Local Law 196 of 2017: Site Safety Training (SST) Curriculum 

Local Law 196 of 2017 requires certain workers and supervisors to receive safety training at construction sites that are required to designate a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager. Training will be provided by private course providers approved by the Department. The deadlines below indicate an effective date that will be extended to the later date if the Department determines there is insufficient capacity to provide training. 
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Effective December 1, 2018 or June 1, 2019

WORKERS

Limited SST Card (30 Hours)

Expires April 30, 2019 but no later than August 31, 2020

1. OSHA 10-Hour Class with 20-Hours of Additional Training

  • OSHA 10-Hour Class
  • 8-Hour Fall Prevention
  • 8-Hour Chapter 33 (Site Safety Manager Refresher)
  • 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User

2. OSHA 30-Hour Class

3. 100-Hour Training Program Approved by the Department

  • At a minimum meets the coursework identified in item 1 or 2 above.

4. Prior Experience (See Note)

  • 4-Hour Fall Prevention
  • 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User

Temporary SST Card (10 Hours)

Expires after six months during which time training must be completed to receive a Limited SST Card or SST Card

1. OSHA 10-Hour Class

SUPERVISORS

Supervisor SST Card (62 Hours)

Expires after five years and renewable upon applicants showing that they have completed 16 training hours specified by the Department (see below) in the one-year period preceding submission of a renewal application

  • OSHA 30-Hour Class
  • 8-Hour Fall Prevention
  • 8-Hour Chapter 33 (Site Safety Manager Refresher)
  • 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User
  • 2-Hour Site Safety Plan
  • 2-Hour Tool Box Talks
  • 2-Hour Pre-Task Safety Meetings
  • 2-Hour General Electives
  • 2-Hour Specialized Electives
  • 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness

  • Effective May 1, 2019 or September 1, 2020

    WORKERS

    SST Card (40 Hours)

    Expires after five years and renewable upon applicants showing that they have completed eight training hours specified by the Department (see below) in the one-year period preceding submission of a renewal application

    1. OSHA 10-Hour Class with 30-Hours of Additional Training

    • OSHA 10-Hour Class
    • 8-Hour Fall Prevention
    • 8-Hour Chapter 33 (Site Safety Manager Refresher)
    • 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User
    • 4-Hour General Electives
    • 4-Hour Specialized Electives
    • 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness

    2. OSHA 30-Hour Class With 10-Hours of Additional Training

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

    3. 100-Hour Training Program Approved by the Department

    • At a minimum meets the coursework identified in item 1 or 2 above.

    4. Prior Experience (see NOTE)

    • 4-Hour Fall Prevention
    • 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User

    NOTE: An applicant for an SST Card, including a Limited SST Card, SST Card or Supervisor SST Card, who completed the training to comply with the requirements for such SST Card, but who did not complete a particular course topic within the five years preceding submission of an application for an SST Card, may complete the training listed under “Prior Experience” in the one-year period preceding submission of an application for an SST Card.

    Training Required to Renew SST Card

    SST Card (8 Hours)

    • 4-Hour Fall Prevention
    • 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User

    Supervisor SST Card (16 Hours)

    • 8-Hour Fall Prevention
    • 4-Hour Support Scaffold User
    • 2-Hour Tool Box Talks
    • 2-Hour Pre-Task Safety Meetings

    Approved Topics for General and Specialized Electives

    General Electives

    • Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
    • Handling Heavy Materials and Proper Lifting Techniques
    • Stairways and Ladders
    • Tools – Hand and Power
    • Fire Protection and Prevention
    • First Aid and CPR
    • Protection From Sun Exposure
    • Repetitive Motion Injuries
    • Conducting Pre-Task Meetings
    • Conducting “Tool Box” Talks
    • Hoisting and Rigging
    • Electrocution Prevention

    Specialized Electives

    • Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators and Conveyors
    • Excavations
    • Scaffolds-Suspended
    • Concrete and Masonry Construction
    • Confined Space Entry
    • Ergonomics
    • Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment and Marine Operations; Rollover Protective Structures and Overhead Protection; and Signs, Signals and Barricades
    • Powered Industrial Vehicles
    • Steel Erection
    • Welding and Cutting
    • Asbestos/Lead Awareness
    • Flag Person
    • Demolition Safety
    • Occupant Protection (Work in Occupied Buildings)
    • Adjoining Property Protection, Pedestrian Protection, Major Buildings, SWS, Fencing, etc. (SSM Training Refresher)
    • Safety and Health Programs in Construction
    • Foundations for Safety Leadership
    • Risk Assessment and Accident Investigation (Including Graphic Photos of Aftermath of Accidents)
    • Job Hazard Analysis
    • Manlifts/Aerial Lifts/Scissor Lifts Safety

    In the coming weeks, the Department will be issuing guidelines for the SST course topics above that will be used by Department-approved course providers to build their curriculum for approval. In addition, the Department will be hosting information sessions geared towards course providers.

    Visit the Department’s website for information on becoming a Department-approved course provider. For more information on Local Law 196 of 2017, please visit the Department’s Worker Safety page.

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