The HERO Act Webinar and More

The New York Health and Essential Rights Act (NY HERO Act) was signed into law last May 5. It mandates extensive new workplace health and safety protections in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the NY HERO Act is to protect employees against exposure and disease during a future airborne infectious disease outbreak.


On October 26th our association hosted a detailed webinar on the HERO Act in partnership with construction law firm Welby, Brady & Greenblatt. Thomas Tripodianos, a partner at that firm, offered a clear presentation of the HERO legislation, its mandates and how it affects your business. It’s one example of how contractor requirements caused by COVID-19 are continuously changing. Keeping up to date is of major importance. If you were not able to participate, the webinar is available for download at our website.


During the summer, as the pandemic seemed to be waning, we were able to hold two events we couldn’t enjoy last year — the Annual WC&C Golf Outing and our eagerly anticipated WC&C Barbecue. While attendance at each was significantly lower than usual, both were great successes as our members were once again able to meet in person and have face-to-face conversations. Photos from the Barbecue are in this issue of Off The Wall.


A WC&C member contractor was Spotlighted in the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of The Carpenter, the New York District Council magazine. Creative Construction Services founder and CEO Hanson James, a minority union contractor has been working since 2017 on East Side Access. His story is interesting and informative. Take a look at it.


Be safe.

-John