week, DOB launched a new citywide construction safety
campaign running through the winter months, that will
spread awareness of the potential for serious injury
when corners are cut on the job. This new campaign was
launched in response to several recent tragic
construction deaths. Four workers have lost their lives
in separate building construction-related incidents in
the City in the months of November and December this
campaign will include construction safety enforcement
sweeps, as well as educational outreach to workers,
contractors and site safety professionals.
Read our Press Release
Visit our Website For More Info on Construction Safety
Site Safety Training
February 1, 2023, the Department of Buildings will only
accept Site Safety Training (SST) cards that have been
issued through the NYC DOB Training Connect platform.
These SST cards are required for all construction and
demolition workers on the larger and more complex work
sites across the City, which are required by law to have
site safety supervision.
cards issued by approved DOB training providers, through
NYC DOB Training Connect, include a NFC chip which can
be scanned to validate the authenticity of the card, and
will help prevent fraud.
with an SST Card issued before January 1, 2022 should
contact the course provider who issued their card to
have it replaced with a NYC DOB Training Connect SST
Card by January 31, 2023.
Read our Service Notice
Find out more information about Site Safety Training
Sustainability and Retrofits
account for around two-thirds of the climate
change-causing greenhouse gas emissions here in the
City. To push back against the effects of climate
change, larger buildings in the city are required by
Local Law 97 of 2019 to meet carbon emission limits
starting in 2024. For property owners to meet these
limits, many will need to retrofit their buildings to
increase energy efficiency and reduce fossil fuel
up to the important sustainability milestone, the
Department recently took several substantial steps
towards implementing this law. Earlier this month, DOB
finalized the first agency rule for Local Law 97,
providing clarity and needed information to property
owners. In addition, we recently released a Local Law 97
Advisory Board report, with recommendations from our
stakeholder panel on implementation for the City to
with questions about energy efficiency retrofits in
their buildings, are strongly encouraged to contact
the City's free resource for one-on-one technical
guidance on financing and implementing building retrofit
Read our Press Release
Read the Advisory Board Report
Find our First Published LL97 Rule in The City Record
Buildings and Construction Sites
Contractors working in New York City should be advised
that stone balustrade railings and fences can pose a
serious hazard to the public, if they are not properly
installed in accordance with the NYC Construction Codes.
stone fences and railings are a common site throughout
the five boroughs. In recent years, New York City has
seen two separate incidents where the collapse of a
stone balustrade fence in front of a residential home
lead to the death of a small child. In both instances,
the cause of the collapse was determined to be improper
installation of the fence without required anchorage
Read our Construction Advisory on Stone Balustrades
Elevator and Boiler Inspections
coming to a close, meaning the deadline for annual
building inspections is also right around the corner.
High-pressure and low-pressure boilers in New York City
are required to undergo annual inspections. Building
elevators are required to undergo periodic inspections
and Category 1 tests every year as well.
forget to have these important building system
inspections performed in your buildings by properly
licensed professionals by Saturday, December 31, 2022.
Read our Service Notice
Live Virtual Events
understanding building regulations in NYC? Want to talk
directly to DOB experts about your construction-related
questions? Curious about the latest DOB service updates?
Then join the thousands of New Yorkers who have already
been attending our live online events by registering for
an upcoming session today!
schedule for borough specific Q&A sessions and industry
meetings for the months of January and February are up
on the website. Registration is free but space is
limited, so sign up today!
Check out all of our upcoming scheduled online events.
DOB is Hiring!
big city out there - which is why DOB is looking for New
Yorkers to join our team and further our missions of
enhancing public safety, quality of life, and
sustainability in every neighborhood across the five
DOB inspectors, plan examiners, design professionals,
and administrative staff all play a critical role in
promoting safety and quality of life here in the
greatest city in the world. As a member of DOB, you can
help make New York City an even better place for
everyone that lives, works, visits and builds here.
Check out our website to learn more about careers at
DOB, employee benefits and current open positions.