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Local Law 196 – SST Worker Training

Site Safety (Worker) Training Requirements


To obtain the Site Safety (Worker) SST card,  Local Law 196 of 2017, requires that construction and demolition workers on job sites with a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator, or Site Safety Manager to complete:

– 10 hours of safety training

– 30 hours of safety training by December 1, 2019

– 40 hours of safety training by September 1, 2020

There are two ways to meet 30 hour training requirement by December 1, 2019:

Option 1: Complete a 30-Hour OSHA course

Limited Site Safety Training Card – OSHA 30-Hour Card

Training/Course

Hours

30-Hour OSHA

30

Total Hours: 30

 

Option 2: Complete a 10-Hour OSHA course and select 20 hours of training from the chart below

Limited Site Safety Training Card – OSHA 10-Hour Card

Training/Course

Hours

10-Hour OSHA

10

8-Hour Fall Prevention

8

8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher/Chapter 33, or; 4 hours General Electives and; 4 hours of Specialized Electives

8

4-Hour Supported Scaffold

4

Total Hours: 30

 

By September 1, 2020, workers must complete 40 hours of training:

Option 1

Site Safety Training Card – OSHA 30-Hour Card

Training/Course

Hours

30-Hour OSHA

30

8-Hour Fall Prevention

8

2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness

2

Total Hours: 40

Option 2

Workers with a valid OSHA 10-Hour Card

Training/Course

Hours

10-Hour OSHA

10

8-Hour Fall Prevention

8

8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher/Chapter 33

8

4-Hour Supported Scaffold

4

2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness

2

General Electives

4

Special Electives

4

Total Hours: 40

 

New Entrants

If you start working after December 1, 2019, you must complete the OSHA 10-Hour course before you start work and within six months complete the following courses to obtain the required 40 hours of training to continue working:

New Entrants (after December 1, 2019)

Training/Course

Hours

10-Hour OSHA

10

8-Hour Fall Prevention

8

8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher/Chapter 33

8

4-Hour Supported Scaffold

4

2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness

2

General Electives

4

Special Electives

4

Total Hours: 40

 

Important Dates to Remember

  • December 1, 2019 – Workers will need a minimum of 30 hours of training.
  • September 1, 2020 – Workers will need 40 hours of training

For information on NYC DOB Site Safety Training (SST) Equivalency information please click here.

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