NYCSRA worked closely with the NYC Council to remove detrimental language from the Construction Safety Act, which sought to redefine construction safety requirements and impose new penalties to prevent construction fatalities.
NYCSRA successfully advocated for the removal of the Stop Work Order provision, which would have halted all work on a construction site if just one worker was unable to produce a training ID card.
The Association also fought for a staggered implementation timeline to allow ample time for all workers to complete their training and comply with the new regulations. Without these changes, thousands of workers would have been out of work and construction in New York City would have come to halt.
We also advocated for a grandfather clause, which ensures already trained workers are not forced to spend additional time and money re-taking already completed coursework.