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National Safety Stand Down Awareness Week Pt. 3

2022-05-06

Statistics In honor of the National Safety Stand Down, which is happening this week, we at TSCTA wanted to spread awareness and help employers and professionals in construction discuss safety with their employees.  As we’ve mentioned in the past, safety shouldn’t be left to luck and fall fatalities are one of the highest forms of […]

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Nation Safety Stand Down Awareness Week Pt. 2

2022-05-05

In honor of the National Safety Stand Down, which is happening this week, we at TSCTA wanted to spread awareness and help employers and professionals in construction discuss safety with their employees.  This part will focus on fall hazards and how to spot and avoid them.  Hazards  Injuries from falls are the most common cause […]

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Nation Safety Stand Down Awareness Week Pt. 1

2022-05-04

In honor of the National Safety Stand Down, which is happening early this month, we at TSCTA wanted to spread awareness and help employers and professionals in construction discuss safety with their employees.   Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 351 of the […]

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How to Spot and Prevent Environmental Hazards

2022-04-30

At TSCTA, we often focus on workplace safety hazards in terms of fall protection, safety equipment, and OSHA compliance. But this time, we’re shedding a light on environmental awareness and safety.   Environmental Awareness  Environmental hazards on the jobsite are risks of workers contracting short or long term, sometimes fatal, illnesses while exposed to harmful materials […]

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PLEASE NOTE: This online 40-HR Site Safety Manager course contains the soon-to-be updated 2022 NYC DOB building codes and is intended for those applying for the NYC DOB Construction Superintendent or Coordinator Licenses, as well those taking it for general knowledge/continuing education purposes. 

IF YOUR GOAL IS TO TAKE THIS COURSE IN PREPARATION FOR THE NYC DOB SITE SAFETY MANAGER LICENSE, please be aware that the current DOB SSM exam content is still based on the 2014 codes and, as such, you may want to consider instead registering for our in-person/virtual version of this course here.

If, in spite of this, you would still prefer to take this version of the course, please be advised that we recommend reviewing the 2014 code in addition to the content found in this course.  

This course is a comprehensive review of Chapter 33 and the Rules of the City of New York that pertain to public protection. The purpose of the course is to initiate prospective candidates with safe job practices in New York City and to prepare those prospective candidates to take the Site Safety Manager’s test.

During the course, students will be introduced to the hazards of working the New York City construction environment and the specific methods and work practices that are necessary on an urban construction site.

Course Pricing

  • $675 for

Course Length

40 Hours

Languages

English

How Can I Apply for an SBS Grant?

2022-04-18

You can apply for the program by following the steps below: Send your employees to an authorized training provider Review the SBS program guidelines and determine if your business is eligible. Gather the appropriate documents and visit the SBS website to complete the application. For additional information, please visit the SBS website.

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Who Can Apply for an SBS Grant?

Small construction firms located in NYC with 1-15 employees and certified M/WBEs in the construction industry with 1-15 employees may apply.

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What’s Covered Under the SBS Training Grant?

You pick the training provider from an approved list, and the NYC Department of Small Business Services will cover a percentage of the cost if your business is eligible. A business can only receive the reimbursement once and cannot reapply once payment has been received. SBS will only cover the direct cost of training Eligible training types: OSHA 10 […]

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Is There Financial Assistance for Site Safety Training?

The New York City Small Business Service (SBS) Office announced a grant program for small construction firms and certified M/WBEs with 1-15 employees to help offset the costs associated with Site Safety Training.

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What are the Risks of Not Completed the Required SST Training?

Permit holders must certify workers have the required training. A DOB inspector may levy fines up to $15,000 per untrained worker: $5,000 for the owner, $5,000 for the permit holder, $5,000 for the employer. The Law also requires permit holders maintain a log of trained workers or face fines up to $2,500.

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What if I’ve Taken Training in The Past?

If you have previously completed professional training, you may already have earned credit for some of your SST required hours. Please refer to the DOB-approved Site Safety Training (SST) Course Equivalent document to learn more.

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What are the training requirements for a Supervisor SST Card?

As of 12/1/19 for Construction Superintendents, Site Safety Manager, Site Safety Coordinators, Concrete Safety Managers, or Competent Person must have completed 62 SST credits including: 30-Hour OSHA, 8-Hour Fall Protection Course, 8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher Training, 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User Training, and 2 hours of each of the following topics: Site safety plans Toolbox talks Pre-task […]

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Worker Requirements for an SST Card

Temporary SST Card For new demolition or construction workers who have completed the 10-Hour OSHA. Card expires after 6 months during which time training must be completed to receive a Limited SST Card or SST Card. SST Card As of 9/1/2020, Workers must have fully satisfied one of the following: 10-Hour OSHA, plus 30 additional SST credits […]

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Training Connect SST Cards and TSCTA

2022-04-08

On April 8, 2022, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) updated its guidance and requirements for Site Safety Training (SST) Cards. The latest update outlines the roll out of the new Training Connect SST Cards and the DOB’s timeline for full compliance and enforcement. Training Connect SST Cards For Workers who completed their […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Ladder Safety During Ladder Safety Awareness Month

2022-03-28

In honor of National Ladder Safety Month, we at TSCTA wanted to give a brief on dos and don’ts of ladder safety and protocol for finding and selecting the right ladder for the job.   As reported by the American Ladder Safety Institute, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires employers to provide ladders under […]

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Who Does Local Law 196 Apply To?

2022-03-21

Construction or demolition workers and supervisors (Site Safety Managers, Site Safety Coordinators, Concrete Safety Managers, Construction Superintendents and competent persons) at job sites that are required to designate a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager must be trained.  A list of examples of workers who do and do not require training, as […]

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What is Local Law 196 of 2017?

2022-03-15

Local Law 196 (LL196) mandates safety training for all demolition and construction workers employed within the Five Boroughs on projects requiring a Construction Super, Site Safety Manager, Site Safety Coordinator, Concrete Safety Manager, or Competent Person. Additionally, all Workers will be required to complete a minimum of 40-hours of safety-related training and obtain a Site […]

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Don’t Leave Safety To Luck

2022-03-09

At TSCTA, safety is our top priority, as we provide training courses to avoid accidents. But what about those ‘almost accidents’? While you and your staff may be happy to avoid an incident, ‘almost’ is just as bad as an incident. This month, we’re talking about ‘near misses’ so that you and your staff can […]

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During the training, students will be provided with an overview of OSHA and DOB policies, procedures, and ASME rigging standards with a special emphasis on recognition and prevention of hazardous conditions. Additional topics will include instructions on how to visually inspect rigging equipment, basic crane components, crane setup and methods of applying proper rigging hitches. Students will participate in hands-on exercises in which they will be responsible for presenting, installing and using various rigging applications.

Hands-on assessment will be made by instructor to determine if each student is capable of applying rope knots, inspect rigging hardware and apply learned rigging lifting techniques. Immediately prior to the end of the course, students will independently participate in a multiple-choice final exam.

Course Pricing

  • $400.00 for 1
  • $360.00 for 4-5
  • $340.00 for 6-9
  • $320.00 for 10+

Course Length

16 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

Class 2 Code and Zoning Representatives are registered with the Department to appear before and attend appointments with plan examiners or department technical staff seeking construction document approvals. Class 2 Code and Zoning Representatives are also registered to present, submit, or furnish applications or construction documents, and remove documents from the Department. To ensure that individuals are knowledgeable about code provisions and conditions, the DOB requires applicants for Filing Representative Registration Identification card to have successfully completed 36-Hour DOB-prepared training covering NYC Building Code information that is relevant to the job of a Filing Representative.

Students will need to have access to an internet connection, a computer, or a tablet with access to a web camera, microphone, and download the Zoom app.

Disclaimer
This 36-Hour Department-approved training course is the required INITIAL training for a Class 2 Code and Zoning Representative Registration. It is NOT a Refresher Course.

This is a virtual, instructor-led course, and actively monitored participation will be required. See Course Notes tab below for our full virtual classroom requirements. Students will need to have access to an internet connection, a computer or tablet with access to a web camera, microphone, and download the Zoom app.

Course Pricing

  • $0 for

Course Length

36 Hours

Languages

English

Class 1 Filing Representative presents, submits, furnishes, files, and/or seeks approval of DOB applications or construction documents, for revision and resubmission. To ensure that Filing Representatives are knowledgeable about code provisions and conditions, DOB requires applicants for Filing Representative Registration Identification card to have successfully completed a 16-Hour DOB-prepared training covering NYC Building Code information that is relevant to the job of a Filing Representative.

This is a virtual, instructor-led course, and actively monitored participation will be required. See Course Notes tab above for our full virtual classroom requirements. Students will need to have access to an internet connection, a computer or tablet with access to a web camera, microphone, and download the Zoom app.

Disclaimer

This 16-Hour Department-approved training course is the required INITIAL training for a Class 1 Filing Representative Registration. It is NOT a Refresher Course.

Course Pricing

  • $0 for

Course Length

16 Hours

Languages

English

TSCTA’s NYC DOB Building Codes Update Technical Seminar: What to Expect in 2022, offers a consolidated, comprehensive overview of all recent updates and revisions. This seminar is strongly recommended for all site safety managers, coordinators, inspectors, construction supers, and anyone else working on an NYC construction site where major buildings are being constructed.

Course Pricing

  • $50 for 1

Course Length

4 Hours

Languages

English

The course is structured to provide the student with updated and enhanced information on the duties and responsibilities of a security guard.
What you need to bring with you:

  • A picture ID (Must be either government issued or school issued)
  • A copy of your 16 Hour On-the-Job training completion card
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Payment (cash, credit card, money order ONLY)
  • No. 2 pencil and notebook

Course Pricing

  • $30 for 1

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

This training will provide the student with detailed information on the duties and responsibilities of a security guard.

What you need to bring with you:

  • A picture ID (Must be either government issued or school issued)
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Payment (cash, credit card, money order ONLY)
  • No. 2 pencil and notebook

Course Pricing

  • $80 for 1

Course Length

16 Hours

Languages

English

This general introductory course is the initial training required for individuals seeking to obtain a Security Guard Registration Card, and ultimately become employed as security guards in NY State. This 8-hour course provides students with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities of a security guard.

What you need to bring with you:

  • A picture ID (Must be either government issued or school issued)
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Payment (cash, credit card, money order ONLY)
  • No. 2 pencil and notebook

Course Pricing

  • $35 for 1

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

Individuals who complete this course are eligible to receive a 10% reduction in the base rate of your auto and motorcycle insurance premiums and can be eligible to reduce as many as 4 points off your New York driver’s license.

The DMV computer system automatically applies the point reduction when your course completion is added to your record. If your record shows any convictions and the points they carry, a notation will be added that you completed the course and a reduction of up to 4 points has been applied.

This course includes applicable New York state traffic laws that help drivers use safer driving techniques to avoid and prevent accidents.

Course Pricing

  • $50 for

Course Length

6 Hours

Languages

English

This safety training includes a combination of formal classroom instruction, demonstrations and practical exercises performed by the trainee, and an evaluation of the operator’s performance.

Course Pricing

  • $175 for

Course Length

Hour

Languages

English

Regulations discussed in this course are ASME B30.5, ASME B30.9, and OSHA 29 CFR Part 1926.1400. This course includes topics such as basic rigging principles, rigging component identification, mathematical calculations, sling selection, rigging inspection, wire rope and chain design, and proper rigging techniques.

Course Pricing

  • $150 for 1
  • $135 for 8+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

The Safety T-Strap Training is a 2 hour course for workers who use Safety T-Straps at the work site.

Course Pricing

  • $75 for 1

Course Length

Hour

Languages

The Confined Space Awareness course is designed to educate students’ working in the vicinity of confined spaces on key safety hazards, methods of controlling those hazards, elements of confined space programs, emergency procedures and training requirements. Students will become familiar with examples of confined spaces and associated hazards found in both general industry and construction worksites.

Please note that this training does not meet OSHA’s site-specific confined space training requirements. It is intended to serve only as a basic awareness course for students that may work around confined spaces and is NOT intended for those workers who are required to enter a confined space.

Course Pricing

  • $150 for 1
  • $135 for 4-5
  • $127.50 for 6+

Course Length

4 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

The Confined Space Operations course is designed to educate students in the safe practices and responsibilities of the entrant, entry attendant, and supervisor when working with confined spaces. Key topics include general requirements of the OSHA standard, employer’s responsibility to individuals working in confined spaces, confined space recognition, requirements for entry, atmospheric hazards, physical hazards, personal protective equipment, and regulatory requirements.

Course Pricing

  • $300 for 1
  • $270 for 4-5
  • $255 for 6+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

This training meets OSHA Guidelines for First Aid Programs and combines lecture, interactive video demonstration and hands-on training to teach participants lifesaving skills. In this course, attendees will learn how to recognize and provide basic treatment for medical conditions like cardiac arrest, stroke, seizures, allergic reactions, asthma, and shock. They will also learn how to perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies. This course teaches students how to recognize and treat major bleeding, neck injuries, head injuries, broken bones, cuts and bruises.

Course Pricing

  • $150 for 1

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) are machines/devices intended for moving persons, tools, and materials to a working position, consisting of at least a work platform with controls, an extending structure, and a chassis. The most common examples of MEWPs include Articulating Boom Lifts, Scissor Lifts, Vertical Lifts.

MEWP is a device that enables access to hard-to-reach places by lifting a platform into the air. These devices give workers temporary access to otherwise inaccessible locations. The devices are easy to use and are typically safer to use than ladders and scaffolds. These devices are usually powered by electricity, gas, pneumatic, or hydraulic systems that power a series of supports, lifting the work platform. The purpose of the MEWP Awareness class is to review and explain basic safety rules associated with the use, operation, and inspection of MEWP units. The course curriculum includes updated ANSI A.92 Standard requirements for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms that came to life on June 1st of 2020. This awareness course is designed to help workers avoid accidents and injuries while working on or around MEWPs.

Please note that this session does not meet OSHA requirements for aerial lift operators training which must be provided by a qualified person and include specific criteria listed under ANSI 92.24 Standard.

Course Pricing

  • $150 for 1
  • $135 for 4-5
  • $127.50 for 6+

Course Length

4 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) are machines/devices intended for moving persons, tools, and materials to a working position, consisting of at least a work platform with controls, an extending structure, and a chassis. The most common examples of MEWPs include Articulating Boom Lifts, Scissor Lifts, Vertical Lifts.

MEWP is a device that enables access to hard-to-reach places by lifting a platform into the air. These devices give workers temporary access to otherwise inaccessible locations. The devices are easy to use and are typically safer to use than ladders and scaffolds. These devices are usually powered by electricity, gas, pneumatic, or hydraulic systems that power a series of supports, lifting the work platform. The purpose of this training is to provide students with general instructions regarding the inspection, application, and operation of aerial platforms, including recognition and avoidance of hazards associated with their operation. Students will develop the competency needed to operate MEWPs safely while also complying with the laws governing their operation.

The combination of classroom theory training and practical assessment aims to reduce the risks related to MEWP operation by teaching the fundamentals of safe operating procedures.

In order to successfully complete this training, all participants must pass a practical (hands-on) assessment on the specified equipment at the client/employer’s facility.

Pricing

Pricing for this course is determined by the number of students and the type(s) of equipment they are being trained on. Please click the Onsite Training request button or contact us at info@tscta.com for pricing details.

