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Workers and supervisors at most New York City construction sites are now required to earn a Site Safety Training (SST) card to comply with NYC Local Law 196. The increased training requirements apply to workers at any site with a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager.

To get your SST card, you must complete a 10-hour or 30-hour OSHA course and a series of SST courses approved by the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB). To purchase SST courses or order your SST card, visit our sister site OSHA Education Center, a DOB-approved SST provider.

The courses you need will vary depending on your job role. Supervisors are currently required to have 62 hours of training and an SST Supervisor card. Construction and demolition workers must earn their SST Worker card, which requires 40 hours of training, by March 1, 2021.

About OSHA Education Center

You can visit our sister site OSHA Education Center to purchase online SST courses or redeem your SST course certificates and get your SST card. OSHA Education Center is a trusted source of OSHA-authorized training and is DOB-approved to provide SST courses and issue SST Worker cards.

What Is Site Safety Training?

Site Safety Training, or SST, is a mandatory safety training program for New York City construction and demolition workers. The New York City Council passed NYC Local Law 196 in 2017, increasing the required training hours for most construction workers and supervisors.

Starting March 1, 2021, all NYC construction workers will need a valid SST card in order to work at a jobsite that has a Site Safety Plan. Supervisors have been required to have an SST Supervisor card since December 1, 2019.

Who Needs to Earn an SST Card?

Local Law 196 requires construction and demotion workers to earn an SST card in order to work at any NYC jobsite with a Site Safety Plan. If your jobsite has a designated Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager, then your job has a Site Safety Plan and you need an SST card for the job.

Visit the DOB’s Site Safety Construction map to find out if your jobsite requires an SST card. Simply enter the address of your jobsite into the search bar. If your jobsite’s address is listed on the map, an SST card is required to enter.

Workers need to earn an SST Worker card by March 1, 2021, which requires 40 hours of SST. Construction supervisors, including Site Safety Managers, Site Safety Coordinators, Concrete Safety Managers, Construction Superintendents and Competent Persons, are currently required to have 62 hours of training and an SST Supervisor card.

Which Courses Are Needed for a 40-Hour SST Worker Card?

Workers have several options when selecting courses to meet the 40-hour training requirement.

If you’re new to the NYC construction industry, you will need to complete a 10-hour OSHA course before you can start work. Then, you must complete your remaining 30 hours of SST within six months.

If you already have a 10- or 30-hour OSHA card, then you need to complete additional SST courses to reach the 40 hours of training required for an SST Worker card.

SST Course List for New Entrants

Workers who started after December 1, 2019, also known as new entrants, can earn their SST card with the following courses:

  • 10-Hour OSHA Outreach
  • SST 8-Hour Fall Prevention
  • SST 8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher/Chapter 33
  • SST 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User and Refresher
  • SST 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • 4 hours of SST General Electives
  • 4 hours of SST Special Electives

» Browse SST courses for new entrants

SST Course List for Current Workers

Current workers can choose one of the two options below to earn their SST card. You can only receive SST credit for 10- or 30-hour OSHA courses you completed within the past five years.

Workers with an OSHA 10 card must complete:
  • 10-Hour OSHA Outreach
  • SST 8-Hour Fall Prevention
  • SST 8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher/Chapter 33
  • SST 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User and Refresher
  • SST 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • 4 hours of SST General Electives
  • 4 hours of SST Special Electives
Workers with an OSHA 30 card must complete:

» Browse SST courses for current workers

Which Courses Are Needed for a 62-Hour SST Supervisor Card?

As of December 1, 2019, construction supervisors are required to have 62 hours of training and an SST Supervisor card.

According to the DOB, supervisors include Site Safety Managers, Construction Superintendents, Site Safety Coordinators, Concrete Safety Managers and Competent Persons designated by a Construction Superintendent.

Supervisors must complete:
  • 30-Hour OSHA Outreach
  • SST 8-Hour Fall Prevention
  • SST 8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher/Chapter 33
  • SST 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User and Refresher
  • SST 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • SST 2-Hour Toolbox Talks
  • SST 2-Hour Pre-Task Safety Meeting
  • SST 2-Hour Site Safety Plan
  • 2 hours of SST General Electives
  • 2 hours of SST Special Electives

» Browse SST courses for supervisors