Local Law 196
Local Law 196 of 2017 is a New York-based law that requires workers and supervisors on certain construction projects to obtain a minimum amount of safety training, issued by an approved training provider.
An Overview of Local Law 196
In 2017, the New York City Department of Buildings (NYC DOB) reported 10 fall-related fatalities, marking an all-time record for the city. Local Law 196 was created in response to these incidents.
Local Law 196 is designed to enhance safety on construction sites in New York by requiring a higher standard of safety training than was previously necessary for construction workers.
Under Local Law 196, there are three major requirements:
1. Workers must complete 40 hours of training to obtain a Site Safety Training Card (SST Card)
2. Supervisors must complete 62 hours of training in order to obtain Supervisor SST Cards
3. Permit holders of a site must verify that workers have valid SST Cards and keep accurate daily attendance logs of workers on the site
DOB NOTICE: As of January 31st, 2023, the grace period to obtain new SST Cards ends.
Local Law 196 & The SST Card
The SST Card is the vehicle by which Local Law 196 will be monitored and enforced.
Once workers and supervisors have completed their required training, they are issued an SST Card (pictured right) which affirms that they have received adequate training to conduct safe work on New York construction sites.
Embedded NFC technology in the SST Card allows on-site staff and DOB officials to verify safety training by tapping it against their smart device.
myComply is the technology provider behind the Training Connect SST Card program. Click the link below if you’d like to discover how you can unlock the full power of SST Cards on your sites.
ENSURE LOCAL LAW 196 COMPLIANCE & AUTOMATE LL 196 DAILY LOGS
The SST Card + myComply Integration
Use the SST Card on a myComply powered construction site to ensure that all workers accessing the site are qualified. Deny workers who do not meet site training requirements, automate manpower logs with detailed time and attendance data and more.
ENSURE LOCAL LAW 196 COMPLIANCE, AUTOMATE LL 196 DAILY LOGS
The SST Card Integration
Learn how the SST Card integration with myComply allows contractors to gather critical on-site attendance information. Attendance logs are required by law in New York City as part of Local Law 196. Find out how your site(s) can launch more intelligent data collection and integrate your access control systems to work seamlessly with the SST Card.
myComply’s Projects Pro
myComply’s Projects Pro is the gateway to seamless Local Law 196 compliance.
Automate Manpower Logs
Timecards are auto-generated when workers check in and out with their SST Cards.
Digitize your onboarding process and store valid SST Cards on the myComply platform.
Avoid Costly DOB Fines
All SST Cards and certifications accessible on any smart device.
Restrict Worker Access to Sites
Ensure that every worker on-site has a valid SST Card, which can be used to enter the
Ensure Local Law 196 Compliance with myComply