STEP Application Deadline: JULY 1ST

STEP makes your company up to 655% safer than industry average


Injuries and worksite accidents cost your company money. ABC's STEP Safety Management System can help prevent accidents, keeping your team safe and saving you money! There is no cost for ABC member companies to participate in STEP. Your company has nothing to lose and EVERYTHING TO GAIN by applying today!


Only ONE MONTH Left for Submissions: July 29th Deadline

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Be Prepared: 2022 NYC Construction Codes to Take Effect

2022 NYC Construction Code goes into effect on November 7, 2022

The 2022 NYC Construction Code goes into effect on November 7, 2022.   Under the new Code, Local Laws 147 & 149 of 2021 become law. The two laws will take effect in 2024 and 2022 respectively, and will significantly impact site safety in the NYC construction industry.


Local Law 149 of 2021: Requires the designation of construction superintendents on major building construction sites. Effective November 7, 2022.


Local Law 147 of 2021: Redefines major buildings as being seven (7) stories/seventy-five (75) feet or higher, thus requiring additional safety requirements on such projects. Effective December 11, 2024.


Call to Action: Stop Harmful PLAs From Being Mandated on NYS Renewable Energy Construction

Mandates prevailing wage & labor agreements on virtually all green energy projects 

In last week’s Merit Messenger, we alerted you to a bill that will mandate Prevailing Wage and Project Labor Agreements on almost every renewable energy project in New York State.


As promised, we have put together a letter that members can send to the Governor requesting her to veto this legislation.


If you missed the information on the legislation last week, please click below to review it.


To add your voice to the call for Gov. Hochul to veto this bill and send in the letter, please click below.



Primary Update from Across the Country

Empire State Chapter takes part in D.C. Legislative Week

The biggest news from last week’s primary elections was Republican Katie Britt’s victory over Rep. Mo Brooks in the Alabama Republican primary winning 63% of the vote to Brooks’ 37%. With more than 20-point victories for top of the ticket Alabama Republicans in the 2020 elections, Britt is seen as the frontrunner in the general election against Democratic candidate Will Boyd. If elected, at age 40 Britt will be one of the youngest Senators to serve and first woman in Alabama elected to the U.S. Senate.


In Virginia, state Sen. and former Navy Pilot Jen Kiggans won the nomination in Virginia’s 2nd District and will seek to unseat U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria (D), while Yesli Vega, an auxiliary sheriff’s deputy and county-level elected official, will take on Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger in Virginia’s 7th District. Both seats are being heavily targeted by Republicans in their bid to retake the House in November. 

Tomorrow, elections will be held in Mississippi where two Republican incumbents face runoff elections, Nebraska where ABC-endorsed Mike Flood is vying to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Fortenberry in a special election, and primaries will be held in Colorado, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Utah.


ABC has endorsed Colorado Republican Senate Candidate Joe O’Dea. O’Dea is the owner of Concrete Express Inc., a Denver, merit-shop construction company that employs over 300 Coloradans.


10 Road Construction Work Zone Safety Tips

Warmer weather means that roadwork season is in full effect which means more and more work zones are popping up on our interstates, highways, and streets. It’s also the time of year when more people are on the road traveling greater distances to the beach, mountains, and other vacation spots.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), there were 247 construction worker deaths caused by transportation incidents. Of those, 75 were pedestrian vehicular incidents, with 38 being caused by pedestrians being struck by vehicles in work zones. Roadway collisions involving motorized vehicles accounted for another 142 worker deaths.




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