The CSACNY Agenda

CSACNY encourages the following requirements be adopted and implemented by the City of New York to improve safety on and around construction sites. Our organization continues to work toward these goals through educational and advocacy meetings with city officials.

• Develop a uniform, easily verified training database system for all required construction safety training to be independently administered to prevent the use of fraudulent identification;

• Require a site safety plan with required elements of NYC Administrative Code 28-110.1 for all New Buildings or Full Demolitions of buildings from 6 stories (or 75 feet in height) to 10 stories (9 stories or 100 feet in height) or a ” building foot print” larger than 75,000 square feet. The site safety plan shall be filed with DOB through the Borough office or HUB. Site Safety plan filers shall have the option of DOB plan review or professional certification.

• Enforce the Rule requiring Safety Trainers to be IACET (International Association of Continuing Education training) certified;

• Require approved safety trainers to validate the comprehension of presented material, including through the use of multi-lingual instruction; and,

• Mandate the 10-hour OSHA training for all construction workers on projects under 10 stories.

• Streamline and improve the process to approve Qualified Safety Professionals to become Certified Site Safety Managers and Site Safety Coordinators

• Focus increased enforcement of the projects experiencing the greatest number of accidents, incidents and fatalities, those between 6 and 10 stories.

• Require netting to be installed in interior shaft ways (elevator shafts) every other floor or 30’ apart during construction or demolition.