Site Safety Managers and Site Safety Coordinators
Hire A Licensed Site Safety Manager or Site Safety Coordinator from CR Safety
Our team of licensed safety professionals is ready to help you manage your New York City job site.
CR Safety provides clients with certified site safety managers (major bldgs. 10 stories/125 feet and greater or with bldgs. with a footprint of 100, 000 square feet or more) or site safety coordinators (major bldgs. less than 15 stories/200 feet) to effectively manage the safety of your job site on both a technical and administrative level. Their responsibilities include:
- Development and implementation of site-specific safety plans
- Regular on-site inspections
- Training of workers on safe construction practices and use of PPE
- Collaboration with project managers and contractors to ensure safe construction practices and compliance
- Ensuring the necessary permits and licenses are obtained before any work commences
- Ensuring that all work is done in compliance with relevant regulations and codes
- Investigating incidents and accidents that occur on a site
- Maintaining accurate records of all safety-related activities
In accordance with the responsibilities outlined by the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) Local Law 81, the following jobs now require both a site safety plan and a superintendent:
- New building construction OR full demolition (barring 1-, 2- and 3- family homes)
- Alteration/demolition of 50% of the total floor area of a building
- Vertical/horizontal enlargement
- Jobs that pose a heightened risk to public and property
- Special inspections for the protection of the sides of excavations
- Special inspections for underpinning
- Removal of one or more floors
As of 11/07/22, as per local law 149-2021, a licensed construction superintendent is now also required on major building projects that require a site safety manager or coordinator (10 stories/125 feet and greater OR 100, 000 square foot footprint and greater) when the projects meet both the criteria in 3301.13.3 (construction superintend) and 3310.1 (major bldg. site safety). See code sections below.
3310.1 Scope. This section shall apply to:
- The construction of a new major building;
- The vertical or horizontal enlargement of a new building;
- The full or partial demolition of a new building;
- The alteration, maintenance, or repair of a façade of a major building, provided the building is more than 14 stories or 200 feet (60 960 mm) in height, whichever is less, and also provided the façade work requires a sidewalk shed to be installed; and
- Any construction or demolition work, including the alteration, maintenance, or repair of a façade, in a building so designated by the commissioner.
3301.13.3 Designation of primary construction superintendent. The permit holder shall designate a primary construction superintendent who shall carry out all duties and responsibilities assigned to the construction superintendent by this chapter and rules promulgated by the commissioner, and notify the department of such designation, prior to the commencement of work, for the following types of jobs:
- The construction of a new building;
- The full demolition of an existing building;
- An alteration to an existing building that involves one or more of the following:
3.1 A vertical enlargement;
3.2 A horizontal enlargement;
3.3 The alteration or demolition of more than 50 percent of the gross floor area of the building during the course of work over any 12-month period;
3.4 The removal of one or more floors during the course of work over any 12-month period;
3.5 Work that requires a special inspection for underpinning; or
3.6 Work that requires a special inspection for the protection of sides of excavations; or
4. Other jobs that pose an enhanced risk to the public and property, as determined by the commissioner.
Exception: A construction superintendent is not required for work that solely involves a 1-, 2-, or 3- family building, or an accessory use to such building, provided the permit holder for such work is registered as a general contractor in accordance with Article 418 of Chapter 4 of Title 28 of the Administrative Code.
The presence of a licensed site safety manager or coordinator [superintendent] provides your job site with an added layer of protection. Due to their extensive knowledge of New York City safety regulations and protocols, our team of site safety professionals can help you successfully identify and mitigate potential hazards before they occur while helping you avoid costly fines associated with noncompliance.