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NYC tower design gets a BIG twist

NYC tower design gets a BIG twist

Construction is currently underway on a pair of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)-designed towers in New York City named the XI (aka the Eleventh). The twin buildings will feature an unusual twisted form that’s intended to maximize the view for residents. The XI towers are located in Chelsea, Manhattan, next to the High Line. The taller of […]

The 10 biggest contractor fines under Trump’s OSHA

The 10 biggest contractor fines under Trump’s OSHA

During the Obama administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration press releases that accompanied safety violation citations and notices of proposed fines were often of the “shaming” variety, according to Edwin G. Foulke Jr., former assistant secretary of labor for OSHA under President George W. Bush. He said the approach seemed to be a strategy to […]

Ignorance of OSHA standards no defense for worker’s death

Ignorance of OSHA standards no defense for worker’s death

Dive Brief: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit Court upheld OSHA’s decision to issue a willful citation in the case of a worker’s deadly fall, even though the employer claims the foreman in charge was ignorant of safety requirements that could have prevented the incident, according to a summary written by the […]

ALL NYC SAFETY NEWSLETTER – Full SST Curriculum Announced by DOB 05/10/2018

ALL NYC SAFETY NEWSLETTER – Full SST Curriculum Announced by DOB 05/10/2018

TOP STORIES Full SST Curriculum Announced by DOB The DOB just announced the full SST course curriculum for both Workers and Supervisors. Supervisors must complete ALL 62 hours of construction safety training by December 1, 2018. Workers must complete at minimum 30 hours of construction safety training –a 10-Hour OSHA , and 20 additional hours: 8 Hours of Fall Protection Training, [...]
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