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NYC DOB Courses

Skanska USA is an accredited provider of courses in accordance with Local Law 196.

2-Hour Site Safety Plan (SSP)

This course serves as an elective towards the training requirements for individuals applying for a Site Safety Training Card, required under NYC Local Law 196.

Through instructor-led training with interactive activities, you will be educated in the following course content:

  1. An introduction to become generally familiar with plans and site safety plans.
  2. Explain that necessity of using site safety and logistics plans for site safety management.
  3. Basic ‘blueprint’ reading: In slideshow, describe the various viewing perspectives of drawings.
  4. Describe and graphically illustrate, both in line drawing and in actual photographic the required components of a Site Safety Plan.
  5. Communication and Coordination on Multiemployer Worksites.
  6. Template of Site Safety Plan with Definitions.
  7. Resources and reference materials
  8. Question & Answer, Debriefing, Group Discussion

At the conclusion of the course, you will be required to pass a written assessment with 80% or higher, which may be comprised of any of the following evaluation methods: multiple choice, illustrative representation/identification, open ended questions, calculations, or true-false determinations.

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2-Hour Drug and Alcohol Awareness

This course serves as an elective towards the training requirements for individuals applying for a Site Safety Training Card, required under NYC Local Law 196

Through instructor-led training with interactive activities, you will be educated in the following course content:

  1. Explain that the purpose of this training help trainees avoid working while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
  2. Stress that dependence disorders happen to ‘normal’ people (erase stigma) and reinforce that unsuspecting people can become dependent on chemicals including alcohol.
  3. Describe illicit use of drugs and the effects of drugs and alcohol in workplaces.
  4. Drug and Alcohol Use in the Construction Industry.
  5. Describe the Impact and Effects of Drug and Alcohol Use on Construction Sites and Personally.
  6. Brief review of various drugs and their effects on the human body.
  7. Prevention and Control of Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace.
  8. The adverse Synergistic Use of Drugs along with Alcohol.
  9. Resources and reference materials.
  10. Question & Answer, Debriefing, Group Discussion.

At the conclusion of the course, you will be required to pass a written assessment with 80% or higher, which may be comprised of any of the following evaluation methods: multiple choice, illustrative representation/identification, open ended questions, calculations, or true-false determinations.

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2-Hour Pre-Task Meeting

This course serves as an elective towards the training requirements for individuals applying for a Site Safety Training Card, required under NYC Local Law 196.

Through instructor-led training with interactive activities, you will be educated in the following course content:

  1. Explain the necessity of have a Pre-Task Meeting.
  2. Define and list the roles and responsibilities of Competent Person.
  3. Explain context of a pre-task meeting.
  4. Illustrate and practice the hierarchy of controls and apply them to typical construction tasks.
  5. The components of a Pre-Task Meeting.
  6. What is Adult Learning and how to hold their attention?
  7. When Where and How to perform a Pre-Task meeting.
  8. Resources and reference materials.
  9. Question & Answer, Debriefing, Group Discussion.

At the conclusion of the course, you will be required to pass a written assessment with 80% or higher, which may be comprised of any of the following evaluation methods: multiple choice, illustrative representation/identification, open ended questions, calculations, or true-false determinations.

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2-Hour ‘Tool Box’ Talks

This course serves as an elective towards the training requirements for individuals applying for a Site Safety Training Card, required under NYC Local Law 196.

Through instructor-led training with interactive activities, you will be educated in the following course content:

  1. Trainees will become familiar with Toolbox Talks, demonstrate how to obtain feedback from workers, and increase camaraderie, communication and overall jobsite culture.
  2. Who should provide toolbox talks the role and responsibilities of Competent Person and how toolbox talks are recorded and archived.
  3. What are the components of a Toolbox Talk?
  4. Adult Learning and Holding Attention.
  5. Where to perform a Toolbox Talk.
  6. The potential Human Error Traps when Performing a Toolbox Talk.
  7. Tool Box talks templates.
  8. Resources and reference materials.
  9. Question & Answer, Debriefing, Group Discussion.

At the conclusion of the course, you will be required to pass a written assessment with 80% or higher, which may be comprised of any of the following evaluation methods: multiple choice, illustrative representation/identification, open ended questions, calculations, or true-false determinations.

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1-Hour Electrocution Prevention

This course serves as an elective towards the training requirements for individuals applying for a Site Safety Training Card, required under NYC Local Law 196.

Through instructor-led training with interactive activities, you will be educated in the following course content:

  1. 2-Hour Site Safety Plan (SSP) Illustrate and describe the different types of electrical hazards and corresponding controls.
  2. Explain the basic Principles of Electricity.
  3. Show the path to ground in a circuit.
  4. How to properly test and use a GFCI, Inspect tools & cords, and proper use of them.
  5. What are common electrical ‘Error Traps’?
  6. Control of Hazardous Energy (a.k.a. Lock-out Tag-out).
  7. Resources and reference materials
  8. Question & Answer, Debriefing, Group Discussion

At the conclusion of the course, you will be required to pass a written assessment with 80% or higher, which may be comprised of any of the following evaluation methods: multiple choice, illustrative representation/identification, open ended questions, calculations, or true-false determinations.

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1-Hour Handling Heavy Materials and Proper Lifting Techniques

This course serves as an elective towards the training requirements for individuals applying for a Site Safety Training Card, required under NYC Local Law 196.

