Local Law 196 of 2017 mandated equal training for construction workers. Currently, at least an OSHA 10 training within the past five years is required in order to be on certain job sites to perform construction or demolition work.
By September 2020, there must be 40 hours of site safety. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health administration) leads these sessions. The alternative to this is taking a DOB approved 100-hour program.
These 40 hours include all of the following:
- 30-Hour OSHA
- 8-Hour Fall Prevention
- 2-Hour Drug & Alcohol Awareness
In order to continue working in buildings over five stories, workers will have to complete 30 OSHA hours by June 1, 2019.
If the required training has been completed by the worker in the past five years, they do not have to do it over again. However, if some of the hours were completed longer than five years ago, they will have to do it over again.
Permits for construction/demolition work will not be granted to you unless all workers receive the proper training. The workers need to have the correct amount of hours of training for the duration of the permit.
Logs will also be required at the construction site, proving that every worker has completed the minimum required training hours.