Newly Passed Legislation

Int. No. 1448 - Requires any new building or demolition that is taller than 4 stories to have a Site Safety Plan.

This bill would require that certain buildings under ten stories, excluding 1-, 2- and 3-family buildings, retain a construction superintendent, who, among other things, is responsible for maintaining a safe job site. Further, it would require that such buildings create a site safety plan and keep such plan on site.
Effective: November 10, 2017
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Int. 81-2014: Requires DOB to notify OSHA, City Council and the mayor when hazardous violations are issued that can endanger workers.

This bill would require the Department of Buildings (“DOB”) to notify the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) of any violations of the Construction Codes that would potentially endanger workplace safety. Further, DOB would be required to report to the Mayor and the Speaker of the City Council on the violations it reports to OSHA.
Effective: 120 days
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Int. No. 1446 - New licensing endorsements for Class B HMO licenses (Crane Licenses) to operate large cranes or longer booms.
This bill would require hoisting machine operators to obtain a licensing rating in order to operate particularly large cranes. The licensing rating would be obtained through satisfactory demonstration by operation, practical examination, or completion of simulator training specific to the make and model of the crane.
Effective: Six months
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Int. 1433: Requires the DOB to report all construction accidents resulting in an injury or fatality to a construction worker or member of the public on its website (and include union affiliation or not) 

This legislation would expand the data that must be reported when an accident that results in an injury or fatality to a member of the public or a construction worker occurs at a construction site. Additionally, the legislation would impose a minimum civil penalty of $2,500 for failure to report such information to the Department of Buildings following an incident.
Effective: Immediately
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Int. 1421: This will require crawler cranes to be equipped with a GPS.

This bill would require all cranes to be equipped with a global positioning system (GPS), or other similar device, which is capable of transmitting the location of the crane to which it is attached to the Department of Buildings (DOB). Where there is no device, DOB must be notified of the date upon which the crane will arrive at the site before work begins, and the date of the departure of the crane from the site upon conclusion of the work.
Effective: This local law takes effect on May 1, 2018, except that the commissioner of buildings may take such measures as are necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, before such effective date
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Int. 1435: Require Crawler cranes to be equipped with a data-recording device (black-box).

This bill would require all cranes to be equipped with event recorders to collect the following data: crane configurations, any overload condition, status of limit switches, and operator overrides. This information will be available to the Department of Buildings (DOB) upon request.
Effective: January 1, 2019
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