Site Safety Training (SST) Card Requirements

SST Card Requirements: Important Dates

December 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 December 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 December 1st, 2019:

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

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