Solution for Public Safety: Require Developers Disclose Training and Payment for Workers on Construction Sites

Public Safety
Require Developers Disclose Training and Payment for Workers on Construction Sites

Two cranes collapsed while I served as Chief of Staff to Assembly Member Jonathan Bing.  Immediately following these tragedies we workd with the Building Trades to create new training requirements in order to avoid future construction accidents that unnecessarily took the lives of New York City residents.  While cranes have not collapsed since then, our campaign's vision focuses on avoiding similar catastrophe in the future by ensuring that all construction projects in New York City are built by workers receiveing the living wage, benefits and training they need to build safely for a better City.

We have worked with the Building Trades once again to propose a simple one page questionnaire for adoption by all Community Boards that would ask developers to tell the community about who will be wokring on construction sites along with how they will be compensated and trained.  We believe that even the most pro-development and ardent anti-union Community Board Member would oppose a 30 story building if were built next to them by workers being paid minimum wage with no training.  We hope that questionnaires like this one with minimal administrative burden can have a huge impact.

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Safe Construction for New York City Community Boards Questionnaire

The following questionnaire is to be completed by all applicants seeking to bring construction projects before their Community Board in New York City.

Name and Title of Applicant:                                                                                                            

Affiliation of Applicant:                                                                                                                    

Location of Construction:                                                                                                                  

Planned Date of Commencement:                                                                                                     

Planned Length of Construction:                                                                                                      

Estimated Number of Workers on Construction Project:                                                                  

Minimum Training and Experience Required of Construction Workers:                                          

Will Construction Workers Have All Permits (OSHA 10 & 30, Fire Watch, etc.) (Y/N)?               

Will Workers During and After Construction Receive Wages that are at the Prevailing Rate or Negotiated as Part of Collective Bargaining or Project Labor Agreement?  Please Indicate Which Ones, or If Not Please Provide Minimum Wage to Be Paid On-Site:                                         

Percentage of Workers During and After Construction that Will Be City or State Residents:        

All Workers During and After Construction Receive Benefits:

Retirement (Y/N):

Disability Benefits (Y/N):                              

Individual Health Insurance (Y/N):

Family Health Benefits (Y/N):                      

Workers Compensation Insurance (Y/N):      


I swear under penalties of perjury that the information provided above is accurate and true.