New York OSHA Training

Having an OSHA card in New York benefits those working in any industry, from the medical field to theme parks, to manual labor and construction. Even if your current job doesn't require it, for a low cost, it behooves you to have OSHA hazard recognition training on your resume for jobs in and outside the state.

New York

New York Labor Laws

The New York Department of Labor administers and maintains the New York State Plan for Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH), which covers state, county, and town government officials as well as employees with public authorities, school districts, and paid and volunteer fire departments. PESH standards augment and supersede OSHA standards, but private employers and all other agencies must follow national OSHA standards.


  • Responds to occupational safety and health related deaths
  • Responds to accidents that send public employees to the hospital
  • Responds to complaints from public employees or their representatives
  • Inspects public employer work sites
  • Gives technical assistance during statewide emergencies

A top initiative for the New York Department of Safety and Health is preventing workplace violence, which poses a serious safety and health concern. The Workplace Violence Prevention Rule went into effect in 2009 to mitigate the dangers. For more information on the regulations and ways to minimize the threat, see DOSH's Workplace Violence Prevention Information page.

There are enforcement and labor branches of PESH, and PESH has also created strategic work groups for high-hazard industries like fire service, county police departments, and long-term health care.

New York Top OSHA Violations

In recent years, the leading cause of workplace fatalities in New York has been related to transportation and material moving. Though there can be many causes for this type of tragedy, backover, which occurs when a reversing vehicle hits a worker behind it, is common yet easily preventable. Nationwide, more than 70 workers were killed in this manner in 2011.

Nationally, the most cited standard, which also receives the highest penalties, is for fall prevention in construction. Falls commonly cause serious work-related injuries and deaths, and OSHA has many guidelines to help prevent them.

Further Reading and Resources

New York State Program Contact

  • SOII Contact: Aquila L. Luncheon-Jemmott
  • Phone: 518-485-1056
  • Fax: 518-457-3652
  • Email:
  • Mailing address: New York State Department of Labor, Division of Research and Statistics, State Campus Bldg. 12 Room 403, Albany, NY 12240
  • CFOI Contact(excluding New York City): Anne Marie Gibson
  • Phone: 518-402-7900
  • Fax: 518-402-7909
  • Mailing address: NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention, Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower - 13th floor Albany, NY 12237
  • CFOI (for New York City): Darlene Kelley
  • Phone: 646-632-6729
  • Fax: 646-632-6410
  • Mailing address: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Vital Statistics, 125 Worth Street, Room 204, New York, NY 10013

OSHA Courses

Online OSHA courses provide fast and efficient training for workers. While classroom courses are offered throughout the state, online OSHA hazard recognition training guarantees high-quality, interactive education for every student, with downloadable lesson reviews, course trainer access, and 24/7 live customer support.

Offered through the American Safety Council, these courses can be completed on your time, stopped and resumed as often as you want. Choose from the courses below to learn more about OSHA training available for your area.

New York Courses Online

What You Get

  • Completion Certificate and Wallet Card
  • CEUs for 10/30 Hour Training
  • Email Access to OSHA-Authorized Course Trainer
  • Money-Back Guarantee

OSHA Guidelines

OSHA's purpose is to provide safe conditions for workers. OSHA sets very broad and general regulations that most businesses must followed, as well as more detailed standards for specific industries, from construction to cosmetology and beyond.

Receiving OSHA training has benefits beyond meeting requirements and keeping employees safe. It leads to healthier employees with more ease of mind, which increases productivity. Boosting morale, it reduces turnover and the time and resources spent on recruiting and training replacements. It reduces productive workers' time away from the job due to injury and illness. This is all in addition to helping protect you from OSHA's retribution, as it can levy heavy fines for not following the standards presented in American Safety Council's OSHA courses.


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