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PERMA Announces New Executive Director

PERMA is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Beth Woods as its' new Executive Director effective January 3, 2022. Ms. Woods’ comes to PERMA with extensive experience within the New York State Government having worked at the New York...

Gear Washer & Dryers – NYSAFC Grant Open!

For the third year, PERMA, in partnership with NYSAFC, are offering a grant to financially assist members in obtaining gear washers and dryers, which remove carcinogens from turnout gear while maintaining gear durability. To be eligible, applicants must be members...

PERMA Members gain recognition with Cornell Local Roads Program

PERMA congratulates multiple members participating in the Cornell Local Roads “Road Master Recognition” program. This program highlights local highway and public works professionals who are committed to training and education by attending workshops and demonstrating an understanding of the concepts...

PERMA congratulates Town Clerk of the Year

A special congratulations to Desiree Potvin, town clerk for one of our current members the Town of Woodbury. This past year she has been recognized by the NYS Town Clerk Association as Town Clerk of the Year, nominated by peers...

OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations

OSHA announces their preliminary safety violations for fiscal year 2021. Below is a list of the Top 10  most frequently cited workplace safety standards. Fall Protection – General Requirements Respiratory Protection Ladders Scaffolding Hazard Communication Lockout/Tagout Fall Protection – Training...

PERMA featured in Waste Management Magazine

PERMA’s Risk Management was highlighted in this month’s, October issue of Waste Management magazine. The article featured the study of re-engineering high-risk job tasks in sanitation through ergonomic wearable technology. This program was launched with a Sanitation member helping determine...

2021 Managers’ Summit: Cybersecurity – Registration is open!

Be sure to register today!   Presented by: Carl Benevento, Channel Manager, Cyberstone Security; J.R., Ethical Expert, Cyberstone Security;  Ann M. Oot, Town Manager, Town of Manlius; Allison Weber, Town Clerk, Town of Manlius; Edmond Theobald, Town Supervisor, Town of Manlius, President, Association of...