NYST is excited to launch our Site Safety classes, as approved by the New York City Department of Buildings. NYST is accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is listed on the NYC DOB website as an approved provider of Site Safety courses. A certified Site Safety Coordinator is required on buildings 10 to 14 stories tall under construction or demolition in New York City. As part of the application process to become a Site Safety Coordinator, a candidate must attend this class.

Taken from the www.NYC.gov, here are the official Guidleines and Qualifications for becoming a Site Safety Coordinator: Site Safety Coordinator Certificate

To become a Site Safety Coordinator, you must you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years old
  • Be able to read, write and understand the English language
  • Be fit to perform work authorized by the trade
  • Have good moral character so as to not adversely impact upon fitness to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Site Safety Coordinator

Meet one (1) of four (4) of the Certification Qualifications listed below (see Section 2)

Have completed a Department approved Site Safety Manager training course & OSHA course, if applicable

You must meet at least one (1) of the following:

1. New York State Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect and satisfactorily completed a Buildings-approved 8-hour course within one (1) year prior to application and two (2) years’ experience supervising the construction or demolition of major buildings*;

2. Have an active Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) designation from the Board of Certified Safety professions (BCSP), and two (2) years of experience supervising the construction or demolition of major buildings*, and within one year prior to application has satisfactorily completed an 8-hour course approved by the department;

3. Five (5) years of construction supervision or construction safety experience within the ten (10) years prior to application, including at least three (3) years supervising the construction or demolition of major buildings and satisfactorily completed a 8-hour course approved by the department within one (1) year prior to application; OR

4. Have Education/Experience Qualifications outlined in 1 RCNY 104-08 and satisfactorily completed a Department-approved 40-hour Site Safety Manager Course within one (1) year prior to application and satisfactorily completed a 30-hour OSHA Safety Course within two (2) years prior to application and (1) of the following:

A. Five (5) years of experience within ten (10) years prior to the date of the application as a building code enforcement official charged with enforcement of the provisions of the New York City Building Code. The enforcement should include inspections of major buildings under construction or demolition and thus, this basis for qualification excludes officials whose primary role is to perform inspections of occupied or vacant buildings; OR

B. Five (5) years of field experience within ten (10) years prior to the date of the application working on buildings as a safety official for a governmental entity or construction firm or as a safety manager or safety engineer for a safety consulting firm specializing in construction or demolition. The experience should include two and a half (2.5) years of relevant work on major buildings* under construction or demolition; OR

C. Five (5) years of experience within ten (10) years prior to the date of the application working in a relevant construction trade with plans in furtherance of building construction or demolition, three (3) years of which were on major buildings under construction or demolition and two (2) of those three (3) years were in an on-site supervisory position.

i. For purposes of this paragraph, each year of formal training or education in a program withemphasis on construction at a college, technical or trade school may be substituted for one (1) year of construction work up to a maximum of two (2) years.

*A major building is defined as an existing or proposed building that:

1. Is 10 or more stories

2. Is 125 feet or more in height

3. Has a building footprint of 100,000 square feet or more, regardless of height

4. Is Designated by the Commissioner