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Online SST Courses for Workers and Supervisors

Local Law 196 requires workers and supervisors at most NYC construction sites to earn an SST card by completing a series of DOB-approved Site Safety Training (SST) courses. As of March 1, 2021, both supervisors and workers need an SST card to enter any New York City jobsite with a Site Safety Plan.

If you are new to the NYC construction industry, you must complete a 10-hour OSHA class before your first day on the job. You will then have six months to complete an additional 30 hours of SST and earn your SST Worker card.

OSHA Education Center is a DOB-approved SST course provider and is authorized to issue SST cards. You can also apply training you completed with any other DOB-approved provider toward your SST card.

Our online SST courses, and our 10- and 30-hour OSHA courses, are DOB approved and accepted by all Department-approved SST card providers. We are not currently issuing SST Supervisor cards, but this option will become available soon.

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What Is SST Training?

SST training is a safety training program for New York City construction workers that is required under NYC Local Law 196 of 2017. Construction and demolition workers are now required to have an SST Worker card or SST Supervisor card to enter any NYC jobsite with a Site Safety Plan.

Who Needs an SST Card Under Local Law 196?

Site Safety Training requirements apply to construction and demolition workers at New York City jobsites with a Site Safety Plan. This includes workers and supervisors at any job with a designated Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager.

Workers need 40 hours of training to earn an SST Worker card. Our guide to NYC Local Law 196 explains which construction roles require Site Safety Training and which are exempt. You can also email the DOB at LocalLaw196@buildings.nyc.gov with questions about the SST requirements for your specific role.

SST supervisors are required to complete 62 hours of DOB-approved training to earn their SST Supervisor card. As of December 2019, all supervisors at an NYC jobsite with a Site Safety Plan must hold a valid SST Supervisor card.

Local Law 196 Training Deadlines

NYC Local Law 196 was signed into law in October 2017. The new Site Safety Training requirements were scheduled to roll out in three phases. The final phase, which took effect March 1, 2021, requires workers to have a 40-hour SST Worker card. Supervisors must hold a 62-hour SST Supervisor card.

Phase One

The first SST deadline was March 1, 2018. This phase required workers to complete at least 10 hours of training, which could be satisfied with a 10- or 30-hour OSHA Outreach course.

Phase Two

The second SST deadline passed on December 1, 2019. Phase two required workers to have 30 hours of Site Safety Training. Workers could satisfy this requirement by earning a Limited SST card or an OSHA 30 construction card.

Phase two was also the deadline for supervisors to earn their SST Supervisor card, which requires 62 hours of training.

Phase Three

The third and final SST deadline was March 1, 2021. By this date, all current workers were required to complete 40 total hours of Site Safety Training and earn an SST card.

Which Courses Do Workers Need for a 40-Hour SST Card?

Construction workers can earn their SST card in several ways. The list of required courses will vary depending on your training history and when you started work in the NYC construction industry.

If you were employed in the NYC construction industry before December 1, 2019, the DOB considers you a current worker. Workers who started after that date are called new entrants.

SST Course List for Current Workers

Current workers have two options for getting their SST card. If you already have an OSHA 30 card, you must complete 10 additional hours of DOB-approved Site Safety Training. A separate course curriculum is available to workers who have an OSHA 10 card.

Either option above will satisfy DOB requirements to get a 40-hour SST Worker card.

SST Course List for New Entrants

New entrants include any workers who joined the NYC construction industry after December 1, 2019. These workers must complete the OSHA 10-Hour course before they start the job. And within six months of starting work, they need to complete an additional 30 hours of SST courses to get an SST card.

New entrants can earn their SST card with the following courses:

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