Updated Site Safety Requirements
Local Law 81 of 2017 has added language to § 28-105.12.8 of the NYC administrative code and added a new section to Chapter 33 of the NYC Building Code.
The amendments go into effect next week, November 6, 2017:
The amended language of § 28-105.12.8 of the NYC administrative code requires that site safety plans shall require approval by the DOB where specified in the administrative or building codes.
The new section added to Chapter 33 of the NYC building code states when superintendents are required for construction or demolitions sites and their duties in § 3301.13 and include the following:
- The construction of a new building;
- The full demolition of an existing building;
- An alteration to an existing building that involves a vertical enlargement; a horizontal enlargement; the alteration or demolition of more than 50 percent of the floor area of the building during the course of work over any 12 month period; the removal of one or more floors during the course of work over any 12 month period; work that requires a special inspection for underpinning; or work that requires a special inspection for the protection of sides of excavations; or
- Other jobs that pose an enhanced risk to the public and property, as determined by the commissioner.
- This section doesn’t apply to jobs that require a site safety manager or to 1-, 2-, or 3, family buildings.
Superintendents will have responsibilities including, but not limited to:
- Appointing of an alternate construction superintendent, in the even the primary is unavailable;
- Cannot be designated as a superintendent for more than 10 jobs;
- Acting reasonably and responsibly;
- Visiting a jobsite each day when work is occurring and inspecting every floor where work is occurring;
- Ensuring there are no unsafe conditions/practices on site.
For more information, see the enacted legislation here.