NYC DOB Site Safety Training Courses

NYC DOB Site Safety Training Courses
As per NYC Local Law 196 of 2017, workers are now required to have 40 hours and supervisors are required to have 62 hours of safety training. 


Site Safety Training (SST)


32 Hour SST (62 Hour SST Supervisor for 30 Hour OSHA card holders) $650 
 
Course Description: Combined package class includes all the required NYC DOB SST Supervisor courses. This course, along with the 30-Hour OSHA card, is comprised of all of the courses that are required for an individual applying for a New York City (NYC) “Supervisor” Site Safety Training card.

Combined package class which includes the fowlling NYC DOB SST Supervisor course requirements:
 

8-Hour FallPrevention
8-HourChapter 33 (Site Safety Manager Refresher)
2-Hour SiteSafety Plan
2-Hour Toolbox Talks
2-HourPre-Task Safety Meetings
2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness
2-HourGeneral Electives
2-HourSpecialized Electives
4-HourSupported Scaffold User


Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

Be familiar with terms associated with falls in construction.
Recognize, avoid and prevent fall hazards.
List and identify the consequences of drug and alcohol use and abuse.
Recognize problems associated with substance dependency.
Recognize and understand issues of chemical dependence that may adversely affect the lives of others.
Be familiar with site safety plans.
Understand the purpose and proper presentation of pre-task meetings.
Be aware of administrative regulatory requirements associated with record keeping.
Be familiar with Toolbox Talks as a quick and easy way for competent persons to reinforce and supplement established training efforts of an employer.
Identify the types, nomenclature and definitions of a scaffold.
List and identity the different types of fall protection needed when working on a scaffold.
Recognize the permit requirements needed in order to comply with Chapter 33 of the NYC Building Code.
Be familiar with terms and the phenomenon of electricity and how it causes harm.
Be familiar with terms, equipment and procedures associated with first aid and CPR.
Be familiar with the health effects of asbestos and lead in the workplace.
Recognize locations where asbestos and lead containing materials may be found.
Avoid health hazards associated with asbestos and lead.
Be generally familiar with confined spaces and permit required confined spaces.



10 Hour SST (40 Hour SST Worker for 30 Hour OSHA card holders) $350
 
Course Description: Combined 8 Hour Fall Prevention and 2 Hour Drug and Alcohol course. This course, along with the 30-Hour OSHA card, is required for an individual applying for a New York City (NYC) “Worker” Site Safety Training card (SST).


Topics include:

New General Industry Walking Working Surfaces and Fall Protection standard.
Background of Local Law 196.
Fall protection options.
Rope descent systems.
Ladder safety.
Training requirements.
Guardrails, netting and hole covers.
Slips, trips and falls.
Statistics.
Stigma and drugs.
Occupational statistics.
Signs and symptoms of abuse.
Physical symptoms.
Drug and alcohol effects in the workplace.
Prevention of drug and alcohol in the workplace.
Why do some people become addicted to drugs while others don’t?
Drug and alcohol financial effects.
Behavioral signs.
Health effects.
Adverse synergistic use of drugs along with alcohol.
 

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

Be familiar with terms associated with falls in construction.
Recognize, avoid and prevent fall hazards.
Be aware of regulatory safety requirements associated with falls, including OSHA’s Subpart M.
Learn how to make informed decisions when working at heights.
Be familiar with adverse effects of drug and alcohol in the workplace.
List and identify the consequences of drug and alcohol use and abuse.
Recognize problems associated with substance dependency.
Recognize and understand issues of chemical dependence that may adversely affect the lives of others.
 

62 Hour SST Bundle (30 Hour OSHA + 32 Hours of DOB safety training) $950
40 Hour SST Bundle (30 Hour OSHA + 10 Hours of DOB safety training) $650


SCAFFOLD COURSES
4 Hour Supported Scaffold User & Refresher $150 


Course Description: This course will teach construction workers how to safely access and use a supported scaffold.  Chapter 33 of the New York City (NYC) Building Code requires construction workers who work on any supported scaffold to complete this 4-hour User course every four-years. It is also a requirement for meeting the criteria of Local Law 196.  This course also serves as a standard supported scaffold user course to be used in any jurisdiction.

Topics:
• Nomenclature of scaffolds.
• Erection of a supported scaffold.
• Fall Protection.
• PPE.
• Material handling, hoisting and use.
• Protections for workers and the public.
• Foreman/Competent Person responsibilities.
• Access, planking and ladders.
• Scaffold hazards.


 Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Identify the types, nomenclature and definitions of a scaffold.
• List and identity the different types of fall protection needed when working on a scaffold.
• Recognize the permit requirements needed in order to comply with Chapter 33 of the Building Code.
• Describe and identify common supported scaffold hazards.
• Classify the Federal and NYC scaffold regulations.
• Apply safe work practices at their construction sites based on prudent decision- making.

