Turnstiles are a level of access control that safeguard a job site, preventing workers or pedestrians from freely accessing your site. This prevents the site from being vandalized, damaged, and safely stores equipment on site. But this is NOT the reason contractors use turnstiles.

Why does the construction industry use turnstiles?

Because they want to protect themselves from the liability associated with injuries or dangerous behaviors on their job site. This includes ensuring no untrained workers are performing tasks that may be dangerous to themselves or others. 

The costs of legal fines or stop work orders are too critical to ignore. In New York City, Local Law 196 mandates that NYC contractors keep tight oversight on information related to attendance of workers on their job site. The city’s Department of Buildings mandates that contractors keep up-to-date attendance logs of their job site(s), meaning a contractor needs to know which workers are on their site every day.

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Why use myComply’s NYC Turnstile solution(s)? 


To Comply with Local Law 196 & Avoid Penalties

Contractors who have access control systems, like turnstiles, in place are more likely to have better management/tracking of who is on their job site and when. Local Law 196 in New York City holds construction organizations accountable for all workers on their job site, if a permit holder on a site is not able to produce a daily attendance log of their site, they are subject to major fines. 

“How would myComply’s NYC turnstile solution save my job site from fines?”

  • You (the permit holder) control which workers come onto your site, and ensure that those who are granted access to your site have the proper training. This saves you from $5000/worker fines upon DOB site audit.
  • You (the permit holder) can populate a daily attendance log accurately with the myComply turnstile as you know all workers on your site are coming through defined entrances and logging their check-in/out instances. An accurate log saves your site from a $2500 civil penalty. 

Permit holders are required to attest to DOB that workers are trained. A violation with a civil penalty of up to $5,000 per untrained worker will be issued to the owner of the site, the permit holder, and the employer of the untrained worker. 

– NYC Department of Buildings (Source)

The $5000 per worker civil penalty results from allowing untrained workers on your job site. You (the permit holder) must verify that a worker has their OSHA/SST Card credentials when entering a job site, and record this information. 

What is a Daily Log for Local Law 196? 

The daily log for local law 196 in New York City is a log maintained by the permit holder of a job site that records daily attendance of workers on the job site. This log is mandated by the Department of Buildings to ensure permit holders have tight oversight as to who is on their job site at all times. 

The $2500 civil penalty from a failure to maintain the daily log is issued upon a site inspection from the Department of Buildings. At this time, a permit holder must present the required SST Card & attendance information.

Failure to maintain the daily log and/or a copy of each worker’s SST or OSHA card, or to produce the log upon request by the Department, may result in a fine of at least $2,500.

– NYC Department of Buildings (Source)

myComply’s turnstile solution and access control allows permit holders to generate accurate daily attendance at the click of a button. If an enforcement officer shows up to your job site, click and export the attendance taken at your site’s access points (turnstiles). Being able to present this information accurately saves you from fines. 

(Below: The Daily Attendance Log in New York City – Local Law 196) 

Use myComply on your projects to generate the information related to Local Law 196’s daily attendance log. Contact sales@mycomply.net to explore implementing myComply on your next project or give us a call at 1-877-583-9303.

Data Collection & Insurance

This is the big differentiation between other turnstile solutions, and myComply’s turnstile is that myComply built our system based off us compliance in New York City. We take feedback from the contractors in the city using our solution, and make updates frequently to best service our client-base. 

“How does a myComply turnstile collect data?” 

If the ID Badges you use store vital safety information, and the turnstile you use is connected to smart software, then you can do a whole lot of interesting data collection. When a worker checks in with their credentials, and the turnstile rotor moves this worker has just sent vital information to myComply. They send when they arrived, who they work for, and share all of their safety credentials and certifications. The myComply SST Card and Smart Badge in New York City is the only ID Badge that will allow you such detailed data and reporting on the compliance of your job site.

What type of information is generated with myComply’s NYC turnstiles & access control system? With myComply’s solution, you’re able to see data such as: 

  • Which workers are on your job site
  • When the worker got there, and when they left
  • Who they work for, attaching them to the sub-trade/subcontractor they’re employed with
  • What training the worker has, and confirming if they have an SST Card 

To make things even better, you can monitor all of this in real time!

(Below: myComply’s Live Attendance Tracking Section within the myComply dashboard) 

This is important for conversations with insurance teams or asset owners as they are looking to see that a contractor is taking appropriate measures to ensure all individuals on site are appropriately trained. Once again, liability falls on the permit holder in New York City and permit holders can avoid accidents or dangerous work when all individuals are properly trained.

Use myComply on your projects to generate live attendance information and timesheets. Contact sales@mycomply.net to explore implementing myComply on your next project or give us a call at 1-877-583-9303. 

Download our PDF Brochure for more info! 

If you’re looking for access control solutions in New York City, we’re confident we have built the best solution for New York City Construction. Take a look at the brochure below, download it, print it off and share as you need.

Call us for more information at 1-877-583-9303 or email sales@mycomply.net for a quote! 


How to download:

1. Click on the Image of the Brochure (BELOW).
2. Use the link to download a PDF version of the brochure.


Contact sales@mycomply.net to explore implementing myComply’s NYC turnstile solution on your next project or give us a call at 1-877-583-9303.

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