By Gregory Fortino
It’s official. The New York City Council has pushed back the deadline for workers on Site Safety Training (SST) construction sites to meet the 40-hour safety training requirement of Local Law 196 of 2017.
Since December 1, 2019, workers on such sites must have completed 30 hours of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) site safety training, with supervisors required to have 62 hours of training. The legislation originally required construction workers to complete an additional 10 hours of SST by September 1, 2020. Now, workers have until March 1, 2021, to meet the 40-hour requirement.
Even with the extension, the Department of Buildings (DOB) encourages workers who have not yet completed the expanded training to do so sooner, rather than later. Training is available both online and in person from DOB-approved SST and/or OSHA classes.
Identifying SST Construction Sites
To find out if your site requires SST, visit the DOB’s Site Safety Construction Map to locate active SST construction sites.
Looking for Training?
The Approved Course Provider Map is an interactive tool that allows users to search for training providers. Searches can be filtered by location, online availability, language, and training type. In addition, construction employees can meet additional LL 196 training requirements by completing OSHA 10-Hour or 30-Hour classes from an OSHA-certified trainer.
For more information on LL 196 training requirements, visit the DOB website.