What is SST Card and How Do You Get the Site Safety Training (SST) Card?
What is SST card in New York?
An SST card stands for Site Safety Training Card is proof that workers and supervisors have completed the safety training required by the New York City Department of Buildings (NYC DOB).
Who needs an Site Safety Training Card in NYC?
As of March 1, 2021, both supervisors and workers need an SST card to enter any New York City jobsite with a Site Safety Plan. If you are new to the NYC construction industry, you must complete a 10-hour OSHA class before your first day on the job.
What Are The Different Types Of SST Card?
There are four different types of SST cards listed below.
- Limited SST Card (30 Hours) – Provides temporary access to jobsites (expires 6 months after issue date)
- Temporary SST Card – Provides temporary access to jobsites (expires September 2020)
- Full SST Card (40 Hours) – Required for all construction workers by September 1st 2020 (5-year period and will require 16-hours of training to renew.)
- Supervisor SST Card (62 Hours) – Required for all Supervisors by December 1st, 2019 (5-year period and will require 16-hours of training to renew.)
Limited SST Card (30 Hours)
Required by 12/1/2019, Workers must complete 30 Hours of training through one of the following:
- OSHA 10-Hour Class with 20 hours of additional training in
- 30-Hour OSHA Course
- 100-Hour training program approved by the Department
- Prior Experience*
The Limited SST Card expires February 28, 2020 by which time workers are required to attain the SST Card.
Temporary SST Card
Card issued by an SST Provider to a person who demonstrates that they have successfully completed an OSHA 10 hour class and who is a new entrant to the construction or demolition work force.
Full SST Card (40 Hours)
Required by 3/1/2021, all workers must complete 40 hours of training through one of the following:
- OSHA 10-Hour Class with 30-Hours of Additional Training:
- OSHA 30-Hour Class with 10-Hours of Additional Training:
- 100-Hour Training Program approved by the Department
- Prior Experience*
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:
- 30-Hour OSHA
- 8-Hour Fall Prevention Course
- 8-Hour Site Safety Manager Renewal
- 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User & Refresher
- 2 hours of each of the following topics:
This card will be valid for a 5-year period and will require 16-hours of training to renew.
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!