Contractor Labeled ‘Severe Violator’ After Fatality at Hyundai Metaplant
Boston’s new construction ordinance, effective from December 1, 2023, mandates that construction and demolition contractors must submit site-specific safety plans and confirm compliance.
The ordinance was developed in response to prior fatal construction accidents in the city through a collaborative effort involving various stakeholders.
Construction and demolition sites seeking permits from the Inspectional Services Department (ISD) must implement safety plans, site safety monitoring, and appoint coordinators for larger projects.
ISD gains enforcement powers, including issuing violations, work stoppages, permit revocations, and fines of up to $300 on non-compliant parties. The city will host educational webinars and provide free OSHA 30-hour health and safety training.