Newsletter: SST Card Bundle Discount Inside 06/17/2019
Reminder: The Local Law 196 Deadline Changed to December 1!
Last month city officials have extended the deadline for construction workers to complete new safety training. The City Council granted workers another six months, meaning the new deadline is December 1, 2019. Local Law 196 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 to attain a Limited SST Card by December 1, 2019. Supervisors will need 62 hours of training by the same date, including a 30-Hour OSHA course to attain a Supervisor SST Card .
New York City Adopts Law Prohibiting Pre-Employment Testing for Marijuana
On May 10, New York City adopted a law (Int. 1445-A) prohibiting employers, labor organizations, and employment agencies from conducting pre-employment drug testing for THC, the active ingredient in cannabis and marijuana. The law will become effective on May 10, 2020 , which gives New York City employers one year to prepare. There are a number of exceptions to the prohibition on pre-employment testing. The law does NOT apply to positions that require OSHA certifications or construction safety training under New York state laws.