During the first 30 days after Phase 1 construction resumed on June 8, 2020, New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) inspectors focused on educating construction professionals on COVID safety protocols and did not issue any monetary penalties. Beginning July 8th, DOB inspectors will take enforcement action against construction sites which are found to be out of compliance, and financial penalties are probable. Persistent noncompliance may result in Stop Work Orders and possible civil penalties of up to $5,000 for each offense. Inspectors will also continue to identify Construction Code and Electrical Code violations and take appropriate enforcement actions during the on-going COVID sweep.
In order to prepare for DOB inspections and avoid penalties, construction site owners need to know what to expect. Read on to find out more.
During the COVID sweeps, DOB inspectors will focus on the following:
Call Walden for help to prepare for potential inspections to avoid penalties. If you receive a violation, Walden’s environmental engineering and industrial hygiene professionals can help you meet the DOB’s requirements. Contact Walden today to discuss your reopening and compliance needs.