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Site Safety Training (SST) Cards and Courses

You may have heard of the new rule in NYC (Local Law 196) which mandates a specific amount of training for construction and demolition workers working in New York City. If you haven’t heard about it yet or just want to get the facts straight we’ve taken the time to present this information in an easy to follow format in order to clear up any confusion you may have.

 

What is Intro 1447-C (Local Law 196)?

Passed into law September 2017, Intro 1447-C is a bill that will mandate workers on NYC construction sites that require a construction superintendent, site safety manager, site safety coordinator, concrete safety manager, or competent person to receive a specified amount of safety training. Since the required total of 40 hours of safety training may be difficult for some to acquire in a short period of time, the city council has put three separate compliance dates in place. Each compliance date will require a certain “Site Safety Training (SST) Card” which will represent the amount of training the worker has received.

 

First Compliance Date: March 1st 2018 

Workers must have one of the following:

 

Second Compliance Date: June 1st, 2019

Workers must have one of the following:

  • Full SST Card
  • Limited SST Card
  • Temporary SST Card
  • Supervisor SST Card

 

Final Compliance Date: May 1st 2020

Workers must have one of the following:

  • Full SST Card
  • Temporary SST Card
  • Supervisor SST Card

 

 

How will Local Law 196 affect me? 

Starting March 1st, 2018 all workers will need a valid OSHA 10 Construction Card and supervisors will need a valid OSHA 30 Construction Card.

To Register for the 10 Hour OSHA Construction Course, click here.

Supervisors, which includes Site Safety Managers, Site Safety Coordinators, Construction Superintendents, Concrete Safety Managers, and Competent Persons may register for the OSHA 30 Hour Construction Course here.

 

 

How do I obtain a Site Safety Training (SST) Card? 

 

Temporary SST Card – This card may be obtained from an SST provider by new entrants into the construction or demolition workforce who have completed an OSHA 10 hour class. (card expires 6 months after issuance)

Must have the following to obtain this card:

  • OSHA 10-Hour Class

 

Limited SST Card – This card is obtained from an SST provider by completing an OSHA 10 Hour class and 20 additional safety training hours specified by the department, including 8 SST hours relating to fall protection; or by completing a 30 hour OSHA class.

Must have at least one of the following to obtain this card:

  1. OSHA 10 Hour class with 20 hours of additional training
    1. Osha 10-Hour Fall Prevention and
    2. 8-Hour Fall Prevention and
    3. 8-Hour Chapter 33 (Site Safety Manager Refresher) and
    4. 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User
  2. OSHA 30-Hour Class
  3. 100-Hour Training Program Approved by the department
    1. At a minimum meets the coursework identified in item 1 or 2 above.

 

Full SST Card – This card is obtained from an SST provider by completing an OSHA 10 Hour class and 30 additional safety training hours specified by the department, including 8 SST hours relating to fall protection; or by completing a 30 hour OSHA class plus 10 additional safety training hours specified by the department, including 8 SST hours relation to fall protection.

 

Must have at least one of the following to obtain this card:

  1. OSHA 10 Hour Class with 30 Hours of Additional Training
    1. OSHA 10-Hour Class and
    2. 8-Hour Fall Prevention and
    3. 8-Hour Chapter 33 (Site Safety Manager Refresher) and
    4. 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User and
    5. 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness and
    6. Four hours of General Electives (view classes below) and
    7. Four hours of Specialized Electives (view classes below)
  2. OSHA 30 Hour Class with 10 Hours of Additional Training:
    1. OSHA 30-Hour Class and
    2. 8-Hour Fall Prevention and
    3. 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  3. 100 Hour Training Program Approved by the Department
    1. At a minimum meets the coursework identified in item 1 or 2 above
    2. Typically received as part of a Union Apprenticeship Program

 

 

Please see the full list of General and Specialized Electives accepted by the NYC Department of Buildings.