Who Makes City Construction Safer?

The city has launched a safety effort to monitor construction at the massive new Hudson Yards development on the west side, and it is asking contractors to join to act as inspectors. 

The city's buildings department is recruiting firms to participate in its effort to create a team that will facilitate the safe and compliant development at these sites.

A flyer was posted here.

It notes that Hudson Yards projects are in development to create more than 11 million square
feet of space, more than 13 million additional square feet are expected to be added. 

The so-called West Side Safety Team's duties--for 14th to 47th Sts., from Avenue of the Americas to the Hudson River--will include engaging inspectors for monitoring the currency of job schedules; participating in job management meetings; overseeing all enforcement actions, including Stop Work Orders; and coordinating oversight of cranes, derricks, excavation, "Buildings Enforcement SafetyTeam ("BEST"), Scaffold Safety Team (SST) and Construction Hoists.

Contractors can opt into the program by emailing SafeMajorProject@buildings.nyc.gov.

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