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Construction Safety Day of Action

 In Blog, Construction, Law

Day of Action Encourages Construction Safety

Construction workers in Brighton Beach and elsewhere in New York City are doing some of the most dangerous jobs in the nation. Construction safety is a hot topic given the number of scaffold and crane accidents that have recently been the subject of news stories. It is not surprising that the de Blasio Administration held a “Day of Action” on November 7, 2019. The goal was to notify day laborers in construction that there is a looming deadline to obtain safety training.

Day laborers are a large part of the construction industry in Brooklyn. Many are immigrants, and many have just come to the United States. This Day of Action was part of a continued effort to reach out to this important segment of the workforce and encourage them to obtain the training needed to ensure they are safe on the job. It was a day that featured coordinated efforts by a variety of organizations that planned outreach and education events to reach day laborers.

Local Law Mandates Safety Classes

Kings County Politics reported that Local Law 196 “requires workers at job sites that must designate a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator, or Site Safety Manager to receive 30 hours of site safety training by December 1, 2019, and an additional 10 hours of training by September 1, 2020.” There are well over 100 of these sites in Brooklyn alone, including construction sites in Brighton Beach.

The Administration is Committed to Keeping Construction Workers Safe

Mayor de Blasio reminded the public, “Every construction worker in our city wants to return home safely at the end of each day.” He reinforced his administration’s commitment to protecting construction workers by encouraging them to participate in these mandatory safety programs. De Blasio further commented that the training “has been proven to protect both workers and the New Yorkers that live nearby.”

Advocates applaud the efforts to require safety courses for supervisors and workers. Requiring mandated hours is an especially promising step toward educating individuals. Taking precautions and following protocols are essential to keeping Brighton Beach construction workers safe from accidents.

Construction Accidents in Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach continues to be a hotbed of construction activity, and keeping workers safe is a priority. There are hundreds of regulations that address construction safety, not just local law 196. However, construction accidents do occur with high frequency. Some of the most common construction accidents in Brighton Beach involve scaffolding falls, ladder falls, electrocutions, and accidents involving heavy equipment. These accidents usually result from someone’s negligence.

Call our Brighton Beach Construction Lawyers

If you suffered an injury in a construction accident in Brighton Beach, call the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, PC. Find out how you can obtain compensation for your injuries.

We represent construction workers in all types of accidents and work tirelessly toward securing favorable results for our clients. Call us today at (800) 560-0214 for a free evaluation of your construction accident claim in Brighton Beach.