OSHA and New York State’s Workers’ Compensation Board Wage and Hour Division have entered an alliance to communicate more efficiently and effectively and cooperate on areas of common interest.
According to an OSHA news release, the alliance will also promote New York employers’ compliance with the laws administered by each agency.
Some of the elements of the agreement include cross-training of agencies’ staffs, providing employers and employees with compliance assistance information, and conducting joint investigations.
OSHA Regional Administrator Robert Kulick said: “Our agencies share a common purpose of helping ensure proper working conditions and benefits for workers in New York. Working together and sharing resources to achieve that common purpose makes sense.”
Meantime, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the “topping off” of the new Albany Capital Center, marking the completion of the steel construction phase of the new convention center in downtown Albany.
Since breaking ground in March 2015, more than 120 construction workers have been employed to build the state-of-the-art facility. Already, 18 events estimated to generate $300,000 in revenue have booked space in the facility once it opens in March 2017.