You are about to leave Risk Strategies website and view the content of an external website.
You are leaving risk-strategies.com
By accessing this link, you will be leaving Risk Strategies website and entering a website hosted by another party. Please be advised that you will no longer be subject to, or under the protection of, the privacy and security policies of Risk Strategies website. We encourage you to read and evaluate the privacy and security policies of the site you are entering, which may be different than those of Risk Strategies.
In 2021, the construction fatality rate in Boston was 2.5 times greater than the national average. To reduce the number of injuries and fatalities on Boston construction sites, Boston’s Mayor, Michelle Wu, on June 1, 2023, signed a new Construction Safety Ordinance. The new ordinance, which is scheduled to go into effect on December 2, 2023, was developed in collaboration with construction unions, worker advocates, construction companies and OSHA.
To combat the increase in construction incidents, the new ordinance imposes the following requirements:
The Commissioner will have the ability to issue fines based on any violations or stop work orders issued by the ISD for non-compliance with the new ordinance. Significantly, a company’s record of violations/fines may be considered when requesting future permits or competing for future construction contracts on city-funded projects.
According to Jodi Sugerman-Brozen, Boston’s deputy chief of worker empowerment, the city is planning orientation sessions for contractors to learn about the ordinance, available resources and how to comply.
For more information on this new ordinance or for assistance with site construction safety, contact Pro Safety Services, a division of Risk Strategies, at email@example.com.
Tim McCarthy is Operations Manager for Pro Safety Services, a Division of Risk Strategies. He has over a decade of experience providing safety services for the construction, manufacturing, service, and healthcare industries, as well as public sector organizations.