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

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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. This is intended to ensure all public work contractors have such training concerns taken care of “prior to the performing of any work on the project.”

The safety training can be administered on-site or online. These online OSHA 10 hour construction or general industry courses are accepted in New York.

Minimum OSHA Training Requirement in New York

New York requires at minimum the OSHA 10 Hour Training Course for all Department of Buildings (DOB) projects in NYC, both public and private projects. All certifications for this must be current to within 5 years of the project’s start date. These requirements went into effect July 18, 2008.

New York OSHA Training Reporting Requirements

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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OSHA training available throughout New York

OSHA-Pros offers OSHA training in all areas of New York including New York City metropolitan area including Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan, Long Island and other cities including Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Yonkers and others.


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Federal OSHA regional offices in New York are located at:

Albany Area Office
401 New Karner Road, Suite 300
Albany, New York 12205-3809
(518) 464-4338
(518) 464-4337 FAX

Buffalo Area Office
U. S. Dept. of Labor/OSHA
130 S. Elmwood Avenue, Suite 500
Buffalo, NY 14202-2465
(716) 551-3053
(716) 551-3126 FAX

Long Island Area Office
1400 Old Country Road
Suite 208
Westbury, New York 11590
(516) 334-3344
(516) 334-3326 FAX

Manhattan Area Office
201 Varick Street RM. 908
New York, NY 10014
(212) 620-3200
(212) 620-4121 (FAX)

Queens District Office of the Manhattan Area Office
45-17 Marathon Parkway
Little Neck, NY 11362
(718) 279-9060
(718) 279-9057 FAX

Syracuse Area Office
3300 Vickery Road
North Syracuse, New York 13212
(315) 451-0808
(315) 451-1351 FAX

Tarrytown Area Office
660 White Plains Road, 4th Floor
Tarrytown, New York 10591-5107
(914) 524-7510
(914) 524-7515 FAX

Is the OSHA 10 Hour Construction Training Course Required for You?

Contractors and Subcontractors on any Public or Private construction project in New YorkState

What is the definition of a “construction site”?

Construction sites are defined as any location where construction, alteration or repair of structures or facilities occurs.

Are you required to take an OSHA 30 Hour Construction Training Course?

Any worker who is hired to perform a supervisory role on a New York construction site.

Who is in charge of New York’s construction safety regulations?

OSHA maintains a state office in New York, while further certification and oversight comes from the Department of Buildings (DOB) and the federal Department of Labor.


How can I learn more about New York specific OSHA regulations and training?

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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.

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