Local Law 196 of 2017
Local Law 196 of 2017 requires workers and supervisors at certain construction sites receive safety training. The safety training requirements will be phased-in in three parts beginning on March 1, 2018, with full training being required no later than September 1, 2020.
As of March 1, 2018, workers must receive, at a minimum, the following training:
an OSHA 10-hour class; or
an OSHA 30-hour class; or
a 100-hour training program approved by the Department.
Training received before October 16, 2017, will be acceptable in any format. Training received after that date must be in-person or actively proctored online training (actively proctored online training confirms the individual’s identification before providing secure access to the online training and monitors participation during the course of training).
Visit the United States Department of Labor’s website for a list of providers of actively proctored online training.
You will be required to certify on a soon to be updated PW2 that workers have been properly trained in order to obtain a permit.
For more information on Local Law 196 of 2017, including more detailed information on the types of construction sites where training will be required and the types of workers that must be trained, visit the Department’s website.
Important Dates to Remember
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
BY MARCH 1, 2018 - OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 or a DOB-approved 100-hour training program.
BY 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 must complete OSHA 30 and a minimum of 30 additional training hours specified by DOB.
BY May 1, 2019 - OSHA 10 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.
Dates are subject to extension if DOB determines there is not enough capacity to provide training.
The number and content of additional training hours will be determined by DOB before December 1, 2018.
For questions about the new training requirements or to get additional information, please contact DOB at LocalLaw196@buildings.nyc.gov
NEW 2018 SAFETY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Beginning March 1, 2018, many building construction workers must have 10 hours of safety training.
Pursuant to Local Law 196 of 2017, by that date, you must be able to show that you have taken at least an OSHA 10 class within the previous five years to continue working.
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.
WHO ELSE NEEDS TRAINING:
Supervisors (Site Safety Managers, Site Safety Coordinators, Concrete Safety Managers, Construction Superintendents and competent persons) must receive a minimum 60 hours of training.
New entrants to the construction workforce may being working upon completion of an OSHA 10 training course and within six months must obtain a minimum of 40 hours of training to continue working.
Site Safety Training Deadline December 1, 2019
As a requirement of Local Law 196 of 2017, workers at job sites requiring a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager must have a total of 30 hours of safety training by December 1, 2019 and a total of 40 hours by September 2020. Supervisors must have 62 hours of training by December 1, 2019.
To determine whether your job site requires the safety training, please visit the Site Safety Construction Map and enter your job site address.
Local Law 150 of 2016
To amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a qualification for gas work