To avoid construction-related fatalities, NYC is cracking down fake OSHA cards

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With the figure of construction-related deaths increasing, city investigators are silently visiting job sites and also arresting workers with bogus safety training cards, according to news.

Workers need to take safety courses powered by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to lessen accidents at the workplace, however through the years there is certainly a rapid growing rate concerning employees skipping the training programs and creating fake OSHA cards claiming they are trained.

Since the beginning of the year, many workers with allegedly fake OSHA cards have been busted at city construction sites, sources knowledgeable.

The sweep — accomplished by the Department of Investigation and the Buildings Department — occurs as construction fatalities in New York City jumped to eighteen in the past federal fiscal year, up from twelve the year before.

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