NYC to prosecute workers with fake OSHA cards

City investigators in New York have begun conducting routine checkups at construction sites to look for and arrest workers with fake safety training cards, a report from the New York Daily News stated.

According to regulations from the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration, construction workers are required to take safety courses within the agency so that they are aware of and will practice proper safety procedures on and near construction sites. This new measure serves as an attempt to prevent job-related accidents – a move that has apparently been taken for granted over the years as evidenced by the growing number of construction site accidents in the city.

The latest arrests took place on Saturday, October 17. Five workers who were found with fake OSHA safety training cards in Queens and the Bronx were apprehended.

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