S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
June 6, 2013
Introduced by M. of A. ROSA -- read once and referred to the Committee
AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to enacting the "construction
safety course accountability act"
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
2 the "construction safety course accountability act".
3 S 2. Section 220-h of the labor law, as added by chapter 282 of the
4 laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
5 S 220-h. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
6 construction safety and health course. 1. The advertised specifications
7 for every contract for the construction, reconstruction, maintenance
8 and/or repair of public work to which the state or a municipality is a
9 party, where the total cost of all work to be performed under the
10 contract is at least two hundred fifty thousand dollars, shall contain a
11 provision requiring that all laborers, workers, and mechanics employed
12 in the performance of the contract on the public work site, either by
13 the contractor, sub-contractor or other person doing or contracting to
14 do the whole or a part of the work contemplated by the contract, shall
15 be certified prior to performing any work on the project as having
16 successfully completed a course in construction safety and health
17 approved by the United States department of labor's occupational safety
18 and health administration that is at least ten hours in duration.
19 2. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL LICENSE ANY ENTITY OR ORGANIZATION IN THE
20 STATE OF NEW YORK WHICH OFFERS A COURSE TO LABORERS, WORKERS, AND
21 MECHANICS IN CONSTRUCTION SAFETY AND HEALTH APPROVED BY THE UNITED
22 STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINIS-
23 TRATION THAT IS AT LEAST TEN HOURS IN DURATION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
24 LIMITED TO COURSES GIVEN IN ORDER THAT SUCH LABORERS, WORKERS AND
25 MECHANICS MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK ON CERTAIN PROJECTS PURSUANT TO SUBDI-
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
A. 7855 2
1 VISION ONE OF THIS SECTION OR PURSUANT TO ANY LOCAL RULE, REGULATION OR
3 3. ANY PERSON, ENTITY OR ORGANIZATION WHICH ISSUES AN OCCUPATIONAL
4 SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION CONSTRUCTION AND SAFETY HEALTH COURSE
5 CARD IN NEW YORK STATE SHALL SUBMIT A COPY TO THE DEPARTMENT, WITH THE
6 CARDHOLDER'S NAME AND ADDRESS AND THE DATE OF ISSUANCE.
7 4. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE ANY RULES OR REGULATIONS NECES-
8 SARY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUBDIVISIONS TWO AND THREE OF THIS
10 S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.