Local Law 196: Renewing Site Safety Training Cards

Updated: June 7, 2023


Reminder: Local Law 196: Renewing Site Safety Training Cards

Workers and supervisors whose Site Safety Training (SST) cards expire in 2023 must complete site safety training refresher courses before they can renew their cards. Refresher training must be taken no more than one year before applying for card renewal.
Workers Refresher Training

To renew SST cards, workers must complete eight hours of refresher training by choosing one of the following course programs:


Supervisors Refresher Training

To renew supervisor SST cards, supervisors must complete sixteen hours of refresher training by choosing one of the following course programs:



Local Law 196 of 2017 Information

Local Law 196 of 2017 requires workers and supervisors at large construction sites (specifically sites that must designate a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Manager, or Site Safety Coordinator) to complete safety training and obtain Department-approved site safety training (SST) cards. Under the law, SST cards expire after 5 years and can be renewed only after site safety training refresher courses are completed. A May 2018 Service Notice announced training requirements for new SST cards and SST card renewals. The first SST cards were issued in May 2018 and will begin expiring this year. In addition to the card-renewal coursework announced in May 2018, the Department has created new refresher training pathways for workers and supervisors, as described above.

NOTE: It is not necessary for workers or supervisors to retake full OSHA training courses; the refresher training pathways fully meet the requirements for card renewals.

Visit nyc.gov/nycsafety for more information, a list of Department-approved course providers, and answers to
frequently asked questions.

Download the detailed Service Notice for this reminder here…

Local Law 109 of 2022: Rodent Abatement During Construction

Effective May 18, 2023, a licensed exterminator is required to treat the premises for rodent extermination, as required by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), for the following work:

  • Construction work involving 50% or more of the floor area of a building
  • Vertical or horizontal enlargement increasing the building floor area by more than 25%
  • Demolition of more than 50% of the floor area of a building
  • Full demolition of a building.

Beginning June 6, 2023, if the applicant answered Yes to any of the below questions on the Plans/Work (PW1) in DOB NOW, the permit applicant will be required to certify on the PW2 that a licensed exterminator has been retained to effectively treat the premises for rodent extermination as per the requirements of DOHMH.

See NYCDOB Service Notice for important additional details…

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