NYC Considers 6-Month Delay for First Construction Safety Deadline

City is considering pushing the deadline for the required 30-hours of safety training from December 2018 out to June 2019

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Last year, New York City's City Council passed a new construction safety law requiring all city construction workers complete 30 hours of safety training by December 1, 2018. It's now looking like NYC will miss that deadline. So the city is considering a six-month delay that would push the deadline out to June 2019.

Since the new safety law was enacted, there has been a flood of workers needing to enroll to meet the safety requirement. The amount of workers is overwhelming the amount of existing providers as well as the Department of Buildings, which ultimately must keep track of every worker.

Contractors in the industry are pushing for an extension to ensure they will not fall out of compliance and be at risk for fines and construction site delays.

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