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City reports decline in construction-related injuries, deaths

City reports decline in construction-related injuries, deaths

The city reported a nearly 19 percent decrease in construction-related injuries in the last fiscal year, a drop the Department of Buildings partially attributes to a new construction safety law. There were 534 construction-related injuries between July 2019 and June 2020, a drop from the 646 seen during the same time period in the previous […]

10% Off All In-Person Courses!

10% Off All In-Person Courses!

DOB UPDATES LOCAL LAW 196 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 1, 2021. COVID-19 Response: Rigging, Scaffold and Concrete Safety Refresher Training Card and Certificates Require Renewal by November 9, 2020 All refresher training program requirements for site safety training cards or certificates required by Sections 3314.4.5 or 3316.9.2 of the New York City Building Code and [...]
How the Construction Industry Is Adapting to the New Normal

How the Construction Industry Is Adapting to the New Normal

As we approach the three-month milestone since the official restart of construction in NYC, it is an appropriate time to observe how the construction industry has responded to the required workplace health changes and what contract changes may need to be addressed in the future. While the construction industry has always considered safety to be […]

Court overturns decision blocking construction of NYC high-rises

Court overturns decision blocking construction of NYC high-rises

A court decision blocking the city’s controversial plan to add three high-rises to the Two Bridges project was overturned by an appeals court Thursday. Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, the City Council and local residents filed suit last year to stop the erection of the towers that would range between 60 and 80 stories high and would […]

Local Law 196 Deadline Change!

Local Law 196 Deadline Change!

DOB UPDATES LOCAL LAW 196 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 1, 2021. An additional 6 month extension has been granted by the NYC Council due to the public health crisis. Construction workers now have until March 1, 2020 to attain 40 hours of Site Safety Training under Local Law 196 of 2017. The Department of Buildings [...]
UPDATE! New Local Law 196 Deadline!

UPDATE! New Local Law 196 Deadline!

LOCAL LAW 196 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 1, 2021. Don’t wait until the deadline to get your training. Take advantage of online self-study SST training. The DOB has temporarily approved these accredited online courses in light of the public health crisis. If you'd like more information on online courses or deadline changes call 718-366-3590.