This report provides data on workplace fatalities among construction workers. The rate of fatality has declined over the past twenty years, however compared with the rate of workplace-related fatalities in all industries, the construction-related fatality rate is five times higher.
Monthly newletter put out by the Municipal Library detailing current happenings and events within the Library and other Units in the Department of Records and Information Services. This is the June 2018 issue.
Monthly newletter put out by the Municipal Library detailing current happenings and events within the Library and other Units in the Department of Records and Information Services. This newsletter announces the implementation of a new cataloging system.
The newsletter carries customer service related articles from various agencies and, where applicable, includes photos, tables and charts as well as agency contact information. The newsletter is distributed primarily to agency Customer Service Liaisons and is also posted online on the Mayor's Office of Operations web site.
According to a study by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), sediment deposition in New York City's water supply reservoirs has reduced total storage capacity of the system by 2.4 percent. However, the fact that sediment is primarily collecting in areas deeper than the lowest intakes means that the loss of capacity will not affect water supply operations or reliability. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) once again offered its popular Valentine's Day tours of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has teamed up with the Office of Emergency Management (NYCEM) to combat water-related emergencies through Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs). DEP has begun a $35 million project to improve drainage and enhance Jack's Pond in Staten Island's Great Kills neighborhood. The hydroelectric turbine at the Neversink Tunnel Outlet recently underwent maintenance and repairs. The West of Hudson Tree Task Force was recently called out to the Shandaken Tunnel Intake Chamber to assist the Bureau of Engineering Design and Construction (BEDC) with hazardous tree removal. Current DEP executives and employees went on a tour of the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant with the plant's original Chief Engineer, Joseph T. Miller.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is developing a strategic plan and has appointed Diana Jones Ritter in the new role of Chief Strategy Officer. DEP donated a fossil from the oldest fossilized forest in the world to the Bilboa-Conesville Central School. The Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant will once again be opened February 10th to the public for special Valentine's Day tours. Earlier this month, DEP hosted 9th and 11th grade AP Environmental Science students from George Westinghouse High School in Brooklyn at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant for a field trip.
On the 25th anniversary of the Filtration Avoidance Determination for New York City's water supply, the New York Times publishes a piece on the system and the agreement. Entries for the 32nd annual Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest are now being accepted. New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Deputy Commissioner Pam Elardo sat down with actor Alec Baldwin on his WNYC podcast, "Here's the Thing," to discuss the city's wastewater treatment system. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation into law aimed at reducing overnight and weekend construction noise. DEP police officers conducted ice rescue training during recent simulation exercises held at the Ashokan Reservoir.
New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Vincent Sapienza reviews several of the agency's accomplishments from the past year, including the Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel project and green infrastructure enhancements. Drilling has commenced on the tunnel section of the Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel. Shotcrete, a unique form of concrete, is applied to rock excavations such as the shafts of the Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel to prevent rock from falling off the walls and potentially striking workers.
Personnel from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) worked to ensure that critical services operated without significant interruptions during the recent historic cold spell. A team from the Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations helped to administer humanitarian aid in Puerto Rico following damage caused by Hurricane Maria. 2017 figures for water supply and analysis from the City's watersheds are summarized.