NYC Department of Building Site Safety Requirement by Sept.1 2020

Local Law 196 of 2017 Site Safety Training Requirements

By September 1, 2020, 40 hours of training will be required for all workers working in construction trades.

The Key point of the memorandum

  • By June 1, 2019, workers will need 30 hours of training, a requirement that can be satisfied by taking an OSHA 30-hour training course.
  • By September 1, 2020, 40 hours of training will be required for all workers working in construction trades.
  • Civil penalties can be as high as $5,000 per untrained worker, issued to each site owner, the permit holder, and the employer of the untrained worker
  • Each site in which there is a permit, the permit holder must maintain and produce log book of employee training cards.  Failure to provide log book could result in the issuance of a violation with a civil penalty of $2,500.

The construction industry as a whole have been moving exponentially in the direction of individual safety which is then transcribed into the laws and requirements we as general contractors. As the industry goes in this direction, operators of construction and building companies should make efforts to be ahead of the curb by making site safety and safe construction practices part of your company’s policy.

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