Procure a Brighter Future with Supplier Diversity – Construction Inclusion Week

2021-10-20

When thinking about things that could make the world a better place, it’s rare — though maybe not entirely unheard of — to have procurement be one of the first things that comes to mind. And it’s almost a guarantee that when one things of inclusion, supply-chain logistics is not something that comes up in […]

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Unconscious Bias and the Workplace – Construction Inclusion Week 2021

2021-10-19

While biases can have positive or negative outcomes, we should learn to be aware of our unconscious biases, especially at our workplace. As part of our ongoing Construction Inclusion Week series, in this article, we tackle unconscious bias in the workplace.

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Leadership Drives Diversity – Construction Inclusion Week 2021

2021-10-18

As part of Construction Inclusion Week 2021, TSCTA takes a look at how Leadership Drives Diversity. #ConstructionInclusionWeek

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NYC DOB’s Bulletin 2021-009

2021-07-09

The New York City Department of Buildings Bulletin 2021-009 rescinded its COVID-19 related Phase 1 Reopening Guidance – here’s what it means to you.

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Maintaining A Drug-Free Construction Site with TSCTA’s New Training.

2021-06-22

Construction professionals have always had to prepare for the possibility of worker impairment, an unforeseen incident, or any safety hazard that may arise onsite. And, there’s always been an unspoken understanding that drug use is a sensitive topic amongst most construction employees. Yet, with all things considered, employers still have never had to manage to […]

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Workplace Violence; Staying Prepared.

2021-04-21

Each year, nearly 2 million American workers are a victim of some sort of workplace violence according to OSHA reports. Victims of workplace violence can suffer in varying ways like psychological damage or physical injury, and the delivery of violence is not limited. Workplace violence can be verbal, physical, mental, etc.  Workplace violence can happen anywhere, in […]

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Marijuana On-Site; What Construction Professionals Can Do

2021-04-19

Over the last decade, marijuana use has increased in popularity, and subsequently, the legalization of marijuana has been an ongoing trend. States like Washington and Colorado took the lead as some of the first to legalize recreational marijuana use, causing a slow and steady domino effect. Other states followed in passing similar legislation, and as […]

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TSCTA Tips: Complete SST Training ASAP.

2021-02-23

Under Local Law 196, construction employees are required to complete specified hours of site safety training if employed on construction sites that require a site safety plan, construction superintendent, site safety manager, or coordinator by March 1st. Construction workers require 40 hours of training, while construction Supervisors need 60 hours. Submitting your application at your […]

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Severe Weather Closing: February 1, 2021

2021-01-31

UPDATE: We’ve posted the full, revised schedule for all courses affected by our closing Due to the inclement weather forecasted for February 1, 2021, all TSCTA locations will be closed. As a result of the emergency closing, the following courses originally scheduled for Feb. 1, 2021, will now meet on the following dates: 16-Hour Suspended […]

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TSCTA Tips: Applying for Licenses or License Renewals using DOB Now.

2020-12-30

We know the DOB has been working to provide paperless services through the DOB Now platform for quite some time. This shift now requires you to apply for a license or license renewal online, using the DOB Now website. Over the recent months, several TSCTA class attendants have submitted licensee applications through the DOB Now portal and offered us some insight on […]

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Severe Weather Closing – December 17, 2020

2020-12-16

TSCTA will be closed for in-person training this Thursday, 12/17/20. Virtual and online courses will still be conducted as scheduled.   Severe Weather – Rescheduled Courses & Dates Classes scheduled for Wednesday, December 16th will be meeting as scheduled. Classes scheduled for Thursday, December 17th have been rescheduled to the below-listed dates:  Long Island City’s 40-HR Site Safety […]

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Post-COVID Safety Training at TSCTA.

2020-12-08

Nobody plans for a mistake or setback on a construction project, and people don’t prepare for a pandemic. The COVID pandemic struck the world with no heads-up, and it left many of us struggling to find ways to keep things together and continue moving forward. The changes that COVID and quarantine-life have introduced have been […]

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