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Online SST Supervisor Courses (62 Hours)

New York City construction supervisors can meet their 62-hour Site Safety Training (SST) requirement online with our DOB-approved SST courses. After you complete your mandatory training, you can apply for your SST Supervisor card.

As of December 2019, Local Law 196 requires supervisors at any NYC jobsite with a Site Safety Plan to have a valid SST Supervisor card. Supervisors who need 62 hours of DOB-approved training include Site Safety Managers, Site Safety Coordinators, Concrete Safety Managers, Construction Superintendents and Competent Persons.

SST Supervisor Card Course List

Complete 62 hours of DOB-approved online Site Safety Training to earn your SST Supervisor card. Select your required SST courses and electives below.

Required SST Courses

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OSHA 30 training and all mandatory SST courses below are required to earn an SST Supervisor card.

OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training for Construction - $

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This actively proctored online course is OSHA authorized and accepted by the NYC DOB. Learn how to avoid common construction hazards and earn an official OSHA 30 DOL card. » Learn More

SST Hours: 30

SST 8-Hour Fall Prevention - $

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Learn how to analyze fall hazards and work safely at heights. This course covers OSHA Subpart M and other safety requirements associated with fall safety. » Learn More

SST Hours: 8

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

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Get an in-depth overview of topics covered in the DOB’s 40-hour Site Safety Manager training course. You’ll learn about OSHA 1926 standards and Chapter 33 of NYC Building Code. » Learn More

SST Hours: 8

SST 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User and Refresher - $

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This course introduces supervisors to OSHA and NYC DOB regulations for supported scaffold safety. You’ll learn about safety controls, fall prevention equipment and more. » Learn More

SST Hours: 4

SST 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness - $

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Get two hours of DOB-approved education on the dangers of drug and alcohol use in the workplace. You’ll learn how drugs and alcohol affect the body and increase the risk of accidents. » Learn More

SST Hours: 2

SST 2-Hour Toolbox Talks - $

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After completing this course, you’ll be prepared to lead effective on-site meetings that reinforce the importance of workplace safety and promote safety compliance on your team. » Learn More

SST Hours: 2

SST 2-Hour Site Safety Plan (SSP) - $

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This awareness-level course explains regulatory requirements for Site Safety Plans and the critical role they play in site safety management. You’ll also learn how to recognize issues with SSPs. » Learn More

SST Hours: 2

SST 2-Hour Pre-Task Safety Meeting - $

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Learn about the purpose of pre-task meetings and how to present them properly. This course also covers administrative regulatory requirements for pre-task meetings and recordkeeping. » Learn More

SST Hours: 2

SST General Electives (Select Two)

You need to complete two SST General Elective courses to earn an SST Supervisor card.

SST 1-Hour Electrocution Prevention - $

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Be prepared to avoid common electrocution hazards on construction worksites. You’ll learn about the science of electricity and key regulatory safety requirements. » Learn More

SST Hours: 1

SST 1-Hour Fire Protection and Prevention - $

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This awareness-level training prepares you to prevent construction fires and understand administrative fire safety requirements. You’ll also learn how to extinguish various types of fires. » Learn More

SST Hours: 1

SST 1-Hour Stairways and Ladders - $

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Find out how to avoid common injuries related to stairway and ladder use. You’ll learn about key regulations, inspection procedures, safety guidelines and more. » Learn More

SST Hours: 1

SST 1-Hour Tools — Hand and Power - $

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This course explains hazards and safety controls for a variety of common hand tools and hand-held power tools. Learn how to properly select, use and maintain tools. » Learn More

SST Hours: 1

SST Special Electives (Select Two)

Two SST Special Elective courses are required to earn an SST Supervisor card.

SST 1-Hour Welding and Cutting - $

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Learn how to recognize and avoid common hazards associated with welding, brazing and cutting activities on construction worksites. » Learn More

SST Hours: 1

SST 1-Hour Scaffolds — Suspended - $

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This course provides an overview of various types of suspended scaffolds and some common hazards and safety controls. You’ll also learn about administrative safety requirements. » Learn More

SST Hours: 1

SST 1-Hour Excavations - $

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Learn how to avoid common hazards of excavation and underpinning activities in New York City, including soil failures and structural collapse. » Learn More

SST Hours: 1

SST 1-Hour Concrete and Masonry - $

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This training explains a variety of concrete safety roles and safety risks of cast-in-place concrete operations. Learn how to avoid chemical hazards, fall risks and more. » Learn More

SST Hours: 1

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What Courses Do I Need for My Supervisor SST Card?

The DOB requires construction supervisors and competent persons to hold an SST Supervisor card to work at any jobsite with a Site Safety Plan. This requires 62 hours of DOB-approved safety training.

Your training must include all SST required courses listed below, two SST General Elective courses and two SST Special Elective courses.

The full list of required SST Supervisor courses and elective options include:

Who Needs an SST Supervisor Card?

The Department of Buildings now requires construction supervisors at any NYC jobsite with a Site Safety Plan to hold an SST Supervisor card.

This includes:

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

Workers who serve as a Competent Person are only required to have an SST Supervisor card if they are responsible for job duties that must be completed by a Competent Person as required by Chapter 33 of the New York City Building Code.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get my SST Supervisor card?

After you complete your 62 hours of required Site Safety Training, you can apply for your SST Supervisor card online. You will need to submit training certificates for any courses you completed with a provider other than OSHA Education Center. Once we validate your training and confirm you have met the DOB’s requirements, we will issue you an SST Supervisor card by mail.

What is the deadline to earn an SST Supervisor card?

The deadline to complete 62 hours of training and earn an SST Supervisor card was December 1, 2019. The Department of Buildings now requires supervisors at NYC jobsites with a Site Safety Plan to hold an SST Supervisor card and renew their training every five years.

Will my SST Supervisor card expire?

Your SST Supervisor card will expire five years after the issue date printed on the card. You must complete refresher training every five years to renew your card.

Can I receive SST credit for safety training courses I already completed?

Yes, the DOB accepts approved courses that you completed within the past five years. To receive credit, you will need to provide valid proof of course completion, such as a course certificate.

Some DOB courses are accepted as equivalent to Site Safety Training. The 32-Hour Supported Scaffold User course, for example, provides credit for the 4-Hour Supported Scaffold SST course. You can find a full list of DOB-approved SST course equivalents on the DOB website.

Can I receive SST credit for courses I completed years ago?

Yes. As long as the course is DOB-approved and you completed it within the past five years, you can apply it toward the 62 hours of training needed for your SST Supervisor card. Simply provide your certificates of completion to an approved SST card provider.

Are supervisors for a subcontractor required to have an SST Supervisor card?

Yes. All workers and supervisors at jobsites with a Site Safety Plan must have an SST card regardless of whether they are a general contractor or a subcontractor.

Are forepersons considered supervisors who need an SST Supervisor card?

According to Local Law 196, you are only considered a supervisor if you serve on a construction site as a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator, Site Safety Manager, Concrete Safety Manager or Competent Person.

Does the size of my company or job affect DOB training requirements?

No. If you're involved in any work at a site with a Site Safety Plan, you must meet Local Law 196 training requirements regardless of your company size.