Construction Site Safety Training Requirements

Beginning on March 1, 2018, construction workers on sites requiring a Site Safety Plan must have at least 10 hours of safety training. Pursuant to Local Law 196 of 2017, by that date, construction workers on these sites must be able to show that they have taken at least an OSHA 10 class within the previous five years to continue working. When the training requirements are fully phased in (which could be in 2019 or 2020), workers at sites requiring a Site Safety Plan must receive a minimum of 40 hours of training.

Permit holders will also be required to maintain, and produce upon request, a log at the construction site that identifies each worker and includes proof that the worker completed the required site safety training.

For more information, visit the NYC Department of Buildings website.