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NY Dept of Labor
Law: Laws of NY State (Search for Department of Labor Law (LAB) Article 2, Section 27-a: Safety and health standards for public employees, Article 8, 220-h: Occupational Safety and Health Administration construction safety and health course, and Article 29: Training and Education Program on Occupational Safety and Health)
Regulations: NY Codes, Rules and Regulations (Search for Title 12, Chapter XI, Subchapter A, Part 800: Public Employees' Occupational Safety and Health Standards, and Part 820: Toxic Substances-Information, Training and Education)
Summary: New York State adopted the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)worker safety and health standards for the state's public employees.
Additionally, NY State Labor law guarantees employees' rights to information, training and education regarding toxic substances in the workplace. It also requires all laborers, workers, and mechanics employed in the performance of large construction contracts on public work sites to successfully complete a construction safety and health course approved by OSHA.
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