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Local Law 196 – SST Worker Training

Construction Workers: Who needs training?


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 must have:

– 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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