The provisions of this chapter shall govern the conduct of all construction
or demolition operations with regard to the safety of the public and property. For
regulations relating to the safety of persons employed in construction or demolition operations, OSHA Standards shall apply.
The NYC Department of Buildings ensures the safe and lawful use of over 975,000 buildings and properties by enforcing the City's Building Code, Electrical Code, Zoning Resolution, New York State Labor Law and New York State Multiple Dwelling Law. Our main activities include performing plan examinations, issuing construction permits, inspecting properties, and licensing trades. We also issue Certificates of Occupancy and Place of Assembly permits. In all our activities, our focus is on safety, service and integrity.
OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor. The administrator for OSHA is the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. OSHA's administrator answers to the Secretary of Labor, who is a member of the cabinet of the President of the United States.
This Strategic Plan, and the 100 distinct initiatives it contains, explains how the Department of Environmental Protection will achieve its goal to become the safest, most effective, cost-efficient, and transparent water utility in the nation over the next four years and beyond
OSHA's Free On-site Consultation Program provides on-site assistance to small business employers in protecting their workers from potential occupational hazards. In FY 2010, OSHA provided free assistance to over 30,000 small businesses covering 1.5 million workers in helping them create safe and healthy work environments.
This part carries out the directive to the Secretary of Labor under section 6(a) of the Act. It contains occupational safety and health standards which have been found to be national consensus standards or established Federal standards