Course Pricing

  • $0 for

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

Course attendees will gain a general understanding of the types of hazmat threats that can occur and become more informed on environmental contamination and infectious disease containment. This course will educate the responsible manager on how to recognize a potential environmental hazard, provide an initial response to the complaints which address occupant concerns without increasing liability, and learn which types of situations should be handled by in-house personnel versus licensed contractors.

After completing your registration, use the following link to create a username and password to access the CERT course materials. Registered students will receive an email with instructions on how to access and download the materials seven (7) business days before the class.

Course Pricing

  • $900 for 1
  • $700 for 11-14
  • $600 for 15-20

Course Length

Hour

Languages

This instructor-led, virtual 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User/Refresher course can only be used towards the completion of your SST Training requirements.

In order to qualify for a 4-hour supported scaffold card, you must complete a minimum of one-half hour hands-on activity that can only be completed in-person. In-class instruction will resume once the COVID-19-related closures have been lifted. We apologize for any inconvenience.

This course explains the basic elements of supported scaffold safety and introduces students to the nature of supported scaffold hazards. During the course, emphasis is placed on the role of the scaffold user in accident prevention, which includes scaffold inspections, fall protection, recognizing hazards, and responding to emergencies.

Course Pricing

  • $135 for 1
  • $121.50 for 4-5
  • $114.75 for 6+

Course Length

4 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish, Polish

This instructor-led, course bundle offers four NYC Department of Buildings-Approved Site Safety Training (SST) courses including 2 hours of general and 2 hours of specialized electives training that can be applied towards the requirements of an SST or Supervisor SST Card.

Included in this bundle:

General Electives (DOB Course Code in Parentheses)

Specialized Electives (DOB Course Code in Parentheses)

Course Pricing

  • $135 for 1
  • $121.50 for 10+

Course Length

4 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

This instructor-led, virtual course bundle offers eight NYC Department of Buildings-Approved SST courses including 8 hours of general and specialized electives that can be applied towards the requirements of a Site Safety Training (SST) Card.

Students will need to have access to an internet connection, a computer or tablet with access to a web camera, microphone, and download the Zoom app.

*Course fee does not include the cost of SST Card

Section I – 2 Hours of SST General Electives/2 Hours of SST Specialized Electives (DOB Course Code in Parentheses)

Section II – 2 Hours of SST General Electives/2 Hours of SST Specialized Electives (DOB Course Code in Parentheses)

Course Pricing

  • $245 for 1
  • $220.50 for 10+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

This instructor-led, virtual bundle offers four NYC Department of Buildings-Approved SST courses including 8 hours of prescribed (required) training that can be applied towards the requirements of a Supervisor Site Safety Training (SST) Card.

Students will need to have access to an internet connection, a computer or tablet with access to a web camera, microphone, and download the Zoom app.

Prescribed Courses in bundle (DOB Course Code in Parentheses)

Course Pricing

  • $245 for 1
  • $220.50 for 10+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the construction industry has the highest rates of workplace drug use. Substance abuse is a factor in 35 percent of workplace injuries and fatalities, 35 percent of all absences, 38 percent to 50 percent of all workers’ compensation claims and, 40 percent of thefts. Substance abuse is increasing those risks, which affect overall job safety and work efficiency. Substance abuse includes, but is not limited to the use of marijuana, heroin, ecstasy, methamphetamine, cocaine, opiates, amphetamine and high amounts of alcohol. The program’s goal is to address substance and alcohol abuse and particularly focuses on educating workers on safety and productivity hazards created by the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in the workplace.

This training may be delivered as a stand-alone seminar or offered through an integrated approach with other industry appropriate subject matter.

Course Pricing

  • $65 for 1
  • $58.50 for 10+

Course Length

2 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

This virtual 8-hour course is intended to educate workers on how to avoid accidents and injuries while working on roofs, leading edges, ladders or scaffolds by defining the regulations and safety rules associated with fall hazards on construction sites.

This is a required course that can help fulfill the requirement for an individual applying for a Site Safety Training Card. This is an AWARENESS-LEVEL training only and does not provide any other qualification or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

Course Pricing

  • $245 for 1
  • $220.50 for 10+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

This instructor-led, virtual bundle offers two (2) NYC Department of Buildings-Approved SST courses including 10 hours of prescribed (required) training that can be applied towards the requirements of a Site Safety Training (SST) Card.

These are AWARENESS-LEVEL training courses only and do not provide any other qualifications or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

Course fee does not include the cost of SST Card.

Course Pricing

  • $310 for 1
  • $279 for 10+

Course Length

10 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

This 8-Hour Hazwoper Refresher training program consists of a synopsis of the core elements of an occupational safety and health program including an emergency response plan and procedures.

Students will need to have access to an internet connection, a computer, or a tablet with access to a web camera, microphone, and download the Zoom app.

Course Pricing

  • $225 for 1
  • $202.50 for 4-5
  • $191.25 for 6+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

This actively proctored, instructor-led virtual program includes OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as construction safety and health principles.

The Virtual 10-Hour OSHA Outreach Training Program for General Industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in general industry. Attendees discuss and review how to prevent accidents and injuries and OSHA General Industry Standards specific to your industry. This course is based on the requirements contained within the OSHA Code of Federal Regulations for General Industry (29 CFR 1910).

Course Pricing

  • $180 for 1
  • $162 for 4-5
  • $153 for 6+

Course Length

10 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

This actively proctored, instructor-led virtual program includes OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as construction safety and health principles. The training will place emphasis on those areas that are most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. This program is more applicable for the construction supervisor, with a more intensified focus on various occupational safety and health standards. Course participants can expect to be able to locate and identify OSHA standards in 29 CFR 1926; identify common causes of accidents and fatalities in hazardous areas of construction; recommend abatement techniques for such hazards; and recognize various construction processes, materials, and equipment.

Students will need to have access to an internet connection, a computer or tablet with access to a web camera, microphone, and download the Zoom app.

Course Pricing

  • $550 for 1
  • $495 for 4-5
  • $467.50 for 6-9
  • $440 for 10+

Course Length

30 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

This actively proctored, instructor-led virtual 10 Hour OSHA Outreach training is designed to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights.

This Outreach program emphasizes workplace safety and health, the role of the construction worker in hazard recognition and avoidance, workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint.

 

Course Pricing

  • $180 for 1
  • $162 for 4-5
  • $153 for 6+

Course Length

10 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish, Polish

During this 4-hour course students will be introduced to Federal and New York State policies, procedures and standards. Training will review general work zone safety principles covered in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) book, with concentration on recognition and prevent of hazardous conditions, and the topics discussed in this course provide a thorough understanding of the proper signals and safe flagging techniques specific to New York regulations, flagging procedures and proper use of required equipment, and how to coordinate traffic movement through the work zone. Students will have an opportunity to review flagging skills using hands-on training and classroom activities.

Course Pricing

  • $135 for 1
  • $121.50 for 4-5
  • $114.75 for 6+

Course Length

4 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

TSCTA is now offering a Hybrid Learning 4-Hour Flagger Training. This course is perfect for students who want the convenience of learning virtually and for Employers who need to minimize employee time away from work. Maintain social distancing while taking the training you need.

Although this course is not available entirely online, the National Safety Council allows for the majority of the course to be completed virtually followed by a practical portion that must be taken in-person. The full course includes 3 hours of virtual, instructor-led training plus 1 hour of hands-on training.

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During this 4-hour course, students will be introduced to Federal and New York State policies, procedures, and standards. Training will review general work zone safety principles covered in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) book, with a concentration on recognition and prevention of hazardous conditions, and the topics discussed in this course provide a thorough understanding of the proper signals and safe flagging techniques specific to New York regulations, flagging procedures and proper use of required equipment, and how to coordinate traffic movement through the work zone. Students will have an opportunity to review flagging skills using hands-on training and classroom activities.

When registering for this course, please be sure to select the hands-on date that works best for your schedule. You MUST complete both the virtual AND hand-on portion in order to receive your completion materials.

Course Pricing

  • $135 for 1
  • $121.50 for 4-5
  • $114.75 for 6+

Course Length

4 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

TSCTA’s Hybrid 40-Hour Hazwoper training program covers the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Standard that applies to five distinct groups of employers and their employees.

Besides the instructor-led lecture and instructional videos, the program includes an overview of pertinent provisions of EPA standards or laws, decontamination equipment and procedures, and a review of air and contamination monitoring equipment. The training concludes with a class interactive task where students are asked to apply the information and materials provided during the course to mock hazardous scenarios.

This course is held partially remote via Zoom and partially in-person for the required hands-on activities. You must fully complete both lecture and hands-on portions of this course to complete the program.

Students will need access to an internet connection, a computer, or a tablet with access to a web camera, microphone, and download the Zoom app.

Course Pricing

  • $645 for 1
  • $580.50 for 4-5
  • $548.25 for 6-9
  • $516 for 10+

Course Length

40 Hours

Languages

English

This hybrid course consists of multiple instructor-led, virtual sessions and a hands-on session; virtual sessions require access to a high-speed internet connection, a computer/tablet, and the Zoom app.

During this course, students will explore New York City Construction Codes and OSHA Regulations as it pertains to the supervision of suspended scaffolds. Participants will learn the most current suspended scaffold standards and will include guidance on how to read scaffold design drawings, how to verify the fitness of the rigging crew, properly train workers on related hazards, and also how to identify and respond to emergency situations. This course will include a hands-on portion where students will learn about and apply rope knots, terminate wire rope, build a block and tackle system, effectively install fall protection systems, and inspect/maintain different types of scaffold hoist motors.

A hands-on assessment will be made by the instructor to determine if each student is capable of performing the above-mentioned scaffolding and rigging applications. Each student is required to independently complete a multiple-choice final exam.

Course Pricing

  • $550 for 1
  • $495 for 4-5
  • $467.50 for 6-9
  • $440 for 10+

Course Length

32 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

This hybrid course consists of 16 total hours of both a virtual, instructor-led lecture and hands-on/practical component and provides students with an overview of OSHA and DOB policies, procedures, and ASME rigging standards with a special emphasis on supervision and coordination of rigging crews and rigging equipment setup. Some topics will include instructions on how to visually inspect rigging equipment, crane setup, load weight, and center of gravity calculations as well as methods of applying proper rigging hitches. Students will participate in hands-on exercises in which they will be responsible for presenting, installing, and using various rigging applications.

Hands-on assessment will be made by the instructor to determine if each student is capable of applying rope knots, inspecting rigging hardware and applying learned rigging lifting techniques and immediately prior to the end of the course students will independently complete a multiple-choice final exam.

Students will need to have access to an internet connection, a computer or tablet with access to a web camera, microphone, and download the Zoom app for the Virtual Instructor-led component of this course.

Course Pricing

  • $395 for
  • $355.50 for 4-5
  • $335.75 for 6+

Course Length

16 Hours

Languages

English

This hybrid course consists of both a virtual, instructor-led lecture and hands-on/practical component and provides students with an overview of OSHA and DOB policies, procedures, and suspended scaffold standards with a special emphasis on recognition and prevention of hazardous conditions. Some topics will include instructions on how to visually inspect suspended scaffold equipment, basic scaffold components, and methods of assembling/disassembling them. Students will also participate in hands-on exercises in which they will be responsible for presenting, building, and using various scaffolding and rigging applications.

The instructor will assess students to determine if each student is capable of applying rope knots, terminating wire rope, building a block and tackle system, and operating scaffold hoist motor and each student will independently complete a multiple-choice final exam.

Course Pricing

  • $400 for 1
  • $360 for 4-5
  • $340 for 6-9
  • $320 for 10+

Course Length

16 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish, Polish

This instructor-led, virtual (remote) course is a comprehensive review of Chapter 33 and the Rules of the City of New York that pertain to public protection. The purpose of the course is to initiate prospective candidates with safe job practices in New York City and to prepare those prospective candidates to take the Site Safety Manager’s test.

During the course, students will be introduced to the hazards of working the New York City construction environment and the specific methods and work practices that are necessary on an urban construction site.

Course Pricing

  • $795 for 1
  • $715.50 for 4-5
  • $675.75 for 6-9
  • $636 for 10+

Course Length

40 Hours

Languages

English

This is a virtual course and requires a computer and internet connection not provided by TSCTA. For more information, click on the Course Notes tab below.

The virtual 8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher/Chapter 33 Training course is a refresher to the 40-Hour Site Safety Manager Course, which is a comprehensive presentation of Chapter 33 and the Rules of the City of New York that pertains to public protection. During the training, students will review the hazards of working in the New York City construction environment and the specific methods and work practices that are necessary on an urban construction site.

Course Pricing

  • $245 for 1
  • $220.50 for 10+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

This is a virtual course and requires a computer and internet connection not provided by TSCTA. For more information, click on the Course Notes tab below.

This course focuses on a comprehensive approach to the management of a construction site and discusses the NYC DOB Building Codes set forth in Chapter 33. The main objective of this course is to emphasize the importance of safety and protection of the public and workers on and around a jobsite. Our knowledgeable instructors, who are licensed Site Safety Managers, will discuss revisions to the Building Codes, necessary actions to perform to ensure public safety, accident preventions, the importance of maintaining logbooks, examines the roles of Site Safety Manager, Coordinator, and a Superintendent and much more.

Course Pricing

  • $245 for 1
  • $220.50 for 4-5
  • $208.25 for 6+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

This course introduces students to the New York City Fire Code and Fire Department Rules including their organization and terminology, along with Fire Code construction site provisions and all construction site fire safety requirements. Topics covered will include fire safety plans, inspections and record keeping, training on fire extinguishers, testing fire protection equipment, hot work requirements and industry best practices based on other regulatory requirements like the Building Code and OSHA.

Course Pricing

  • $245 for 1
  • $220.50 for 10+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

As set forth in the Mayor’s Emergency Executive Order 153, the FDNY authorizes the limited use of propane for comfort heating of restaurant patrons during the COVID-19 state of emergency. T-93 Certificate of Fitness holder is responsible for the onsite supervision of connecting and disconnecting the propane containers from the heaters.

This instructor-lead, virtual seminar assists candidates to prepare to navigate the FDNY exam, which can be taken one of four ways: Online exam; In-person computer-based exam; Group appointment exam; Special field exam.

Students will need to have access to an internet connection, a computer or tablet with access to a web camera, microphone, and download the Zoom app.

Course Pricing

  • $50 for 1

Course Length

2 Hours

Languages

English

Outdoor natural gas-fueled heaters are popular with restaurants and foodservice operators as they are an effective method of extending the outdoor dining season. A sidewalk café with added warmth can be operational later into the fall through winter by providing additional heat to an area that would otherwise be unpleasantly cold. This will be especially beneficial as the service industry adapts to COVID-19. The G-93 Certificate of Fitness holder is required for the Supervision of portable outdoor natural gas-fired heaters in sidewalk cafes.

This instructor-led, virtual (Distance Learning) seminar will assist students in preparing to successfully pass the written examination required by the FDNY to obtain the  Certificate of Fitness for Supervision of Portable Natural Gas Heaters (G- 93) which can be taken,  in person at FDNY’s headquarters through a computer-based exam.

Course Pricing

  • $50 for 1

Course Length

2 Hours

Languages

English

This an actively proctored, instructor-led virtual course that facilitates distance learning requirements.

