SUPPORT – A5815B Titus, et al/S5137A Savino, et al – ELEVATOR SAFETY

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ON ASSEMBLY LABOR AGENDA 6/7/17

ELEVATOR SAFETY

 

A5815B Titus, et al/S5137A Savino, et al

The New York State AFL-CIO, representing 2.5 million union workers and their families, as well as our retirees and their families supports this legislation.  

This bill will enact reforms to strengthen the licensing of elevator construction and repair workers, as well as strengthen the oversight of contractors. This bill enacts important safety provisions that will protect both the general public and workers.

The construction, inspection, maintenance and repair of elevators and service lifting devices require specialized skills and experience. This bill will ensure that only qualified workers who have received that training and experience provide these services. This bill is necessary to prevent injury and death of both workers and the general public.

Therefore, this Federation urges immediate passage.

For further information, contact the Legislative Department at 518-436-8516.