Statement from NYCOSH on the Passing of Construction Safety Bill, Intro 1447

Statement from NYCOSH on the Passing of Construction Safety Bill, Intro 1447

We applaud the New York City Council and Mayor de Blasio for taking action to make the construction industry safer with Intro 1447. We also want to thank everyone who joined NYCOSH, the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, Greater New York Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (GNY LECET), workers’ centers, and construction workers all across New York City who fought tirelessly for this legislation. Workers have continued to ask “How many more must die?” because this bill had real consequences for their colleagues, friends and in their own lives. Construction site deaths are almost always preventable and workers who know their rights and have safety and health training, make sites safer for everyone. NYCOSH believes workers deserve healthy and safe working conditions, the best training, and enforcement of regulations that keep them safe and justly compensated.