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Get Ready for New DOB Safety Requirements

safety trainingAre you compliant with Local Law 196? The NYC Dept. of Buildings has extended their construction safety training deadline, giving workers and managers until June 1st to complete all training courses and required NYC Department of Buildings Classes. This includes at least 30 hours of safety training for workers and at least 62 hours of training for construction supervisors.1 While this gives you more time to meet Local Law 196, now is the time to make sure you’re up to date on the training required.

What Is Local Law 196?

This law was created to outline training requirements for construction workers in NYC. For workers and supervisors, this law equals more training to obtain an SST Card that allows workers to continue operations within NYC DOB’s jurisdiction. Our team offers more insight on understanding Local Law 196.

Why Was the Deadline Extended?

Meeting Local Law 196 requirements requires completion of numerous courses, including OSHA training courses. This can take some time, and the DOB determined that there weren’t enough workers who underwent all the training necessary to meet the original December 1, 2018 construction safety training deadline. For this reason, the deadline to meet Local Law 196 requirements has been extended to June 1, 2019.

How to Meet New Training for NYC Safety Requirements

Safety is the name of the game with Local Law 196. At the Safety Group, we make it easy to train for your mandated SST Card using VR modules, in-person support, and education from our NYC DOB approved training partner.

June 1st is closer than you think, so now is the time to make sure that you and all your employees are caught up on the required courses and certifications. Contact our safety training experts today to learn more about Local Law 196 and to schedule your training courses.

 

Sources

  1. Real Estate Weekly – DOB extends construction safety training deadline