The State of Construction Safety

May 4, 2017
Herrick, Feinstein LLP

2 Park Avenue

New York City

Herrick and the Commercial Observer presented The State of Construction Safety in partnership with CR Safety Construction & Realty Safety Group and sponsored by Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., BTEA and Gilbane. The event was hosted by Bill Fried, Partner, Herrick, Feinstein LLP and Robyn Reiss, Executive Director, Commercial Observer.

Panel 1: The Latest in New York City Construction Safety Policy and Regulation

Moderated by: Matt Caruso, President, Construction and Realty Safety Group


  • Rick Chandler, Commissioner, New York City Department of Buildings
  • Louis J. Coletti, President & CEO, Building Trades Employer's Association
  • Edward T. Ferrier, Deputy Assistant Chief, Bureau of Fire Prevention Fire Department of New York
  • Diana Florence, Attorney-In-Charge Construction Fraud Task Force, Manhattan District Attorney's Office
  • Steven Kaplan, Deputy Regional Administrator, OSHA Region 2

Panel 2: Best Practices and Construction Safety Innovations

Moderated by: Liam La Guerre, Staff Reporter, Commercial Observer


  • Dwayne Carter, Vice President of Corporate Safety, Tishman Construction, an AECOM Company
  • Louis Cendagorta, Executive Director, Suppression & CDA Unit of the Fire Department of New York
  • Brian Sampson, President, ABC Associated Builders & Contractors
  • Marianne Santarelli, Safety Director, Gilbane Building Company