32 Hour Supported Scaffold Installer & Remover $650
 
Course Description: This course is designed for those individuals who will be erecting or dismantling a supported scaffold.  It is a required course in New York City (NYC) for any worker who will build, maintain or remove a supported scaffold that is taller than 40’.

Topics:
• NYC regulations and general requirements for supported scaffolds.
• Buttresses, cantilevers and bridges.
• Hazards associated with scaffolds.
• Fall Protection.
• Tubular welded frame scaffolds.
• OSHA standards.
• Nomenclature, components and parts inspection.
• Erection/dismantling planning and procedures.
• Guys, ties and braces.
• Accident prevention.
• Access, planks and platforms.
• Rolling scaffold assembly.
• Putlogs hands-on demonstration and practice.
• Tubular and clamp scaffolds.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Identify the types, nomenclature and definitions of a supported scaffold.
• Understand the different types of fall protection needed when working on a scaffold.
• Understand the permit requirements needed in order to comply with the Building Code.
• Discuss and identify common supported scaffold hazards.
• Distinguish between the Federal and NYC scaffold regulations.
• Choose safe work practices at their construction sites based on prudent decision-making.
• Develop a basic knowledge of how to safely install and remove supported scaffold equipment.
• Supervise other workers in the use of supported scaffolds.
 
8 Hour Supported Scaffold Installer & Remover Refresher $300
 
Course Description: To continue to erect or dismantle supported scaffolds over 40’ in height in New York City (NYC), an individual must successfully complete this 8-Hour Supported Scaffold refresher training course every four-years after completing the 32-Hour Supported Scaffold Course.

Topics: 
• OSHA 1926 overview.
• NYC Construction Code updates.
• NYC Department of Buildings updates.
• Fall Protection.
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
• Pre-task planning.
• Inspections for equipment and hardware.
• Safety Checklists: Pre-Start, Erection & Dismantling
• Emergency preparedness and procedures.
• Access and working platforms.
• Scaffold set-up and foundations.
• Guys, ties and braces.
• Tubular welded frame scaffolds.
• Accident prevention and general safety.

Pre-requisites: Must possess a 32-Hour supported scaffold installer card. 

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Identify the types, nomenclature and definitions of scaffolds.
• Understand the different types of fall protection needed when working on a scaffold.
• Understand the permit requirements needed in order to comply with the Building Code.
• Discuss and identify common supported scaffold hazards.
• Choose safe work practices at their construction sites based on prudent decision-making.
• Develop a basic knowledge of how to safely install and remove supported scaffold equipment.
• Discuss differences between New York City Building Code and OSHA scaffolding regulations.

16 Hour Suspended Scaffold User $450
 
Course Description: To use or work on a Suspended Scaffold in New York City (NYC), an individual must successfully complete 16 hours of user training. Note: In addition to completing this training course, individuals who use a Suspended Scaffold may also need to possess a Certificate of Fitness from a licensed rigger or sign hanger.

Topics:
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and life-saving equipment.
• Fall Protection.
• NYC Building Code overview.
• Suspended scaffold use.
• Safe use of tools from a suspended platform.
• Safety hazards, accidents and violations.
• Hoist, platform and rigging equipment practices.
• Maximum intended loads and capacity reducing factors.
• Rope, knot and hitch configurations and connections.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Recognize hazards associated with suspended scaffolds.
• Implement hazard mitigation procedures, means and methods.
• Identify NYC laws and OSHA regulations regarding suspended scaffolds.
• Use correct procedures to inspect suspended scaffolding equipment.
• Correctly install, operate, and tie-off rope scaffolds using back hitch and night hitch.
• Implement inspection criteria for wire rope.
• Correctly use and install rigging hardware, including C-hooks, parapet clamps, and outrigger beam systems.
• Perform inspections of suspended scaffold equipment.
• Properly inspect, wear, use and care for personal fall arrest system equipment correctly.

8 Hour Suspended Scaffold User Refresher $300
 
Course Description: To continue to use or work on a Suspended Scaffold in New York City, an individual must successfully complete this 8-Hour Suspended Scaffold User refresher training course every four (4)-years after completing the 16-Hour Suspended Scaffold User Course.

Topics:
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and life-saving equipment.
• Fall Protection.
• NYC Building Code overview.
• Suspended scaffold use.
• Safe use of tools from a suspended platform.
• Safety hazards, accidents and violations.
• Hoist, platform and rigging equipment practices.
• Maximum intended loads and capacity reducing factors.
• Rope, knot and hitch configurations and connections.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Recognize hazards associated with suspended scaffolds.
• Implement hazard mitigation procedures, means and methods.
• Identify NYC laws and OSHA regulations regarding suspended scaffolds.
• Use correct procedures to inspect suspended scaffolding equipment.
• Correctly install, operate, and tie-off rope scaffolds using back hitch and night hitch.
• Implement inspection criteria for wire rope.
• Correctly use and install rigging hardware, including C-hooks, parapet clamps, and outrigger beam systems.
• Perform inspections of suspended scaffold equipment.
• Properly inspect, wear, use and care for personal fall arrest system equipment correctly.
 


