NYC Taking Steps to Improve Construction Worker Safety

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NYC Taking Steps to Improve Construction Worker Safety

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio recognizes that we need to do more to keep our workers safe! Accordingly, in recent months he has been working with construction union leaders to improve worker-training requirements in hopes to stop the increasing number of workplace injuries and fatalities.

The mayor’s proposal hopes to increase training requirements for workers up to somewhere between 54 and 71 hours, increase the training time for supervisors by 30 hours and add “task specific training” for specialized workers like those who work with scaffolding or in crawl spaces.

While these additional training requirements should definitely help keep NYC’s workers safe, there is still plenty of room for improvement for construction site safety. Many construction unions have been pushing to pass an apprenticeship mandate for new workers. We at the Law Office of Richard Kenny, are very pleased to see this safety proposal coming from City Hall and we hope that Mayor de Blasio continues to take measures to improve construction workers safety!

At the Law Office of Richard Kenny, we have a special passion and expertise for construction injuries because our founding partner, Richard Kenny put himself through law school by working construction full time and taking night classes for 4 years.

Many people do not understand what compensation they may be entitled to when they are injured on the job. At the Law Office of Richard Kenny we have a special passion and understanding for construction accidents considering our founding partner, Richard Kenny, worked full time as a NYC unionized construction worker as he put himself through law school in night classes. Our attorneys have over 50 years of experience trying these types of cases and we will fight for you like no one else will. We urge you to protect your legal rights and find out more about your accident with a free consultation by calling our office.

 

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