Overview & Objectives
Construction workers often perform tasks in confined spaces such as sewers, manholes, crawlspaces, and tanks. These spaces can present safety challenges, including how to exit in an emergency, exposure to toxic substances, electrocutions, explosions, and asphyxiation. In New York City, Local Law 196 of 2017 (LL196) requires that workers and supervisors receive safety training if their sites designate a construction supervisor, site safety coordinator, or site safety manager. Once fully phased-in, this law mandates that workers at certain worksites receive 40 hours of safety training and supervisors receive 62 hours of safety training.
NYC SST – 1-Hour Confined Space Entry is an awareness-level online course designed to help you as you work towards obtaining a Site Safety Training Card (SST). It presents the latest Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements, key definitions, safety hazards, worksite roles, rescue principles, and safety guidelines for all workers.
NOTICE: This course uses voice authentication. VA courses were developed in conjunction with the NYC Department of Buildings (NYC DOB) to address LL196 online course proctoring requirements. These voice-authenticated courses represent a best practice to ensure the identity of the student by prompting users to verify their voice at random intervals throughout the course. Users must have access to a mobile phone or landline while taking the course to successfully meet this requirement. NYC DOB Provider ID Number: 4T75
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Identify examples of confined spaces and the major hazards associated with confined spaces
- Recognize that OSHA has strict requirements for confined spaces in construction, which are found in 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA
- Describe the major difference between a confined space and a permit-required confined space
- Understand that only select, trained, and authorized persons may enter permit required confined spaces