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Site Safety Training Cards Must Be Replaced by January 31, 2023

Beginning on February 1, 2023, all construction sites requiring NYC Department of Buildings-Licensed Safety Professionals will only accept NYC DOB Training Connect Site Safety Training (SST) Cards, and any previously issued SST Cards must be replaced.


Since January 1, 2022, DOB-approved course providers have issued new SST Cards through the NYC DOB Training Connect Platform.

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2022 Legislative Session Updates

In the last two weeks of December, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed two bills into law impacting our members and the industry. 


Carlos’ Law (A4947/S621B) increases the penalties for criminal corporate liability for the death or serious physical injury of a construction employee (felony or misdemeanor) by a fine of up to $500,000. The Governor’s approval memo states that there will be chapter amendments, which means meaningful changes to the bill as it currently stands. BTEA New York has been advocating for change, and updates to the bill will be introduced during the 2023 legislative session.

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The Contractor Safety Registration Law (S.5994C/A.1338C) creates a registration system for contractors and subcontractors engaged in public work and covered projects.


BTEA New York plans to petition the State Department for the exclusion of NYC from this Law’s purview as local licensing requirements are already strict.

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Gov. Hochul also vetoed the Materials Price Escalation Bill (S.8844/A.10109), that BTEA New York advocated for. The Bill would’ve allowed certain pre-pandemic public works contracts to be adjusted where material prices have escalated more than five percent, because of extreme market conditions associated with COVID-19. 

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BTEA New York Offers Insights on Penn Station Redevelopment Project at Crain’s New York Business Event

A cohort of thought leaders, activists and public officials shared their insights on the Penn Station Redevelopment Project at the Crain’s NY event, “The Penn Station project: What it means for the future of NYC,” co-sponsored by BTEA New York.


On December 17, Coletti joined State Sen. Leroy Comrie, former Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch, and others, and shared his advocacy for the overall project, stating, “The Penn Station project has the potential to recreate the surrounding area, particularly on the Eighth Avenue side.”


“There’s a social urgency to reaching a consensus,” Coletti added. “This project can create jobs, catalyze the rebirth of the middle class, and lift up those whose lack of higher education makes meaningful employment difficult.”

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BTEA New York President & CEO Panelist at STA’s ‘Social Side of Infrastructure’ Event


Coletti was featured as a panelist amongst other industry experts in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Subcontractors Trade Association (STA) and attended by over 100 construction professionals.


The informative discussion, moderated by Alexandria Perotti, CCM, PMP, Executive Director of Corporate Initiatives & Strategic Planning, Holt Construction, featured panelists Joseph Martinez, Executive Director of Preconstruction, Holt Construction; Marie Cardoza, Owner and Vice President, Cardoza Plumbing Corp.; and Elizabeth Weiss, President, A.J. McNulty & Co., Inc., with special remarks from Issy Bustamante, Senior Vice President, American Global.


Coletti shared success strategies and approaches for meeting and exceeding owners’ diversity and inclusion goals while building projects that reflect the community’s needs for new and sustainable job creation and small business growth.

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Building Trades Employers Association of New York (BTEA New York) is the construction contractor's unified advocate for construction safety standards, professional development, government affairs, public relations and fostering communication between public officials, public and private owners, labor and the general public. Realizing that a construction industry is essential to the vibrant future of New York City, its activities are dedicated to a building environment meeting the highest of environmental standards, integrity, cost efficiency, productivity and value that contributes to improving the quality of life in New York City. BTEA New York represents 26 Construction Manager, General Contractor, Subcontractor and Specialty Trade contractor associations with over 1,200 individual contractor members.


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