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Region 2 News Release:     06-793-NEW / BOS 2006-127
Thursday, May 4, 2006
Contact: John M. Chavez
Phone: (617) 565-2075


OSHA to Participate in New York City Construction Safety Week, May 9-12

NEW YORK -- The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will join with the New York City Department of Buildings, the Building Trades Employers' Association and other partners to provide safety training seminars during Construction Safety Week, May 9 - 12.

OSHA officials will present an overview of safety and health hazards, control measures and applicable regulations in the construction industry on Thursday, May 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the NYC Department of Buildings, 280 Broadway, 6th Floor Training Room. OSHA identifies the following as the principal hazards of construction work: falls (including scaffolding), electrical, trenching and excavation, and struck-by hazards (such as material handling and hoisting).

An overview of OSHA enforcement and cooperative programs in the Metropolitan New York area will be presented, and subject matter experts will be available to answer questions.

Following is the full schedule of events for the week:

TUESDAY, MAY 9: (2 p.m. - 4 p.m.) - NYC Model Code Program, Safety Highlights
NYC Department of Buildings, 280 Broadway, 6th Floor Training Room
Interested parties should RSVP to: construction_safety_week@buildings.nyc.gov

TUESDAY, MAY 9; WEDNESDAY, MAY 10; THURSDAY, MAY 11: (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
Buildings University Workshops: Construction (May 9), Electrical (May 10) & Plumbing (May 11) Overviews and eFiling Updates
NYC Department of Buildings, 280 Broadway, 6th Floor Training Room
Interested parties should RSVP to: Buildings_University@buildings.nyc.gov

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10: (6 p.m. - 8 p.m.) SEAoNY PRESENTS:
Symposium on Controlled Inspections - Means & Methods of Construction
Brooklyn Law School, 205 State Street, Forchelli Conference Center, 22nd Floor
Interested parties should RSVP to: construction_safety_week@buildings.nyc.gov

THURSDAY, MAY 11: (2 p.m. - 4 p.m.) - OSHA: Worker Safety and Health Issues
NYC Department of Buildings, 280 Broadway, 6th Floor Training Room
Interested parties should RSVP to: construction_safety_week@buildings.nyc.gov

FRIDAY, MAY 12: (9 a.m. - Noon) - Lead Law 101 Training Seminar
NYC Department of Buildings, 6th Floor Training
Interested parties should RSVP to: construction_safety_week@buildings.nyc.gov

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