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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule 

 

 

This rule proposes to establish criteria governing the training of individuals learning to become a hoisting machine operator by adopting requirements of the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) contained in 29 CFR 1926.1427(f) and making modifications for New York City. The purpose of this rule is to ensure protection of the general public.

 

 

The New York City specific modifications include: 

  • Establishing basic knowledge requirements for learners
  • Requiring the supervising licensee to be present in or near the cab or operator’s station when the learner is operating a tower crane
  • Prohibiting a learner from operating a hosting machine when the supervising licensee is on break
  • Clarifying that the supervising licensee is responsible for performing New York City mandated inspections and maintain New York City mandated logs
  • Prohibiting a learner from performing multiple-lift rigging operations, critical picks, or any operation related to the erection, climbing, jumping, or dismantling of a tower crane
  • Clarifying the scope of equipment that can be operated and supervised based on the license type being sought and the license held by the supervising licensee

 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and Article 405 of Chapter 4 of Title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code. 

 

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Effective Date: 
Fri, 01/05/2018

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, November 17, 2017
Proposed Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule 

This rule proposes to establish criteria governing the training of individuals learning to become a hoisting machine operator by adopting requirements of the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) contained in 29 CFR 1926.1427(f) and making modifications for New York City. The purpose of this rule is to ensure protection of the general public. 

The New York City specific modifications include:

  • Establishing basic knowledge requirements for learners
  • Requiring the supervising licensee to be present in or near the cab or operator’s station when the learner is operating a tower crane
  • Prohibiting a learner from operating a hosting machine when the supervising licensee is on break
  • Clarifying that the supervising licensee is responsible for performing New York City mandated inspections and maintain New York City mandated logs
  • Prohibiting a learner from performing multiple-lift rigging operations, critical picks, or any operation related to the erection, climbing, jumping, or dismantling of a tower crane
  • Clarifying the scope of equipment that can be operated and supervised based on the license type being sought and the license held by the supervising licensee 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and Article 405 of Chapter 4 of Title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code.

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Location: 
Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd floor conference room
New York, NY 10007
Contact: 

No contact

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose  

The Department of Buildings (DOB) is amending section 104-09 of Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York relating to hoisting machine operators.  The amendments reflect the New York State Supreme Court’s decision that the portion of the current rule relating to out-of-state experience in an urban area of comparable density for a Class A Hoisting Machine License is invalid.  

DOB’s authority for this rule is found in Sections 643 and 1043(a) of the New York City Charter, Sections 28-401.6 and 28-405.3 of the City Administrative Code. 

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Effective Date: 
Thu, 03/02/2017

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Friday, February 24, 2017
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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

The Crane Safety Technical Working Group (“TWG”), appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler following the February 2016 crane collapse in Tribeca, recommended that a lift director be “present at the jobsite full time, charged with supervising the overall activity of the crane and monitoring compliance with city crane regulations.”  (TWG recommendation #14)

This proposed rule will:

  • mandate that a lift director be present at a construction site while a crane or derrick is performing certain tasks; and
  • identify responsibilities for the lift director. 

The responsibilities of the lift director are based on those established by the B30 model standards for cranes, derricks, and rigging published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (“ASME”).  Additional requirements are also proposed for the lift director to verify compliance with New York City regulations and to ensure weather conditions are monitored and the crane or derrick properly secured.  The requirement to monitor weather conditions was recommended by the TWG (TWG recommendation #16).

The proposed rule empowers the lift director to issue orders to personnel or to stop crane, derrick, or rigging operations when the lift director discovers a violation of safety protocols listed in the rule.  Where violations of safety protocols listed in the rule are not immediately corrected, the lift director is obligated to report the violation to the Department of Buildings.

Further, the proposed rule establishes a designation and notification system for the department to be informed of the lift director at the site.  It also requires the lift director to review relevant plans, and to hold a pre-shift meeting with relevant personnel.  The requirement for a pre-shift meeting was recommended by the TWG (TWG recommendation #15). 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter and section BC 3319 of the New York City Building Code.

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Subject: 

Lift Directors

Location: 
Auditorium, 2nd floor
125 Worth Street
New , NY 10013
Contact: 

No contact

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Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

Sections 104-06 and 104-09 of the Department’s rules require certain courses and certifications to be obtained by electrician, hoisting machine operator and rigger licensees prior to renewal of their licenses. The proposed amendments will extend the date for compliance with these requirements because the required courses and certifications are not currently available.

 

The Department of Buildings’ authority for these rules is found in sections 643 and 1043 of the New York City Charter, as well as in Article 401 of Chapter 4 of Title 28 of the New York City Administrative Code.

 

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Location: 
Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd floor conference room
New York, NY 10007
Contact: 

No contact