During this course, participants will learn the most current rigging standards and the core management skills needed to be an effective Licensed Special Rigger. The course will thoroughly review New York City Construction Codes and OSHA Regulations as it pertains to rigging operations and industry best practices. The material covered will include guidance on how to read scaffold design drawings, how to verify the fitness of the rigging crew, properly train workers on related hazards, and also how to identify and respond to emergency situations.

The course will also include a hands-on portion where the instructor will assess if each student’s capability of applying rope knots, terminating wire rope, building a block, effectively installing fall protection systems, and inspecting/maintaining different types of scaffold hoist motors.

Course Pricing

  • $550 for 1
  • $495 for 4-5
  • $467.50 for 6-9
  • $440 for 10+

Course Length

30 Hours

Languages

English

This actively proctored, instructor-led virtual (remote) renewal course includes a review of New York City Construction Codes and OSHA Regulations as it pertains to rigging operations and industry best practices. Subject matter will also include the inspection, maintenance, repair, use, installation, hazards associated with rigging methods, hardware, and equipment, hoisting machines with a manufacturer’s rated capacity of one ton or less, suspended scaffolds, fall protection and more. Additionally, attendees will have a forum to exchange their experiences and discuss the most recent changes in the rigging industry.

Course Pricing

  • $245 for 1
  • $220.50 for 10+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

TSCTA’s actively proctored, instructor-led virtual 4-Hour Mast Climber User & Operator Training course allows mast climber users to recognize the most common hazards related to their work. Students will be able to identify their responsibilities as a user or operator, safety procedures, current regulations and hazard controls related to mast climbing. This course covers topics such as mast climber use and operation, hazards associated with such work, pre-use inspections, startup and shut down procedures, emergency descent procedures, fall protection, mast climber stability and balance, and storage of materials on a mast climber.

Students will need to have access to an internet connection, a computer or tablet with access to a web camera, microphone, and download the Zoom app.

Course Pricing

  • $135 for 1
  • $121.60 for 4-5
  • $114.75 for 6+

Course Length

4 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

This renewal course includes a review of New York City Construction Codes and OSHA Regulations as it pertains to rigging operations and industry best practices.

Topics covered during the course will include rigging methods, installation, maintenance, repair and use of rigging hardware and equipment, climber/tower crane assembly, jumping, and disassembly, critical picks, suspended scaffolds, fall protection and more. Additionally, attendees will have a forum to exchange their experiences and discuss the most recent changes in the rigging industry.

  • This an actively proctored, instructor-led virtual course that facilitates distance learning requirements.
  • Students will need to have access to an internet connection, a computer or tablet with access to a web camera, microphone, and download the Zoom app.

Course Pricing

  • $245 for 1
  • $220.5 for 10+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

During this instructor-led, virtual course, students will learn the proper procedures for crane assembly/disassembly, crane inspection, crane operator communication, how to prevent accidents with cranes and hoists and proper fall protection techniques. Topics covered include industry standards and best practices, rigging requirements, lifting and lowering loads, use of slings, signaling, pre-lift planning, industry standards, and best practices, and a thorough review of the NYC Construction Codes, OSHA 1926 as it relates to cranes, derricks, and rigging.

Course Pricing

  • $600 for 1
  • $540 for 4-5
  • $510 for 6-9
  • $480 for 10+

Course Length

30 Hours

Languages

English

This instructor-led, virtual course refreshes the knowledge of licensed crane operators, licensed riggers, rigger foremen on the proper procedures for crane assembly/disassembly, crane inspection, crane operator communication, how to prevent accidents with cranes and hoists, and proper fall protection techniques.

Students will need to have access to an internet connection, a computer or tablet with access to a web camera, microphone, and download the Zoom app.

Course Pricing

  • $245 for 1
  • $22.50 for 4-5
  • $208.25 for 208.25

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

TSCTA’s NYC DOB Building Codes Update Technical Seminar: What to Expect in 2022, offers a consolidated, comprehensive overview of all recent updates and revisions. This seminar is strongly recommended for all site safety managers, coordinators, inspectors, construction supers, and anyone else working on an NYC construction site where major buildings are being constructed.

Course Pricing

  • $50 for 1

Course Length

Hour

Languages

English

The goal of this training is to increase awareness for workers, especially those in the construction industry, on best workplace practices to protect themselves from coronavirus (COVID-19) and the spread of other infectious diseases. After taking this course, you will be able to explain what COVID-19 and other infectious diseases are, identify their symptoms, summarize how they spread, and define key concepts like social distancing and hierarchy of controls. Through understanding this, you will be better prepared to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases and to inform others on how to do the same. 

Course Pricing

  • $30 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

English, Spanish

The coronavirus or COVID-19 is a respiratory illness transmitted from person to person through droplets in the air they breathe and surfaces they touch. The Occupational Safety and Health Act requires construction employers to provide a safe and healthy workplace. To do this, construction industry employers should develop a comprehensive COVID-19 exposure control plan, which includes control measures, symptom checking, social distancing, hygiene and decontamination procedures, and training. This training program will focus on COVID-19 risk assessment, health and wellness measures and what policies and procedures should be implemented by contractors to ensure safety of construction employees.

Course Pricing

  • $65 for 1
  • $58.50 for 6+

Course Length

2 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

The COVID-19 pandemic affected the construction industry around the country in many ways. As states begin to re-start the economy, it’s vital for employers to incorporate safety and wellness measures to protect construction workers from spreading the virus. To ensure appropriate steps are taken, Construction Industry employers are responsible to develop a comprehensive COVID-19 exposure control plan, which includes control measures such as social distancing; symptom checking; hygiene; decontamination procedures, and training. An exposure control plan must be followed to prevent any onsite worker from contracting COVID-19, as many people with COVID-19 are asymptomatic, and can potentially spread disease.

This seminar will focus on the most recent recommendations and guidelines that pertain to the content of an exposure control plan as well as the roles and responsibilities of individuals designated to enforce the plan on construction sites.

Course Pricing

  • $65 for 1
  • $58.50 for 6+

Course Length

2 Hours

Languages

English

Our BBP Awareness course provides students with basic understanding of the nature of infectious diseases, how they are spread, how to prevent exposure to them and what are the best practices for dealing with the aftermath after exposure does occur.

Course Pricing

  • $49 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

The purpose of this awareness training is to provide workers with background information on asbestos in workplace, the dangers of asbestos fibers in buildings, methods of recognizing and preventing exposure to asbestos as well as how to comply with OSHA’s asbestos safety standards.

Course Pricing

  • $49 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

English

This program’s goal is to introduce the tools and practices necessary to hoist and rig loads on various job sites in the construction industry. Proper procedures, safety practices, and roles and responsibilities for workers will be explored.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

Hour

Languages

This program’s goal is to introduce various kinds of personnel lifts that are used on various job sites in the construction industry. Proper operation, safety practices, and roles and responsibilities for workers will be explored.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

English

This course focuses on a comprehensive approach to the management of a construction site and discusses the NYC DOB Building Codes set forth in Chapter 33. The main objective of this course is to emphasize the importance of safety and protection of the public and workers on and around a jobsite.

Course Pricing

  • $200 for 1

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

39 Hours

Languages

English

This program’s goal is to raise awareness of ergonomic risks construction teams might come into contact with. Steps for identifying and addressing ergonomic risk factors on the job site are included, along with an educational overview of the general risks presented by such hazards.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

Hour

Languages

This course is designed to provide training and information about crystalline silica, the health hazards of exposure to it, an in-depth review of OSHA’s final rule regulating occupational exposure to respirable silica in the construction industry, prevention /control method planning and medical surveillance.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

Hour

Languages

English

The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, also known as HazCom, HCS, 29 CFR 1910.1200, is a U.S. regulation that governs the evaluation and communication of hazards associated with chemicals in the workplace. In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace, information about the identities and hazards of the chemicals must be available and understandable to workers. OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires the development and dissemination of such information:

  • Chemical manufacturers and importers are required to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce or import, and prepare labels and safety data sheets to convey the hazard information to their downstream customers;
  • All employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces must have labels and safety data sheets for their exposed workers, and train them to handle the chemicals appropriately.

This course is designed to provide training and information about Federal OSHA’s Hazard Communication standard to affected employees, their managers, and interested individuals.

Online training courses cannot cover the site-specific information and training required by OSHA. Therefore, employers must supplement this course with training/information on site-specific procedures, chemicals hazards, PPE, and other protective measures as necessary to comply with OSHA regulation

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

English

Every year, millions of American workers report having been victims of workplace violence. The impact of workplace violence can range from psychological issues to physical injury, or even death. Certain industries, including healthcare, service providers and education, are more prone to violence than others.

But make no mistake: Workplace violence can happen anywhere.

During this course we will discuss how employers can protect employees affected by acts of violence and how those employees can protect themselves.

This course works best on a desktop or laptop computer on the Google Chrome browser.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

English

This program’s goal is to introduce learners to the proper use of a variety of different masks and face coverings to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Students will learn about a variety of different masks and respirators, including the proper way to don (put on) and doff (take off) each one. Additionally, students will learn how to care for and even make their own masks to preserve PPE for medical and frontline workers.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

English

The goal of this training is to increase awareness for workers, especially those in the construction industry, on best workplace practices to protect themselves from coronavirus (COVID-19) and the spread of other infectious diseases. After taking this course, you will be able to explain what COVID-19 and other infectious diseases are, identify their symptoms, summarize how they spread, and define key concepts like social distancing and hierarchy of controls.

This course works best on a desktop or laptop computer on the Google Chrome browser.

Course Pricing

  • $30 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

EnglishA

This program’s goal is to increase knowledge about COVID-19 and other infectious diseases with an eye towards establishing best practices for the construction industry. Students will learn how to recognize symptoms of COVID-19 and other diseases, plan measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 on construction sites, and properly implement PPE, signage, social distancing, and other programs to fight communicable disease.

Course Pricing

  • $49 for 1

Course Length

2 Hours

Languages

English

Este paquete ofrece ocho cursos de capacitación en seguridad del sitio (SST) aprobados por el NYC Department of Buildings, que incluyen 4 horas de capacitación general y 4 horas de capacitación optativa especializada. Esta capacitación puede aplicarse para cumplir con los requisitos de una tarjeta SST o Supervisor SST.

Sección I: 2H. de electivos generales SST / 2H. de electivos especializadas SST (DOB #)

  • 1H. Primeros Auxilios y RCP (SST-104)
  • 1H. Izaje y Aparejo (SST-106)
  • 1H. Concientización Sobre el Asbesto y el Plomo (SST-201)
  • 1H. Banderero (SST-208)

Sección II: 2H. de electivos generales SST / 2H. de electivos especializadas SST (DOB #)

  • 1H. Entrada a Espacios Confinados (SST-202)
  • 1H. Seguridad de Ascensores de Personal / Ascensores Aéreos / Ascensores de Tijera (SST-210)
  • 1H. Protección Contra la Exposición al Sol (SST-108)
  • 1H. Herramientas – Manuales y Eléctricas (SST-111)

Course Pricing

  • $150 for 1

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

Spanish

Este paquete ofrece cuatro cursos de capacitación en seguridad del sitio (SST) aprobados por el NYC Department of Buildings, que incluyen 2 horas de capacitación general y 2 horas de capacitación optativa especializada. Esta capacitación puede aplicarse para cumplir con los requisitos de una tarjeta SST o Supervisor SST.

Electivas Generales (Código DOB)

  • 1H. Primeros Auxilios y RCP (SST-104)
  • 1H. Protección Contra la Exposición al Sol (SST-108)

Electivas Especializadas (Código DOB)

  • 1H. Concientización Sobre el Asbesto y el Plomo (SST-201)
  • 1H. Banderero (SST-208)

Course Pricing

  • $125 for 1

Course Length

4 Hours

Languages

Spanish

Nuestro paquete de cursos de SST de 10 horas incluye 2 horas de Concientización sobre drogas y alcohol y Prevención de caídas de 8 horas, ahora en español. Este paquete se puede utilizar para completar su Requisito de capacitación de SST (trabajador) de 40 horas.

El costo de este paquete no incluye el costo de solicitar una tarjeta SST.

Courses

  • ESP-SST-302 2-Horas de conocimiento de drogas y alcohol
  • ESP-SST-307 8-Horas de prevencion de caidas

Course Pricing

  • $200 for 1

Course Length

10 Hours

Languages

Spanish

This bundle offers four NYC Department of Buildings-Approved Site Safety Training (SST) courses including 2 hours of general and 2 hours of specialized electives training that can be applied towards the requirements of an SST or Supervisor SST Card.

*Course Fee does not include the of an SST Card*

General Electives (DOB Course Code in Parentheses)

  • 1-Hour First Aid and CPR (SST-104)
  • 1-Hour Protection From Sun Exposure (SST-108)

Specialized Electives (DOB Course Code in Parentheses)

  • 1-Hour Asbestos and Lead Awareness (SST-201)
  • 1-Hour Flag Person (SST-208)

Course Pricing

  • $125 for 1

Course Length

4 Hours

Languages

English

This bundle offers four NYC Department of Buildings-Approved SST courses including 8 hours of prescribed (required) training that can be applied towards the requirements of a Supervisor Site Safety Training (SST) Card.

*Course fee does not include the cost of SST Card

Prescribed Courses (DOB Course Code in Parentheses)

  • 2-Hour Drug & Alcohol Awareness Training (SST-B302)
  • 2-Hour Toolbox Talks (SST-304)
  • 2-Hour Pre-Task Safety Meetings (SST-303)
  • 2-Hour Site Safety Plan (SST-301)

Course Pricing

  • $175 for 1

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

This online bundle offers two, NYC Department of Buildings-Approved SST courses including 10 hours of prescribed (required) training that can be applied towards the requirements of a  Site Safety Training (SST) Card.

These are AWARENESS-LEVEL training courses only and do not provide any other qualifications or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

Prescribed Courses in this bundle (DOB Course Code in Parentheses):

Course Pricing

  • $200 for 1

Course Length

10 Hours

Languages

English

El objetivo de este programa es introducir las herramientas y prácticas necesarias para levantar y aparejar cargas en varios sitios de trabajo en la industria de la construcción. Se explorarán los procedimientos, las prácticas de seguridad y los roles y responsabilidades adecuados para los trabajadores.

Este curso es un curso electivo que puede ayudar a cumplir con el requisito para solicitar una Tarjeta de capacitación en seguridad del sitio. Esta es solo una capacitación de nivel de conciencia y no proporciona ninguna otra calificación o autorización fuera de la Tarjeta de capacitación de seguridad del sitio.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

Spanish

El objetivo de este programa es presentar a los alumnos los conceptos básicos de Primeros auxilios, incluido cómo aplicar las técnicas de Primeros auxilios en el trabajo o en la comunidad, según corresponda. Además, se introducirá a los alumnos en el uso y procedimiento adecuados de la RCP (aunque este curso no pretende sustituir la formación y la certificación en RCP en persona).

Este curso es un curso electivo que puede ayudar a cumplir con el requisito para solicitar una Tarjeta de capacitación en seguridad del sitio. Esta es solo una capacitación de nivel de conciencia y no proporciona ninguna otra calificación o autorización fuera de la Tarjeta de capacitación de seguridad del sitio.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

Spanish

El objetivo de este programa es proporcionar una descripción general de las operaciones de señalización para garantizar que los trabajadores comprendan el propósito y los procedimientos para utilizar a las personas con banderas para promover la seguridad pública y en el lugar de trabajo.

