Oct 16, 2017 | Press Release

Mayor de Blasio signs 1447C, Improving Safety Training for Construction Work

On Monday, construction workers and supporters gathered at City Hall for the signing of a new law to require at least 40 hours of safety training for NYC's construction workers.

Roughly 39 construction workers have died on the job in the last two years. This new law will go a long way toward helping to protect the men and women who perform some of the most dangerous jobs in NYC.

"I commend Mayor de Blasio for taking a real stand to protect New York City’s construction workers,” said Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. “There have been far too many construction related accidents and deaths. This law will help ensure that all construction workers have access to the health and safety training that has been proven to save lives, while also protecting the safety of residents and pedestrians in the communities where construction is ongoing. This is a win for New York City.”