New York City has experienced a construction boom to keep up with the rapid demand for housing and commercial real estate. However as developers work to keep up with demand, we cannot sacrifice worker safety. In two years, more than 30 construction workers have died while working to make a living.
On Sept. 27, the City Council unanimously passed Intro. 1447 will mandate construction worker safety training. The bill calls for 40-55 hours of training for workers, with the first 10 hours to be completed by March 2018.
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The New York City Council approved legislation Wednesday seeking to make sweeping changes across the construction industry in, particularly when it comes to safety training on sites.
The New York City Council has approved a construction safety bill — Intro 1447 — requiring workers to complete a minimum of 40 hours of training over the next one to three years, The Real Deal reported. Workers who have undergone similar training or finished a 100-hour training program, such as through an apprenticeship, are exempt from the requirement.