Site Safety Training (SST)
Local Law 196 of 2017 requires that all construction and demolition workers on job sites must have
40 hours of Site Training by March 1, 2021
Who must be trained?
WORKERS at job sites that are required to designate a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator, or Site Safety Manager. Basically ALL construction and demolition workers on job sites. (40 HOUR training)
SUPERVISORS at these job sites must also be trained. (62 HOUR training).
!!! IF YOU ARE ON A CONSTRUCTION JOB SITE AS A LABORER, CARPENTER, ELECTRICIAN, MASON, PAINTER, ETC YOU MUST COMPLETE TOTAL OF 40 HOURS TRAINING!!!
40-HOUR SITE SAFETY CARD REQUIREMENT!
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!