Safety

Preventing Fatal Drug Overdoses In the Construction Industry

Preventing Fatal Drug Overdoses In the Construction Industry

Drug Overdoses in the Construction Industry - A Growing Problem Drug overdoses in the construction industry are on the rise. City agencies are taking proactive measures to combat fatal overdoses in the construction industry, responding to survey data indicating construction workers lead occupational groups in overdose deaths. The City's Health and Buildings Departments are issuing...
Scaffold Safety Training

Scaffold Safety Training

Why is Scaffold Safety Training Important? Scaffold safety training is mandatory and saves lives. Scaffold safety is one of the top safety concerns in the construction industry. In 2020 there were 52 fatalities involving working on scaffolding, and 4,500 workplace injuries. In addition, scaffolding is among top 10 most frequently cited OSHA regulation violations. It...
Temporary SST Card for NYC – What Is It And How To Get One

Temporary SST Card for NYC – What Is It And How To Get One

Temporary SST card is a way for new entrants into the New York City construction workforce to start working as quickly and safely as possible. The New York City Department of Buildings (NYC DOB) requires that anyone starting work on a construction or demolition site after 1 December 2019 completes OSHA 10 (at a minimum)...
Is OSHA 10 Card A Mandatory Requirement In New York?

Is OSHA 10 Card A Mandatory Requirement In New York?

Is OSHA 10 Department of Labor (DOL) card mandatory in New York? In general, yes, but it also depends on the type of project. Let’s start first by looking at the New York State in general. OSHA 10 Card for New York State In New York State, workers on all publicly funded project over $250,000...
How To Get An OSHA Card In NYC

How To Get An OSHA Card In NYC

How To Get An OSHA Card In NYC OSHA card in NYC can be obtained in several ways. There are many course providers offering in-person, online on-demand, and online webinar classes that will allow you to obtain either OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 card. OSHA training can be taught only by OSHA-authorized trainers who may...
Worker SST Card for NYC – What is it and How to Get One

Worker SST Card for NYC – What is it and How to Get One

Worker SST Card for NYC Worker SST card, or Site Safety SST card as it is officially known, is a Local Law 196 requirement for all construction and demolition workers on sites in NYC requiring a Site Safety Plan or Site Safety Manager, Site Safety Coordinator, or Superintendent. The Worker SST card typically requires a...
How to Get Forklift Certification

How to Get Forklift Certification

What is a forklift? Forklift certification helps keep operators and those working in areas used by forklift and other powered industrial trucks safe. A powered industrial truck or forklift is a mobile, powered truck that you can use to lift, carry, stack, push or pull materials. Some may be designed to carry personnel and equipment....
CPR and First Aid Training Saves Lives

CPR and First Aid Training Saves Lives

Why Take CPR and First Aid Training? CPR and First Aid Training Saves Lives. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is an emergency first aid procedure performed on cardiac arrest victims to preserve brain function until any emergency medical services team arrives. Cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating unexpectedly, and stops pumping...
Confined Space Training Importance

Confined Space Training Importance

What is Permit-required Confined Space? Confined Space Entry training can save lives. OSHA uses the term "permit-required confined space" (permit space) to describe a confined space that has one or more of the following characteristics: Contains, or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere Contains material that has the potential to engulf an entrant...
OSHA Outreach Training is Mandatory in Some States

OSHA Outreach Training is Mandatory in Some States

What is OSHA? With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. The OSH Act covers most private sector employers and their workers, in addition to some...
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