because I was working like a supervisor and I should have it in case OSHA came to check," Alvarez said. "I did not ask for the card, they just gave it to me. I didn't know it was wrong."
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