New Alliance Addresses NYC Construction Hazards

OSHA and the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) formed an alliance to address construction hazards in the city’s five boroughs, with plans to cross-train their inspectors and managers on each agency’s construction safety standards, regulations and procedures.

The training will focus on the most common construction hazards likely to cause accidents, injuries and deaths. The two agencies also will share information about safety best practices and participate in forums, seminars and other events focusing on construction safety and health.

“This alliance formalizes an already active and positive cooperative relationship between OSHA and DDC,” said Louis Ricca Jr., OSHA's acting regional administrator in New York. “A more thorough knowledge of each other's specific practices, procedures and requirements will increase our ability to work together to identify and prevent hazards, and enhance safety for construction employees throughout New York City.”

OSHA’s side of the alliance includes Ricca and three OSHA area directors whose offices cover the five boroughs: Richard Mendelson (Manhattan), Diana Cortez (Tarrytown) and Robert Kulick (Avenel). Commissioner David Burney and Associate Commissioner Mark A. Canu signed the alliance for DDC.

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