32 Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor $650
 
Course Description: This course is required for anyone designated by a Special Rigger to supervise suspended scaffold use in New York City (NYC).  It is also required for anyone who wants to serve as the Qualified Safety Professional (QSP) on a façade restoration project of a *Major Building in NYC.  After completing this course, a rigging foreman must take an 8-Hour refresher course every 4 years.


Topics:

Basic rigging and hoisting principles.
Safety instruction, hazards, use of tools from heights.
OSHA, NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) Rules and Regulations, Building Code.
Hands-on training with fall protection, knot tying, wire rope termination, self- rescue, connections, block and tackle, etc.
PPE.
Suspended scaffold erection, dismantling and use.
Inspection, record keeping and logbooks.
Motor operation, accidents and emergency procedures.
Protections to be installed.
 

Objectives:  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

Recognize hazards with suspended scaffolds.
Implement hazard mitigation, emergency procedures, means and methods.
Identify permit requirements and NYC laws relating to the use of suspended scaffolds.
Understand fall protection and how to deploy equipment.
Know how to inspect a suspended scaffold, wire rope, tiebacks and equipment.
Correctly use and operate suspended scaffold motors including emergency controls.
Install, operate and tie-off rope scaffolds using back hitch and night hitch.
Install vertical lifelines, chaffing protection and knots.
Calculate weights of materials and recognize load ratings.
Correctly name and use rigging hardware, shackles, fist grips, turnbuckles, parapet clamps, etc.



8 Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor Refresher $300


Course Description: To continue to be designated by a Special Rigger to supervise suspended scaffold use in New York City (NYC), an individual must successfully complete this 8-Hour Suspended Scaffold refresher training course every four (4)-years after completing the 32-Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor Course.

Topics:

Basic rigging and hoisting principles.
Safety instruction, hazards, use of tools from heights.
OSHA, NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) Rules and Regulations, Building Code.
Hands-on training with fall protection, knot tying, wire rope termination, self- rescue, connections, block and tackle, etc.
PPE.
Suspended scaffold erection, dismantling and use.
Inspection, record keeping and logbooks.
Motor operation, accidents and emergency procedures.
Protections to be installed.



Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

Recognize hazards with suspended scaffolds.
Implement hazard mitigation, emergency procedures, means and methods.
Identify permit requirements and NYC laws relating to the use of suspended scaffolds.
Understand fall protection and how to deploy equipment.
Know how to inspect a suspended scaffold, wire rope, tiebacks and equipment.
Correctly use and operate suspended scaffold motors including emergency controls.
Install, operate and tie-off rope scaffolds using back hitch and night hitch.
Install vertical lifelines, chaffing protection and knots.
Calculate weights of materials and recognize load ratings.
Correctly name and use rigging hardware, shackles, fist grips, turnbuckles, parapet clamps, etc.

Site Safety Manager/ Coordinator Courses (Chapter 33)
40 Hour Site Safety Manager $750
 
Course Description: This course is one of the pre-requisites an applicant must successfully complete before being eligible to apply for a New York City (NYC) Site Safety Manager License Examination. In addition, this course fulfills part of the training requirements for a Site Safety Coordinator, Construction Superintendent, or Qualified Safety Professional (QSP).

Topics:

NYC Building Code (Chapters 33, 19, and administrative provisions).
NYC Rules (Chapter 3300).
Buildings Bulletins, Executive Orders. Policies and Procedures (PPN’s).
NYC Agency requirements (FDNY, DEP, DOT, Parks).
Building Information Systems (BIS), DOB NOW
NYC Construction Regulations
OSHA Standards
Standard Industry Practices (Tool-box, Site Safety Plans/Programs, Orientations).. 


Objectives: Learn how to navigate the NYC Department of Buildings’ website to select appropriate Building Codes, Rules, Bulletins and applications.  Understand pitfalls of not supervising safety which may result in serious construction accidents.  Choose safe work practices at their construction sites based on prudent decision-making.  Differentiate between OSHA standards and Chapter 33.  Prepare for the Site Safety Manager’s exam. 


8 Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher $300
 
Course Description: This course is required to renew a New York City (NYC) Department of Building’s (DOB) Site Safety Manager, Site Safety Coordinator or Construction Superintendent License.  It is also required as part of the Local Law 196 Site Safety Training requirements for all workers and supervisors.

