The year just started, and we’re hitting the ground running towards the Local Law 196’s March 1st deadline. Since Local Law 196 was first introduced in 2017, the New York City Council has afforded extra time to finish the required training extending the original milestone dates. This year however, there’s no sign of extension insight. It’s time to get workers prepared for city inspections by obtaining the safety training required by law!
Local Law 196 makes it mandatory for construction workers working construction sites with an active Site Safety Manager, Site Safety Coordinator, or a Construction Superintendent to receive 40 hours of site safety training—and supervisors working the site to receive a total of 62 hours. City officials and inspectors will certify that workers and supervisors attained their legally required training by checking for SST Cards and permit holders must keep training logs at job sites.
For GCs and Subs, failing to have your team fully trained will be costly. With fines up to $15k per untrained worker, the need to have the training completed and an SST Card in the hands of your worker is imperative. In these times where the threat of looming shutdowns is all too real, can you really afford to not be incompliance?
Safety is everyone’s job and Local Law 196 is intended to promote safety among workers, especially on larger job sites. At TSCTA, we believe it is our mission to give workers the tools they need to stay safe and go home at the end of their shift. We’ve been advocates for worker safety for over 20 years and have trained nearly 300,000 construction workers – we’re no strangers to the training needs of our industry.
TSCTA offers multiple Site Safety Training delivery methods including In-Person instruction, Instructor-led Virtual Classrooms (via Zoom), and self-paced Online Learning. They also offer STA members a discount on all training – not just SST.