Scaffold Law

Posted November 13, 2020

Please find below a message from Dorothy Reddy, Executive Director, New York State Association of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors, in regard to Scaffold Law.
 
Dear Members:
 
Over the summer, construction and insurance related organizations have been advocating for reform of Scaffold Law as a way to help our economy recover from the pandemic. Scaffold Law adds close to $1 billion in costs to public works projects and an estimated 7% to privately funded construction in New York each year. Reform of the Scaffold Law now would have a dramatic impact on our economy and state and local budgets. A group out of New York City put together an awesome video to prove this point. Be sure to watch and share it: http://www.billiondollarfix.nyc/
 
In addition, Congressman Jacobs recently sent a letter urging Governor Cuomo to include Scaffold Law reform in the state budget to help rebuild our infrastructure. Now you can help too. Let Governor Cuomo know how important Scaffold Law reform is by submitting a message at https://www.votervoice.net/MobileUserSite/LRANY/Campaigns/69199/Respond. The budget process is happening now, so we only have a few weeks. Please click the VoterVoice link above to send a message to the Governor’s office today.

Thank you.
Dorothy J. Reddy
Executive Director
New York State Association of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors, Inc.