Local Law 196 of 2017 requires workers at job sites that must designate a
Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager to receive 30 hours of site safety training by December 1, 2019 and an additional 10 hours of training by September 1, 2020. Supervisors will need 62 hours of training by the December 1, 2019 deadline.
DECEMBER 1, 2019 DEADLINE REMINDERS
Information for WORKERS: Limited SST Card (30 Hours)
1. OSHA 30-Hour Class
NOTE: For the purposes of the December 1, 2019 training deadline, an OSHA 30 card or a Limited SST Card will serve as acceptable proof that a worker has received the aforementioned training.
2. OSHA 10-Hour Class with 20 hours of additional training
OSHA 10-Hour Class
8-Hour Fall Prevention
8-Hour Chapter 33 OR 4-Hour General Electives AND 4-Hour Specialized Electives
4-Hour Supported Scaffold User and Refresher
3. 100-Hour training program approved by the Department
Information for SUPERVISORS: Supervisor SST Card (62 Hours)
OSHA 30-Hour Class
8-Hour Fall Prevention
8-Hour Chapter 33
4-Hour Supported Scaffold User & Refresher
2-Hour Site Safety Plan
2-Hour Tool Box Talks
2-Hour Pre-Task Safety Meetings
2-Hour General Electives
2-Hour Specialized Electives
2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness
NOTE: Training received within the prior five years of applying for an SST Card, including a Limited SST Card, SST Card or Supervisor SST Card can be applied toward the requirements for receiving the card. Applicants who completed the training beyond five years may complete Prior Experience training, which includes 4-Hour Fall Prevention and 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User and Refresher, to receive credit for such training.
Training Required for Competent Persons
As a reminder, workers serving as Site Safety Managers, Site Safety Coordinators, Construction Superintendents, Concrete Safety Managers and competent persons at construction sites to which Local Law 196 is applicable must have a Supervisor SST Card.
Workers must only have a Supervisor SST Card if they are serving as the competent person required by Section 3301.13.12 of the New York City Building Code. Section 3301.13.12 of the New York City Building Code requires that a Construction Superintendent designate a competent person for each job site for which such Construction Superintendent is responsible and further requires that such competent person is present at the designated job site at all times active work occurs.
DOB Enforcement of the Local Law 196 rules
Permit applicants will be required to certify to the Department that workers who will be working under the permit will have the requisite training. If the Department discovers that workers at a construction site are untrained, the Department will issue a violation with civil penalties that go as high as $5,000 per untrained worker to the owner of the site, the permit holder and the employer of the untrained worker. These civil penalties can be mitigated if an employer sponsors training for such untrained worker.
If the Department discovers that a permit holder has failed to maintain a log that demonstrated that all of the workers at a site are trained, the Department will issue a violation with a civil penalty of $2,500. The Department will also conduct unannounced inspections at sites where untrained workers have been discovered.