Construction sites are dangerous work places. Workers are challenged to be aware of their surroundings at all times. They need to watch out for falling objects, be aware of moving hazards all while getting the job done with excellence and precision.
Therefore, New York State enacted numerous laws (codified in the Industrial Code) in addition to those established by OSHA, which shift the responsibilities of having a safe construction project to the general contractor and even the owner of the project.
New York Labor Law
In addition, New York State has special statutes for workers working at heights. These special laws are justified due to the severity of the injuries that result from elevated falls.
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