Workforce 1 Free Site Safety Training

Workforce 1 is offering FREE Site Safety Training!

As a requirement of NYC Local Law 196, on March 1st 2021 workers at most major construction sites MUST show that they have completed a Site Safety Training (SST) course within the previous five years.

Workforce1 is prepared to help you obtain that training FREE OF CHARGE. Their virtual training will satisfy the requirement for general and specialized electives needed to obtain a worker SST card provided by Small Business Services. Workers must complete a total of 40 hours of training as of March 1st, 2021 in order to qualify for a SST Card. The most convenient way for a worker to receive a combined 40 hours of training is to complete a 30 Hour OSHA training program, an 8 Hour Fall Prevention Course, and a 2 Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness Course. If you do not have 30 Hour OSHA Workforce will provide the equivalent to ensure that you meet the NYC Site Safety Training standards and be prepared for the current job market when asked to present this certification. If you already have valid proof of your OSHA 30, you’re eligible to take the 10 hour Site Safety Training portion FREE OF CHARGE.

Who needs training?

Local Law 196 of 2017requires that construction and demolition workers on job sites with a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator, or Site Safety Manager must have 40 hours of Site Training as of March 1st, 2021

Who does not need training?

Delivery persons

Flag persons

Professional engineers

Registered architects

Department-licensees and Department-registrants (excluding safety professionals)

If you fall into one of these categories but serve as a Site Safety Manager, Site Safety Coordinator, Concrete Safety Manager, Construction Superintendent or competent person designated by a Construction Superintendent, you must receive the appropriate training.

While licensees do not need to be trained, employees working under their direct and continuing supervision must be trained and all worksites that choose to have SST as a requirement for employment.


Workforce1 Requirements

Must be 18+

Must live in NYC with valid NYS-ID.

Must have an active and/or create a Workforce1 account.

Must have a laptop or computer with a working camera to take the virtual training.

100% attendance for the SST course.

Active participation in all class exercises.

Completion of all quiz assessments.

Achieve minimum passing score on required end-of-course examination


What your day will look like.

To complete this course, you must complete all knowledge assessments that follow every module.

Every day you will meet via Ring Central at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm with a 1 hour lunch. The modules for this course are anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes.

After each course you will take a knowledge assessment. Each knowledge assessment will have 10 questions (multiple choice, choose all that apply, true or false). To pass the course you must pass the knowledge assessment with a 70%. If  you do not pass the knowledge assessment, you will not be able to move on. You will have 10-15 minutes to complete your knowledge assessment. 

At the end of this training, with the completion of all knowledge assessments, you will receive an SST card in the mail provided by Small Business Services with the mailing address you provide. Standard mailing is done through USPS and takes 2 to 4 weeks upon completion.


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For more information about Workforce 1's FREE Site Safety Training, contact:

Carlos Santiago, Site Safety Training Instructor

[email protected]