Month

January 2016
Today, Habitat for Humanity of New York State announced their commitment to reforming New York’s antiquated Scaffold Law. Joining the coalition for Scaffold Law reform, Judith Nelson, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity New York State, stated – “We cannot be the only state to have this law. It does not make anyone safer...
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The Daily News Editorial Board recently published an article in favor of Scaffold Law reform. An excerpt: “The major problem with the law is that it imposes absolute liability “for elevation-related injuries on contractors and property owners engaged in construction, repair or demolition work,” according to the LRANY’s website. “Absolute liability means that the contributing...
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The Watertown Daily Times recently published an article in favor of Scaffold Law reform and highlighting it’s hindrance for Northern New York contractors. An excerpt: “Under New York state Scaffold Law, a construction worker’s carelessness is, without exception, an employers’ expense. But this isn’t news for private or government contractors, and the state is no...
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As we enter this new year, a new voice has joined the Scaffold Law Reform Coalition. The Capital Region Chamber is the hub of business in New York’s Capital Region. With a goal of economic prosperity for business members and our community, joining the coalition’s fight for reform could not be more fitting. The Chamber...
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The Watertown Daily News Editorial Board published an article favoring Scaffold Law reform for relief for northern New York businesses. An Excerpt: “The state Scaffold Law costs New York taxpayers about $785 million each year, despite the fact that the average number of incidents involving scaffold-related injuries has declined. It’s also increasing the cost of constructing...
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