Takeaway: Workers on most public projects in New York are required to have at least 10 hours of OSHA construction safety training
About New York OSHA Training Requirements
The State of New York requires all workers on public construction projects valued at more than $250,000 (and that means pretty much all public work projects) have OSHA 10 hour safety training.
The safety training can be administered on site or online. (Click here for online OSHA 10 hour courses that are accepted in New York)
In order to be in compliance with the New York law, any contractor or sub-contractor engaged to work on the project is responsible to make sure their workers have completed the OSHA 10 training before they bein work on the project.
If you’re an employer, you will need to submit proof of completion for the 10-hour course with the first certified payroll that you submit to the State. It’s not OK just to say that your workers have the appropriate OSHA training, you need to have proof. The proof can be the OSHA 10-hour card (often called a “10-hour wallet card” or it can be a certificate of attendance submitted by the company providing the training (they must be an OSHA accepted trainer).
New York does not maintain other requirements for OSHA Accepted training, but many employers do, so if you’re working construction (or even in general industry jobs), check with your employer.
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If you’re looking for OSHA offices in New York, or for links to more information on OSHA training requirements in New York, check out our New York OSHA training and regulatory resources page.