In our SAFETY Updates series we’ll be sharing important revisions to NYCDOB’s Chapter 33 Construction Code – Safeguards During Construction or Demolition
BC 3304.7 – Access to Excavations
Existing code required at least one means of egress from general open-cut excavations. The revision incorporates the OSHA requirement for multiple means of ingress/egress for trenches (trench definition: 4 feet or greater in depth and 15 feet or less in width) greater than 25 feet in length. This revision makes clear that multiple means of ingress/egress only apply to trenches and not open excavations.
You can see the revision here:
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You can find the Chapter 33 Safeguards During Construction OR Demolition General Section here…
You can find Local Law 126, authorizing the revisions of these building codes here…
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