Local Lawmakers Hope Drones Can Play a Role in Future Inspections


Following the tragic death of architect Erica Tishman, several New York City lawmakers are hoping to bring NYC building inspections into the modern day with new legislation allowing drones to be used in the process, according to reports from CBS 2 NY. As we’ve previously discussed here at the TSCTA Newscenter, drones have become an […]

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How to Construct a Gingerbread Worksite


While it may seem like a joke made specifically for us, it turns out there is a “construction gingerbread” recipe that we feel is our journalistic duty to bring to you. With the recipe (found at the bottom of this page) created by Stella Parks of Serious Eats, you’ll get the best of both worlds: […]

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This year, Santa Claus’s middle name is … Danger: Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating Outdoors


Although the tree plays the most central role in the Christmas decoration tradition for most — including, presumably, Santa, given that’s where he leaves the good stuff — the very best way to bring public attention to your holiday spirit seems to be by making sure your house can be seen from space.  And for […]

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This year, Santa Claus’s middle name is … Danger: Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating Indoors


For most folks who celebrate, Christmastime is a season of frivolity and fun, where the warmth and joy of time spent with family and friends counteracts the bitterness of winter’s weather. But for fans of safety — where our Safe-tees at? — it can be a minefield of minor and major safety violations that have […]

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The Signs, They Are A-Changin’


While anyone who has had the chance to take our 8HR Site Safety Manager Refresher/Chapter 33 course is likely well aware of signage requirements for work sites, a new set of signs will find their way onto projects across the city starting October 15th, 2019. The new requirement compels general contractors to post worker safety […]

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One of our TSCTA Instructors has a HAZWOPER of a story

Recently, our lead instructor, Dawid Ditrich, headed to England to facilitate a HAZWOPER training at the request of the United States Air Force (USAF). TSCTA has a history of providing specialized trainings for a variety of clients including government agencies. Here’s Dawid’s story on this trip and the training we facilitated. This training was done […]

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The March Towards Labor Day


While there’s some debate over who first proposed the idea of Labor Day 125 years ago — as TSCTA News has discussed on previous adventures into American holiday history — there are no questions regarding what the holiday itself has always been: a party. In fact, according to the Department of Labor’s history of the […]

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OSHA Seeks Comment on Silica Code Change


A change may be coming to silica standards, with a recent two-pronged proposal finding its way into public consideration. The first is a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the expansion of what’s commonly known as “Table 1” from section 1926.1153 of the Federal Register, which provides details on the levels of silica protection for most […]

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