January 18, 2017 –The Construction Safety Advisory Committee of New York (CSACNY) applauds the intent of the Construction Safety Act legislation proposed by the City Council today. While the details are forthcoming, CSACNY looks forward to continuing our work with the Council, Mayor’s office and Department of Buildings to ensure new and effective safety measures are implemented and enforced. As site safety professionals with decades of experience, we know that too many avoidable accidents and fatalities result from a lack of proper training, knowledge and compliance with the rules set forth to protect workers and passing pedestrians. Expanding site safety measures to low-rise buildings, developing a comprehensive training program that can be tracked and requiring site safety plans on low-rise buildings are among the measures that will save lives.

CSACNY consists of licensed, certified and experienced site safety professionals with decades of experience who joined forces to promote legislation and regulations that improve construction safety on and around job sites. CSACNY membership is made up of former officials from the New York City Department of Buildings, FDNY, SCA, NYC Transit, and EMS just to name a few. The founding members and Board of Directors include past Presidents of the American Society of Safety Engineer’s (ASSE) NYC Chapter, Past President of the Safety Executives of New York and other industry experts.

CSACNY works to educate leaders about and advocate for its Safety Agenda. Our Agenda outlines measures that, if adopted by New York City, would improve the safety of our workers and pedestrians, as well as protect the fiscal status of the city’s development by preventing workplace injuries, delays, lawsuits, and more.”