12 CRR-NY 23-3.2NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 12. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
CHAPTER I. INDUSTRIAL BOARD OF APPEALS
SUBCHAPTER A. THE INDUSTRIAL CODE
PART 23. PROTECTION IN CONSTRUCTION, DEMOLITION AND EXCAVATION OPERATIONS
SUBPART 23-3. DEMOLITION OPERATIONS
12 CRR-NY 23-3.2
12 CRR-NY 23-3.2
23-3.2 General requirements.
(a) Preparations for the demolition of any building or other structures.
(1) Before demolition is started, all glass in the exterior openings of the building or other structure to be demolished shall be removed.
(2) Before demolition is started, all gas, electric, water, steam and other supply lines shall be shut off and capped or otherwise sealed. In each such case, the service or utility company involved shall be notified in writing at least 24 hours in advance of the start of work on such lines.
(3) Where it is necessary to maintain any gas, electric, water, steam or other supply line during the demolition operations, such lines shall be so protected with substantial coverings or shall be so relocated as to protect them from damage and to afford protection to any person. If such lines are to be relocated, the service or utility company involved shall be notified in writing at least 48 hours in advance of such relocation. In not more than one normal working day the service or utility company shall notify the employer of the procedure to be followed in performing such relocation and such procedure shall be followed by the employer.
(b) Protection of adjacent structures.
During the demolition of any building or other structure, the employer performing such demolition shall examine the walls of all buildings or other structures adjacent to the one which is to be demolished. Such examination shall include a determination of the thickness and method of support of any wall of such adjacent buildings or other structures. Where there is any reason to believe that an adjacent building or other structure or any part thereof is unsafe or may become unsafe because of the demolition operations, such operations shall not be performed until means have been provided to insure the stability and to prevent the collapse of such adjacent buildings or other structures. Such means shall consist of sheet piling, shoring, bracing or the equivalent.
(c) Barricades.
Demolition sites shall be fenced, barricaded or provided with sidewalk sheds in compliance with this Part (rule).
(d) Dust control.
Provision shall be made at every demolition site to control the amount of airborne dust resulting from demolition operations by wetting the debris and other materials with appropriate spraying agents or by other means.
12 CRR-NY 23-3.2
Current through April 15, 2021
End of Document