For more information about Local Law 196 you can send an email to LocalLaw196@buildings.nyc.gov
What: Site Safety Training (SST) Cards
When: Enforcement starting March 1, 2018
Where: New York City’s 5 boroughs
Who needs training: Demolition Workers, Construction Superintendents (CS), Site Safety Coordinators (SSC), Site Safety Managers (SSM), Concrete Safety Managers (CSM), Competent persons, Journeypersons, Forepersons, Employees of DOB Licensees or Registrants
Who doesn't need training:
Building Site Owners, Project Managers, Professional Engineers (PE), Registered Architects (RA), Developers
Delivery Persons, Construction Managers, Flag Persons
General Contractors, DOB Licensees and Registrants that are not CS, SSC, SSM, and CSM,
Concrete Testing Laboratories/ Concrete Inspectors
Filing Representatives, Security Officers, Special Inspectors, Service Technicians, Consultants
How: Completion of a minimum of 40-hours of safety training, details to be determined by the Dept. of Buildings. You can find more information about Local Law 196 of 2017: HERE
Temporary SST Card – Valid for 6 months from issuance. Not renewable.
New demolition or construction workers can complete a 10-Hour OSHA course to receive this card.
Limited SST Card – Valid up to the Full Compliance Date (May 1st 2019, as of now). Not renewable.
Those already working in the industry can get this card by completing one of the following:
Workers can get this card by completing:
You can find more information about Safety Training requirements here.
March 1st, 2018 – No SST card needed yet. You must have completed a minimum required training of 10-Hour OSHA course, 30-Hour OSHA course, or a 100-Hour training program.
June 1st, 2019 – You need a Site Safety Training (SST) Card. Limited SST Cards and Temporary SST Cards also allowed.
September 1st, 2020 – You need a Site Safety Training (SST) Card. Temporary SST Cards also allowed.
March 1st, 2018 - All supervisors, including Construction Superintendents, Site Safety Managers, Site Safety Coordinators, Concrete Safety Managers, and Competent Persons, must have completed a minimum required training of 10-Hour OSHA course, 30-Hour OSHA course, or a 100-Hour training program.
June 1st, 2019 – You need a SST Supervisor Card: will need 62 hours of training by June 1, 2019.
Training Required for Competent Persons
As a reminder, workers serving as Site Safety Managers, Site Safety Coordinators, Construction Superintendents, Concrete Safety Managers and competent persons at construction sites to which Local Law 196 is applicable must have a Supervisor SST Card.
Starting April 2018, permits for which site safety training is required (NYC Building Code Section 3321 / Local Law 196 of 2017) will only be issued or renewed once applicants have certified that each site worker covered by the permit will have the required training throughout the permit’s duration.
Each permit holder at a building site shall be responsible for:
1. Ensuring that each construction or demolition worker complies with the requirements of Section 3321.1. This includes any worker employed or otherwise engaged at such site by or on behalf of such permit holder.
2. Certifying to the department that the requirements of Section 3321 have been met in a form and manner established by the department,.
3. Maintaining at such site a daily log, in a form and manner established by the department. Each worker must be identified and have a copy on file of their SST card, SST Supervisor Card, Limited SST Card, or temporary SST Card. Before December 1, 2018 (or June 1, 2019, depending on DOB), workers can have a copy of their 10 Hour OSHA card, 30 Hour OSHA card or proof of a 100 Hour training program on file instead.
4. Providing such log to the department upon request by the department.
The permit holders must use the log form created by the DOB. You can find this form here.
Failure to maintain the daily log and/or a copy of each worker’s SST or OSHA card, or failure to produce the log upon request by the Department, may result in a fine of at least $2,500, per worker.
More information about Local Law 196: here
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