NYCBT Press Releases

Published on Friday, September 10, 2021

On the Department of Buildings Site Safety Sweep Results:

“The Department of Buildings Zero Tolerance construction safety enforcement campaign is critical to ensuring that safety is paramount at all construction sites across the five boroughs,” said Gary LaBarbera, President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York. “While efforts have been made in recent years to improve and enhance the safety of construction sites, much more stands to be accomplished, particularly on non-union worksites, to ensure the safety of all construction workers. We’re grateful that the Department of Buildings has prioritized construction safety, and we look forward to continuing to work with their team to ensure all worksites have the rigorous training and safety protocols in place to protect the wellbeing of workers.”