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File #: Int 1429-2017    Version: Name: Construction Safety - Requiring pre-shift safety meetings for workers at construction sites.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 1/18/2017
Enactment date: 11/17/2017 Law number: 2017/204
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to requiring pre-shift safety meetings for workers at construction sites
Sponsors: Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Deborah L. Rose, Antonio Reynoso, Stephen T. Levin, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Donovan J. Richards, Carlos Menchaca, Margaret S. Chin, Ben Kallos, Helen K. Rosenthal, Daniel Dromm , Rafael Salamanca, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Summary: This bill would require that workers at construction sites receive pre-shift instructions, including a discussion of safety concerns regarding the tasks and activities to be performed during that shift.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1429-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1429, 4. January 18, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Int. No. 1429, 6. Committee Report 1/31/17, 7. Hearing Testimony 1/31/17, 8. Hearing Transcript 1/31/17, 9. Proposed Int No 1429-A - 10/12/17, 10. Committee Report 10/16/17, 11. Hearing Transcript 10/16/17, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. October 17, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 14. Int. No. 1429-A (FINAL), 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-17-17, 16. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 17. Local Law 204, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 17, 2017
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1/31/2017*Julissa Ferreras-Copeland Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 1429-A

 

By Council Members Ferreras-Copeland, Crowley, Rose, Reynoso, Levin, Espinal, Cornegy, Richards, Menchaca, Chin, Kallos, Rosenthal, Dromm and Salamanca

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to requiring pre-shift safety meetings for workers at construction sites

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Chapter 33 of the New York city building code is amended to add a new section 3301.12, to read as follows:

3301.12 Pre-shift safety meetings. Each permit holder at a site that requires a site safety manager, site safety coordinator, or construction superintendent shall ensure that each construction or demolition worker employed or otherwise engaged at such site by the permit holder or performing subcontracted work for or on behalf of such permit holder takes part in a safety meeting at the beginning of such worker’s shift, but before such worker commences any construction or demolition work in such shift, in accordance with the requirements of Sections 3301.12.1 through 3301.12.3.

 

Exception: Where other sections of this code or rules promulgated thereunder specify pre-task or pre-shift meetings for specific types of work, those requirements shall instead apply.

 

3301.12.1 Pre-shift safety meeting to be conducted by a competent person. Pre-shift safety meetings shall be conducted at the beginning of each worker’s shift, but before such worker commences any construction or demolition work in such shift, by a competent person designated by the permit holder, or where so authorized by the permit holder, by a competent person designated by the subcontractor. Such competent person shall have the ability to communicate with each worker who takes part in such meeting.

 

3301.12.2 Pre-shift safety meeting content. The pre-shift safety meeting shall include a review of activities and tasks to be performed during the shift, including specific safety concerns or risks associated with fulfilling such work.

 

3301.12.3 Records. The permit holder shall maintain, for each worker, a record of one pre-shift safety meeting per week. Such record shall include for each such meeting:

 

1.   The date and time of each such meeting;

 

2.   The name, title and company affiliation of each worker who participated; and

 

3.  The name, title and company affiliation of the competent person who conducted such meeting, along with such person’s signature.

 

                     § 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, 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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