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The 1-Hour Concrete and Masonry course is a DOB-approved Site Safety Training (SST) course that raises awareness of common hazards NYC construction professionals may encounter while working with concrete. You'll also learn about various concrete safety roles and ways to create safer concrete work zones.

This 100% online course provides one hour of DOB-approved SST Special Elective credit that you can apply toward your Full SST card.

About the 1-Hour Concrete and Masonry Course

SST Standards

Satisfies Training Standards for:

Site Safety Training (SST) requirements of NYC Local Law 196

Accessibility Features

Accessibility Features:

Free audio narration and Live Chat support


Approved by:

New York City Department of Buildings (DOB)

Online Course


100% online course

Instant Cert


Instant digital certificate for 1 Special Elective hour of Site Safety Training

NYC Workers

Designed for:

NYC construction and demolition workers who need an SST Worker card or SST Supervisor card

Who Should Take 1-Hour Concrete and Masonry?

This DOB-approved SST Special Elective course is designed for New York City construction workers seeking an SST Worker or Supervisor card under Local Law 196.

NYC Construction workers who require this training may include:

  • Construction and demolition workers
  • Construction Superintendents
  • Site Safety Coordinators
  • Site Safety Managers
  • Competent Persons
  • Journeypersons and forepersons
  • Other workers at jobsites that require a Site Safety Plan

For additional information on SST training requirements, including elective options and which workers are affected, see our guide to Local Law 196.

Course Details

The 1-Hour Concrete and Masonry course explains the properties of concrete, ways the material is used in construction and the most common hazards you may encounter while working with concrete on the job. You'll also learn about methods and safety equipment that reduce the risk of accidents in concrete work zones.

The course is 100% online and approved by the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB). It provides one hour of Site Safety Training Special Elective credit that NYC construction workers can apply toward their Full SST card.

Benefits of 1-Hour Concrete and Masonry:

  • Train at your own pace
  • Guaranteed to pass
  • Provides 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Audio narration
  • Interactive quizzes

The course takes at least one hour to complete. You must complete a five-question quiz at the end of each module and pass a 20-question comprehensive final exam. The exam and all quizzes are multiple choice, and you have an unlimited number of attempts to pass. You must complete the final exam in one sitting.

You are required to score at least 80% on each quiz and at least 70% on the final exam to receive SST course credit. Once you pass each course module quiz and the final exam, you can instantly download a digital Certificate of Completion. You must complete your training within 180 days of purchase.

This course does not provide an SST card. To get your SST card, you need to finish all your required training and provide the course certificates to OSHA Education Center or another DOB-approved Site Safety Training provider.

» Learn more about DOB course requirements for SST cards

NYC Site Safety Training courses give you the opportunity to earn IACET CEUs through our parent company Certus. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Certus offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.

» See our IACET accreditation

Learning Objectives

This course teaches New York City construction workers how to recognize and avoid common safety risks of concrete work, including chemical hazards, fall and struck-by hazards, and dangers associated with the concrete curing process.

Upon completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the various processes of cast-in-place concrete operations
  • Name hazards associated with concrete construction work
  • State how you can avoid health and safety hazards associated with concrete work

You can find an outline of all course modules below.

Course Outline

The course is divided into four modules on concrete safety. Each module ends with a brief quiz, and you must complete a final exam to receive your SST training credit.


The course introduction provides a brief overview of the course, including key learning objectives and facts about Site Safety Training.

Module 1: Working with Concrete

Topics covered in Module 1 include:

  • The physical nature of concrete
  • How concrete is used in construction
  • The composition, weight and strength of concrete
  • Chemical hazards of concrete use
  • Use of reinforced concrete

Learning objectives include:

  • Describe the history, current use and composition of concrete
  • List the types of chemical and environmental hazards associated with concrete
  • State how the strength and capacity of concrete is increased by the use of rebar and other reinforcement methods

Module 2: Concrete Safety Roles and Responsibilities

Module 2 describes the responsibilities of various concrete professionals, including:

  • Concrete safety managers
  • Registered design professionals
  • Concrete contractors
  • Riggers
  • Signal persons
  • Competent persons
  • Lift directors
  • Crane operators

Learning objectives include:

  • Name the roles of various concrete professionals in construction
  • List the responsibilities of concrete professionals
  • Describe the specialized training required for concrete professionals

Module 3: Hazards of Concrete Use

Topics covered in Module 3 include:

  • Fall hazards
  • Struck-by hazards
  • Concrete curing process hazards
  • Hazards related to concrete collapses, chemical exposure, fires and more

Learning objectives include:

  • Name common fall hazards and struck-by hazards associated with concrete work
  • List hazards associated with the concrete curing process
  • Describe additional hazards involving worker overexertion and construction collapses

Module 4: Concrete Operations and Hazard Control

Topics covered in Module 4 include:

  • Safety considerations for concrete worksites
  • Equipment and safe methods for placing concrete
  • Support of decking, formwork and concrete loads when using concrete
  • Use of shoring and braces
  • Resources for concrete safety management

Learning objectives include:

  • Select the appropriate methods and equipment used to create a safe concrete work zone
  • Describe safe shoring and concrete placement strategies
  • Name OSHA and ANSI/ASME resources that address workers' rights to a safe workplace

The course ends with an exam that assesses the student's comprehension and understanding of all course and module objectives.