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You can get information about construction site safety regulations from the Department of Buildings (DOB).

Get information about construction safety.

Per Local Law 196 of 2017, construction and demolition workers are required to have safety training if they work on job sites with a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator, or Site Safety Manager. 

Your employer will not allow you to work unless you are trained. If your employer allows you to work without the required training, your employer may be subject to a violation.

Currently, construction and demolition workers must be able to prove that they have completed at least a 10-hour OSHA class within the previous five years to continue working on the site.

In addition, these requirements increased to: 

  • 30 hours of safety training by December 1, 2019
  • 40 hours of safety training by September 1, 2020

If you started working after December 1, 2019, you must complete the 10-hour OSHA class before you start work. You then have six months to complete the additional 30 hours of safety training to meet the 40-hour requirement. 

To find out if your job site requires the safety training, please visit DOB's Site Safety Construction Map website and enter your job site address.

Get more information about the requirements and training resources.

Use DOB's Site Safety Construction Map.

Need more help?

If you believe you have been unfairly targeted or terminated as a result of this law, or if you want to report unsafe working conditions at your worksite, go to the Worker Safety page.

To request an inspection to rescind a partial or full Stop Work Order (PSWO or SWO) related to construction safety, you should complete a Construction Safety Enforcement Appointment Request Form and send it to

Download a Construction Safety Enforcement Appointment Request Form.

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