Topics: 
• Introduction to Site Safety Management.
• Construction site accidents.
• OSHA standards overview.
• NYC Building Code Chapter 33, Bulletins and agency overview.
• Rules of the City of New York overview.
• Safety violations.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Learn how to navigate the DOB website to select appropriate Building Codes, New York City Rules, Bulletins and applications.
• Identify the rules and regulations that were promulgated after serious construction accidents in New York City.
• Choose safe work practices at their construction sites based on prudent decision-making.
• Differentiate between OSHA standards and Chapter 33.
• Understand code requirements for construction in NYC including standpipes, elevators, protections, sheds, stairs, egress, notifications, etc.
• Understand Local Law 196
CONCRETE SAFETY COURSES
30 Hour Concrete Safety Manager $700
 
Course Description: A Concrete Safety Manager (CSM) must be designated on all major buildings in New York City (NYC) where 2000 cubic yards or more of concrete will be placed on an entire project.  CSMs must have completed this 30-Hour Concrete Safety Manager course within 5 years before applying for the license.

Topics:
• Introduction to concrete safety management.
• Construction accidents involving concrete.
• NYC Concrete Safety Manager certification requirements.
• Building Code (BC) Chapter 19 for concrete.
• OSHA 1926 overview.
• NYC Department of Buildings overview.
• NYC Department of Transportation overview.
• BC Chapter 1.
• BC Chapter 33.
• BC Chapter 35.
• NYC Department of Environmental Protection overview.
• Concrete construction and stripping operations.
• Concrete inspection operations.
• Rigging, scaffolding, hoisting, and crane operations.
• Site safety plan requirements for concrete.
• Safety protocol for concrete.
• Concrete safety violations.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Identify rules and regulations that were promulgated after concrete construction accidents in NYC.
• Demonstrate the reasons for NYC safety rules on concrete projects.
• Illustrate NYC specific hazards for concrete construction and the control methods for those hazards.


8 Hour Concrete Safety Manager Refresher $300
 
Course Description:  This course is required to renew a New York City (NYC) Department of Buildings (DOB) Concrete Safety Manager Certificate. 

Topics include: 
• Introduction to Concrete Safety Management.
• Concrete accidents.
• NYC Concrete Safety Manager Certification requirements.
• OSHA 1926 overview.
• NYC Building Code overview.
• NYC agency overview (DOB, DOT, DEP).
• Concrete construction, inspection and stripping operations.
• Rigging, scaffolds, hoisting, and crane operations.
• Site Safety Plan Requirements.
• Safety protocol for concrete.
• Safety violations.
• Safe use of tools.
• Recurring problems.
• Jobsite emergency preparedness procedures.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Understand the Building Code (Chapters 33 and 19) and Rules of the City of New York (3310) for concrete safety.
• Identify rules and regulations that were promulgated after serious concrete accidents.
• Demonstrate the reasons for NYC safety rules on concrete projects.
• Illustrate NYC specific hazards for concrete construction and the control methods for those hazards.
OSHA TRAINIG COURSES
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SAFETY COURSES


4 Hour Respirable Crystalline Silica $150
 
Course Description: This course will train workers on OSHA’s §1926.1153 Respirable Crystalline Silica standard, how to work safely and comply with the standard, and what employers/employees need to do to be safe. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a Rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America’s workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

Topics:
• OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule for Construction.
• Who is affected by the construction standard?
• Identifying the materials and tasks that create silica hazards.
• The dust-generating operations that will be undertaken and how the employer plans to control the dust (the silica control plan).
• Working safely with silica, including proper use of equipment, protective clothing, and appropriate hygiene practices.
• The identity of the competent person designated by the employer to implement the silica control plan and inspect the job site, materials and equipment.
• The purpose and description of the medical surveillance program.
• OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule: General Industry and Maritime

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Explain what respirable crystalline silica is and the health hazards associated with it.
• Recognize employer responsibilities and employee rights under the standard on respirable crystalline silica.


4 Hour Lead Awareness (workers) $150
8 Hour Lead Awareness (supervisors/ managers) $250
8 Hour Confined Space Awareness $250
8 Hour HAZWOPER Training $250
40 Hour HAZWOPER Training $700
10 Hour OSHA Construction Training $200
30 Hour OSHA Construction Training $550
DOT TRAINING COURSES
4 Hour Flag person Training $150


Course Description: This course trains all individuals in safe flagging techniques.  The topics discussed in this course involve a thorough understanding of flagging procedures, proper use of required equipment, review of flagging skills from hands-on training and classroom activities, to coordinating traffic movement through the work zone.



Topics:


• Accidents.
• Signs/attire.
• Flagging operations.
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
• Flagger location.
• Temporary traffic control.
• Supervisor and flagger responsibilities.
• Flagger orientation and Traffic Control Plan.
• Flagging hazards including struck-by, caught in-between, falls.



Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:


• Thoroughly understand flagging procedures and proper use of required equipment.
• Obtain State Certification.
• Coordinate traffic movement through the work zone.