ALL NYC SAFETY NEWSLETTER – All NYC Safety News Update 04/05/2018
Local Law 196 of 2017: Construction Safety Training
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Build Requirement for Building Plan Submissions
Effective April 9, 2018, all building plans submitted in DOB NOW : Build will be required to include the DOB NOW job number, with the extension that indicates initial (I1), amendment (P1) or subsequent (S1) etc., on the lower right hand side of each drawing sheet. Building plan submissions that do not include the DOB NOW job number will be rejected.
Employers Must Post 300A Injury/Illness Summary Until April 30
OSHA reminds employers of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A , which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2017. Each year, between Feb. 1 and April 30, the summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and those in certain low-hazard industries are exempt from OSHA record keeping and posting requirements.
National Ladder Safety Symposium to Take Place March 29 in Houston
OSHA, the Houston Chapter of the Association of General Contractors, the American Ladder Institute, and the University of Texas OSHA Education Center, are sponsoring a National Ladder Safety Symposium March 29 in Houston. Presentations will focus on best practices for preventing ladder-related injuries and fatalities. For more information and to register, visit the symposium website .
IN THE NEWS
NYC construction likely to avoid worst effects of steel tariff
The New York City construction industry would likely escape the worst effects of a tariff on foreign steel that was proposed by President Donald Trump last week, according to experts
Congress launches investigation into why NYC subway construction is so expensive
New York is an expensive city—anyone who’s breathed air within the five boroughs knows this. But when it comes to reconstructing and expanding its 200-plus miles of subway tracks, Gotham reaches a whole new level of pricey.
How Developers Can Help Fix NYC’s Biggest Infrastructure Problems
“The real question for everybody is, ‘How do we build better transit in New York?’ Arguably it’s been a challenge since 1904 when the subway was first built,”
OSHA announces regional construction safety campaigns
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, has launched regional campaigns to raise awareness about the four leading safety hazards in the construction industry.