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What is a SST Card

By: Able Safety Consulting

What is an SST Card?

SST card is an acronym that stands for Site Safety Training Card. These cards provide proof that workers and supervisors have completed specific training required by the NYC Department of Buildings.

Local Law 196 which went into effect in March of 2018 increased the amount of training required by construction workers, specifically those who work on job sites that require a superintendent.

There are 4 different types of SST cards shown below. Temporary and Limited SST card are short-term solutions that will allow you to work for a limited amount of time.


Temporary SST card – Provides temporary access to jobsites (expires 6 months after issue date)

Limited SST card – Provides temporary access to jobsites (expires September 2020)

Worker SST Card – Required for all construction workers by September 1st 2020 (5 year expiration)

Supervisor SST Card – Required for all Supervisors by December 1st, 2019 (5 year expiration)



How Do I Obtain an SST Card?

SST cards are obtained by completing a specified amount of training. Each card has its own set of training courses that must be completed before the card can be issued.  Below we will be providing instructions on how to obtain a “worker SST Card” and a “supervisor SST card”. If you are looking for a more in depth look on temporary and limited SST cards please visit our Local Law 196 page.


  1. Worker SST Card (to view the SST worker package click here)


  1. Supervisor SST Card (to view the supervisor SST package click here)