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:

Training/Course
30 Hours Total
10
8
8
4



 
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
10
8
8
4
2
General Electives
4
Special Electives
4



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

Training Course
40 Total Hours
30
8
2



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

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