As of March 1, 2018, many building construction workers must have 10 hours of safety training. Pursuant to Local Law 196 of 2017, workers must be able to show at least an OSHA10 class has been taken within the previous five years to continue working. When fully phased in by 2019, workers at job sites that require a Site Safety Plan (which includes sites that must designate a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager) must receive a minimum of 40 hours of training.
Safety Training Requirement Information:
The Department released a list of course topics detailing the required training curriculum for supervisors and workers which include a list of topics that could satisfy training requirements. All courses must comply with Department-approved course requirements.