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*§28-103.28 Site Safety Training (SST) Task Force
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The commissioner shall convene and provide staff for an SST task force in accordance with the following:*Section 28-103.28 was added by Local Law 196 of 2017. This law has an effective date of October 16, 2017.
- Such task force shall be composed as follows:
- The commissioner, or the designee of such commissioner, shall serve as the chairperson of such task force.
- The task force shall consist of 14 members, in addition to the chairperson. Seven of the additional members of such task force shall be appointed by the mayor or the mayor's designee, and seven of the additional members of such task force shall be appointed by the speaker of the council. Such task force shall include members who represent (i) parts of the construction industry that are represented by labor unions or labor organizations, (ii) parts of such industry that are not represented by such unions or organizations, (iii) minority-owned business enterprises or women-owned business enterprises that are certified in accordance with section 1304 of the New York city charter and primarily engaged in construction work and (iv) day laborers.
- All members of the task force shall have significant experience (i) in a construction or demolition related field or (ii) developing or providing construction site safety training, except that one of the members appointed by the mayor pursuant to Item 1.2 may be a municipal officer with experience related to the program to be established pursuant to section 22-509 of the code.
- Such task force shall meet at least quarterly each year for the first two years of its existence and at least annually for three years thereafter.
- Such task force shall from time to time on its own initiative or upon request of the commissioner provide the commissioner with recommendations relating to training required by section 3321 of the New York city building code.
- Such task force shall establish a mechanism for receiving and reviewing recommendations from the public relating to training required by such section.
- By no later than March 1, 2018, such task force shall provide the commissioner with recommendations relating to the amount of additional SST credits required for satisfying item 1.1 of the definition of limited SST card and the topics that
such additional SST credits must cover. Such task force shall consider, but need not include in its recommendations, the following topics insofar as such topics relate to safeguarding the public from potential dangers posed by building sites.
- Fall protection.
- Personal protection equipment.
- Safely working with machines.
- Working with hazardous chemicals or other materials.
- OSHA and its role in construction industry safety and health.
- Handling heavy materials and proper lifting techniques.
- Exit routes, emergency action plans, fire prevention and fire protection.
- Confined space awareness.
- Walking and working surfaces.
- Electrical safety.
- Hazard communication.
- Concrete operations.
- Demolition work.
- Excavation work.
- Construction and demolition work at major building sites.
- Material handling.
- Material hoisting.
- Site perimeter protection.
- Sidewalk sheds and fences.
- Steel erection.
- Tenant and occupant protection.
- Ladders and stairs.
- Drug and alcohol awareness.
- Asbestos awareness.
- Lead awareness.
- First aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) use.