Este curso es un curso electivo que puede ayudar a cumplir con el requisito para solicitar una Tarjeta de capacitación en seguridad del sitio. Esta es solo una capacitación de nivel de conciencia y no proporciona ninguna otra calificación o autorización fuera de la Tarjeta de capacitación de seguridad del sitio.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

Spanish

El objetivo de este programa es introducir varios tipos de elevadores de personal que se utilizan en varios sitios de trabajo en la industria de la construcción. Se explorarán el funcionamiento adecuado, las prácticas de seguridad y los roles y responsabilidades de los trabajadores.

Este curso es un curso electivo que puede ayudar a cumplir con el requisito para solicitar una Tarjeta de capacitación en seguridad del sitio. Esta es solo una capacitación de nivel de conciencia y no proporciona ninguna otra calificación o autorización fuera de la Tarjeta de capacitación de seguridad del sitio.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

Spanish

El objetivo de este programa es crear conciencia sobre los riesgos para la salud relacionados con la exposición al sol, proporcionar herramientas de diagnóstico para identificar los síntomas de la exposición al sol y ofrecer una guía general para minimizar el impacto de la exposición al sol en los trabajadores y los lugares de trabajo.

Este curso es un curso electivo que puede ayudar a cumplir con el requisito para solicitar una Tarjeta de capacitación en seguridad del sitio. Esta es solo una capacitación de nivel de conciencia y no proporciona ninguna otra calificación o autorización fuera de la Tarjeta de capacitación de seguridad del sitio.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

Spanish

El objetivo de este programa es presentar a los alumnos una variedad de herramientas eléctricas y manuales ampliamente utilizadas en la industria de la construcción. Los temas incluirán la identificación de diferentes tipos de herramientas, procedimientos de seguridad e imperativos para cada herramienta, y el PPE requerido para varias herramientas.

Este curso es un curso electivo que puede ayudar a cumplir con el requisito para solicitar una Tarjeta de capacitación en seguridad del sitio. Esta es solo una capacitación de nivel de conciencia y no proporciona ninguna otra calificación o autorización fuera de la Tarjeta de capacitación de seguridad del sitio.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

Spanish

El objetivo de este programa es crear conciencia sobre los peligros, los requisitos reglamentarios y las mejores prácticas relacionadas con los espacios confinados. Los estudiantes aprenderán a clasificar diferentes espacios y revisar escenarios específicos para determinar peligros potenciales y controles apropiados.

Este curso es un curso electivo que puede ayudar a cumplir con el requisito para solicitar una Tarjeta de capacitación en seguridad del sitio. Esta es solo una capacitación de nivel de conciencia y no proporciona ninguna otra calificación o autorización fuera de la Tarjeta de capacitación de seguridad del sitio.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

Spanish

El objetivo de este programa es crear conciencia sobre asbestos y plomo, y los riesgos relacionados con los equipos de construcción al entrar en contacto. Se incluyen los pasos para identificar y abordar el asbesto y el plomo en el lugar de trabajo, junto con una descripción general educativa de los riesgos generales que presentan los dos materiales.

Este curso es un curso electivo que puede ayudar a cumplir con el requisito para solicitar una Tarjeta de capacitación en seguridad del sitio. Esta es solo una capacitación de nivel de conciencia y no proporciona ninguna otra calificación o autorización fuera de la Tarjeta de capacitación de seguridad del sitio.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

Spanish

El objetivo del programa es abordar el abuso de sustancias y alcohol y se enfoca particularmente en educar a los trabajadores sobre los riesgos de seguridad y productividad creados por el abuso del alcohol y otras drogas en el lugar de trabajo.

Este plan de estudios aprobado por el Departamento de Edificios de Nueva York es un curso prescrito (obligatorio) que cumple con uno de los requisitos para una persona que solicita una Tarjeta de Capacitación en Seguridad del Sitio (SST).

Course Pricing

  • $49 for 1

Course Length

2 Hours

Languages

Spanish

Este curso se le proporciona al estudiante para educarlos en como evitar accidentes y lesiones relaccionadas con techos, fachadas, escaleras o andamios definiendo asi las regulaciones y reglas asociadas con riesgos de caidas en el sitios de construccion.

Este plan de estudios aprobado por el Departamento de Edificios de Nueva York es un curso prescrito (obligatorio) que cumple con uno de los requisitos para una persona que solicita una Tarjeta de Capacitación en Seguridad del Sitio (SST).

Course Pricing

  • $165 for 1

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

Spanish

This program’s goal is to raise awareness of ergonomic risks construction teams might come into contact with. Steps for identifying and addressing ergonomic risk factors on the job site are included, along with an educational overview of the general risks presented by such hazards.

This course is an elective course that can help fulfill the requirement for an individual applying for a Site Safety Training Card. This is an awareness-level training only and does not provide any other qualification or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

The course fee does not include the cost of an SST Card.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

English

This program’s goal is to introduce learners to a variety of power and hand tools widely used in the construction industry. Topics will include identifying different kinds of tools, safety procedures, and imperatives for each tool, and PPE required for various tools.

This course is a general elective course that can help fulfill the requirement for an individual applying for a Site Safety Training Card. This is an awareness level training only and does not provide any other qualification or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

Course fee does not include the cost of an SST Card.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

English

This program’s goal is to introduce the tools and practices necessary to hoist and rig loads on various job sites in the construction industry. Proper procedures, safety practices, and roles and responsibilities for workers will be explored.

This course is an elective course that can help fulfill the requirement for an individual applying for a Site Safety Training Card. This is an awareness-level training only and does not provide any other qualification or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

The course fee does not include the cost of an SST Card.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

English

This program’s goal is to introduce learners to the basics of First Aid including how to apply First Aid techniques at work or in the community where appropriate. Additionally, learners will be introduced to the proper usage and procedure for CPR (although this course is not intended as a substitute for in-person CPR training and certification).

This course is a general elective course that can help fulfill the requirement for an individual applying for a Site Safety Training Card. This is an awareness level training only and does not provide any other qualification or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

Course fee does not include the cost of an SST Card.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

English

This program’s goal is to introduce various kinds of personnel lifts that are used on various job sites in the construction industry. Proper operation, safety practices, and roles and responsibilities for workers will be explored.

This course is an elective course that can help fulfill the requirement for an individual applying for a Site Safety Training Card. This is an awareness-level training only and does not provide any other qualification or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

English

This program’s goal is to provide an overview of flagging operations to ensure that workers understand the purpose and procedures for using flag persons to promote worksite and public safety.

This course is a general elective course that can help fulfill the requirement for an individual applying for a Site Safety Training Card. This is an awareness level training only and does not provide any other qualification or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

The course fee does not include the cost of an SST Card

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

English

This program’s goal is to raise awareness of hazards, regulatory requirements, and best practices related to confined spaces. Students will learn how to classify different spaces and review specific scenarios to determine potential hazards and appropriate controls.

This course is an elective course that can help fulfill the requirement for an individual applying for a Site Safety Training Card. This is an awareness-level training only and does not provide any other qualification or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

The course fee does not include the cost of an SST Card

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

English

This program’s goal is to raise awareness of asbestos and lead-related risks construction teams might come into contact with. Steps for identifying and addressing asbestos and lead on the job site are included, along with an educational overview of the general risks presented by the two materials.

This course is an elective course that can help fulfill the requirement for an individual applying for a Site Safety Training Card. This is an awareness-level training only and does not provide any other qualification or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

The course fee does not include the cost of an SST Card.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

English

This program’s goal is to raise awareness of health risks related to sun exposure, provide diagnostic tools to identify sun exposure symptoms and offer general guidance for minimizing the impact of sun exposure on workers and job sites.

This course is an elective course that can help fulfill the requirement for an individual applying for a Site Safety Training Card. This is an awareness-level training only and does not provide any other qualification or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

The course fee does not include the cost of an SST Card.

Course Pricing

  • $39 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

English

This program’s goal is to introduce procedures and strategies for delivering brief on-site meetings, known a Tool Box Talks. Students will be introduced to the goals, format, expectations, and best practices for Tool Box Talk delivery.

This course is a prescribed course that can help fulfill the requirement for an individual applying for a Site Safety Training Card. This is an awareness level training only and does not provide any other qualification or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

Course Fee does not include the cost of an SST Card.

Course Pricing

  • $49 for 1

Course Length

2 Hours

Languages

English

This program’s goal is to introduce procedures and strategies for delivering on-site pre-task safety meetings. Students will be introduced to the goals, format, expectations, and best practices for pre-task safety meeting planning, including identifying and controlling workplace hazards.

This course is a general elective course that can help fulfill the requirement for an individual applying for a Site Safety Training Card. This is an awareness level training only and does not provide any other qualification or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

Course fee does not include the cost of an SST Card

Course Pricing

  • $49 for 1

Course Length

2 Hours

Languages

English

This program’s goal is to improve awareness of the importance, value, procedures, and policies associated with site safety plans while also teaching students how to read and interpret site safety plans.

This course is a prescribed course that can help fulfill the requirement for an individual applying for a Supervisor Site Safety Training Card. This is an awareness-level training only and does not provide any other qualification or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

Course Fee does not include the cost of an SST Card.

Course Pricing

  • $49 for 1

Course Length

2 Hours

Languages

This program’s goal is to raise awareness of health and occupational risks associated with drug and alcohol use, abuse, and dependents. Students will learn about the effects of a variety of prescription, illicit, and over-the-counter drugs as well as how to identify abuse and addiction in the workplace.

This course is a prescribed course that can help fulfill one of the requirements for an individual applying for a Site Safety Training Card. This is an awareness-level training only and does not provide any other qualification or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

Course fee does not include the cost of an SST Card

Course Pricing

  • $49 for 1

Course Length

2 Hours

Languages

The 8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher/Chapter 33 Training course is a refresher to the 40-Hour Site Safety Manager Course, which is a comprehensive presentation of Chapter 33 and the Rules of the City of New York that pertains to public protection. During the training, students will review the hazards of working in the New York City construction environment and the specific methods and work practices that are necessary on an urban construction site.

Course fee does not include the cost of an SST Card

Course Pricing

  • $200 for 1

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

This program’s goal is to raise awareness of the health and safety risks presented by fall hazards on construction sites and provide attendees with knowledge and practices they can use to apply proper controls to prevent and manage fall hazards.

This course is a prescribed training course that can help fulfill the requirement for an individual applying for a Site Safety Training Card. This is an awareness-level training only and does not provide any other qualification or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

Course Pricing

  • $165 for 1

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency has changed life as we know it, including by severely disrupting business on a nationwide scale. Now, as our collective attention turns to the next phase in the pandemic, with relaxing stay-at-home orders and efforts to reopen the economy, employers must assess and evaluate dozens of employment-related issues, including the appropriate application of updated workplace laws and record-keeping requirements.

The purpose of this course is to provide employers, supervisors, and regular employees with the most current and applicable laws and regulations, including:

• The Family Medical Leave Act
 Families First Coronavirus Response Act
• New York State Emergency COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave
• New York City Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law
 New York City Temporary Schedule Change Law
 New York City Fair Workweek Law

Students will have a chance to participate in discussions about how and when each of these laws applies as well as receive a completion certificate. Students will have a chance to participate in discussions about how and when each of these laws applies as well as receive completion certificates.

Course Pricing

  • $30 for 1

Course Length

1 Hour

Languages

English

Students will need to have access to an internet connection, a computer or tablet with access to a web camera, microphone, and download the Zoom app.

Course Pricing

  • $150 for 1
  • $135 for 4-5
  • $127.50 for 6+

Course Length

4 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

Building Code Updates: Stay in the Know with Our NYC DOB Building Codes Update Technical Seminar

2022-02-04

Did you see the latest Department of Buildings (DOB) Building Code updates? Know what it all means for you, your staff, and upcoming jobsites? We do, and we can give you the brief on what different Local Laws, moderations, and other code updates can mean for you in our Building Code Update Seminar: What to […]

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Don’t Be Shocked, How to Recognize and Prevent Electrical Hazards

2022-02-02

According to data from the Workplace Injury & Fatality Statistics at ESFi, electrocution was among the top 10 causes of fatalities reported from 2003 – 2020. Here’s how to recognize and take prevention measures of electrical hazards on your job site.   Top Electrocution and Electrical Hazards In Construction  According to OSHA, some of the most common reported electrocution hazards in […]

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Severe Weather Update: How to Access Your Courses Online  

2022-01-28

In response to the inclement weather forecasted for this weekend, all of our locations will be closed on Saturday January 29th. Below are the updated new course dates for courses with classes originally scheduled for Jan. 29th.   Course Updates  New Course Dates  Spanish 10HR Prescribed SST Bundle Day 1: 2/5/22 , BX Location  Spanish 32HR Supp. […]

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Why Should You Get Your SST Card Training at TSCTA

2022-01-26

There really is no substitute for quality hands-on SST card training provided by TSCTA’s experienced instructors and our facilities. We use interactive training methods, hands-on scenarios with relevant equipment, quality safety equipment and current technology, not just PowerPoints and videos. But there’s more to consider when deciding on your next safety training course provider.   Here’s why TSCTA should be at […]

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In-Person, Hybrid, and Virtual Learning: How to Find the Best One for You

2021-11-23

What are hybrid courses? There are many reasons students may choose traditional, in-person learning, but with new learning methods available, is there a happy medium between virtual and in-person? TSCTA has adopted the hybrid learning method, which combines face-to-face learning with online resources.   To figure out what method of learning works best for you, here’s the difference between hybrid learning, virtual learning, […]

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Working With Mobile Elevating Work Platforms – Do I Need Training?

2021-11-09

What are Mobile Elevating Work Platforms or MEWPs? Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) are machines/devices designed to move workers, tools, and materials to work height. These types of machines/devices can include “Boom Lifts,” “Aerial Lifts,” or “Scissor Lifts.” What’s New? According to ANSI A92.24, aerial lift operators are required to have documented training such as […]

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Diversity & Inclusion Drives Safety Culture – Construction Inclusion Week 2021

2021-10-21

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2021-10-20

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Unconscious Bias and the Workplace – Construction Inclusion Week 2021

2021-10-19

While biases can have positive or negative outcomes, we should learn to be aware of our unconscious biases, especially at our workplace. As part of our ongoing Construction Inclusion Week series, in this article, we tackle unconscious bias in the workplace.

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2021-10-18

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This course will refresh the participant’s knowledge of how to properly perform lead-safe practices and how to successfully implement them.

Course Pricing

  • $195.00 for 1
  • $175.50 for 8+

Course Length

4 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

Emergencies can create a variety of hazards for workers in the impacted area. Preparing before an emergency incident plays a vital role in ensuring that employers and workers have the necessary equipment, know where to go, and know how to keep themselves safe when an emergency occurs.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Disaster Site Worker Outreach Training Program is intended to provide necessary training to workers who provide skilled support (e.g. utility, demolition, debris removal, or heavy equipment operation) or clean-up services in response to natural and man-made disasters. All workers at disaster sites need to be aware of the differences between disaster sites and regular construction or demolition worksites and be able to inspect, don, and doff air-purifying respirators. This training is also intended to raise awareness that pre-incident training is essential to ensure worker safety and health in response to disasters.

