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August 31, 2020


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Deadline Extended: Workers Now Have Until March 1st to Meet the Local Law 196 40-Hour Site Safety Training Requirement

Have you heard? The NYC Council passed a bill to extend the deadline from September 1, 2020 to March 1, 2021 for workers on Site Safety Training (SST) construction sites to meet the 40 hours of safety training mandated by Local Law 196 of 2017. However, the Department of Buildings encourages workers who have not yet met the SST requirements to not delay in getting the required training. Required training can be obtained through Department-approved SST and/or Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) classes. Training is available both online and in-person.

Looking for more information on Local Law 196 (LL196)? Here are some DOB resources that can help:

Does Your Site Have SST Requirements?
Workers, employers, and owners can use DOB's interactive Site Safety Construction Map to locate active SST construction sites and find out if a site requires site safety training.

Locate a DOB-approved SST Training Provider
Need to obtain additional mandatory training hours? Course seekers can now search using DOB's Approved Course Provider Map tool which gives the option to filter through course providers by location, the availability of online training, language, and type of training. Course seekers can also meet the additional LL196 training requirements by taking OSHA 10-Hour or 30-Hour classes from an OSHA-certified training provider.

Additional Information
Please visit our website for more LL196 information and read our Service Notice. For questions about the training requirements or to get additional information, please contact DOB at

License Renewal Applications Reminder

As a reminder, in accordance with the Mayor's Emergency Executive Order, applications to renew a Department of Buildings issued license/registration must be submitted online at within 30 to 60 days from their expiration dates. Renewal applications will not be accepted in-person or by mail. For more detailed information on the License/Registration Renewal Process and License Renewal Extensions, please see our Service Notice.

Licenses/registrations that expired from March 12, 2020 to August 6, 2020 have been extended as per the Mayor's Emergency E.O. See our July Service Notice and the chart below:

Original Expiration Dates

New Expiration Date

March 12, 2020 - March 31, 2020

September 30, 2020

April 1, 2020 - April 30, 2020

October 31, 2020

May 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020

November 30, 2020

June 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020

December 31, 2020

July 1, 2020 - August 6, 2020

January 31, 2021

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Melanie E. La Rocca Commissioner

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