SST Employer Information

Who needs training?

Local Law 196 of 2017 requires Supervisors at job sites required to designate a Site Safety Professional (Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager) receive 62 hours of site safety training. Thus includes construction and demolition workers on job sites with a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator, or Site Safety Manager.

For questions about the training requirements or to get additional information, please contact DOB at For additional site safety training information, visit

Who does not need training?

  • Delivery persons, flag persons, professional engineers, registered architects, Department-licensees and Department-registrants (excluding safety professionals) are not required to be trained.
  • If a worker falls into one of these categories but serves as a Site Safety Manager, Site Safety Coordinator, Concrete Safety Manager, Construction Superintendent or competent person designated by a Construction Superintendent, they must receive the appropriate training.
  • While licensees do not need to be trained, employees working under their direct and continuing supervision must be trained.

Does my job site require safety training?

To determine whether your job site requires the safety training, please visit the Site Safety Construction Map and enter your job site address.

What happens if training isn't done?

  • Permit applicants will be required to certify to the Department that workers who will be working under the permit will have the requisite training.
  • If the Department discovers untrained workers at a construction site, the Department will issue a violation with civil penalties that go as high as $5,000 per untrained worker to the owner of the site, the permit holder and the employer of the untrained worker. These civil penalties can be mitigated if an employer sponsors training for such untrained worker.
  • If the Department discovers that a permit holder has failed to maintain a log that demonstrated that all of the workers at a site are trained, the Department will issue a violation with a civil penalty of $2,500.
  • The Department will also conduct unannounced inspections at sites where untrained workers have been discovered.

Where can my employees get training?

Workers can get training from a Department-approved Course Provider or an OSHA-authorized Trainer. In addition, to assist you in securing the required training for your workers, OSHA Training Tools provides information on employers' training requirements and resources like free publications, videos, and other assistance offers to help you protect workers against injuries and illnesses.

What does the SST Card Look like?

The Department has finalized its SST ID Card Design outlined below. Course Providers will issue this card design using NYCDOB Training Connect. Any new SST card issued after January 1, 2022 must be printed via the Training Connect platform. This includes reprinting and/or replacing old SST ID cards previously issued by course providers. However, we have not announced a deadline by when individuals will need to replace their previously issued SST IDs. That announcement will be forthcoming in the near future.

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