Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New Requirements For OSHA Certification On New York Public Work

Last December, I posted on the newly enacted Labor Law Section 220-h, which becomes effective on July 18, 2008. As it is my practice to issue multiple posts as the effective date of pertinent legislation approaches, here's another reminder.

Labor Law Section 220-h applies to public works projects of $250,000 or more, and requires that all laborers, workers and mechanics working on any such project be certified as having completed an OSHA-approved construction safety and health course which is at least 10 hours long. It further mandates that the advertised bids and contracts for every public work project of at least $250,000 contain a provision setting forth this requirement.

The OSHA certification must be in place prior to the individual performing any work on the project. So, if a member of the workforce is scheduled to take the course but has yet to receive the OSHA certification, he or she cannot work at the public jobsite.

Rules and regulations concerning the new law will be promulgated by the New York State Department of Labor. I'll fill you in when they are published.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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