Construction Worker Safety Information Signs

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Agency:

 

Statement of Substantial Need for Earlier Implementation  

I hereby find, pursuant to §1043(f)(1)(c) of the New York City Charter, and hereby represent to the Mayor, that there is substantial need for the implementation of the new rule section 3301-03 in Chapter 3300 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York, regarding placing worker safety information on construction fences.  

Construction safety is a critical concern for the Department.  Local Law 196 of 2017, which went into effect on October 16, 2017, requires certain workers and supervisors at certain construction sites to have site safety training. To date, the training is required at nearly 8,600 construction sites throughout New York City.  Given that this training requirement will apply to many thousands of workers throughout New York City, it is imperative that they know when the training is required and the number of hours of training they will need to be safe and to continue working on construction sites where the training is mandated.

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule 

Local Law 196 of 2017, which went into effect on October 16, 2017, requires certain workers and supervisors at certain construction sites to have site safety training. Such training is being implemented in three parts, with 10 hours of training for workers being required by March 1, 2018, 30 hours of training for workers and 62 hours of training for supervisors being required by December 1, 2019, and 40 hours of training for workers being required by September 1, 2020. The rule requires that information pertaining to the site safety training requirements and applicable deadlines be available to workers and supervisors within construction sites. 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and section 3301.9.5 of the New York City Building Code.

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