City of Dallas Rest Break ordinance to take effect Jan. 1

For Immediate Release                                     For more information contact:
Dec. 22, 2015                                                     City of Dallas Building Inspection
                                                                          Customer Service Center - (214) 948-4480  

City of Dallas Rest Break ordinance to take effect Jan. 1

Dallas – Effective Jan. 1 2016, the City of Dallas will require that all workers performing construction activity at a construction site receive a rest break of not less than 10 minutes for every four hours of scheduled work.

The City Council approved the ordinance and an implementation and enforcement plan on Dec. 9. Passage of the ordinance has prompted a change to the wording in the Building Construction Site Management Notice required to be posted at all building construction sites, including construction projects already underway.

Violations of the ordinance may be reported confidentially by calling 311.  All complaints will be referred to 311 and dispatched to Code Compliance for response within 24 hours. If a complaint has merit, a notice of violation will be issued to the owner, owner’s representative or person in control. If the violation is not addressed, a citation may be issued.

For more information visit the City’s Building Inspection website or call (214) 948-4480.