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DOB-Approved Training for New Workers in NYC Construction

Local Law 196 requires new entrants to the NYC construction industry to complete 40 hours of NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)-approved safety training. If you started work in New York City after December 1, 2019, the DOB classifies you as a new entrant.

Before you set foot on any NYC jobsite with a Site Safety Plan, you must earn an official OSHA 10 card from the U.S. Department of Labor. And within six months of starting work, you'll need to complete an additional 30 hours of training to meet Local Law 196 requirements and earn your Full SST Worker card.

Once you've completed 40 hours of Site Safety Training, you can apply for your SST card online.

Full SST Worker Card Course List

New entrants to NYC construction need 40 hours of Site Safety Training to qualify for an SST card. Select the courses you need from the list below.

OSHA 10-Hour Outreach Training for Construction - $

10-Hour OSHA training covers the basics of workplace safety. You can instantly download your course certificate upon completion, and we'll deliver your OSHA 10 card by mail. » Learn More

SST Hours: 10

SST 8-Hour Fall Prevention - $

The 8-Hour Fall Prevention course prepares workers to avoid fall hazards. You can download your training certificate as soon as you complete the course. » Learn More

SST Hours: 8

SST 8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher/Chapter 33 - $

The 8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher course provides a review of the DOB's 40-Hour Site Safety Manager Training. Download your certificate instantly upon course completion. » Learn More

SST Hours: 8

SST 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness - $

In 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness, you'll learn about the risks of drug and alcohol use in the workplace. Download your certificate instantly upon course completion. » Learn More

SST Hours: 2

SST 1-Hour Tools — Hand and Power - $

This SST General Elective trains workers on the proper use of common hand and power tools. Download your digital certificate as soon as you complete the course. » Learn More

SST Hours: 1

SST 1-Hour Electrocution Prevention - $

Learn how to avoid electricity hazards on construction worksites with this SST General Elective. You can instantly download your certificate upon course completion. » Learn More

SST Hours: 1

SST 1-Hour Welding and Cutting - $

This 1-Hour SST Special Elective course explains common health and safety hazards associated with welding, brazing and cutting activities at construction worksites. » Learn More

SST Hours: 1

SST 1-Hour Scaffolds — Suspended - $

The 1-Hour Scaffolds — Suspended course is an SST Special Elective that teaches workers how to recognize and avoid a wide range of suspended scaffold hazards. » Learn More

SST Hours: 1

SST 1-Hour Excavations - $

This awareness-level Site Safety Training (SST) Special Elective explains the basics of excavation safety and underpinning. NYC construction and demolition workers will earn one hour of Special Elective credit toward their SST card. » Learn More

SST Hours: 1

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How to Get Your SST Card

If you've already completed 40 hours of DOB-approved Site Safety Training, you can apply for your SST card. NYC workers have several options for meeting the course requirements to earn their card.

OSHA 10 Cardholders

Most new entrants start with 10-Hour OSHA training and complete 30 additional hours of DOB-approved SST courses.

OSHA 10 cardholders can earn their SST card by completing the following courses:

  • 10-Hour OSHA
  • 8-Hour Fall Prevention
  • 8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher/Chapter 33
  • 4-Hour Supported Scaffold
  • 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • 4 hours of SST General Elective courses
  • 4 hours of SST Special Elective courses

When you apply for your SST card, you must submit completion certificates for any courses you did not complete with OSHA Education Center. We can validate training from any DOB-approved course provider.

OSHA 30 Cardholders

Workers who complete 30-Hour OSHA training must complete 10 additional hours of DOB-approved Site Safety Training. They can meet this requirement with the following courses:

  • 30-Hour OSHA
  • 8-Hour Fall Prevention
  • 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness

New entrants do not typically take this training path because the DOB requires them to complete 10-Hour OSHA training before they can start work. However, entry-level construction roles that involve certain safety responsibilities may require an OSHA 30 card.