DOB SERVICE UPDATES

“Local Law 196 of 2017: Construction Safety Training Local Law 196 of 2017 requires workers and supervisors at certain construction sites receive safety training.

Applicability of Training Requirement Construction or demolition workers and supervisors (Site Safety Managers, Site Safety Coordinators, Concrete Safety Managers, Construction Superintendents and competent persons) at job sites that are required to designate a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager must be trained.

See the chart below for examples of workers that require and do not require the training.

Please note that even if you fall into the column that does not require training, but engage in construction or demolition work at a site or serve as a Site Safety Manager, Site Safety Coordinator, Concrete Safety Manager, Construction Superintendent or competent person, you must receive training. If you are unsure whether the training requirement applies to you, send an email to LocalLaw196@buildings.nyc.gov.

SAFETY TRAINING REQUIRED SAFETY TRAINING NOT REQUIRED Construction Workers Building Site Owners Demolition Workers Project Managers Construction Superintendents (CS) Professional Engineers (PE) Site Safety Coordinators (SSC) Registered Architects (RA) Site Safety Managers (SSM) Developers Concrete Safety Managers (CSM) Delivery Persons Competent Persons Construction Managers Journeypersons Flag Persons Forepersons General Contractors Employees of DOB Licensees or Registrants DOB Licensees and Registrants that are not CS, SSC, SSM, and CSM Concrete Testing Laboratories/Concrete Inspectors Filing Representatives Security Officers Special Inspectors Service Technicians Consultants Actively Proctored Online Training An actively proctored online training consists of:

1) Online training taken in a classroom with a proctor;

2) Online training that at a minimum requires the individual receiving the training to:  Declare they are the individual who received the training and the training was received without assistance; and  Have their participation monitored at random times to ensure the individual receiving the training is present for the entirety of the training.”

Sources:

https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/buildings/pdf/cons_safety_sn_reminder.pdf