VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2

ON-SITE SAFETY INSPECTIONS

SITE SAFETY PLANS

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In response to the construction accidents that have occurred in the past two weeks, the NYC Department of Buildings has significantly increased the number of unscheduled on-site safety inspections. 

Particular focus is being given to coordination of site safety plans with field conditions.  Remember, if a project is an actual site safety project that was originally reviewed by the Construction Safety Compliance Unit, any changes to the plans must be resubmitted to the unit for review and approval. 

And as of November 2017, in addition to requirements for major buildings, all jobs requiring a Registered Construction Superintendent also require a Site Safety Plan.  The SSP must be kept on site at all times and available upon request, until all work is completed and signed off.

Failure to have an adequate SSP on site and readily available may result in a full stop work order and/or the issuance of a Summons. DOB has quadrupled penalties for the most serious safety infractions and it has added more than 250 inspectors since 2015 in an effort to step up safety, so the likelihood of receiving a violation and the costs to remedy are both extremely high. 

Reminder:  RPO can prepare Site Safety Plans for your projects.  Please call or email us with any questions you may have.

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If you are or know someone who would like a career in drafting, code/zoning and City agency consulting, please contact Michael Pressel at RPO Inc.   

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