The National Incident Management System (NIMS), personal protective equipment including specific respiratory protection requirements, and the importance of decontamination and traumatic stress will be discussed in detail. The training in interactive, with opportunity for attendees to practice their expanded knowledge through discussion, group exercises, and demonstrations within the safety of a controlled environment.

Course Pricing

  • $400 for 1
  • $360 for 4-5
  • $340 for 6-9
  • $320 for 10+

Course Length

16 Hours

Languages

English

This 8 hour Hazwoper refresher training program consists of a synopsis of the core elements of an occupational safety and health program including emergency response plan and procedures.

Course Pricing

  • $225.00 for 1
  • $202.50 for 4-5
  • $191.25 for 6+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

This 40 Hour Hazwoper training program consists of a synopsis of the core elements of an occupational safety and health program including emergency response plan and procedures.

Besides live lecture and instructional videos, the program includes discussion of pertinent provisions of EPA standards or laws, decontamination equipment and procedures, and review of air and contamination monitoring equipment. The training concludes with a class interactive task where students are asked to apply the information and materials that were provided during the course to mock hazardous scenarios.

Course Pricing

  • $645.00 for 1
  • $580.50 for 4-5
  • $548.25 for 6-9
  • $516.00 for 10+

Course Length

40 Hours

Languages

English

This course is based on the requirements contained within the OSHA Code of Federal Regulations for General Industry (29 CFR 1910). This course covers OSHA-mandated topics, such as OSHA inspection procedures, record keeping, fire detection/prevention, welding, cutting, electrical, lockout/Tag out, personal protective equipment, ergonomics, hand and portable tools, industrial hygiene/blood borne pathogens, walking and working surfaces, means of egress and fire protection, cranes, electrical, hazard communication, and material handling.

Course Pricing

  • $550.00 for 1
  • $495.00 for 4-5
  • $467.50 for 6-9
  • $440.00 for 10+

Course Length

30 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

The 10 Hour OSHA Outreach Training Program for General Industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in general industry. Attendees discuss and review how to prevent accidents and injuries and OSHA General Industry Standards specific to your industry. This course is based on the requirements contained within the OSHA Code of Federal Regulations for General Industry (29 CFR 1910).

Course Pricing

  • $180.00 for 1
  • $162.00 for 4-5
  • $153.00 for 6+

Course Length

10 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

This program includes OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as construction safety and health principles. The training will place emphasis on those areas that are most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. This program is more applicable for the construction supervisor, with a more intensified focus on various occupational safety and health standards. Course participants can expect to be able to locate and identify OSHA standards in 29 CFR 1926; identify common causes of accidents and fatalities in hazardous areas of construction; recommend abatement techniques for such hazards; and recognize various construction processes, materials, and equipment.

Course Pricing

  • $550.00 for 1
  • $495.00 for 4-5
  • $467.50 for 6-9
  • $440.00 for 10+

Course Length

30 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

This bundle offers two, NYC Department of Buildings-Approved SST courses including 10 hours of prescribed (required) training that can be applied towards the requirements of a  Site Safety Training (SST) Card.

THESE ARE AWARENESS-LEVEL TRAINING COURSES ONLY and do not provide any other qualifications or authorization outside of the Site Safety Training Card.

The courses in this bundle are also available as stand-alone options. To register for either of these courses individually click the appropriate link below:

Course Pricing

  • $310.00 for 1
  • $279.00 for 10+

Course Length

10 Hours

Languages

English

This EPA approved course explains how to comply with the new RRP Rule. This course will teach students lead-safe work practices & how to successfully implement them.

Course Pricing

  • $285.00 for 1
  • $256.50 for 2

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

The purpose of this awareness training is to provide workers with background information on asbestos in workplace, the dangers of asbestos fibers in buildings, methods of recognizing and preventing exposure to asbestos as well as how to comply with OSHA’s asbestos safety standards.

Course Pricing

  • $150.00 for 1
  • $135.00 for 4-5
  • $127.00 for 6+

Course Length

4 Hours

Languages

English

In this seminar, students will learn the information presented to employees through the written mediums of labels and safety data sheets, and will learn how to apply this information in their workplace.

Course Pricing

  • $50.00 for 1

Course Length

2 Hours

Languages

English

Following OSHA standards for lead in construction, attendees will learn what is required to prevent exposure to lead in the construction industry. This course includes an overview of Lead Paint, Hazards and OSHA Regulations.

Course Pricing

  • $150.00 for
  • $135.00 for
  • $127.50 for

Course Length

4 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

The course will review the fundamentals of Silica and respirable crystalline silica, basic health hazards and risks related to exposure, PPE, engineering controls and safe work practices.

The 2-Hour Silica Hazard Awareness Seminar is appropriate for individuals who may be exposed to respirable crystalline silica in the course of construction activities. Occupational exposure occurs when cutting, sawing, drilling, and crushing of concrete, brick, ceramic tiles, rock, and stone products. Occupational exposure also occurs in operations that process or use large quantities of sand, such as foundries and the glass, pottery and concrete products industries.

Additionally, per OSHA 1926.1153, effective September 23, 2017 (delayed from original enforcement date of June 23, 2017), the training will cover the new permissible exposure limits, specific requirements for exposing controls, competent person, and training and record keeping. We’ve taken the time to break down the new regulations to make sure you’re protected and in compliance!

Course Pricing

  • $75.00 for 1
  • $67.50 for 6+

Course Length

2 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

This seminar prepares students to navigate the FDNY’s computer-based S-60 Watchperson for Construction Site C of F exam.

Course Pricing

  • $50.00 for 1

Course Length

2 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

The Fire Code requires that whenever there is hot work (gas torch, etc.) operation taking place at a major construction site, a fire watch should be done by a person holding an F-60 Certificate of fitness (C of F). The F-60 C of F is also required when hot work operations will be conducted in an occupied building or when repairs are being done in an office building.

This seminar prepares students for the computer-based F-60 Fireguard for Torch Operations C of F exam. Candidates will receive instruction on rules, regulations and best practices from the FDNY, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Rules of the City of New York. Students will also be taught the proper protocol and procedures to stand fireguard duty during Torch Operations.

Course Pricing

  • $50.00 for 1

Course Length

2 Hours

Languages

English

This FDNY-approved course is a prerequisite for anyone applying to take the Coordinator of Fire Safety and Alarm Systems in Homeless shelters F-80 Certificate of Fitness exam.

Coordinators of Fire Safety and Alarm System in Homeless Shelters are required for all homeless shelters and in any building or occupancy mandated to have a one-way voice communication system, regardless of occupancy classification, that is operated or occupied by more than 15 persons for a period of more than 30 days, including emergency shelters.  The F-80 Certificate of Fitness is premise-related and does not apply to buildings such as hotels, motels, offices and apartment buildings.

Through this training, students will be prepared for their role as Coordinator and its duties: developing, implementing and supervising all fire prevention and fire protection programs on premise.

Pertinent NYC Fire Codes will be reviewed by the instructor, along with fire safety plan components such as fire drill and evacuation procedures, and the responsibility of knowing how to operate all fire protection devices in the shelter. Other information relevant to the Coordinator’s responsibilities will be covered as well.

Course Pricing

  • $175.00 for 1
  • $157.50 for 10+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

As set forth in the Mayor’s Emergency Executive Order 153, the FDNY authorizes the limited use of propane for comfort heating of restaurant patrons during the COVID-19 state of emergency. T-93 Certificate of Fitness holder is responsible for the onsite supervision of connecting and disconnecting the propane containers from the heaters.

This seminar assists candidates to prepare to navigate the FDNY exam, which can be taken one of four ways: Online exam; In-person computer-based exam; Group appointment exam; Special field exam.

Course Pricing

  • $50.00 for 1

Course Length

2 Hours

Languages

English

Outdoor natural gas-fueled heaters are popular with restaurants and foodservice operators as they are an effective method of extending the outdoor dining season. A sidewalk café with added warmth can be operational later into the fall through winter by providing additional heat to an area that would otherwise be unpleasantly cold. This will be especially beneficial as the service industry adapts to COVID-19. The G-93 Certificate of Fitness holder is required for the Supervision of portable outdoor natural gas-fired heaters in sidewalk cafes.

This seminar will assist students in preparing to successfully pass the written examination required by the FDNY to obtain the  Certificate of Fitness for Supervision of Portable Natural Gas Heaters (G- 93) which can be taken,  in person at FDNY’s headquarters through a computer-based exam.

Course Pricing

  • $50.00 for 1

Course Length

2 Hours

Languages

English

This course introduces students to the New York City Fire Code and Fire Department Rules including their organization and terminology, along with Fire Code construction site provisions and all construction site fire safety requirements. Topics covered will include fire safety plans, inspections, and record-keeping, training on fire extinguishers, testing fire protection equipment, hot work requirements, and industry best practices based on other regulatory requirements like the Building Code and OSHA.

Any training on or after 5/26/21 will be based on the updated notice of exam and study guide (Rev Date 5/6/21)

Training Requirements for Construction Site Fire Safety Manager Training

Candidates for the New York City Fire Department’s (FDNY) Construction Site Fire Safety Manager (CSFSM) S-56 Certificate of Fitness (C of F) Exam are required to complete a CSFSM training course. Applicants have 1 year from the date of completing the course to apply to take the S-56 exam with the FDNY. If they do not apply within a year they are required to retake the entire course. For additional information click here.

Course Pricing

  • $245.00 for 1
  • $220.50 for 10+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

The Emergency Action Plan Director and Active Shooter/Medical Emergency courses have been combined into one course, Non-Fire Emergencies with Active Shooter/Medical Emergencies, as described below:

  • The Non-Fire Emergencies curriculum is intended to provide the class attendees an overview of the requirements and responsibilities of an FLSD during all non-fire emergencies.
  • The Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness (ASMEP) training course provides general guidance to Fire and Life Safety  Director (FLSD) and the building owners to mitigate the damage or injuries resulting from active shooter and medical emergency incidents occurred in high-rise buildings.

Register for both FLSD training components at the same time to receive the discounted price of $500 ($75 in savings).

Course Pricing

  • $275.00 for 1
  • $247.50 for 10+

Course Length

11 Hours

Languages

English

The 20-hour course examines every aspect of fire protection management in high-rise structures through intense review of aspects of Local Law #5 of 1973 and the 2014 FDNY Code. Special emphasis is placed on the Fire Code Chapter 4-Emergency Planning and Preparedness and Chapter 9- Fire Protection Systems. Other course topics include firematics, FLSD duties and responsibilities, building construction and primary fire protection systems, and recordkeeping requirements.

Course Pricing

  • $300.00 for 1
  • $270.00 for 10+

Course Length

20 Hours

Languages

English

The Fire Safety Directors, Emergency Action Plan Director and Active Shooter/Medical Emergency courses have been combined into one course consisting of two components. Both components are available independently, but for most FLSD C of F candidates, completion of both will be required as part of the application process.

This Fire & Life Safety Directors (FLSD) course is covered in the two components as described below:

  1. Fire Emergencies
    • This 20-hour course examines every aspect of fire protection management in high-rise structures through intense review of aspects of Local Law #5 of 1973 and the 2014 FDNY Code. Special emphasis is placed on the Fire Code Chapter 4-Emergency Planning and Preparedness and Chapter 9- Fire Protection Systems.
  2. Non-Fire Emergencies with Active Shooter/Medical Emergencies
    • The Non-Fire Emergencies curriculum is intended to provide the class attendees an overview of the requirements and responsibilities of an FLSD during all non-fire emergencies.
    • The Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness (ASMEP) training course provides general guidance to Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD) and the building owners to mitigate the damage or injuries resulting from active shooter and medical emergency incidents occurred in high-rise buildings.

FDNY overview of FLSD Procedures for New Applicants

TSCTA’s FDNY Approved Courses section of our FAQ page provides additional info on the FLSD C of F proces

Course Pricing

  • $500.00 for 1
  • $450.00 for 10+

Course Length

31 Hours

Languages

English

This course allows mast climber users to recognize the most common hazards related to their work. Students will be able to identify their responsibilities as a user or operator, safety procedures, current regulations and hazard controls related to mast climbing. This course covers topics such as mast climber use and operation, hazards associated with such work, pre-use inspections, startup and shut down procedures, emergency descent procedures, fall protection, mast climber stability and balance, and storage of materials on a mast climber.

Course Pricing

  • $135.00 for 1
  • $121.60 for 4-5
  • $114.75 for 6+

Course Length

4 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

This course refreshes the knowledge of licensed crane operators, licensed riggers, rigger foremen on the proper procedures for crane assembly/disassembly, crane inspection, crane operator communication, how to prevent accidents with cranes and hoists and proper fall protection techniques.

Course Pricing

  • $245.00 for 1
  • $220.50 for 4-5
  • $208.25 for 6+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

During this course students will learn the proper procedures for crane assembly/disassembly, crane inspection, crane operator communication, how to prevent accidents with cranes and hoists and proper fall protection techniques. Topics covered include industry standards and best practices, rigging requirements, lifting and lowering loads, use of slings, signaling, pre-lift planning, industry standards and best practices, and a thorough review of the NYC Construction Codes, OSHA 1926 as it relates to cranes, derricks and rigging.

Course Pricing

  • $600.00 for 1
  • $540.00 for 4-5
  • $510.00 for 6-9
  • $480.00 for 10+

Course Length

30 Hours

Languages

English

This renewal course includes a review of New York City Construction Codes and OSHA Regulations as it pertains to rigging operations and industry best practices.

Topics covered during the course will include rigging methods, installation, maintenance, repair and use of rigging hardware and equipment, climber/tower crane assembly, jumping, and disassembly, critical picks, suspended scaffolds, fall protection and more. Additionally, attendees will have a forum to exchange their experiences and discuss the most recent changes in the rigging industry.

Course Pricing

  • $245.00 for 1
  • $220.50 for 10+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

During this course, participants will learn the most current rigging standards and the core management skills needed to be an effective Licensed Master Rigger. With the use of New York City Construction Codes, OSHA Regulations and industry best practices, participants will learn how to stay in compliance with the most current rigging standards. Material covered during the course will include rigging methods, installation, maintenance, repair and use of rigging hardware and equipment, guidance on how to read scaffold design drawings, how to verify the fitness of the rigging crew, properly train workers on related hazards, and also how to identify and respond to emergency situations, climber/tower crane assembly, jumping, and disassembly, critical picks, Suspended scaffolds, fall protection and more.

The course will also include a hands-on portion where the instructor will determine if each student is capable of applying rope knots, terminating wire rope, building a block, effectively installing fall protection systems, and inspecting/maintaining different types of scaffold hoist motors.

Course Pricing

  • $550.00 for 1
  • $495.00 for 4-5
  • $467.50 for 6-9
  • $440.00 for 10+

Course Length

30 Hours

Languages

English

This renewal course includes a review of New York City Construction Codes and OSHA Regulations as it pertains to rigging operations and industry best practices. Subject matter will also include the inspection, maintenance, repair, use, installation, hazards associated with rigging methods, hardware, and equipment, hoisting machines with a manufacturer’s rated capacity of one ton or less, suspended scaffolds, fall protection and more. Additionally, attendees will have a forum to exchange their experiences and discuss the most recent changes in the rigging industry.

