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SERVICE UPDATE - Local Law 196 Reminders and Updates

Local Law 196 of 2017 requires workers at job sites requiring a Site Safety Plan (which includes sites that must designate a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager) to receive 30 hours of site safety training by June 1, 2019 and an additional 10 hours of training by September 1, 2020. Supervisors will need 62 hours of training by the June 1, 2019 deadline. Workers seeking a Limited Site Safety Training Card may defer their 8-Hour Chapter 33 (Site Safety Manager Renewal) training until after June 1, 2019 and take 4-Hours of General Electives and 4-Hours of Specialized Electives instead. Please read details below. In addition, the Department is hosting Local Law 196 of 2017 information sessions. Register for a session.

Visit the Department’s site safety training page for the complete curriculum, including: the September 1, 2020 training requirements, training required for new entrants to the construction or demolition workforce, Site Safety Training (SST) card renewal, general and specialized electives, and a list of Department-approved course providers.

June 1, 2019 Deadline Reminders

Information for WORKERS

Limited SST Card (30 Hours)

  1. OSHA 30-Hour Class

  2. OSHA 10-Hour Class with 20 hours of additional training

    •   OSHA 10-Hour Class

    •   8-Hour Fall Prevention

    •   8-Hour Chapter 33 (Site Safety Manager Renewal) OR 4-Hour General Electives AND 4-Hour Specialized Electives

    •   4-Hour Supported Scaffold User and Refresher

  3. 100-Hour training program approved by the Department

NOTE: For the purposes of the June 1, 2019 training deadline, an OSHA 30 card or a Limited SST Card will serve as acceptable proof that a worker has received the aforementioned training.

Information for SUPERVISORS

Supervisor SST Card (62 Hours)

 OSHA 30-Hour Class
 8-Hour Fall Prevention
 8-Hour Chapter 33 (SSM Renewal)
 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User & Refresher 2-Hour Site Safety Plan

 2-Hour Tool Box Talks
 2-Hour Pre-Task Safety Meetings
 2-Hour General Electives
 2-Hour Specialized Electives
 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness

NOTE: Training received within the prior five years of applying for an SST Card, including a Limited SST Card, SST Card or Supervisor SST Card can be applied toward the requirements for receiving the card. Applicants who completed the training beyond five years may complete Prior Experience training, which includes 4-Hour Fall Prevention and 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User and Refresher, to receive credit for such training.

Deferring 8-Hour Chapter 33 (Site Safety Manager Renewal)

As indicated above, workers seeking a Limited SST Card may defer their 8-Hour Chapter 33 (Site Safety Manager Renewal) training until after June 1, 2019. Instead of taking the 8-Hour Chapter 33 (Site Safety Manager Renewal) by June 1, 2019, such workers may instead take 4-Hours of General Electives and 4-Hours of Specialized Electives.

Course Equivalents

If you have taken a Department-Approved course, like the 40-Hour Site Safety Manager or 16-Hour Rigging Worker courses, you may be eligible to receive credit towards your SST training requirement. Please review the SST course topics and the Department-Approved course equivalents table.

Maria Kiropoulos