New York City SST-307 8-Hour Fall Prevention For Construction

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New York City SST-307 8-Hour Fall Prevention For Construction Course

New York City SST-307 8-Hour Fall Prevention For Construction

  • Level: Advanced
  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Location: Online or In-Person

Overview & Objectives

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
  • OSHA standards
  • 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
  • Anchorage
  • Controlled Access Zone (CAZ)
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) – selection, inspection, maintenance
  • Positioning device systems
  • Rope grab
  • 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

Who Is This Course For?

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 workers
  • Demolition workers
  • Construction supervisors
  • Construction superintendents (CS)
  • Site safety coordinators (SSC)
  • Site safety managers (SSM)
  • Concrete safety managers (CSM)
  • Competent Persons

Features & Benefits

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.