Course Pricing

  • $245.00 for 1
  • $220.50 for 10+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

During this course, participants will learn the most current rigging standards and the core management skills needed to be an effective Licensed Special Rigger. The course will thoroughly review New York City Construction Codes and OSHA Regulations as it pertains to rigging operations and industry best practices. Material covered will include guidance on how to read scaffold design drawings, how to verify the fitness of the rigging crew, properly train workers on related hazards, and also how to identify and respond to emergency situations.

The course will also include a hands-on portion where the instructor will assess if each student’s capability of applying rope knots, terminating wire rope, building a block, effectively installing fall protection systems, and inspecting/maintaining different types of scaffold hoist motors.

Course Pricing

  • $550.00 for 1
  • $495.00 for 4-5
  • $467.50 for 6-9
  • $440.00 for 10+

Course Length

30 Hours

Languages

English

During this 16-hour refresher, students will be provided with an overview of OSHA and DOB policies, procedures, and ASME rigging standards with a special emphasis on supervision and coordination of rigging crews and rigging equipment setup. Some topics will include instructions on how to visually inspect rigging equipment, crane setup, load weight and center of gravity calculations as well as methods of applying proper rigging hitches. Students will participate in hands-on exercises in which they will be responsible for presenting, installing and using various rigging applications.

Hands-on assessment will be made by instructor to determine if each student is capable of applying rope knots, inspect rigging hardware and apply learned rigging lifting techniques and immediately prior to the end of course students will independently complete a multiple choice final exam.

Course Pricing

  • $395.00 for 1
  • $355.50 for 4-5
  • $335.75 for 6+

Course Length

16 Hours

Languages

English

During this 32-hour course, students will be provided with an overview of OSHA and DOB policies, procedures, and ASME rigging standards with a special emphasis on supervision and coordination of rigging crews and rigging equipment setup. Some topics will include instructions on how to visually inspect rigging equipment, crane setup, load weight and center of gravity calculations as well as methods of applying proper rigging hitches. Students will participate in hands-on exercises in which they will be responsible for presenting, installing and using various rigging applications.

Hands-on assessment will be made by instructor to determine if each student is capable of applying rope knots, inspect rigging hardware and apply learned rigging lifting techniques and immediately prior to the end of course students will independently complete a multiple choice final exam.

Course Pricing

  • $550.00 for 1
  • $495.00 for 4-5
  • $467.50 for 6-9
  • $440.00 for 10+

Course Length

32 Hours

Languages

English

During the training, students will be provided with an overview of OSHA and DOB policies, procedures, and ASME rigging standards with a special emphasis on recognition and prevention of hazardous conditions.

Additional topics will include instructions on how to visually inspect rigging equipment, basic crane components, crane setup and methods of applying proper rigging hitches. Students will participate in hands-on exercises in which they will be responsible for presenting, installing and using various rigging applications.

Hands-on assessment will be made by instructor to determine if each student is capable of applying rope knots, inspect rigging hardware and apply learned rigging lifting techniques. Immediately prior to the end of the course, students will independently participate in a multiple-choice final exam.

Course Pricing

  • $245.00 for 1
  • $220.50 for 4-5
  • $208.25 for 6+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

During the training, students will be provided with an overview of OSHA and DOB policies, procedures, and ASME rigging standards with a special emphasis on recognition and prevention of hazardous conditions. Additional topics will include instructions on how to visually inspect rigging equipment, basic crane components, crane setup and methods of applying proper rigging hitches. Students will participate in hands-on exercises in which they will be responsible for presenting, installing and using various rigging applications.

Hands-on assessment will be made by instructor to determine if each student is capable of applying rope knots, inspect rigging hardware and apply learned rigging lifting techniques. Immediately prior to the end of the course, students will independently participate in a multiple-choice final exam.

Course Pricing

  • $400.00 for 1
  • $360.00 for 4-5
  • $340.00 for 6-9
  • $320.00 for 10+

Course Length

16 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

This course is a comprehensive review of Chapter 33 and the Rules of the City of New York that pertain to public protection for concrete construction. During the course, students will be reintroduced to the hazards of working the New York City and the specific methods and work practices that are necessary for concrete construction in urban areas.

Course Pricing

  • $245.00 for 1
  • $220.50 for 4-5
  • $208.25 for 6+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

This course is a comprehensive review of Chapter 33 and the Rules of the City of New York that pertain to public protection for concrete construction. The purpose of the course is to initiate prospective candidates with safe job practices for New York City major buildings where 2000 cubic yards of concrete are to be poured. During the course, students will be introduced to the hazards of working the New York City and the specific methods and work practices that are necessary for concrete construction in urban areas.

Course Pricing

  • $500.00 for 1
  • $450.00 for 4-5
  • $425.00 for 6-9
  • $400.00 for 10+

Course Length

30 Hours

Languages

English

This course focuses on a comprehensive approach to the management of a construction site and discusses the NYC DOB Building Codes set forth in Chapter 33. The main objective of this course is to emphasize the importance of safety and protection of the public and workers on and around a jobsite. Our knowledgeable instructors, who are licensed Site Safety Managers, will discuss revisions to the Building Codes, necessary actions to perform to ensure public safety, accident preventions, importance of maintaining logbooks, examines the roles of Site Safety Manager, Coordinator and a Superintendent and much more.

Course Pricing

  • $245.00 for 1
  • $220.50 for 4-5
  • $208.25 for 6+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

The 8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher/Chapter 33 Training course is a refresher to the 40-Hour Site Safety Manager Course, which is a comprehensive presentation of Chapter 33 and the Rules of the City of New York that pertains to public protection. During the training, students will review the hazards of working in the New York City construction environment and the specific methods and work practices that are necessary on an urban construction site.

Disclaimer

As of May 2019, this course serves as a replacement for both the 8-Hour Chapter 33 and the 8-Hour Site Safety Manager Refresher training courses. This new course may be used towards the renewal of a SSM or SSC license and/or to satisfy 8 hours of prescribed training for a Site Safety Training Card as required by Local Law 196 of 2017.

Course Pricing

  • $245.00 for 1
  • $220.50 for 10+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

This course is a comprehensive review of Chapter 33 and the Rules of the City of New York that pertain to public protection. The purpose of the course is to initiate prospective candidates with safe job practices in New York City and to prepare those prospective candidates to take the Site Safety Manager’s test.

During the course, students will be introduced to the hazards of working the New York City construction environment and the specific methods and work practices that are necessary on an urban construction site.

Course Pricing

  • $795.00 for 1
  • $715.50 for 4-5
  • $675.75 for 6-9
  • $636.00 for 10+

Course Length

40 Hours

Languages

English

During this course students will be discussing changes and updates to OSHA and New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) policies, procedures and supported scaffold standards. Students will also have a chance to share jobsite experiences and opinions about new supported scaffold systems and solutions. This knowledge will help workers to properly prepare for and participate in supported scaffold installation/removal process.

The instructor will assess students to determine if each student is capable of applying rope knots used to rig scaffold equipment, properly install/maintain fall protection systems, safely build supported scaffold systems and walking/working scaffold platforms and immediately prior to the end of the course, students will independently participate in a multiple choice final exam.

Course Pricing

  • $245.00 for 1
  • $220.50 for 4-5
  • $208.25 for 6+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish, Polish

Instructors will demonstrate safe methods of installation, removal and modification of different types of supported scaffolds using OSHA regulations, DOB standards and good work practice as a guide. Some topics covered during the course will include major scaffold components, importance of proper pre-planning, worker training, and how to read scaffold design drawings. Throughout the course, students will also participate in hands on exercises in which they will build and dismantle supported scaffolds, apply various knots on the rope and demonstrate ability to apply basic rigging techniques.

The instructor will assess students to determine if each student is capable of applying rope knots used to rig scaffold equipment, properly install/maintain fall protection systems, safely build supported scaffold systems and walking/working scaffold platforms and immediately prior to the end of the course, students will independently participate in a multiple choice final exam.

Course Pricing

  • $550.00 for 1
  • $495.00 for 4-5
  • $467.50 for 6-9
  • $440.00 for 10+

Course Length

32 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish, Polish

This course explains the basic elements of supported scaffold safety and introduces students to the nature of supported scaffold hazards. During the course emphasis is placed on the role of the scaffold user in accident prevention, which includes scaffold inspections, fall protection, recognizing hazards, and responding to emergencies.

Course Pricing

  • $135.00 for 1
  • $121.50 for 4-5
  • $114.75 for 6+

Course Length

4 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish, Polish

The purpose of this course is to help supervisors maintain adequate safety discipline on suspended scaffold projects in New York City. During this course, participants will review Federal and NYC DOB scaffold regulations, how to stay in compliance with the most current Suspended Scaffold standards, exchange their experiences and will discuss the most recent changes in the rigging industry.

The instructor will assess students to determine if each student is capable of applying rope knots, terminating wire rope, building a block and tackle system, and operating scaffold hoist motor and each student will independently complete a multiple-choice final exam.

Course Pricing

  • $245.00 for 1
  • $220.50 for 4-5
  • $208.25 for 6+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

During this course students will explore New York City Construction Codes and OSHA Regulations as it pertains to the supervision of suspended scaffolds. Participants will learn the most current suspended scaffold standards, and will include guidance on how to read scaffold design drawings, how to verify the fitness of the rigging crew, properly train workers on related hazards, and also how to identify and respond to emergency situations. This course will include a hands-on portion where students will learn about and apply rope knots, terminate wire rope, build a block and tackle system, effectively install fall protection systems, and inspect/maintain different types of scaffold hoist motors.

Hands-on assessment will be made by the instructor to determine if each student is capable of performing the above mentioned scaffolding and rigging applications. Each student is required to independently complete a multiple-choice final exam.

Course Pricing

  • $550.00 for 1
  • $495.00 for 4-5
  • $467.50 for 6-9
  • $440.00 for 10+

Course Length

32 Hours

Languages

English

Training will include instruction on how to visually inspect suspended scaffold equipment, identify basic scaffold components, and execute safe assembly and disassembly of the equipment. Students are required to participate in all class exercises, which shall include use of various types of suspended scaffolding and rigging operations.

The instructor will assess students to determine if each student is capable of applying rope knots, terminating wire rope, building a block and tackle system, and operating scaffold hoist motor and each student will independently complete a multiple choice final exam.

Course Pricing

  • $245.00 for 1
  • $220.50 for 4-5
  • $208.25 for 6-9

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

During this 16-hour course, students will be provided with an overview of OSHA and DOB policies, procedures, and suspended scaffold standards with a special emphasis on recognition and prevention of hazardous conditions. Some topics will include instructions on how to visually inspect suspended scaffold equipment, basic scaffold components, and methods of assembling/disassembling them. Students will also participate in hands-on exercises in which they will be responsible for presenting, building, and using various scaffolding and rigging applications.

The instructor will assess students to determine if each student is capable of applying rope knots, terminating wire rope, building a block and tackle system, and operating scaffold hoist motor and each student will independently complete a multiple choice final exam.

Course Pricing

  • $400.00 for 1
  • $360.00 for 4-5
  • $340.00 for 6-9
  • $320.00 for 10+

Course Length

16 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish, Polish

This bundle offers four NYC Department of Buildings-Approved SST courses including 8 hours of prescribed (required) training that can be applied towards the requirements of a Supervisor Site Safety Training (SST) Card.

Course Pricing

  • $245.00 for 1
  • $220.50 for 10+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

This bundle offers eight NYC Department of Buildings-Approved SST courses including 8 hours of general and specialized electives that can be applied towards the requirements of a Site Safety Training (SST) Card.

Included courses in this bundle:

Section I – 2 Hours of SST General Electives/2 Hours of SST Specialized Electives (DOB Course Code in Parentheses)

Section II – 2 Hours of SST General Electives/2 Hours of SST Specialized Electives (DOB Course Code in Parentheses)

Course Pricing

  • $245.00 for 1
  • $220.50 for 10+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English

This bundle offers four NYC Department of Buildings-Approved Site Safety Training (SST) courses including 2 hours of general and 2 hours of specialized electives training that can be applied towards the requirements of an SST or Supervisor SST Card.

Course Pricing

  • $135.00 for 1
  • $121.50 for 10+

Course Length

4 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

This 10 Hour OSHA Outreach training is designed to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights.

This Outreach program emphasizes workplace safety and health, the role of the construction worker in hazard recognition and avoidance, workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint.

Course Pricing

  • $180.00 for 1
  • $162.00 for 4-5
  • $153.00 for 6+

Course Length

10 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish, Polish

NYC DOB’s Bulletin 2021-009

2021-07-09

The New York City Department of Buildings Bulletin 2021-009 rescinded its COVID-19 related Phase 1 Reopening Guidance – here’s what it means to you.

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According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the construction industry has the highest rates of workplace drug use. Substance abuse is a factor in 35 percent of workplace injuries and fatalities, 35 percent of all absences, 38 percent to 50 percent of all workers’ compensation claims and, 40 percent of thefts. Substance abuse is increasing those risks, which affect overall job safety and work efficiency. Substance abuse includes, but is not limited to the use of marijuana, heroin, ecstasy, methamphetamine, cocaine, opiates, amphetamine and high amounts of alcohol. The program’s goal is to address substance and alcohol abuse and particularly focuses on educating workers on safety and productivity hazards created by the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in the workplace.

This training may be delivered as a stand-alone seminar or offered through an integrated approach with other industry appropriate subject matter.

Course Pricing

  • $65.00 for 1
  • $58.50 for 10+

Course Length

2 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

This 8-hour course is intended to educate workers on how to avoid accidents and injuries while working on roofs, leading edges, ladders, or scaffolds by defining the regulations and safety rules associated with fall hazards on construction sites.

Course Pricing

  • $245.00 for 1
  • $220.50 for 10+

Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

Maintaining A Drug-Free Construction Site with TSCTA’s New Training.

2021-06-22

Construction professionals have always had to prepare for the possibility of worker impairment, an unforeseen incident, or any safety hazard that may arise onsite. And, there’s always been an unspoken understanding that drug use is a sensitive topic amongst most construction employees. Yet, with all things considered, employers still have never had to manage to […]

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Workplace Violence; Staying Prepared.

2021-04-21

Each year, nearly 2 million American workers are a victim of some sort of workplace violence according to OSHA reports. Victims of workplace violence can suffer in varying ways like psychological damage or physical injury, and the delivery of violence is not limited. Workplace violence can be verbal, physical, mental, etc.  Workplace violence can happen anywhere, in […]

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Marijuana On-Site; What Construction Professionals Can Do

2021-04-19

Over the last decade, marijuana use has increased in popularity, and subsequently, the legalization of marijuana has been an ongoing trend. States like Washington and Colorado took the lead as some of the first to legalize recreational marijuana use, causing a slow and steady domino effect. Other states followed in passing similar legislation, and as […]

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TSCTA Tips: Complete SST Training ASAP.

2021-02-23

Under Local Law 196, construction employees are required to complete specified hours of site safety training if employed on construction sites that require a site safety plan, construction superintendent, site safety manager, or coordinator by March 1st. Construction workers require 40 hours of training, while construction Supervisors need 60 hours. Submitting your application at your […]

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Severe Weather Closing: February 1, 2021

2021-01-31

UPDATE: We’ve posted the full, revised schedule for all courses affected by our closing Due to the inclement weather forecasted for February 1, 2021, all TSCTA locations will be closed. As a result of the emergency closing, the following courses originally scheduled for Feb. 1, 2021, will now meet on the following dates: 16-Hour Suspended […]

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TSCTA Tips: Applying for Licenses or License Renewals using DOB Now.

