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New York OSHA Training

Workplace safety training benefits New York workers in any industry, from construction and manual labor to the medical field and theme parks. Even if your current employer doesn't require OSHA Outreach training, earning an official OSHA card is a low-cost way to improve your resume for future job opportunities.

New OSHA 10- and 30-Hour Outreach Training Requirements in New York City

Effective March 1, 2018, pursuant to local law 196 of 2017, NYC now requires many of those who work in the construction industry to complete an OSHA 10- or 30-hour Outreach training program, or a Department of Buildings (DOB)-approved 100-hour program.

Effective Dec. 1, 2018, all construction workers MUST have 10-hour and 20 additional OSHA Outreach Training hours specified by DOB or 30-hour training or a DOB-approved 100-hour training. Supervisors must have OSHA-30 Outreach Training and a minimum of 30 additional training hours specified by the DOB.

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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.

PESH protects employees by:

  • Responding to occupational safety and health related deaths
  • Responding to accidents that send public employees to the hospital
  • Responding to complaints from public employees or their representatives
  • Inspecting public employer work sites
  • Giving 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.

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OSHA Courses

Online OSHA courses provide fast and efficient training for workers. While classroom courses are offered throughout the state, online OSHA Outreach 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.

What You Get

  • Instantly Downloadable Certificate
  • Official OSHA Card
  • 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 follow, 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.