Summer Safety: Heat Related Illness

As of last week, the greater New York City area has already seen two official heat waves, and the summer has only just begun.   Unfortunately, people who work outdoors like those in the AEC industries are at exponential risk for a host of illnesses brought on by excessive heat exposure. Add in factors such… Read More

OSHA Promotes Safety Awareness with Yearly Event

Monday (May 3rd) marked the beginning of OSHA’s 2021 National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. OSHA promotes the week as an opportunity for those working in the construction industry to learn about, and prevent, fall hazards. Falls are one of OSHA’s “Fatal Four,” which are the top four causes of fatalities in… Read More

New York City Benchmarking and Energy Efficiency Grading Due May 1st

Benchmarking and Energy Efficiency Grading (Benchmarking) is a tool that The City of New York (City) introduced as part of an initiative to make buildings operate more efficiently.  The City standardizes this process by utilizing the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) online benchmarking tool, known as the Energy Star Portfolio Manager® (Portfolio Manager).  Building… Read More

OSHA Proposes HazCom Standard Changes


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing through the notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) to modify the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align to the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS). The goal of the modification is to address issues that arose during the implementation of the 2012 update to the HCS,… Read More

Paused: EPA Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published the final regulatory revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) in the Federal Register, but the new Biden Administration has placed a ‘pause’ on this new rule as they review its content and benefits. This National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for lead and copper falls under… Read More