Skip to code content (skip section selection)
Compare to:
New York City Overview
The New York City Charter
The New York City Administrative Code
The Rules of the City of New York
THE RULES OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Title 1: Department of Buildings
Title 2: Board of Standards and Appeals
Title 3: Fire Department
Title 6: Department of Consumer and Worker Protection
Title 9: Procurement Policy Board Rules
Title 12: Franchise and Concession Review Committee
Title 15: Department of Environmental Protection
Title 16: Department of Sanitation
Title 17: Business Integrity Commission
Title 19: Department of Finance
Title 20: Tax Appeals Tribunal
Title 21: Tax Commission
Title 22: Banking Commission
Title 24: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Title 25: Department of Mental Health and Retardation [Repealed]
Title 28: Housing Preservation and Development
Title 29: Loft Board
Title 30: Rent Guidelines Board
Title 31: Mayor's Office of Homelessness and Single Room Occupancy
Title 34: Department of Transportation
Title 35: Taxi and Limousine Commission
Title 38: Police Department
Title 38-A: Civilian Complaint Review Board
Title 39: Department of Correction
Title 40: Board of Correction
Title 41: Department of Juvenile Justice
Title 42: Department of Probation
Title 43: Mayor
Title 44: Comptroller
Title 45: Borough Presidents
Title 46: Law Department
Title 47: Commission on Human Rights
Title 48: Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH)
Title 49: Department of Records and Information Services
Title 50: Community Assistance Unit
Title 51: City Clerk
Title 52: Campaign Finance Board*
Title 53: Conflicts of Interest Board
Title 55: Department of Citywide Administrative Services
Title 56: Department of Parks and Recreation
Title 57: Art Commission
Title 58: Department of Cultural Affairs
Title 60: Civil Service Commission
Title 61: Office of Collective Bargaining
Title 62: City Planning
Title 63: Landmarks Preservation Commission
Title 66: Department of Small Business Services
Title 67: Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications
Title 68: Human Resources Administration
Title 69: Department of Aging
Title 70: In Rem Foreclosure Release Board
Title 71: Voter Assistance Commission
Title 72: Office of Emergency Management
Title 73: Civic Engagement Commission
§ 12-210 Dissemination of occupational safety and health information during a public health emergency.
   a.   Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
      City agency. The term “city agency” means: (i) any agency as such term is defined in section 1150 of the New York city charter, the head of which is appointed by the mayor; and (ii) any agency as such term is defined in section 1150 of the New York city charter headed by a board, commission or other multi-member body, where a majority of such body’s members are appointed by the mayor.
      Citywide office of occupational safety and health. The term “citywide office of occupational safety and health” means the office within the department of citywide administrative services responsible for providing oversight to city agencies in environmental and occupational safety and health to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations or any successor office that carries out the same or substantially similar functions.
      Occupational safety and health agency. The term “occupational safety and health agency” means any federal, state or city agency or office that issues guidance related to occupational safety and health, including the federal occupational safety and health administration, the public employee safety and health bureau, the federal centers for disease control and prevention, the national institute for occupational safety and health and the department of health and mental hygiene.
      Public health emergency. The term “public health emergency” means any time during which, due to a threat to public health, a state of emergency has been declared by the governor pursuant to section 28 of the executive law or by the mayor pursuant to section 24 of the executive law or a public health emergency has been declared by the commissioner of health and mental hygiene pursuant to subdivision d of section 3.01 of the New York city health code.
      Safety and health coordinator. The term “safety and health coordinator” means the person at a city agency who is primarily responsible for occupational safety and health within the city agency.
   b.   During any public health emergency, the citywide office of occupational safety and health shall monitor all occupational safety and health agencies for the issuance of guidance regarding occupational safety and health related to the public health emergency. This guidance shall include, without limitation, any guidance on hazard assessment, hygiene, social distancing, identification and isolation of sick employees, return to work after illness or exposure, physical and administrative controls, workplace flexibility, training and anti-retaliation practices. Within 24 hours of the issuance of any such guidance, the citywide office of occupational safety and health shall deliver said guidance by electronic mail to the safety and health coordinator at each city agency.
   c.   Within 24 hours of receipt of any occupational safety and health guidance from the citywide office of occupational safety and health during a public health emergency, each safety and health coordinator shall:
      1.   Post such guidance in the workplace next to the poster required pursuant to section 801.47 of title 12 of the New York codes, rules and regulations;
      2.   Deliver such guidance by electronic mail to each employee of the city agency;
      3.   Prepare and deliver by electronic mail a summary of the guidance to each employee of the city agency. Such summary shall be tailored so as to highlight the guidance that is most relevant to employees holding a particular position, or a category of positions, within the city agency; and
      4.   Provide to each employee any education or training necessary to ensure the proper application of the latest guidance issued by the citywide office of occupational safety and health.
(L.L. 2021/023, 2/28/2021, eff. 5/29/2021)