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Site Safety Training (SST) Card Requirements

What is the SST card? 

The SST card is a safety training card built to provide information about construction workers training backgrounds in New York City. The card itself is designed to show off specific training required to work in compliance with New York City’s Local Law 196. 

Who needs an SST card? 

All New York City Construction workers. In order to work in New York City construction, you’ll need an SST card as of June 1st, 2019.

The SST card will primarily be issued to construction and demolition workers in New York City. Construction supervisors are also required to carry an SST card. 

What training do you need? 

    Worker: Limited SST Card – 30 Hours of Safety Training

    As a worker, you must have at least one of the following options to obtain this SST card:

    1. OSHA 10-Hour Course + 20 Hours of Additional Training

    • OSHA 10-Hour Course
    • 8-Hour Fall Prevention Training
    • 8-Hour Chapter 33 Site Safety Manager Training
    • 4-Hour Supported Scaffold Training

    2. OSHA 30-Hour Course

    3. 100-Hour Training Program, has to be approved by the DOB

    • Has to at least meet the course training work identified in option 1 or 2.

    Worker: Temporary SST Card*

    As a worker, you must have the following to obtain this SST card:

    1. OSHA 10-Hour Course

    *This SST card is issued by a trainer to a construction worker who completes an OSHA 10-Hour course and who is a new entrant to the workforce in NYC.

    Full SST Card – 40 Hours of Safety Training

    As a worker, you must have at least one of the following options to obtain this SST card:

    1. OSHA 10-Hour Course + 30 Hours of Additional Training

    • OSHA 10-Hour Course
    • 8-Hour Fall Prevention Training
    • 8-Hour Chapter 33 Site Safety Manager Training
    • 4-Hour Supported Scaffold Training
    • 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness
    • 4-Hours of general safety training electives (listed below) 
    • 4-Hours of specialized safety training electives (listed below) 

    2. OSHA 30-Hour Course + 10 Hours of Additional Training

    • OSHA 30-Hour Course
    • 8-Hour Fall Prevention Training
    • 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness

    3. 100-Hour Training Program, has to be approved by the DOB

    • Has to at least meet the course training work identified in option 1 or 2.
    • In many cases this is received as part of a Union Apprenticeship Program

    Supervisor SST Card – 62 Hours of Safety Training

    As a supervisor, you must have all of the following training to obtain this SST card:

    • OSHA 30-Hour Course
    • 8-Hour Fall Prevention Training
    • 8-Hour Chapter 33 Site Safety Manager Training
    • 4-Hour Supported Scaffold Training
    • 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness
    • 2-Hour Site Safety Plan
    • 2-Hour Tool Box Talks
    • 2-Hour Pre-task Safety Meetings
    • 2-Hours of general safety training electives (listed below) 
    • 2-Hours of specialized safety training electives (listed below) 

      General Electives

      • 1-Hour First Aid & CPR
      • 1-Hour Hoisting and Rigging
      • 1-Hour Stairways and Ladders
      • 1-Hour Tools (Hand and Power) 
      • 1-Hour Repetitive Motion Injuries
      • 1-Hour Protection from Sun Exposure
      • 1-Hour Handling Heavy Materials and Proper Lifting Techniques
      • 1-Hour Fire Protection and Prevention
      • 1-Hour Electrocution Prevention
      • 1-Hour Health and Safety Programs in Construction
      • 1-Hour Materials Handling, Storage, Use, and Disposal

      Specialized Electives

      • 1-Hour Demolition Safety
      • 1-Hour Asbestos/Lead Awareness
      • 1-Hour Concrete and Masonry Construction
      • 1-Hour Flag Person
      • 1-Hour Risk Assessment and Accident Investigation
      • 1-Hour Suspended Scaffold
      • 1-Hour Confined Space Entry
      • 1-Hour Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, and Conveyors
      • 1-Hour Ergonomics
      • 1-Hour Job Hazard Analysis
      • 1-Hour Excavations
      • 1-Hour Manlifts/Aerial Lifts/Scissor Lifts
      • 1-Hour Motor Vehicles
      • 1-Hour Welding and Cutting
      • 1-Hour Steel Erection
      • 2.5-Hour Foundations of Safety Leadership

        When do SST cards expire? 

        SST card expiry dates differ based off which card you have, typically it is a 5-year lifespan. 

        Temporary SST Card:

        • Expires six months after issued date. After this time a worker must obtain a Limited SST card or Full worker SST card

        Limited SST Card:

        • Expires on August 31st, 2020. After this time a worker must obtain a Full worker SST card. 

        Full Worker SST Card:

        • Expires 5 years after issued date. A worker must then renew their SST card by completing an additional 8 hours of safety training.
          • Renewal of training: 4-Hour Fall Prevention + 4-Hour Supported Scaffold Training

        Supervisor SST Card:

          • Expires 5 years after issued date. A supervisor must then renew their SST card by completing an additional 16 hours of safety training.
            • Renewal of training: 8-Hour Fall Prevention + 4-Hour Supported Scaffold Training + 2-Hour Toolbox Talks + 2-Hour Pre-Task Safety Meetings

        SST Card Requirements: Important Dates

        June 1st, 2019 - Next NYC DOB Deadline for SST Cards

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        If you’re a supervisor, you’re required to have the following SST card by June 1st, 2019:

        • Supervisor Site Safety Training (SST) Card

        If you’re a construction worker, you’re required to have one of the following SST cards by June 1st, 2019:

        • Temporary Site Safety Training (SST) Card
        • Limited Site Safety Training (SST) Card
        • Full Site Safety Training (SST) Card

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