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Local Law 196

UPCOMING SST CARD DEADLINE: December 1, 2019

 

72Days 18Hours 54Mins 35Secs

What is Local Law 196?

Effective March 1, 2018, Local Law 196 (LL196) 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. Workers will need a minimum of 30 hours of training and supervisors will need 62 hours of training by December 1, 2019. In addition, workers will need an additional 10 hours of training by September 1, 2020. Click here to read the May 2019 service update with deadline changes and further clarification on training required. Click here for approved SST course equivalents.

Who Does LL196 Apply To?

Construction or demolition workers and supervisors at job sites that are required to designate a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager must be trained.

For a list of examples of workers who do and do not require training from the DOB here.

LL196 Dates to Remember

Pursuant to Local Law 196 of 2017:

By December 1, 2019: All demolition and construction workers must complete 30 Hours of training to attain a Limited SST Card.

In addition, all supervisors (Site Safety Managers, Site Safety Coordinators, Construction Superintendents, Concrete Safety Managers and competent persons) at construction sites must complete 62 Hours of training to attain a Supervisor SST CardThis card will be valid for a 5-year period and will require 16-hours of training to renew.

On August 31, 2020: Limited SST card expires.

By September 1, 2020: All workers must attain an SST Card through an additional 10 hours of training.

Click here to read the full law.

Click here to read the May 2019 service update outlining deadlines.

Can I get online training?

Online training received before October 16, 2017, will be accepted. After the October 16 date, only in-person training and actively proctored online training will be accepted.

Worker Requirements for obtaining a Limited SST Card by December 1, 2019

Limited SST Card (30 Hours)

Required by 12/1/2019, Workers must complete 30 Hours of training through one of the following:

The Limited SST Card expires August 31, 2020 by which time workers are required to attain the SST Card.

Supervisor Requirements for obtaining a Supervisor SST Card by December 1, 2019

Supervisor SST Card (62 Hours)

Required by 12/1/2019, all supervisors such as Construction Superintendents, Site Safety Manager, Site Safety Coordinators, Concrete Safety Managers, or Competent Person must have completed 62 training hours including:

This card will be valid for a 5-year period and will require 16-hours of training to renew.

Worker Requirements for obtaining SST Card by September 1, 2020

SST Card (40 Hours)

Required by 9/1/2020, all workers must complete 40 hours of training through one of the following:

*Please see note from DOB on Prior Experience.

This card will be valid for a 5-year period and will require 8-hours of SST training to renew.

Click here for more details on renewal. 

What Are The Risks of Not Completing The SST Training?

Permit holders must certify workers have the required training. A DOB inspector may levy fines up to $15,000 per untrained worker:

  • $5,000 for the owner
  • $5,000 for the permit holder
  • $5,000 for the employer

The Law also requires permit holders maintain a log of trained workers or face fines up to $2,500.

The DOB is planning unannounced site checks where untrained workers have been found and will target other jobs of permit holders with past violations!

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All NYC Safety is here to help! Have specific questions about Local Law 196? Contact us here.