2020-12-30

We know the DOB has been working to provide paperless services through the DOB Now platform for quite some time. This shift now requires you to apply for a license or license renewal online, using the DOB Now website. Over the recent months, several TSCTA class attendants have submitted licensee applications through the DOB Now portal and offered us some insight on […]

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Severe Weather Closing – December 17, 2020

2020-12-16

TSCTA will be closed for in-person training this Thursday, 12/17/20. Virtual and online courses will still be conducted as scheduled.   Severe Weather – Rescheduled Courses & Dates Classes scheduled for Wednesday, December 16th will be meeting as scheduled. Classes scheduled for Thursday, December 17th have been rescheduled to the below-listed dates:  Long Island City’s 40-HR Site Safety […]

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Post-COVID Safety Training at TSCTA.

2020-12-08

Nobody plans for a mistake or setback on a construction project, and people don’t prepare for a pandemic. The COVID pandemic struck the world with no heads-up, and it left many of us struggling to find ways to keep things together and continue moving forward. The changes that COVID and quarantine-life have introduced have been […]

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TSCTA’s Plan Ahead Checklist for Construction Site Safety

2020-10-08

It should be a golden rule for safety hazards on a construction site to be boldly labeled so that the constant need to comply with safety guidelines when working is never dismissed. It’s not uncommon for the topic of site safety to stay on the back burner when your team’s priority is completing a project […]

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Grand Re-Opening: Let’s Get Back to Work!

2020-06-04

TSCTA is reopening!
We have taken enhanced health and safety measures—for you, our other Students, and Employees. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting TSCTA.

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TSCTA’s COVID-19 Response

2020-05-20

“No time like the present” is a phrase most often used as a motivator for those concerned about making a choice or taking a leap, but over the past few months, it has become an increasingly universal statement of fact. Outside of previous pandemics, there has not been a situation that has brought not just […]

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We’re All In This Together

2020-03-19

In an effort to share the responsibility of flattening the curve, TSC Training Academy (TSCTA), will temporarily suspend live classroom instruction at all locations as of Monday, March 23, 2020.
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New Website, Who Dis?

2020-02-21

By now you might have noticed that the website looks a little different. We’re happy to say that we’ve worked on updating the look and feel of the site to make it easier to navigate. The home page opens up to our main course categories displayed as icons. The top navigation menus have also been […]

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Local Lawmakers Hope Drones Can Play a Role in Future Inspections

2019-12-24

Following the tragic death of architect Erica Tishman, several New York City lawmakers are hoping to bring NYC building inspections into the modern day with new legislation allowing drones to be used in the process, according to reports from CBS 2 NY. As we’ve previously discussed here at the TSCTA Newscenter, drones have become an […]

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How to Construct a Gingerbread Worksite

2019-12-11

While it may seem like a joke made specifically for us, it turns out there is a “construction gingerbread” recipe that we feel is our journalistic duty to bring to you. With the recipe (found at the bottom of this page) created by Stella Parks of Serious Eats, you’ll get the best of both worlds: […]

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This year, Santa Claus’s middle name is … Danger: Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating Outdoors

2019-12-10

Although the tree plays the most central role in the Christmas decoration tradition for most — including, presumably, Santa, given that’s where he leaves the good stuff — the very best way to bring public attention to your holiday spirit seems to be by making sure your house can be seen from space.  And for […]

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This year, Santa Claus’s middle name is … Danger: Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating Indoors

2019-12-09

For most folks who celebrate, Christmastime is a season of frivolity and fun, where the warmth and joy of time spent with family and friends counteracts the bitterness of winter’s weather. But for fans of safety — where our Safe-tees at? — it can be a minefield of minor and major safety violations that have […]

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The Signs, They Are A-Changin’

2019-10-15

While anyone who has had the chance to take our 8HR Site Safety Manager Refresher/Chapter 33 course is likely well aware of signage requirements for work sites, a new set of signs will find their way onto projects across the city starting October 15th, 2019. The new requirement compels general contractors to post worker safety […]

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One of our TSCTA Instructors has a HAZWOPER of a story

Recently, our lead instructor, Dawid Ditrich, headed to England to facilitate a HAZWOPER training at the request of the United States Air Force (USAF). TSCTA has a history of providing specialized trainings for a variety of clients including government agencies. Here’s Dawid’s story on this trip and the training we facilitated. This training was done […]

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The March Towards Labor Day

2019-09-04

While there’s some debate over who first proposed the idea of Labor Day 125 years ago — as TSCTA News has discussed on previous adventures into American holiday history — there are no questions regarding what the holiday itself has always been: a party. In fact, according to the Department of Labor’s history of the […]

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OSHA Seeks Comment on Silica Code Change

2019-08-29

A change may be coming to silica standards, with a recent two-pronged proposal finding its way into public consideration. The first is a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the expansion of what’s commonly known as “Table 1” from section 1926.1153 of the Federal Register, which provides details on the levels of silica protection for most […]

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NYC Small Business Services Announces Local Law 196 Training Grants

2019-08-27

New York City Small Business Services announced that they are accepting applications for Site Safety Training reimbursement grants. More

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NYC Construction: It’s Electric!

2019-07-12

There’s any number of things which New Yorkers do better than anyone else: Ticker tape parades, pizza and building the future, just to name a few. New York State even has the lowest energy costs in the country at $2,524/per person, which, according to the US Energy Information Agency is a dollar less than runner-up […]

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National Safety Week: Hot, Hot Heat

2019-06-20

During the National Safety Council’s NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH, we’ll be taking a look at each week’s NSC-designated focus through a construction site lens. This is Fatigue Week. As part of NSC’s month-long celebration of all things safety, TSCTA News has taken a look at the weekly focus as suggested by the organization, all while still presenting […]

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National Safety Month: All Falls Up

2019-06-11

During the National Safety Council’s NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH, we’ll be taking a look at each week’s NSC-designated focus through a construction site lens. This is Fall Week.

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National Safety Month: Watch out! (And you might get what you’re after, which is safety)

2019-06-07

During the National Safety Council’s NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH, we’ll be taking a look at each week’s NSC-designated focus through a construction site lens. This is Hazard Recognition Week. To kick off National Safety month, the National Safety Council asks us (in the royal sense, not TSCTA specifically, though we’re ever-vigilant) to focus on those most […]

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TSCTA Is Looking For A Full-Time Instructor

2019-06-04

Instructor Position Available Full-time, bilingual technical instructor responsible for classroom instruction of environmental, health, procedural, and scaffold safety training programs for the construction trades. The role may also include the research, design, development and translation of new curriculums and supporting class resources.  PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Fully fluent in English and Spanish (spoken and written) languages. Preference […]

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The City That Never Stops Growing

2019-05-15

While it may seem obvious to anyone who has lived or worked in The City That Never Sleeps, over the past decade New York City has also become The City That Never Stops Growing. And a recent report published by the office of the State Comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli, puts that abstract idea into concrete […]

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#StandDown4Safety Series: Harnesses

2019-05-10

For our final phase of this week’s #StandDown4Safety series, we’re exploring the most ubiquitous piece of safety equipment for those work at height, the safety harness. From their origins as the body belts popular on work sites in the first half of the 20th century, one constant has remained at the intersection of harnesses and […]

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Local Law 196 Update: Second Compliance Date Delayed

2019-05-09

On May 8th, 2019, the New York City Council voted to extend the second compliance date for Local Law 196 (LL196) from 6/1/2019 to 12/1/2019. In response to push back from industry stakeholders, the City Council agreed to delay the training requirement for Workers and Supervisors. What does this mean? Workers– Required to have 30 […]

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#StandDown4Safety Series: Aerial Lifts

As technological advancements have changed the construction industry for the better (and safer), aerial lifts have become a prominent feature of many worksites looking to provide their builders with the means to access difficult to reach areas of a given project. When coupled with the benefit of preventing workers from overly straining themselves physically — […]

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#StandDown4Safety Series: Ladders

2019-05-08

Whether you’re Jeff Hardy or Joe Everyman, you’ve likely climbed a ladder. While harnesses are perhaps the most ubiquitous piece of equipment found when working at height on a construction site, ladders are one of the most recognizable pieces of construction equipment on earth. But, as is the case with most things, the dangers involved […]

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#StandDown4Safety Series: Scaffold Safety

2019-05-07

Like the skyscrapers they helped build, scaffolds are a foundational part of The City’s skyline. Symbolic of the never-ending drive for renewal and expansion that fuels the construction industry, nearly everyone is familiar with them in one form or another. As such, they are also aware of the potential risk that, for instance, falling debris […]

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#StandDown4Safety Series: Through No Fall of Their Own

2019-05-06

As you may already know, have heard, or even read about here at TSCTA News, today is the start of National #StandDown4Safety week, a nationwide initiative to emphasize worker safety (and fall prevention in particular) at the start of construction season. Throughout the week, we’ll providing you with tips and tricks on keeping your focus […]

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Stand Down … For What? (Safety!)

2019-05-02

Originally started as a two-year program begun on Workers’ Memorial Day 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-led Stand Down for Safety week – which will take place this year May 6th-10th— has become an annual tradition at the start of every construction season in the years since. As you are likely aware, safety […]

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International Workers’ Day: As American As Apple Pie

2019-05-01

International Workers’ Day is often considered Labor Day’s red-headed step-sibling; a holiday celebrated mostly in Europe far away from our social and economic traditions. However, what many don’t realize is that the day has its origins right here in America. THE 8-HOUR WORK DAY Eight hours’ labor, Eight hours’ recreation, Eight hours’ rest has been […]

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Drones Impact on Worker Safety

2019-04-22

Although it’s surely appreciated by Hollywood producers looking for a (much) cheaper way to create those sweeping aerial shots that were once done by helicopters, the most significant aspect of the drone revolution on the world will likely be what they will mean for construction sites across the world. For most, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) […]

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Don’t Blow Your Lid: How Stress Impacts Workplace Safety

2019-03-29

Pick a construction stereotype, and most of them only scratch the surface of what’s really going on inside a worker’s mind. As one of the most stressful job industries in the country, it’s no surprise that workers can feel long term stress. But how, and more importantly, can worker stress impact the jobsite as a whole? The short answer is yes, but the scope is greater than ‘a bad day’.

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The Ultimate OSHA Cheat Sheet

2019-03-12

This isn’t a ‘cheat sheet’ We’ll be honest: we lied to you. As one of the leading safety training providers, we’d never let you take an ‘easy’ out. Hard work requires ‘hard work’. So instead, we’re going to give you a crash course, ie. our personal cheat sheet, on OSHA cards. What is OSHA Ok, […]

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Women In Construction: Building Gender Equality

2019-02-25

More women are working on construction sites than 40 years ago. However, they’re still drastically underrepresented in the workforce. For National Women’s Month, we want to highlight the strides and successes women have had in the construction industry throughout history. The Stereotype of the Construction Worker Many associate the construction industry, specifically construction workers, with […]

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Protected: Tag Test Page *Not A Class*

2019-02-04

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Hard-Headed: Hard Hats & Safety

2019-01-14

No one wants to be labeled as ‘hard-headed’. But there’s no better head protection than an actual hard hat. It’s a worker uniform staple, and one of the few items that can be customized (within reason).  Hard hats protect the head from injury while on the job site. However, the history of the modern hard hat […]

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The Gowanus Canal And Environmental Health Safety

2019-01-07

The Gowanus Canal has a long history that’s led to its current state of being NYC’s most toxic body of water to date. It’s now at the mercy of rezoning plans and environmental health efforts of restoration. However, can such a hazard zone be truly saved? Or is it a permanent lesson to learn regarding […]

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Trench Training Shouldn’t Be a Last Ditch Effort

2018-12-28

Caught Between a Rock And A Hard Place Deliberately jumping into a 7-foot trench isn’t anyone’s cup of tea. But for workers used to the field, it can be an oversight on safety protocol that can cost them more than a day’s pay. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016 alone there were […]

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We’re Hiring – Looking for a Few Good Safety Pros

2018-12-03

We’re hiring! TSCTA is looking for a few good Safety Pros to help us provide our industry-leading safety training courses. Ready to join the TSCTA Family, keep reading. JOB SUMMARY Full-time or Part-time technical instructor positions available. Position requires a flexible schedule, with night and weekend availability. Preference given to bi-lingual candidates proficient in both […]

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Holiday Gifts For the Modern Worker

Alright, it’s that time of the year again. When the weather is getting frightful, and not in the fun, Nat King Cole style: you have to layer up when you venture out. What better way than to kill two birds with one stone by getting your friend a gift you know they’ll need or want? […]

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Dunce Day: Dumbest Mistakes on the Job

2018-11-09

There’s an old saying that goes “To err is human,” from the late Alexander Pope. While we all make mistakes, we still make mistakes. But at least you guys didn’t make the mistakes that these workers did – all of which deserved a feature on Dunce Day (11/8). Nailing the LOTO Procedure Brad was a […]

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OSHA and Cinema: Violations on the Big Screen

2018-10-30

Films are the ultimate way to escape reality, but sometimes when you sit down and think, you’re grateful your workplace is not at one of these film fictional settings. From Dino-Zoos to Candy wonders here’s a short list of films that would never pass OSHA standards. The Terminator/Terminator 2 Movies and No Onsite Security + […]

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The Crane Operator Certification Deadline is Near: What To Do

2018-10-19

Still Want to Lift? Get Your Crane License Renewed The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) compliance date for crane operator and riggers certification/renewal is November 10, 2018. So, what now? Let’s brief on the job and safety guidelines of Crane Operators and Riggers. Despite what many non-construction workers think, the Crane Operator’s job isn’t just starting […]

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Fire Prevention Week: What You Need To Know

2018-10-12

Fire prevention is in full swing and we here at TSCTA want to make sure everyone stays safe and unscorched for not only this week but year-round as well. While there’s no Smokey the Bear in this neck of the woods, fires in urban areas can be just as deadly and make up to 3% […]

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Keeping School Zones Safe Using Technology On Drivers

2018-10-04

Question, how many regulations are in place to keep school children safe from dangerous driving? The answer is not enough, because students are still at risk as they head back to class this year. But with modern technology, that’s going to change. In Session: Blasio and Cuomo on School Safety School zones within the Tri-State […]

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Horrible Bosses: How Poor Leadership Can Create a Toxic Work Environment

2018-09-28

When you think of safety hazards on the jobsite as a supervisor, manager, or employer, what comes to mind? Chemical hazards? Scaffolding inspections? OSHA standards? If those came to mind, that’s good! You’re on the ball in terms of safety procedures. But you may be missing one key factor here that can affect everyone on […]

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Lockout/Tagout(LOTO) & Safety Compliance

2018-09-26

Recently, The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the Top 10 Most Cited Violations list for 2016. To a devasting lack of surprise, Lockout/Tagout, or LOTO, was ranked fifth in the lineup of safety desecrations. What is LOTO? Lockout/Tagout practices are precautions that safeguard workers from hazardous energy releases during construction, maintenance, […]

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When Disaster Strikes: Creating A Disaster Plan

2018-09-01

Each year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designates September as National Preparedness Month which highlights the importance of having a disaster plan and knowing what to do in the event of a worst case scenario.

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Learning From Labor – Apprenticeships Are On The Rise

As employers search for qualified new hires that will last, many U.S. adults are learning from labor – apprenticeships may better prepare a generation for work life.

