Be aware that as of May 10, 2017, the penalty schedule for DOB violations will be found under Title 1 of the Rules of the City of New York. Previously it was located under OATH’s rules; title 48. With the new location comes some good news and bad news. A Class 1 violation for failure to designate and/or have a Construction Superintendent or Site Safety Manager/Coordinator on site carries a minimum penalty of $10,000. A Class 1 violation for failure to safeguard persons or property continues to have a minimum $10,000 penalty. One plus – with some exceptions, default and aggravated penalties can now be reduced in half if DOB approves a certificate of correction.
Newly Passed Legislation
Int. 81-2014: This will require DOB to notify OSHA, City Council and the mayor when hazardous violations are issued that can endanger workers.
Int. 1448: This will require any new building or demolition that is taller than 4 stories to require a site safety plan.
Want to know more, Call us for a consultation.Gregory Chillino was an attorney for the DOB for eight years and for over 12 years has had his own practice defending the construction industry regarding Code and licensing issues..
Download all Newly Passed Legislation awaiting signature by the mayor