Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to know about New York’s new Site Safety Training (SST) requirements?

In 2017, NYC DOB adopted Local Law 196, which created the new SST card requirement. As of March 1st 2021, workers on most sites in NYC require 40 hours of approved SST training, which includes OSHA, fall prevention, and drug and alcohol awareness. Site Supervisors such as Superintendents, safety managers and Competent Persons must complete a total of 62 approved training hours. Contact us for more information about this developing program, or subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

Do you offer discounts for safety training courses?

Absolutely! At Dunn Co, we’re always building relationships, and we have gained a reputation for our low prices and scheduling flexibility. We offer discounts to frequent clients and returning students, as well as discounts for group classes.

Where are the classes held?

We hold classes at our office location in Long Island City, Queens, as well as regularly scheduled online classes for remote learning. We are also always happy to organize group classes at a location of your choosing.

Do you offer classes in languages other than English?

Yes, we offer training in Spanish, Chinese, Urdu, Russian, and Polish.

What materials are used and provided during a training session?

Audio and visual materials, prop models, and hands-on training equipment are utilized, along with informational hand-outs and comprehensive booklets.

When will students receive their training completion cards?

For OSHA cards, students should allow four weeks from the date they complete the class. For DOB-approved training (scaffold, rigging, etc.), turn-around time is within two weeks.

How will students receive their cards?

Cards will be mailed to the address provided by the student on their registration form, unless other arrangements have been made. If preferred, cards may also be picked up from our office.

What if a student needs a replacement card?

Call or come to our office and we will process a replacement request for you. Replacement fees range from $25 to $50 depending on the card type. There is also a fee charged for updating to new SST card formats as required by the Building Department. There is no fee charged for the issuance of your first card for any certification, including SST. Course completion cards will not be reissued if the training took place more than three years ago.

Do OSHA and DOB cards expire?

Officially, OSHA cards do not expire – however New York City requires you to renew your OSHA card every five years. DOB cards expire after four years. SST cards must be renewed five years after issue date.

Does my project need an approved site-safety plan?

As of November 2017, any job that requires a registered construction superintendent also requires a site safety plan, per Local Law 81.

Why get a job-site inspection?

For projects lacking on-site safety management, periodic inspections are the primary way to identify and address hazards for workers and avoid costly delays and violations.

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