ALL NYC SAFETY NEWSLETTER – Full SST Curriculum Announced by DOB 05/10/2018
Full SST Curriculum Announced by DOB
NYC LOCAL LAW 204 in Effect!
Council member have added a new section requiring pre-shift safety meetings for workers at construction sites. Section 3301.12, states that each permit holder at a site that requires a site safety manager, site safety coordinator, or construction superintendent shall ensure that each construction or demolition worker employed or otherwise engaged at such site by the permit holder or performing subcontracted work for or on behalf of such permit holder takes part in a safety meeting at the beginning of such workers shift, but before such worker commences any construction or demolition work in such shift, in accordance with the requirements of Sections 3301.12.1 through 3301.12.3. To read up more on NYC Local Law 204, click here .
Local Law 78
Local Law 78 of 2017 requires the property owner, contractor, subcontractor, or person otherwise in control of a construction site to report specific information about any site incident that resulted in a fatality or injury to a construction worker or member of the public to the Department of Buildings within three (3) business days. Owners and other responsible parties must use the Department’s online form to report details of the incident within three business days. Failure to submit the Injury/Fatality Incident Information form within three business days of the incident may result in a $2,500 civil penalty. Learn more about Local Law 78 of 2017.
OSHA Will Enforce Beryllium Standard Starting in May
OSHA has announced it will start the enforcement of the final rule on occupational exposure to beryllium on May 11, 2018, the new lower 8-hour permissible exposure limit (PEL) and short-term (15-minute) exposure limit (STEL) for construction and shipyard industries. In the interim, if an employer fails to meet the new PEL or STEL, OSHA will inform the employer of the exposure levels and offer assistance to assure understanding and compliance.
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Ignorance of OSHA standards no defense for worker’s death
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,
The Impact of New York City’s New Mandatory Construction Site Safety Training Requirements Under Local Law 196
New York City recently enacted new construction safety training legislation that established a program to provide equal access to construction site safety training (SST) for workers, in addition to existing federal,
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.
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.