N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. Tit. 12 § 23-1.5 - General responsibility of employers

These general provisions shall not be construed or applied in contravention of any specific provisions of this Part (rule).

(a) Health and safety protection required. All places where employees are suffered or permitted to perform work of any kind in construction, demolition or excavation operations shall be so constructed, equipped, arranged, operated and conducted as to provide reasonable and adequate protection for the lives, health and safety of such persons as well as of persons lawfully frequenting the area of such activity. To this end, all employers, owners, contractors and their agents and other persons obligated by law to provide safe working conditions, personal protective equipment and safe places to work for persons employed in construction, demolition or excavation operations and to protect persons lawfully frequenting the areas of such activity shall provide or cause to be provided the working conditions, safety devices, types of construction, methods of demolition and of excavation and the materials, means, methods and procedures required by this Part (rule). No employer shall suffer or permit an employee to work under working conditions which are not in compliance with the provisions of this Part (rule), or to perform any act prohibited by any provision of this Part (rule).
(b) General requirement of competency. For the performance of work required by this Part (rule) to be done by or under the supervision of a designated person, an employer shall designate as such person only such an employee as a reasonable and prudent man experienced in construction, demolition or excavation work would consider competent to perform such work.
(c) Condition of equipment and safeguards.
(1) No employer shall suffer or permit an employee to use any machinery or equipment which is not in good repair and in safe working condition.
(2) All load carrying equipment shall be designed, constructed and maintained throughout to safely support the loads intended to be imposed thereon.
(3) All safety devices, safeguards and equipment in use shall be kept sound and operable, and shall be immediately repaired or restored or immediately removed from the job site if damaged.


N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. Tit. 12 § 23-1.5

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