Slumlord said to be taking over hotel in Brooklyn

Infamous slumlord, David Bistricer, is part of the development team that is being accused of providing moldy, asbestos-laden conditions at the Chelsea Hotel.  He is now is now taking over the former “Waldorf-Astoria of Brooklyn”, which is the Hotel Bossert on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights with plans to turn it back into a 302 room hotel.  However, he has a reputation as a slumlord, for his past record: as owner of a 59 building Flatbush Gardens complex which had more than 8,100 open violations in 2010.  Read more

Similar to safe living conditions, it is important for employers to make sure the employees they hire are held to a safe and un-abusive standard of contact when working with clients.  The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) covers all employers and their employees in the 50 states.  Employees must comply with all rules and regulations that apply to their own actions and conduct.  Compliance with standards may include implementing engineering controls to limit exposures to physical hazards and toxic substances, implementing administrative controls, as well as   ensuring that employees have been provided with, have been effectively trained on, and use personal protective equipment when required for safety and health, where the former controls cannot be feasibly implemented.  The general duty clause [Section 5(a)(1)] states that each employer “shall furnish . . . a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.” .

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