Iron Workers in class keeping up-to-date


Below are the new training requirements when working in the 5 Boroughs.
We suggest that our members no longer take the OSHA 10 or 30 online.
Our next OSHA 10 class is January 22, 2018 at 4pm

New 2018 Safety Training Requirements


Beginning March 1, 2018, many building construction workers must have completed at a minimum, 10 hours of OSHA safety training. This applies to all job sites that require a Site Safety Plan, therefore sites with a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager. Owners and builders of buildings less than 10 stories, please note that this law is applicable to you, all workers and supervisors on most job sites. The new law is titled Local Law 196 and it is being rolled out in phases between March 2017 through May 2019.
Pursuant to Local Law 196 of 2017, required training is as follows:
  • By March 1, 2018 – Workers must be able to prove they’ve taken at least a 10-hour OSHA class within the previous 5 years to continue working or a 30-hour OSHA class where applicable.
  • By December 1, 2018 – Another 20 hours of training will be required for workers, therefore it’s being recommended that workers obtain the 30-hour OSHA by the March 1st deadline.
  • By December 1, 2018 – Supervisors will need the 30 hour OSHA and a minimum of 30 additional training hours.
  • By May 1, 2019 – Workers must receive the OSHA 10-hour plus 30 to 45 additional training hours or the OSHA 30-hour plus 10-25 additional training hours as applicable or have taken the Department of Buildings (DOB) 100-hour training program.

Online training received before October 16, 2017, will be accepted. After the October 16 date, only in-person training and actively proctored online training will be accepted. Actively proctored online training consists of online training taken in a classroom with a proctor, or online training that at a minimum requires the individual receiving the training to:

  • Declare that they are the individual that received the training and the training was received without assistance.
  • Have their participation monitored at random times to ensure the individual receiving the training and is present for the entirety of the training.