Per Local Law 196 of 2017, construction and demolition workers are required to have safety training if they work on job sites with a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator, or Site Safety Manager.
Your employer will not allow you to work unless you are trained. If your employer allows you to work without the required training, your employer may be subject to a violation.
Currently, construction and demolition workers must be able to prove that they have completed at least a 10-hour OSHA class within the previous five years to continue working on the site.
In addition, these requirements increase to:
- 30 hours of safety training by December 1, 2019
- 40 hours of safety training by September 1, 2020
If you start working after December 1, 2019, you must complete the 10-hour OSHA class before you start work. You then have six months to complete the additional 30 hours of safety training to meet the 40-hour requirement.
To find out if your job site requires the safety training, please visit DOB's website and search for Site Safety Construction Map
to enter your job site address.