VOLUME 2, ISSUE 5

NEW EARTHWORK NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENT

In addition to the required standard notification, the Department of Buildings, D.O.B, now also requires Earthwork Contractors to provide the 811 (Call Before You Dig) One Call ticket number when making normal notification of the commencement of earthwork.

The ticket number can be obtained through the 811 One Call phone number or online at www.newyork-811.com.

Notification is not considered complete unless the 811 ticket number is provided to the Department. Once the Department receives the required ticket number, the information will be recorded in the Department's notification database. All documents related to the notification must be kept on-site and available upon request.

NOTE: The 811 ticket number must address all street frontages associated with the excavation.

To complete the Department's Earthwork Notification, please call (212) 393-2550.

The staff at RPO is available to answer any further questions you may have about this. 

 

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS ABOUT REPORTING INCIDENTS ARE IN THE WORK!

The Administrative Code has been amended to require reporting to OSHA as detailed below:

§ 28-103.26. Reporting to the federal occupational safety and health administration.

As soon as practicable after the issuance of (i) an immediately hazardous or major violation of chapter 33 of the New York city building code or (ii) a violation of section 3310.10.2 of the New York city building code, the commissioner shall report such violation to the federal occupational safety and health administration. This local law takes effect in 120 days after it becomes law.

Furthermore, Local Law 78 of 2017 will mandate many other new requirements with respect to reporting incidents and will also increase minimum and maximum penalties.  However, an aspect of great interest to our clients will be the mandate of the D.O.B to publicly post reported incidents starting on January 2018.

Here is a link to the legislation: Click to View

RPO will continue to keep you up-to-date with all the changes that are relevant to our clients' business. 

 

2017 CONTRACTOR CALENDARS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

Please contact our office at

(212) 566-5110 to receive yours.