Through instructor-led training with interactive activities, you will be educated in the following course content:

  1. Explain that lifting heavy items is one of the leading causes of injury in the workplace.
  2. What are the effects of overexertion and muscle skeleton issues?
  3. The contributing factors to lifting injury.
  4. The physics behind the different classifications of levers and further demonstrate how the human body in motion utilizes these simple mechanisms.
  5. How employees and managers can think through a hierarchy of controls and how to employ such controls.
  6. Resources and reference materials.
  7. Question & Answer, Debriefing, Group Discussion.

At the conclusion of the course, you will be required to pass a written assessment with 80% or higher, which may be comprised of any of the following evaluation methods: multiple choice, illustrative representation/identification, open ended questions, calculations, or true-false determinations.

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1-Hour Confined Space Entry

This course serves as an elective towards the training requirements for individuals applying for a Site Safety Training Card, required under NYC Local Law 196.

Through instructor-led training with interactive activities, you will be educated in the following course content:

  1. Introduction to Confine space and permit required confine spaces.
  2. Define OSHA’s definition of a Confined Space.
  3. Describe host employer and controlling employer responsibilities in Construction Industry CFR 1926.1200.
  4. Graphically illustrate and provide Examples of Criteria for Confined Spaces.
  5. Talk about Hazardous Atmosphere such as Flammable, Oxygen deficiency and oxygen enrichment, and toxic atmosphere.
  6. How to control Hazardous energy with Lock-Out Tag-Out.
  7. The Hierarchy of Permit require confine space rescue.
  8. Discuss the Basic Science of Atmospheric Hazards.
  9. Review and Sample Entry Permits.
  10. Describe the use of Safety Data Sheets.
  11. Resources and reference materials.
  12. Question & Answer, Debriefing, Group Discussion.

At the conclusion of the course, you will be required to pass a written assessment with 80% or higher, which may be comprised of any of the following evaluation methods: multiple choice, illustrative representation/identification, open ended questions, calculations, or true-false determinations.

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1-Hour Job Hazard Analysis

This course serves as an elective towards the training requirements for individuals applying for a Site Safety Training Card, required under NYC Local Law 196.

Through instructor-led training with interactive activities, you will be educated in the following course content:

  1. Become generally familiar with how to assess and control hazards associated with any type of task or activity through a Job Hazard Analysis.
  2. Will be able to recognize and describe hierarchy of controls and respective means of Implementation.
  3. Describe and illustrate the steps of the ‘Safety Process’.
  4. Provide examples of the basic principles of Job Hazard Analysis.
  5. Resources and reference materials.
  6. Question & Answer, Debriefing, Group Discussion.

At the conclusion of the course, you will be required to pass a written assessment with 80% or higher, which may be comprised of any of the following evaluation methods: multiple choice, illustrative representation/identification, open ended questions, calculations, or true-false determinations.

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8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher / Chapter 33

The course serves as refresher training for Site Safety Managers and Site Safety Coordinators as a prerequisite to renew their respective NYC DOB certificates. The course all provides new learners an overview of the requirements of NYC Chapter 33 and earn credits towards the New York City Site Safety Training (SST) Card -- required under Local Law 196.

Through classroom lecture, discussion, and audio-visual presentation the learner will be educated in the following course content:

  1. An introduction to Site Safety Management, including the roles of the Site Safety Manager, Construction Superintendent, Concrete Safety Manager, and Fire Safety Manager
  2. Review of construction site accidents, including common causes, statistics, case studies, and methods of hazard control and incident prevention
  3. NYC Site Safety Manager Certification Requirements
  4. Overview of OSHA 1926
  5. Review of the Four Hazards for the 10 Hour OSHA Course and applicable subparts
  6. Overview of NYC codes, rules and related regulations governing construction sites in New York City
  7. Overview of the NYC Department of Buildings, including requirements, procedures, required documents, and advisories/notices
  8. Site Safety Plan Requirements
  9. Jobsite Safety Violations
  10. Safety protocols for concrete, standpipe inspection, cranes and derricks, supported/suspended scaffolds and sheds
  11. Safe use of tools on the jobsite
  12. Reoccurring jobsite safety problems
  13. Jobsite emergency situations and emergency procedures
  14. Reporting procedure of unsafe conditions via NYC 311
  15. NYC/DOI Buildings Integrity Training Contact Information

At the conclusion of the course, you will be required to pass a written assessment with 80% or higher, which may be comprised of any of the following evaluation methods: multiple choice, illustrative representation/identification, open ended questions, calculations, or true-false determinations.

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8-Hour Fall Prevention

This course serves as a requirement towards the training requirements for individuals applying for a Site Safety Training Card, required under NYC Local Law 196.

Through instructor-led training with interactive activities, you will be educated in the following course content:

  1. Review of statistics of fatal falls as the most common cause of death in construction
  2. Case studies of falls in New York City
  3. Responsibilities of the Competent Person
  4. 3 Types of Fall Hazards: Fall to below, falls to the same level, and struck-by falling objects
  5. Review of the nature of gravity, weight, acceleration, mass, force, tension, and angle - all as components that contribute to fall hazards
  6. Components, specifications, and regulatory requirements of fall controls
  7. Struck-by and fall-to-the-same level controls
  8. With interactive activities, describe components, specifications, and regulatory requirements (including NYC Chapter 33) of fall protection systems
  9. Components of a prompt rescue plan
  10. Exercise of calculating fall distances
  11. Interactive exercise to determine work site safety compliance
  12. Group activities of determining appropriate fall protection, making decisions, and use of fall protection PPE
  13. Review of resources and reference materials

At the conclusion of the course, you will be required to pass a written assessment with 80% or higher, which may be comprised of any of the following evaluation methods: multiple choice, illustrative representation/identification, open ended questions, calculations, or true-false determinations.

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Last updated: 11/14/2019