Construction Safety While Reopening: Resource Roundup

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, Jun 01, 2020 @ 12:30 PM

Before the pandemic, construction was booming around much of the country. After some delays, many projects are getting back on track, but the coronavirus is still a threat. The following resources can help construction managers adapt to the new reality.

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New Construction Safety Training Requirements

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, Mar 06, 2018 @ 03:53 PM

New construction safety training requirements went into effect on March 1, 2018. This is just the first step in a three-part phase-in of New York City Local Law 196 of 2017. The law is expected to be in full effect by 2019, and violations may result in a $5,000 fine per untrained worker. Failure to maintain a log showing training for all workers can also result in a fine of $2,500.

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New York Contractors: It’s Time for the OSHA National Safety Stand-Down

Posted by John Cofini on Wed, May 28, 2014 @ 02:56 PM

Falls from height continue to be one of the leading causes of injuries and deaths in the construction industry. The statistics are pretty sobering. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, almost 9,000 construction workers across the country experienced a fall that caused them to miss work in 2012. The number of fatalities from falls in construction actually increased from 2011 to 2012, and accounted for 269 of 775 fatalities reported in 2012.

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