Thursday, November 15, 2018

NYC DOB Local Law 196 Safety Training Deadlines Extended

The New York City Department of Buildings issued an
update to training requirements and deadlines for
construction workers, supervisors, and competent persons.

Earlier this month, the New York City Department of Buildings issued an update to the training deadlines and requirements for certain construction professionals as part of Local Law 196. These updates affect training requirements for competent persons, as well as training deadlines for certain construction supervisors and workers. The updates have been split into two separate deadlines, one in June 2019 and another in September 2020. Now, construction workers and supervisors who fall under Local Law 196 have an additional seven months to meet the first mandatory training deadline or else face thousands of dollars in fines.

The updates are part of Local Law 196, which was put into effect last year. The law pertains to construction workers and supervisors working on sites that require a designated Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager. These construction workers or supervisors must have a Site Safety Training (SST) card in order to work on these construction sites.

There are several ways to fulfill the training requirement of the Site Safety Training certification. In general, workers must receive 30 hours of safety training while supervisors must receive 62 hours of training. These trainings must be documented by June 1, 2019 which is the first deadline. Then, workers must receive another 10 hours of safety training by September 1, 2020 which is the second deadline.

The service update also affects training for competent persons. Workers serving as competent persons at construction sites that fall under Local Law 196 must have a Supervisor SST card.

Here are all the NYC DOB updates at a glance:

FIRST DEADLINE - June 1, 2019

Who: Workers
What: Limited Site Safety Training (SST) Card (30 Hours)
When: Next Deadline - June 1, 2019
Expires August 31, 2020

Must meet one of the following:
  • 100-Hour Training Program approved by the DOB
    • with the provision of meeting the course work identified in items 
Where: Zack Academy offers a variety of construction safety training courses recognized by the NYC DOB.


Who: Supervisors
What: Supervisor Site Safety Training (SST) Card (62 hours)
When: Next Deadline - June 1, 2019
Expires after five years and renewable upon applicants showing that they have completed 16 training hours specific by the NYC DOB in the one-year period preceding submission of a renewal application.

Must complete all of the following courses:
Where: Zack Academy offers a variety of construction safety training courses approved by the NYC DOB. As additional courses are made available to comply with the above requirements, we will update this list.



SECOND DEADLINE - September 1, 2020

Who: Workers
What: Site Safety Training Card (40 Hours)
When: 2nd Deadline - September 1, 2020
Expires after five years and renewable upon applicants showing that they have completed 16 training hours specific by the NYC DOB in the one-year period preceding submission of a renewal application.

Must meet one of the following:
  • OSHA 30-Hour Class with 10 hours of additional training:
    • 8-Hour Fall Prevention
    • 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • 100-Hour Training Program approved by the DOB
    • with the provision of meeting the course work identified in items 
Where: Zack Academy offers a variety of construction safety training courses approved by the NYC DOB.


Training Required for Competent Persons:

  • Workers serving as Site Safety Managers, Site Safety Coordinators, Construction Superintendents, Concrete Safety Managers, and competent persons at construction sites that fall under Local Law 196 must have a Supervisor SST card.
  • Workers servings as competent persons must have a Supervisor SST card if they are responsible for tasks that must be completed by a competent person as required by Chapter 33 of the New York City Building Code or any other applicable regulation.

For more information on Local Law 196, visit the New York City Department of Building's Site Safety Training page. For more information on construction safety classes and how to get certified, visit Zack Academy.

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