In our SAFETY Updates series we’ll be sharing important revisions to NYCDOB’s Chapter 33 Construction Code – Safeguards During Construction or Demolition

BC 3303 – Safeguards and Maintenance of Site

You may already know that existing code required that a watchperson on major buildings have OSHA 10 training. But starting November 7, 2022, the revised code requires that training on both major and non-major buildings. In addition, the former code required that the watchperson have FDNY fireguard certification. THE REVISED CODE requires an FDNY watchperson certification.

This revised code went into effect November 7th, 2022 and there is lots more to BC 3303, including container material specifications, unenclosed perimeters, daily inspection of housekeeping, chute construction, floor numbering and much more!

See the full Chapter 33 revisions in full at the NYC DOB website. See section 3303.3 on page 20 for the complete code.

*Note: These are not retroactive requirements, unless specifically stated.

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… 

Should you have any questions about these safety code changes, give us a call at 212-736-6900 or email us at:

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