SST Online Courses Approved by NYC DOB

SST Online Training for Workers and Supervisors

Our SST Online Training are developed to satisfy the DOB requirement for Site Safety Training. PDH STAR is a NYC Department of Building approved course provider with license number 6M86.

Local Law 196 requires workers and supervisors at most NYC construction sites to earn an SST card by completing a series of DOB-approved Site Safety Training courses. As of March 1, 2021, both supervisors and workers need an SST card to enter any New York City jobsite with a Site Safety Plan.

If you are new to the NYC construction industry, you must complete a 10-hour OSHA class before your first day on the job. You will then have six months to complete an additional 30 hours of courses and earn your SST Worker card.

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SST FOR SUPERVISORS

SST FOR SUPERVISORS

Complete 62 hours of DOB-approved training and earn your SST Supervisor card — 100% online! As of December 2019, an SST Supervisor card is mandatory for supervisors at all NYC jobsites with a Site Safety Plan.

SST FOR WORKERS

SST FOR WORKERS

Earn your 40-hour SST Worker card with our online, DOB-approved Site Safety Training courses. Construction and demolition workers now need an SST Worker card to enter any NYC jobsite with a Site Safety Plan.

PDH STAR is a DOB-approved Site Safety Training course provider and is authorized to issue SST cards. You can also apply training you completed with any other DOB-approved provider toward your SST card.

Our online Site Safety Training courses, and our 10- and 30-hour OSHA courses, are DOB approved and accepted by all Department-approved SST card providers. We are authorized to issue both the Site Safety (Worker) and Supervisor SST Cards.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What Is SST Training?

SST Training is a New York City Department of Buildings safety training program required under NYC Local Law 196 of 2017. All construction and demolition workers on a job site that requires a Site Safety Plan are required to have either a Supervisor or Site Safety SST Card.

SST training is a safety training program for New York City construction workers that is required under NYC Local Law 196 of 2017. Construction and demolition workers are now required to have an SST Worker card or SST Supervisor card to enter any NYC jobsite with a Site Safety Plan.

Who Needs SST Card?

Local Law 196 of 2017 requires that construction and demolition workers on job sites with a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator, or Site Safety Manager must have a minimum of 40 hours of training.

Workers on construction sites with a designated Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator, or Site Safety Manager need minimum of 40 hours of training to obtain a Site Safety SST or Worker SST card.

Local Law 196 of 2017, requires Site Safety Supervisors at construction sites that require a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager receive 62 hours of site safety training (SST). This only includes Site Safety Managers, Site Safety Coordinators, Concrete Safety Managers, Construction Superintendents and Competent Persons designated by Construction Superintendents.

What are Local Law 196 Training Deadlines?

NYC Local Law 196 was enacted into law in October 2017. The new Site Safety Training requirements were rolled out in three phases. The final phase, which took effect March 1, 2021, requires workers to have a 40-hour SST Site Safety “Worker” card. Supervisors must hold a 62-hour SST Supervisor card.

How can I get the Supervisor SST card?

To obtain the Supervisor SST card, you must complete the following training:

SST Supervisor Card
Training/Course Hours
30-Hour OSHA 30
8-Hour Fall Prevention 8
8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher/Chapter 33 8
4-Hour Supported Scaffold 4
2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness 2
2-Hour Site Safety Plan 2
2-Hour Tool Box Talks 2
2-Hour Pre-Task Safety Meetings 2
General Electives 2
Special Electives 2
Total Hours: 62

All of the above training can be done online through an NYC DOB approved SST course provider. PDH STAR is an approved SST course provider with a license number 6M86. Please be aware that the 30-Hour OSHA Construction Industry online training must be actively proctored – PDH STAR online OSHA course satisfies the requirements for active proctoring and is acceptable in New York City and New York State.

How can I get the Site Safety Worker SST Card?

Construction workers can earn their SST card in several ways. The list of required courses will vary depending on your training history and when you started work in the NYC construction industry.

If you were employed in the NYC construction industry before December 1, 2019, the DOB considers you a current worker. Workers who started after that date are called new entrants.

Site Safety Training Course List for Current Workers

Current workers have two options for getting their SST card. If you already have an OSHA 30 card, you must complete 10 additional hours of DOB-approved Site Safety Training. A separate course curriculum is available to workers who have an OSHA 10 card.

Option 1 for OSHA 30 Card Holders:

  • 30-Hour OSHA
  • 8-Hour Fall Prevention
  • 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness

Option 2 for OSHA 10 Card Holders:

  • 10-Hour OSHA
  • 8-Hour Fall Prevention
  • 8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher/Chapter 33
  • 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User and Refresher
  • 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • 4 hours of General Electives
  • 4 hours of Special Electives

Site Safety Training Course List for New Entrants

New entrants include any workers who joined the NYC construction industry after December 1, 2019. These workers must complete the OSHA 10-Hour course before they start the job. And within six months of starting work, they need to complete an additional 30 hours of Site Safety Training courses to get an SST card.

New entrants can earn their SST card with the following courses:

  • 10-Hour OSHA Outreach Training for Construction
  • 8-Hour Fall Prevention
  • 8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher/Chapter 33
  • 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User and Refresher
  • 2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • 4 hours of General Electives
  • 4 hours of Special Electives

Can I get my SST card using online courses?

Yes. All SST courses can be taken online through an NYC DOB approved course provider (PDH STAR is an approved course provider by the New York City Department of Buildings). Be careful, only actively proctored courses are acceptable – all of PDH STAR courses satisfy the NYC DOB requirements.

How long is the SST card valid for?

All SST cards are valid for five (5) years from date of issue. After five years, the cardholder must take a refresher course to obtain a new SST card.

What is a Full SST card?

SST card acronym stands for Site Safety Training Card. Full SST, also known as Worker SST card, is officially called Site Safety SST card. Local Law 196 of 2017 requires that construction and demolition workers on job sites with a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator, or Site Safety Manager must have a total of 40 hours of training. The 40 hours of required training can be obtained in two ways:

  • Workers with a valid OSHA 30 card need to complete the following training:
Site Safety Training Card – OSHA 30-Hour Card
Training/Course Hours
30-Hour OSHA 30
8-Hour Fall Prevention 8
2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness 2
Total Hours: 40