Monday, May 20, 2019

NYC SST Safety Training Deadline Extended to December 2019

Construction professionals in New York City will be relieved to hear
that the Department of Buildings has extended the upcoming SST training deadline. Still,
they must act quickly and get their training finished before the end of the year.

The New York City Department of Buildings has extended its Site Safety Training (SST) deadlines for workers and supervisors. Now, construction professionals in the city have until December 1, 2019 to meet additional training requirements prescribed in Local Law 196.

This amended date gives construction workers and supervisors an additional seven months to complete their Limited Site Safety Training requirement (30 hours) or Supervisor Site Safety Training requirement (62 hours), respectively. Construction professionals must comply with training requirements or else face penalties from the city.

Workers who will be on job sites that must designate a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager, must complete 30 hours of approved safety training to get their Limited SST Card by December 1, 2019.

WORKERS: LIMITED SST CARD - Due by Dec. 1, 2019:

Complete the 30-Hour OSHA Construction course, OR take all of the following:

30 Hours Total

Construction supervisors must fulfill 62 hours
of specialized safety training by December 1, 2019. Supervisors that must complete this training include Site Safety Managers, Site Safety Coordinators, Concrete Safety Managers, Construction Superintendents and Competent Persons designated by Construction Superintendents. These training requirements are listed below:

*Combo courses - Some NYC training providers have grouped these shorter SST courses together to make it easier to complete all of your hours:
  • 32-Hour Site Supervisor SST Combo: includes 8-Hour Fall Prevention, 8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher, 4-Hour Supported Scaffold, 2-Hour General Electives, 2-Hour Specialized Electives, 2-Hour Site Safety Plan, 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness, 2-Hour Pre-Task Plans, 2-Hour Toolbox Talks
  • 16-Hour Supervisor Combo - includes 8-hour Fall Protection, 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness, 2-Hour Pre-Task Meetings, 2-Hour Site Safety Plans (SSP), and 2-Hour ToolBox Talks
  • 8-hour Supervisor SST Combo - includes 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness, 2-Hour Site Safety Plan, 2-Hour Toolbox Talks, 2-Hour Pre-Task Safety Meeting
  • 6-hour SST Combo - includes 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User course and the 2-Hour General Electives
  • 10-hour SST Combo - includes 8-hour Fall Prevention and 2-hour Drug & Alcohol Awareness
  • 4-hour SST General and Specialized Electives - includes 2-hour General Electives and 2-hour Specialized Electives

Full SST Card: September 2020 Deadline for Workers

The revised December 2019 deadline does not affect the next NYC DOB deadline of September 2020, where construction workers must complete their full Site Safety Training requirement (40 hours). The requirements of the 40-Hour Worker Site Safety card are listed below:

Option 1: WORKERS via OSHA 10-Hour Card - Due Sept. 1, 2020

Training Course
40 Hours
General Electives
Special Electives

Option 2: WORKERS via OSHA 30-Hour Card - Due Sept. 1, 2020

Training Course
40 Total Hours

For more information on Local Law 196, visit the New York City Department of Buildings website. For more information on approved construction safety courses, visit Zack Academy

Friday, May 17, 2019

Rose Architects Completes CAPS Certification

Fort Lauderdale, FL (May 17, 2019) - Zachary Rose, CEO of Zack Academy, owner of Rose Architects, and a local Fort Lauderdale Architect, is pleased to announce the completion of his new NAHB Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation. This certification is a major step forward for his architecture firm, which will now add accessibility remodeling to its list of specialization.

The Certified Aging-in-Place designation program is an endeavor from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a national authority on homebuilding and homeownership. The purpose of CAPS is to help elderly homeowners stay in their homes by offering modifications that make their home more accessible to them. These modifications can include grab bars, task lighting, walk-in tubs, and more. By making their home safer and more livable, elderly homeowners can retain their independence and have an improved quality of life.

Oftentimes, senior homeowners have to make the difficult choice between staying in their home or moving into an assisted living center. These choices usually factor in accessibility, as seniors begin to have difficulty with winding staircases, slippery tubs, and high shelves. This loss of independence can feel disempowering for seniors.

Through CAPS, senior homeowners can remain in their homes on their own terms. Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists are trained in the unique needs of the older adult population and will work with homeowners to provide unique solutions to their concerns.

"The CAPS certification has given us the tools as an architecture firm to cater to the needs of our aging population and help them to design the perfect home to age in," said Rose. "The NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) has done a fantastic job of creating a certification that combines the right amount of code-driven guidelines paired with practical-and-functional ideas, and we can't wait to help our clients create their forever Forever Home!"

About Rose Architects
Rose Architects is South Florida’s Fort Lauderdale architect and interior design firm. Founded in 2012 by Zachary Rose, we have worked on numerous projects including commercial, residential, and industrial spaces. We take pride in clean, functional spaces and are passionately committed to design perfection, innovation, and sustainability. As the firm’s driving force, Zachary is a licensed Fort Lauderdale Architect in the State of Florida (lic. # AR96067), licensed General Contractor (lic. # CGC1526625), an accredited LEED AP, and a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

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