Tag Archives: construction site safety improvements

Number of New York City Construction Injuries Rising Quickly

More New York City construction workers were injured in 2018 than in each of the two previous years. Based on data collected by the Department of Buildings (DOB), 2018 was the most dangerous year for city construction workers in nearly a decade, with 761 injuries and 12 deaths reported. Several factors, including an increase in… Read More »

Local Law 196 Is Now in Effect, Mandating Safety Plans and Training

As of March 1, 2018, workers on qualifying construction sites in New York City must have a minimum of 10 hours of safety training before they are allowed to work. That requirement is part of Local Law 196, passed in 2017 and now being enforced (at least in part) at a worksite near you. The… Read More »

NYC Department of Buildings Presides Over Fourth Straight Year of Increased Construction Accidents

The New York City Department of Buildings, charged with preventing construction-related injuries and fatalities, is staring at a fourth straight year of increased construction accidents, at a rate which has outpaced the growth of jobs in the industry. According to an article from The Real Deal, the trend was most pronounced in the 12-month period… Read More »