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The 2-Hour Site Safety Plan (SSP) course is a DOB-approved Site Safety Training (SST) course for NYC construction workers seeking a 62-hour SST Supervisor card. You'll learn the basics of Site Safety Plans, including their role in protecting workers, key regulatory requirements and DOB-required components for SSPs.

You can complete this course 100% online and receive two hours of DOB-approved Site Safety Training that you can apply toward your SST Supervisor card.

About the 2-Hour Site Safety Plan 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 two hours of DOB-approved Site Safety Training

NYC Workers

Designed for:

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

Who Should Take the 2-Hour Site Safety Plan Course?

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

Workers who require this training may include:

  • Construction Superintendents
  • Site Safety Coordinators
  • Site Safety Managers
  • Competent Persons

For additional information on SST training requirements, including elective options and a list of required courses for the SST Supervisor card, see our guide to Local Law 196.

Course Details

This awareness-level course introduces construction supervisors to Site Safety Plans and their role in protecting worker safety. It covers OSHA and DOB regulatory requirements for Site Safety Plans and the steps that Site Safety Managers must take to implement the plans properly.

The course also explains how to read the blueprint components of a Site Safety Plan. It gives an overview of common viewing perspectives, graphic representations, symbols and abbreviations. In addition, you'll learn about Site Safety Plan violations and explore a real-life case study that explains how an incomplete plan can result in worker injuries or deaths.

Benefits of 2-Hour Site Safety Plan:

  • Train at your own pace
  • Guaranteed to pass
  • Provides 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Audio narration
  • Interactive quizzes

The course takes at least two hours to complete. You must take 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 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 Supervisor card, you need to finish 62 hours of training and provide your course certificates to a DOB-approved Site Safety Training card 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

The main goal of this training is to familiarize construction workers with Site Safety Plans and prepare them to recognize potential issues that could put the safety of workers at risk.

Upon completing the course, you will be able to:

  • State the importance of Site Safety Plans
  • List regulatory requirements for Site Safety Plans
  • Label the components of a Site Safety Plan
  • Name potential issues with Site Safety Plans
  • Find government resources that support worker safety

You can find an outline of all course modules below.

Course Outline

The course is divided into six modules covering the basics of Site Safety Plans. Each module ends with a brief quiz, and you must pass 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: Site Safety Plan Basics

Topics covered in Module 1 include:

  • What is a Site Safety Plan?
  • Following a Site Safety Plan
  • The basics of a Site Safety Plan

Learning objectives include:

  • State the importance of Site Safety Plans in protecting workers
  • Name the roles of Site Safety Managers in following the Site Safety Plan
  • List common Site Safety Plan viewing perspectives and symbols

Module 2: Regulatory Requirements

Topics covered in Module 2 include:

  • Who needs a Site Safety Plan?
  • OSHA and site safety
  • NYC DOB and Site Safety Plans
  • Violations and penalties

Learning objectives include:

  • State which construction projects require a Site Safety Plan
  • Relate OSHA and NYC DOB regulations to a comprehensive Site Safety Plan
  • List the consequences of using a noncompliant Site Safety Plan

Module 3: Components of a Site Safety Plan

Topics covered in Module 3 include:

  • Site Safety Plan components
  • Site Safety Plans and the DOT
  • Protections for adjacent buildings and pedestrians
  • Construction structures and equipment
  • General site information

Learning objectives include:

  • List the NYC DOB's required components of a Site Safety Plan
  • Reproduce the graphic components of a Site Safety Plan using line drawings
  • Select the situations in which a Site Safety Plan must include additional permits

Module 4: Potential Site Safety Plan Issues

Topics covered in Module 4 include:

  • Common Site Safety Plan issues
  • OSHA's Fatal Four hazards
  • Preventing Site Safety Plan issues

Learning objectives include:

  • List common errors in Site Safety Plans for worksites
  • Relate potential issues with Site Safety Plans to OSHA's Fatal Four hazards
  • Describe controls that can be used to prevent Site Safety Plan issues

Module 5: Multiemployer Worksites

Topics covered in Module 5 include:

  • Single vs. multiemployer worksites
  • Multiemployer Site Safety Plans
  • Multiemployer responsibility

Learning objectives include:

  • State the differences between Site Safety Plans for single employers and multiemployer worksites
  • List considerations to incorporate into Site Safety Plans for multiple teams
  • Understand best practices for coordination and communication across multiple teams sharing a worksite

Module 6: Worksite Resources

Topics covered in Module 6 include:

  • Site Safety Plan glossary
  • Site Safety Plan templates
  • Worker safety resources

Learning objectives include:

  • Define all terms related to Site Safety Plans
  • Reproduce a Site Safety Plan using a template
  • List OSHA, DOB and DOT resources that support site safety