Site Safety
Sally Goldenberg, Mon, Jun 5th, 2017 7:36:03 am

Mayor Bill de Blasio and construction union leaders, who have recently begun patching up their contentious relationship, are nearing a deal to dramatically increase worker training requirements in response to a recent uptick in injuries and deaths, according to multiple sources briefed on the potential agreement.
The proposal calls for all workers to be trained between 54 and 71 hours, with an extra 30-hour requirement for supervisors, according to a memo obtained by POLITICO. Certain workers would have to undergo even more "task specific training" totaling up to 242 hours, the three-page document shows. The city's buildings department and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration would enforce most of the regulations.

State Pauses Pay Equity Program for Comments
, Fri, Jun 2nd, 2017 8:28:25 am

Building a Future for Low Income New Yorkers
Jolie Milstein, Thu, Feb 23rd, 2017 2:32:09 am

"Now is the time to put those resources to work by moving past anti-development attitudes that have distorted the conversation around affordable housing for too long."

NEW REPORT - The Economic Impacts of Affordable Housing
HR&A Advisors, Inc., Fri, Feb 17th, 2017 6:33:07 am

The report done by HR&A Advisors for the New York State Association For Affordable Housing found that statewide affordable housing efforts between 2011 and 2015 generated $54.5 billion in total economic impact.

New York City Council Introduces Construction Safety Act
, Fri, Jan 20th, 2017 7:40:29 am

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