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Mayor and building trades near deal on safety reforms amid increase in construction accidents

By Sally Goldenberg  06/05/2017 05:13 AM EDT Mayor Bill de Blasio and construction union leaders, who have recently begun patching up their contentious relationship, are nearing a deal to dramatically increase worker training requirements in response to a recent uptick in injuries and deaths, according to multiple sources briefed on the potential agreement. The proposal calls for all workers to be trained between 54 and 71 hours, with an extra 30-hour requirement for supervisors, according to a memo obtained by POLITICO. Certain workers would have to undergo even more "task specific training" totaling up to 242 hours, the three-page document shows. The city's buildings department and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration would enforce most of the regulations. Certain jobs would need training far in excess of current rules. Those working in "confined spaces" would be subject to between two and 16 hours of training — there is no current federal hourly requirement, according ... Read the rest of entry »

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