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Each year, thousands of construction workers are injured on the job due to falls. To help reduce these incidents and enhance job site safety, New York City’s Department of Buildings (NYC DOB) created additional fall hazard standards to supplement those established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The NYC SST-307 8-Hour Fall Prevention for Construction course provides extensive training on fall hazard identification, evaluation, prevention, and more to adhere to all federal and NYC Local Law 196 regulations regarding worksite falls.
NOTICE: New York City Local Law 196 (LL196) of 2017 specifies that, as part of the course requirements for 8-Hour Fall Prevention, trainees demonstrate wearing generic fall protection equipment.
Our online training program is approved by the NYC Department of Buildings to satisfy the Site Safety Training (SST) requirements. However, we recommend that employees work with their employers to ensure that trainees taking this course have the opportunity to put on, take off, and safely use the protective equipment required for use on the job, learn about other project specific fall protection and ask questions specific to the project. NYC DOB Provider ID Number: 4T75
This NYC SST 8-hour Fall Prevention for Construction course covers a broad range of construction site safety topics related to fall hazards, prevention, training, and more. Course topics include:
Relevant terminology, definitions, and regulations
S. and NYC fall statistics
How to recognize, evaluate, and prevent fall hazards
Fall prevention evaluation and mitigation methodology
Hierarchy of controls
Fall protection decision-making and control strategy selection
The role of the Competent Person and Qualified Person in fall protection
Competent Person and Qualified Person designation, requirements, and responsibilities
Slips, trips, and falls
Fall hazard recognition
Platforms and devices
Excavation, trench, and truck fall hazards
Controlled Access Zone (CAZ)
Personal protective equipment (PPE) – selection, inspection, maintenance
Positioning device systems
Safety monitoring systems
Walking-working surfaces and work areas
Fall hazard and rescue methods
100% fall protection program guidelines and methods
How to use tailgate meetings and toolbox talks
Task safety considerations
Promoting a safety culture of caring
NYC Department of Buildings fall protection checklist
The NYC SST-307 8-Hour Fall Prevention for Construction online course is based on the New York City Local Law 196 of 2017 course requirements for 8 hours of Fall Prevention training for individuals applying for a Site Safety Training (SST) Card. Individuals who should take this course include:
Construction superintendents (CS)
Site safety coordinators (SSC)
Site safety managers (SSM)
Concrete safety managers (CSM)
If you have any concerns as to whether this course is appropriate for you or your industry, please browse our full selection of Online Courses and Safety Packs, call 800-971-1080, or Contact Us online.
After taking this course, participants will be prepared to identify fall hazards, properly use PPE, mitigate worksite hazards, and make important decisions regarding fall protection and hazard mitigation. Additionally, you will learn how to effectively use toolbox talks and tailgate meetings to promote a positive safety culture.
All participants who successfully complete NYC SST-307 8-Hour Fall Prevention for Construction will receive:
A certificate of completion
8 hours of training from a DOB-approved vendor that applies to LL196 requirements for approved Site Safety Training (SST), including voice-authenticated proctoring
8 Continuing Education Unit from an accredited IACET provider
To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete all course materials, receive a minimum score of 70% at each knowledge checkpoint, and complete the course evaluation.