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 r... Read
SST Online Courses Now Available!
SST Courses Online
If you are in the construction industry and work in NYC you’re most likely aware of a new rule (local law 196) requiring workers and supervisors to complete a specified amount of training to obtain a Site Safety Training (SST) card. We as ... Read
DOB Approved Course Equivalents
The NYC Department of Buildings has updated Local Law 196 to allow card issuers to now accept certain DOB approved courses in place of the required Site Safety Training (SST) Courses. The following document lists which existing worker and license courses can give credit for ... Read
Fall Prevention Essentials
OSHA fall protection training is aimed at reducing the number of accidents which may end up with serious injuries or even death. It may sound unrealistic but falls are still among the most common causes of work-related injuries happening on construction sites. Taking the above int... Read
Everything you need to know about OSHA classes and how to avoid becoming a fraud victim
Over the last few years we’ve noticed an increased number of fraudulent activity related to OSHA safety training. Knowing the facts about OSHA programs may help you avoid fraudulent trainers and courses. There exists po... Read
DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE AWARENESS IN THE WORKPLACE
The construction industry is male-dominated and thus, has been tagged as one of the most susceptible industries to drug and alcohol abuse. Men are more likely to consume alcohol and drugs compared to women, as studies show. But gender alone will not fully ... Read
Fall Protection In the Construction Industry
In response to the increasing incidence of construction-related injuries and fatalities, the New York City Council enacted Local Law 196 in October of 2017. This was a revision to the previous Administrative Code to include requiring minimum levels of site safet... Read
LOCAL LAW 196 VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES EXPLAINED
Local Law 196 of 2017, which mandates NYC workers at permitted construction sites to have safety training, has entered its second phase.
In an unprecedented move, NYC Department of Buildings recently sent letters to all contractors, job site owners, permit... Read
How Do I Get a Construction Job?
The construction industry’s growth does not seem to be slowing down anytime in the near future. Which means that the demand for workers isn’t slowing down anytime soon either. According to Sageworks, a financial information organization, construction related industries ac... Read
B.E.S.T Squad Update 2018-2019
As of September, 2018 The BEST Squad, Excavation and Scaffolding units are now demobilized. There are now 2 units which are The Construction Safety Compliance Unit & The Construction Safety Enforcement Unit.
Construction Safety Compliance Unit
The Construction Safety Comp... Read