How to Understand Local Law 196 in New York City and Get the NYC SST Training You NeedTo prepare workers to stay safe on the job and ensure employers provide the necessary training, New York City instituted Local Law 196 in 2017. This addition to the city’s administrative and building codes requires that construction workers and supervisors at specified sites meet a higher standard of safety training to be eligible for employment.
What Does Local Law 196 Require?
Local Law 196 requires that all construction workers employed at job sites with a site safety coordinator, construction superintendent, or site safety manager receive at least 40 hours of safety training. Training covers a wide range of topics, including the following:
Who Needs an NYC SST Card?Local Law 196 applies to any construction worker or supervisor working at a site that meets the criteria noted above, including subcontractors.
In addition to general construction workers, all of the following must receive an NYC SST Card:
Construction workers must complete a 10-hour OSHA course before beginning work and obtain the 40 hours of training needed for an SST Card within six months. Employers must confirm training and maintain proper records. Failure to do so can result in fines up to $5,000 per worker levied against the employer, site owner, and permit holder.
How Can You Get an NYC SST Card and Stay Compliant with Local Law 196?Getting the training you need ONLINE is simple with our partner ClickSafety: an NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) approved provider of online Site Safety Training courses. OSHA Mission is currently offering the following options:
* NYC SST-307 8-Hour Fall Prevention for Construction
* NYC SST-302 2-Hour Drugs and Alcohol Awareness for Construction