NEW YORK CITY (NYC) DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS (DOB) ANNOUNCES SWEEP OF CONSTRUCTION SITES FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS!

DOB’s Commissioner announced the mobilization of teams of enforcement inspectors across the five boroughs to perform safety sweeps of the city’s larger and more complex construction sites, to ensure that they are safe for both workers and the public. DOB will shut down sites if they find serious safety issues.

Contractors who are found to be putting their workers at risk could face penalties of up to $25,000 for each construction safety violation. At each work site, DOB will specifically look for:

  • Ensuring that permitted construction projects are in full compliance with their required site safety plans.
  • Confirming that contractors and safety professionals are closely adhering to NYC’s robust construction safety regulations.
  • Checking that workers on site are properly using safety harnesses and fall arrest systems where required.
  • Distributing “Worker Alert” safety information on how to prevent worker falls and sending direct mailers to all permit holders performing roof work.


View NYC DOB Press Release


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