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NYC lawmaker stresses safety training after month’s 3rd death

NYC lawmaker stresses safety training after month’s 3rd death

Dive Brief: There have been three construction-related deaths in New York City already this month, and city council member Robert Cornegy Jr. has taken the opportunity to remind building officials how important it is that they implement the construction safety training laws passed in 2017, Crain’s New York Business reported. One worker fell to his death while performing brickwork […]

Local Law 196 Deadline changed to December 1!!! 05/16/2019

Local Law 196 Deadline changed to December 1!!! 05/16/2019

TOP STORIES The Local Law 196 Deadline Changed to December 1! For the second time since the new requirements were enacted, city officials have extended the deadline for construction workers to complete new safety training. The City Council granted workers another six months, meaning the new deadline is December 1, 2019. Local Law 196 requires certain workers [...]
3D-printed precast concrete molds for redeveloped NYC landmark a first

3D-printed precast concrete molds for redeveloped NYC landmark a first

It would be a shame to redevelop the Domino Sugar refinery property in Brooklyn without giving a nod to the historic building’s past. Installing concrete panels on the exterior of the 42-story tower achieved that, but manufacturing those panels from 3D-printed molds also provided a glimpse of the future. The under-development high-rise known as One South […]

NYC sewer system construction costs rocket 1500% to $1.2B

NYC sewer system construction costs rocket 1500% to $1.2B

Dive Brief: Costs for the Gowanus Canal sewage retention tank project in Brooklyn, New York, have shot up to $1.2 billion, more than 1500% higher than its original price tag of $78 million, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported. The new cost projection is also more than twice what the Environmental Protection Agency expected the cost of the […]

Avoiding the Most Common OSHA Citations

Avoiding the Most Common OSHA Citations

Just one mistake could put sanitation industry employers in hot water with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). But OSHA’s standards aren’t always on par with what’s happening in waste and recycling operations. According to Kirk Sander, National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) vice president of safety and standards, the top five cited […]

DOB SST Card Issuance Guidelines 04/08/2019

DOB SST Card Issuance Guidelines 04/08/2019

TOP STORIES Card Issuance Guidelines The Department is recommending that Course Providers follow the card guidelines in RCNY105-03 located at//www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/become-course-provider.page , as it pertains to the Site Safety Card(s) Issuance process. For your reference, please refer to image above. All NYC Safety has just been approved by the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) to [...]
Related, NYC union coalition strike deal

Related, NYC union coalition strike deal

It could be a new day for labor relations in New York City with the announcement that developer Related Cos. and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC) have struck a deal, in essence, to play nice. Related and the BCTC announced Wednesday that they had entered into an “historic accord” […]

New York Construction Workers Remain at Risk Without Legislative Action

New York Construction Workers Remain at Risk Without Legislative Action

With this year’s legislative session in full-swing in Albany, special interest groups have resumed their attacks on laws designed to keep workers safe on construction sites. Construction and insurance trade groups, seeking to shed accountability and pad their pockets, have argued that labor protections like the Scaffold Safety Law are somehow undermining worker safety. However, a […]