Let’s Talk About Workplace Violence

2022-09-16

This week, we’re focusing on workplace violence and how it affects you and your staff on the jobsite.   The impact of workplace violence can range from psychological issues to physical injury, or even death. Violence can occur in any workplace and among any kind of worker, especially in construction.  By the Numbers   According to the […]

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Heat Stress Awareness

2022-07-24

Summer months are good for business, but warmer temperatures bring their own category of jobsite hazards. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of heat stress, and keep you and your employees safe.  What is Heat Stress?   Heat Stress is the health hazard that occurs with prolonged heat exposure due to warm or hot environments […]

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National Safety Stand Down Awareness Week Pt. 3

2022-05-06

Statistics In honor of the National Safety Stand Down, which is happening this week, we at TSCTA wanted to spread awareness and help employers and professionals in construction discuss safety with their employees.  As we’ve mentioned in the past, safety shouldn’t be left to luck and fall fatalities are one of the highest forms of […]

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Nation Safety Stand Down Awareness Week Pt. 2

2022-05-05

In honor of the National Safety Stand Down, which is happening this week, we at TSCTA wanted to spread awareness and help employers and professionals in construction discuss safety with their employees.  This part will focus on fall hazards and how to spot and avoid them.  Hazards  Injuries from falls are the most common cause […]

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Nation Safety Stand Down Awareness Week Pt. 1

2022-05-04

In honor of the National Safety Stand Down, which is happening early this month, we at TSCTA wanted to spread awareness and help employers and professionals in construction discuss safety with their employees.   Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 351 of the […]

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How to Spot and Prevent Environmental Hazards

2022-04-30

At TSCTA, we often focus on workplace safety hazards in terms of fall protection, safety equipment, and OSHA compliance. But this time, we’re shedding a light on environmental awareness and safety.   Environmental Awareness  Environmental hazards on the jobsite are risks of workers contracting short or long term, sometimes fatal, illnesses while exposed to harmful materials […]

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How Can I Apply for an SBS Grant?

2022-04-18

You can apply for the program by following the steps below: Send your employees to an authorized training provider Review the SBS program guidelines and determine if your business is eligible. Gather the appropriate documents and visit the SBS website to complete the application. For additional information, please visit the SBS website.

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Who Can Apply for an SBS Grant?

Small construction firms located in NYC with 1-15 employees and certified M/WBEs in the construction industry with 1-15 employees may apply.

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What’s Covered Under the SBS Training Grant?

You pick the training provider from an approved list, and the NYC Department of Small Business Services will cover a percentage of the cost if your business is eligible. A business can only receive the reimbursement once and cannot reapply once payment has been received. SBS will only cover the direct cost of training Eligible training types: OSHA 10 […]

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Is There Financial Assistance for Site Safety Training?

The New York City Small Business Service (SBS) Office announced a grant program for small construction firms and certified M/WBEs with 1-15 employees to help offset the costs associated with Site Safety Training.

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What are the Risks of Not Completed the Required SST Training?

Permit holders must certify workers have the required training. A DOB inspector may levy fines up to $15,000 per untrained worker: $5,000 for the owner, $5,000 for the permit holder, $5,000 for the employer. The Law also requires permit holders maintain a log of trained workers or face fines up to $2,500.

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What if I’ve Taken Training in The Past?

If you have previously completed professional training, you may already have earned credit for some of your SST required hours. Please refer to the DOB-approved Site Safety Training (SST) Course Equivalent document to learn more.

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