SST training courses in NYC are a bundle of courses that are required for construction workers in 5 boroughs according to local law 196. Workers are required to complete a certain amount of training hours in order to receive an SST card, which will allow them to work in NYC.

Some SST training courses, like 2-hour drug and alcohol awareness course and 8-hour fall prevention course, are required for workers and supervisors. Other requirements include the 30 hour OSHA construction course.

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Tribune Training Academy has partnered with Able Safety Consulting to bring you IACET Accredited, Department of Building Local Law 196 required training courses. Now you can enjoy the same quality training for an affordable price, through your favorite instructors. We are looking forward to seeing many new faces along with the old, as we continue our mission to make your work place a safer working environment.

Local Law 196 Reminders and Updates

Local Law 196 of 2017 requires workers at job sites that must designate a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager to receive 30 hours of site safety training by December 1, 2019 and an additional 10 hours of training by September 1, 2020. Supervisors will need 62 hours of training by the December 1, 2019 deadline.

Visit the Department’s site safety training page for the complete curriculum, including: the September 1, 2020 training requirements, training required for new entrants to the construction or demolition workforce, Site Safety Training (SST) card renewal, general and specialized electives, and a list of Department-approved course providers.


Information for WORKERS: Limited SST Card (30 Hours)

  1. OSHA 30-Hour Class

NOTE: For the purposes of the December 1, 2019 training deadline, an OSHA 30 card or a Limited SST Card will serve as acceptable proof that a worker has received the aforementioned training.

  1. OSHA 10-Hour Class with 20 hours of additional training
    • OSHA 10-Hour Class
    • 8-Hour Fall Prevention
    • 8-Hour Chapter 33 OR 4-Hour General Electives AND 4-Hour Specialized Electives
    • 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User and Refresher
  1. 100-Hour training program approved by the Department

Information for SUPERVISORS: Supervisor SST Card (62 Hours)

  • OSHA 30-Hour Class
  • 8-Hour Fall Prevention
  • 8-Hour Chapter 33
  • 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User & Refresher
  • 2-Hour Site Safety Plan
  • 2-Hour Tool Box Talks
  • 2-Hour Pre-Task Safety Meetings
  • 2-Hour General Electives
  • 2-Hour Specialized Electives
  • 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness

NOTE: Training received within the prior five years of applying for an SST Card, including a Limited SST Card, SST Card or Supervisor SST Card can be applied toward the requirements for receiving the card. Applicants who completed the training beyond five years may complete Prior Experience training, which includes 4-Hour Fall Prevention and 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User and Refresher, to receive credit for such training.

Training Required for Competent Persons

As a reminder, workers serving as Site Safety Managers, Site Safety Coordinators, Construction Superintendents, Concrete Safety Managers and competent persons at construction sites to which Local Law 196 is applicable must have a Supervisor SST Card.

Workers must only have a Supervisor SST Card if they are serving as the competent person required by Section 3301.13.12 of the New York City Building Code. Section 3301.13.12 of the New York City Building Code requires that a Construction Superintendent designate a competent person for each job site for which such Construction Superintendent is responsible and further requires that such competent person is present at the designated job site at all times active work occurs.

Card Issuance

Upon course completion, course providers must issue a wallet-sized SST Card, which may include a Temporary SST Card, Limited SST Card, SST Card, or Supervisor SST Card, as applicable. SST cards must include, at a minimum, the following information and security features:

  • Document security features designed to deter forgery and counterfeiting, promote an adequate level of confidence in the authenticity of cards, and facilitate detection of fraudulent cards. These cards must not be capable of being reproduced using technologies that are commonly used and made available to the general
  • Unique identification card number. This cannot be an individual’s Social Security
  • Photographs of the person to whom it was issued (may be in black and white or in color).
  • The printed name and signature of the card
  • Date of course
  • Expiration
  • Name and address of provider of issuance.
  • A summary description of the type of training and number of credit hours
  • Any additional information the Department may

For additional SST Card guidelines, please see the Department’s SST Card Implementation Guidelines.

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