Are you in compliance with all the new NYC DOB (Department of Buildings) OSHA training requirements?

2019 brought a lot of changes to Safety training requirements for construction work in NYC.

Here are some of the highlights:

NYC OSHA Training Guidelines and Requirements

In November 2019, the most recent month for which data is available, there were more than 30 reported worker injuries on construction sites in New York City. Site safety continues to be a major consideration across our region. New York City’s Department of Building recently issued new regulations regarding OSHA training for those responsible for site safety. Here is a breakdown of the rules.

Construction workers

These workers must have received 30 hours of site safety training by December 1, 2019, and an additional 10 hours of training by September 1, 2020. The OSHA 30-hour class, or the OSHA 10-hour class plus 20 hours of additional training would satisfy this requirement. The 20 hours of additional training may consist of some combination of the OSHA 10-Hour Class; the 8-Hour Fall Prevention Class; the 8-Hour Chapter 33 OR 4-Hour General Electives and 4-Hour Specialized Electives; the 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User and Refresher Class.

Construction Superintendents, Site Safety Coordinators and Site Safety Managers

Supervisors must have completed 62 hours of training to earn the Supervisor SST card by December 1, 2019. This would consist of the following classes: OSHA 30-Hour Class; 8-Hour Fall Prevention Class; 8-Hour Chapter 33 Class; 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User & Refresher Class; 2-Hour Site Safety Plan; 2-Hour Tool Box Talks; 2-Hour Pre-Task Safety Meetings; 2-Hour General Electives; 2-Hour Specialized Electives; and 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness.


Course providers must provide wallet-sized SST cards to all those who successfully complete the required training. This may include a Temporary SST Card, Limited SST Card, SST Card, or Supervisor SST Card. Do you need to comply with NYC’s Department of Buildings new requirements?

Summit Safety & Efficiency Solutions provides comprehensive safety training programs to help you reduce workers’ compensation insurance costs, avoid OSHA & EPA fines and, most importantly, keep your worker safe.

Contact us at 631-642-7239 or by emailing us at for answers to your training questions or to schedule your on site training!