New York Contractors Use MAC Portals to Comply with Local Law 196
Our patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal helps keep non-employees from just wandering onto construction sites and helps keep workers who have not met the Local Law 196 safety training from entering. Through the utilization of a patented MAC Portal turnstile with access control technology, managers on job sites are able to guarantee that only workers who are up-to-date on their safety training certificates can enter the secure construction perimeter. Utilized on job sites from the Hudson Yards project to the JFK airport terminal expansion and the construction of Freedom Tower, contractors all around New York have used the MAC Portal as the first line of defense against site intrusion and to make sure workers are keeping up with their safety training.
What is Local Law 196?
Local Law 196, once fully phased-in, will require that:
*Workers at certain job sites receive 40 hours of safety training; and
*Supervisors at certain job sites receive 62 hours of safety training.
Who must be trained?
*Workers at job sites that are required to designate a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager.
*Supervisors at these job sites must also be trained. This includes Site Safety Managers, Site Safety Coordinators, Concrete Safety Managers, Construction Superintendents and competent persons.
How is Local Law 196 enforced?
*Permit applicants will be required to certify to the Department that workers who will be working under the permit will have the required training.
What's the consequences of non-compliance?
*If the Department discovers that workers at a construction site are untrained, the Department will issue a violation with civil penalties that go as high as $5,000 per untrained worker to the owner of the site, the permit holder and the employer of the untrained worker. These civil penalties can be mitigated if an employer sponsors training for such untrained worker.
*If the Department discovers that a permit holder has failed to maintain a log that demonstrated that all of the workers at a site are trained, the Department will issue a violation with a civil penalty of $2,500.
*The Department will also conduct unannounced inspections at sites where untrained workers have been discovered.
How does the patented MAC Portal help contractors comply with Local Law 196?
The patented MAC Portal integrated with access control technology helps contractors in New York and around the world by making sure that only workers with up-to-date safety training are granted access to a secure construction site. Any time an employee completes a required safety training, that information can be recorded and added to their individual credentials. With the click of a mouse and the right MAC Portal with the right access control technology infrastructure, contractors can assure that only employees who are properly trained can enter the site.
It's just that simple.
More information on the patented MAC Portal and how MSSI can help you comply with Local Law 196 CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.