Yes, there must be a protocol meeting prior to the commencement of an SCA construction and renovation project and the UFT chapter leader must be present. There also must be a protocol meeting prior to the commencement of DOE Division of School Facilities (DSF) repair, renovation and/or construction work that will disturb/involve more than 100 square feet of building materials.
More details about the protocols that must be followed can be found in the UFT Protocol Checklist for SCA Construction Projects in Schools or the UFT/DSF Pre-Construction Protocol Checklist. For PCB-containing light fixture removal and replacement projects, you should consult the UFT/DSF/NYPA Pre-Construction Protocol Checklist. If you have questions or concerns about a construction project in your building, please contact the health and safety representative at your UFT borough office.