New York – New Safety Training Requirements

Local Law 197 of 2017:

Local Law 196 of 2017 is in effect, and as of March 1, 2018, all construction and demolition workers on site-safety jobs in New York City must have a minimum of 10 hours of construction safety training.

When fully phased in by 2019, workers at job sites that require a Site Safety Plan (which includes sites that must designate a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager) must receive a minimum of 40 hours of training.

  • Please CLICK HERE for more information on the Site Safety Training Curriculum.

If the Department of Building (DOB) finds untrained workers on a site-safety job, they will not only issue a violation to the General Contractor who holds the permit, with an associated civil penalty of up to $5,000 for each untrained worker, they will issue similar violations to the owners of the property as well as the employer of the untrained worker. That could mean as much as $15,000 in associated penalties for each untrained worker found at the site.

Dates to Remember:

  • March 1, 2018 – OSHA 10, or OSHA 30, or a DOB-approved 100-hour training program.
  • December 1, 2018 – OSHA 10 and 20 additional training hours specified by DOB, or OSHA 30, or a DOB-approved 100-hour training program.

NOTE: Supervisors are required to complete the OSHA 30 and a minimum of 30

Additional training hours specified by DOB:

  • MAY 1, 2019 – OSHA10 and 30-45 additional training hours specified by DOB, or OSHA 30 and 10-25 additional training hours specified by DOB, or a DOB-approved 100-hour training program.

Workers with questions regarding these training requirements can contact the Department by emailing LocalLaw196@buildings.nyc.gov.

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By |2018-12-28T22:11:00+00:00December 19th, 2018|Blog Articles, Safety Management|