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Online SST Training for Construction Workers

The NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) now requires construction workers to have an SST Worker card and 40 total hours of DOB-approved Site Safety Training. Without an SST card, you will not be permitted to work at any New York City jobsite with a Site Safety Plan.

Meet your Local Law 196 training requirements completely online with our convenient SST, OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 courses. Once you complete your training, you can request your 40-hour SST Worker card.

SST for Current Workers

If you joined the NYC construction industry before December 1, 2019, the DOB considers you a current worker. Whether you have an OSHA 30 or Limited SST card, we provide all the courses you need to earn your 40-hour SST Worker card 100% online.

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SST for New Entrants

Are you completely new to the NYC construction industry? If so, the DOB considers you a new entrant and requires you to complete an OSHA 10 course and 30 hours of SST. Earn your 40-hour SST Worker card online with our DOB-approved training courses.

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If you've completed 40 hours of Site Safety Training, you can apply for your SST Worker card online. OSHA Education Center issues SST cards and accepts training certificates from any DOB-approved course provider.

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Which Workers Need 40 Hours of Site Safety Training?

Local Law 196 now requires construction and demolition workers at any site with a Site Safety Plan to have 40 hours of SST and an SST Worker card. If your jobsite has a designated Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager, you need to meet Local Law 196 training requirements.

Supervisors at these jobsites must have an SST Supervisor card, which requires 62 hours of training. Supervisor roles include Competent Persons, Concrete Safety Managers, Construction Superintendents, Site Safety Managers and Site Safety Coordinators.

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

Current workers in the NYC construction industry have two options for getting their SST card. If you have an OSHA 30 card, you only need to complete 10 additional hours of DOB-approved Site Safety Training.

Workers with an OSHA 10 card must take 30 hours of SST, which must include four General Elective courses and four Special Elective courses.

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

New entrants include anyone who started work in 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 30 hours of training and get an SST card.

New entrants must complete the following courses to earn their SST card:

SST General Elective Options Include:

SST Special Elective Options Include:

Who Is Exempt from Site Safety Training?

Certain workers at NYC construction sites are not required to satisfy Local Law 196 training requirements. Some examples of workers who are exempt from Site Safety Training include delivery persons, flag persons, design professionals, Department licensees and Department registrants.

According to the DOB, the full list of workers who don't need an SST card includes:

  • Building site owners
  • Consultants
  • Construction managers
  • Concrete testing laboratories/concrete inspectors
  • Delivery persons
  • Developers
  • DOB licensees and registrants who do not have an SST Supervisor role
  • Filing representatives
  • Flag persons
  • Furniture installers who assemble modular furniture
  • General contractors
  • Professional engineers
  • Project managers
  • Registered architects
  • Security officers
  • Service technicians
  • Special inspectors

If you work in any of the roles above but also serve as a Competent Person, then you will need to earn and SST card.

Can I Apply Past Training Courses Toward My SST Card?

Yes, you will receive credit for certain DOB-approved courses that you completed within the past five years. For example, if you completed the 8-Hour Supported Scaffold Refresher course, the DOB will give you credit for the SST 4-Hour Supported Scaffold course.

Check the DOB's list of Approved Site Safety Training Course Equivalents to find out which courses the DOB accepts and how many hours of SST credit you will receive.

How Do I Get My Site Safety Training Card?

After you complete 40 hours of SST training — which can include 10- or 30-hour OSHA training and other DOB-approved courses you completed in the past five years — you can apply for your SST card online.

OSHA Education Center is a DOB-approved SST card provider, and we accept training certificates from any Department-approved course provider.

The process of getting your SST card is simple. The first step is to provide certificates of completion for any courses you completed with a course provider other than OSHA Education Center. Next, you will need to provide one or more documents that prove your identity and address, such as your New York driver license.

Finally, you need to submit a photograph that will be printed on your SST card. You can take a new picture or provide a photo that is less than two years old.

Once we verify your training certificates, proof of identity documents and photograph, we'll mail you your SST card within 10 business days.

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