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SST Provider Guidelines and What it Means to You

2018-07-20

Recently, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) released the full Site Safety Training (SST) Curriculum guidelines to the public, one of the last hurdles for those seeking to deliver  Department-Approved Training to the men and women who build New York. As of this writing, TSCTA is finalizing our curriculum submittal for the DOB […]

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TSC Training Academy, LLC Proudly Announces Expansion Into the South Bronx

2018-06-27

Bronx, NY June 25, 2018– Join us for the grand opening of TSCTA’s newest location on Wednesday, July 18 for an introduction to the most versatile and affordable construction safety training provider in the Bronx. Be a part of the official ribbon cutting, which will take place at 332 E. 149th St between 10 AM and 12 PM. Guests will be treated to a free breakfast, raffles and giveaways, and […]

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Heat Stress Controls – Getting Your Site Ready For The Summer

The summer is officially here, and so is the oppressive heat that it can bring. While the effects of heat stress are something we’ve previously covered, getting your site ready for the summer heat should be a proactive measure rather than a reactive solution. We took a look at NIOSH’s latest tips for dealing with extreme heat and put together a simple guide on heat stress controls.

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The DOB Releases SST Curriculum Synopsis

2018-06-01

The DOB released the SST Curriculum topics in early May 2018 which outlines the course topics that must be covered by the required 40-hours of training for Workers and 62-hours of training for Supervisors under Local Law 196. The following SST Curriculum synopsis from the DOB is intended to help stakeholders understand the key points […]

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Bridging the Gap: Looking Beyond the Bachelor’s

2018-05-24

In 2018, skill labor jobs continue to grow and present opportunities to workers across the country. Despite this sustained growth, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) says that 70% of companies nationwide still can’t find enough boots to keep their job sites running and delivering on schedule. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Construction and […]

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Unpacking the DOB’s SST Curriculum

2018-05-22

On May 9th, 2018, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) released the full SST Curriculum and the course topics to be completed to comply with Local Law 196’s (LL196) construction safety training mandate. In this post, we will do a deep dive to help you understand what you need to know to stay in compliance.

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The 5th Annual National Safety Stand-Down Week Is Here

2018-05-07

In 2016, nearly 40% of all construction fatalities were directly attributed to falls on the job. Over the last 5 years, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has held an annual National Safety Stand-Down week in the second week of May to raise awareness and prevent falls. OSHA’s uses Stand-Down Week […]

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Women in Construction: Jobs Are Booming, Except For One Overlooked Group of Workers

2018-04-30

In NYC, construction jobs are coveted for their earning potential and ability to propel hard workers comfortably into the middle class. With plenty of new job sites breaking, or soon-to-be breaking ground and a shortage of available laborers, there’s one set of workers that have been overlooked for far too long – women.

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Ignorance Of OSHA Standards Is No Excuse

2018-04-27

A Georgia mechanical contractor faces fines of $49,000 after the US Court of Appeals upheld OSHA’s decision to issue a willful citation after a worker fell through a skylight to his death. The contractor’s defense: the foreman did not have adequate training and was ignorant of OSHA’s Fall Protection standard. The panel was not convinced. […]

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TSCTA Is Giving Back | Free ESL Courses

2018-04-26

TSC Training Academy (TSCTA) is giving back to our community! We’ve been a part of the Long Island City community for over 15 years and to show our appreciation, we’re offering FREE ESL courses. This is a completely free course and all are welcomed (walk-ins welcomed but registration is preferred)! If you or someone you […]

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TSCTA Welcomes Subcontractors Trade Association Members

2018-04-23

TSC Training Academy is proud to announce our collaboration with the Subcontractors Trade Association (STA). We are equally committed to the STA’s goal of building New York better and providing the industry the tools and resources to promote safety and training among the STA’s members.

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Lowe’s and The Home Depot Commit to Closing Skilled Labor Gap

2018-04-02

According to the most recent data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the construction industry reported over 100k job openings in January 2018. Additionally, there were over 350k new workers entering jobs in the construction industry, highlighting the need to fill many vacant job slots. Lowe’s and The Home Depot are recommitting their […]

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World’s Largest Voluntary Demolition at 270 Park Avenue

2018-03-30

How do you demolish a 52-story office tower in the heart of Midtown? That’s the question JPMorgan Chase hopes to answer as they make way for a new 70-story building at 270 Park Avenue. While there are no detailed plans for the demolition and subsequent build, the project will be the world’s largest voluntary demolition […]

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How do I transition from the F-85 Certificate of Fitness to the T-89/F-89?

2018-03-22

All Fire Safety Directors who have not taken the Non-Fire Emergency/EAP Course must do so by September 3, 2018, or by the time of the renewal date of their current F-85 Certificate of Fitness (C of F), whichever occurs first. For additional information on how to transition to the FLSD F-89 C of F, click […]

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What do I do if I’m a Fire Safety Director and/or Fire Life & Safety Director at multiple locations (more than two)?

Certificate of Fitness holders seeking to be certified in additional buildings must submit the Fire Safety Director (F-85) and Fire Life and Safety Director (T-89/F-89) Variance Form. You will be required to list your current work hours at each location and state the physical building address where you plan on taking the On-Site Exam for […]

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How long is the T-89/F-89 Certificate of Fitness valid for?

This certificate must be renewed every three years. The NYC Fire Department (FDNY) will send a Renewal Notice 90 days before the expiration date. This letter includes the certificate number, the expiration date, and the amount of the renewal fee. For more information, please click here.

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What happens if I fail the On-Site Exam?

Applicants who fail the FDNY’s On-Site Exam will receive a failure notice via mail. Applicants are allowed to take the on-site exam up to two times per the FDNY; to retake the exam, authorized personnel must schedule an appointment as outlined here. If an applicant fails the on-site exam a second time, they must retake both […]

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How do I obtain my T-89/F-89 Certificate of Fitness?

Applicants who pass the FDNY’s On-Site Exam will receive their Certificate of Fitness directly from the FDNY via mail.

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What happens if I do not pass the FDNY Computer-Based Exam?

Candidates who fail the computer-based exam will receive a printed score report immediately after completing the exam. Applicants will be allowed to take each computer-based exam two twice. Thereafter, to retake either exam, applicants must schedule a new appointment online and pay the applicable fee. If an applicant fails the computer exam a second time, […]

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What happens after I pass both the Fire and Non-Fire Emergency Computer-Based Exams?

Applicants who pass the computer-based exams will receive a passing letter immediately after completing each exam. The FDNY will now review your professional qualifications and if you meet the requirements, they will issue the Certificate of Completion. You must schedule an On-Site Exam appointment no more than 1 year from the issuance date of the […]

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I’ve completed the three required training components for the FLSD C of F; what’s next?

Within 9 months of completing all 31-hours of required training for the FLSD C of F, candidates must pass the first FDNY administered, computer-based test, the Fire Component. For additional information, refer to the “Ready to Apply Section” of the FDNY overview of the FLSD C of F process.

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Clases reprogramadas 21 marzo 2018

2018-03-20

Últimas noticias: Todas las clases de 8 AM programadas para el 3/22 comenzarán una hora más tarde (9 AM). Debido a las inclemencias del tiempo pronosticadas, cancelaremos las clases nocturnas este miércoles, 21 de marzo de 2018. Las siguientes clases afectadas se han reprogramado de la siguiente manera: El día 3 del entrenamiento de andamio […]

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Rescheduled Classes: March 21, 2018

Update 2: All 8 AM classes will be starting one hour later (9 AM) on Thursday, 3/22 as a result of today’s storm. Update: Our 10-Hour OSHA Training at our Bayonne, NJ location starting tomorrow, 3/22 at 9 AM has been rescheduled to start on 3/23 at 9 AM. Due to the anticipated snow forecasted for 3/21/18, the […]

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Clases reprogramadas 7 marzo 2018

2018-03-06

Debido a las inclemencias del tiempo pronosticadas, cancelaremos las clases nocturnas este miércoles, 7 de marzo de 2018. Las siguientes clases afectadas se han reprogramado de la siguiente manera: La clase de Usuario de Andamio Suspendido de 16 horas ha sido reprogramada desde 3/7 – 3/9 a 3/19 – 3/21. Nuestro curso gratuito de inglés […]

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Rescheduled Classes: March 7, 2018

Update: All morning classes scheduled for Thursday, 3/8/18, will start at 9 AM. There are no other changes to our Thursday class schedule. Update 2: Day 2 of our 10-Hour OSHA training was rescheduled to Friday, 3/9/18 at 9 AM. Due to the forecasted inclement weather headed to our area on 3/7/18, we will be closing all […]

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NYCOSH: NYC Leading the State in Worker Safety

2018-03-02

The construction industry continues to offer many workers opportunities to build robust, middle-class lives for themselves and their families but not without risks. While the industry has made strides to make the job safer, there’s always an ever-present degree of danger in this field. While New York State saw a record-breaking number of construction-related fatalities […]

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NYC Mayor Signs New Construction Site Noise Pollution Law

2018-01-30

The City that never sleeps may be able to get a few more Z’s following the passing of Intro. 1653-B into law. The new law hopes to curb construction site noise pollution and reduce response time to residents’ complaints.

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OSHA Raises Penalty Schedule in 2018

2018-01-23

OSHA kicked off 2018 by raising the penalty schedule across the board. The new schedule is in keeping with the Inflation Adjustment Act and increases penalties by 2%.

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10 Hudson Yards: LEEDing a Greener NYC

2018-01-22

Building green is nothing new in New York City, but recently, the 52-story office tower at 10 Hudson Yards made history by becoming the first NYC building to achieve LEED Platinum Status. 10 Hudson Yards boasts 1.8 million-square-feet of commercial space including retail space on the ground floor, some high-end tenants, and now, the U.S. […]

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We take a look back at 2017

2017-12-29

At TSC Training Academy (TSCTA), we take a great deal of pride in providing our clients with the best safety training in the business as well as assisting them to navigate the hodgepodge of regulatory changes that regularly occur in this industry. TSCTA is a full-service provider whose involvement with our students doesn’t end when […]

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Black Ice – Staying Safe While Driving on Icy Conditions

Winter driving can be one of the most challenging kinds of driving, even for experienced drivers. When the roads begin to freeze over, black ice and icy conditions can quickly become extremely hazardous to you and other drivers. The following tips can help you navigate the treacherous, frozen roads and stay safe all winter long.

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Winter is Coming: Preparing Your Site for Winter Weather

2017-12-28

Preparing your site for the cold months of winter will not only keep your guys safe but can also help keep costs down and delivery dates on-schedule.

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Keeping Your Site Flu-Free

2017-12-27

The long winter months present employers and employees various seasonal hazards at the workplace. While some may be more obvious than others – like ice and snow – protecting your workplace from the flu is often overlooked, but a few tips can help keep you and your employees stay healthy all winter long.

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8-Hour Fall Protection Training

2017-12-26

Falls are among the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. According to the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB), in 2016 there were 173 serious construction accidents involving worker falls. This 8-hour course is intended to educate workers on how to avoid accidents and injuries while working on roofs, leading edges, ladders or scaffolds by defining the regulations and safety rules associated with fall hazards on construction sites.

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How do I convert CEUs to PDHs or LUs?

2017-12-07

1.0 IACET CEU (Continuing Education Unit) = 10 PDH’s or 10 LU’s. 1.0 LU (Learning Unit) for architects = 1.0 PDH for engineers.

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What is a LU?

A Learning Unit (LU) is used by the American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education Systems (AIA/CES) and is based on a 60-minute hour. Time beyond 60 minutes is recorded in quarter-hour increments (e.g., 1 hour 45 minutes = 1.75 LUs).

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What is a PDH?

Professional Development Hour (PDH) is defined as one contact hour of instruction, presentation or study. The term PDH is commonly used in the engineering community. 10 PDHs will be credited for 1 CEU as long as the provider follows IACET’s requirements as is the case for TSCTA courses. Determination of qualifying activities must be made […]

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Employee Engagement Will Help Keep Labor Moving

2017-12-01

While terms like “employee engagement” may sound like some new-age buzzword, many successful firms understand that this is the key to keeping great talent.

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OSHA Quietly Extends Deadline on Electronic Record Submissions

OSHA quietly released a news brief announcing a 2-week compliance date extension for employers to electronically report on-the-job illness and injuries. The original compliance date for OSHA’s final rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Illnesses and Injuries was set for December 1, 2017, but has now been changed to December 15, 2017.

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We’re Hiring – Technical Instructors

2017-11-07

Please submit your resume and salary requirements via email to employmentopp@tscta.com. JOB SUMMARY Full-time or Part-time technical instructor positions available. Position requires a flexible schedule, with night and weekend availability. Preference is given to bi-lingual candidates proficient in both English and Spanish. TRAINING SKILLS Responsible for independently conducting technical training classes with a high level […]

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We’re Hiring – Full-Time & Part-Time Admin

Bilingual Admin Wanted to Expand Company in the Bronx We are looking to hire full-time and part-time admins. Seeking a bilingual (Eng./Span.) administrative assistant with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in sales and customer service that possesses outstanding organizational skills to assist in the expansion of our company and help with the startup of […]

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Getting Ready for Intro.1447-C

2017-11-06

In mid-October 2017, after being unanimously passed by the NYC Council, Mayor Bill De Blasio signed into law Intro. 1447-C, which requires mandatory safety training for all demolition and construction workers working within the five boroughs. Workers will now be required to participate in a minimum of 40-hours of safety-related training to be eligible to […]

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The Second Disaster: Rebuilding and the Labor Shortage

2017-11-03

After the catastrophic storms that hit Texas and Florida in late September, many experts are forecasting a rough road to recovery ahead and a major blow to an industry faced with an already stifling labor shortage.

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Daylight Savings Tips to Keep Workers Safe

2017-10-31

While most of us will be happy for an extra hour of sleep, changes in our sleeping habits due to Daylight Savings can contribute to an increased potential for health risks and injury.

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40 Hour Site Safety Manager Training

2017-09-29

DOB Course Code SAF-102 CEUs 3.6 Course Length 40 hours Language English Course Pricing $795.00 per person $715.50 per person for groups of 4-5 (10% discount) $675.75 per person for groups of 6-9 (15% discount) $636.00 per person for groups of 10+ (20% discount)

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CEUs 1.0 Course Length 10 hours Language English, Spanish, Polish Course Pricing $180.00 per person $162.00 per person for groups of 4-5 (10% discount) $153.00 per person for groups of 6+ (15% discount)

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10 Hour OSHA Construction Safety & Health Program

CEUs 1.0 Course Length 10 hours Language English, Spanish, Polish Course Pricing $180.00 per person $162.00 per person for groups of 4-5 (10% discount) $153.00 per person for groups of 6+ (15% discount)

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When Disaster Strikes – Certifications Needed for Disaster Site Workers

Response and recovery workers are the second line of defense in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster. These men and women have to contend with the typical hazards of construction work but in an ever-changing environment where infrastructure may be severely or completely compromised. For this reason, disaster site workers must be trained in […]

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Am I Compliant? OSHA’s New Silica Rule and Training Requirements

OSHA’s enforcement of the new Respirable Crystalline Silica Exposure standard began on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.The Final Rule aspires to curb the potentially lethal diseases associated with exposure to silica dust in both Construction and General Industries. Know the Training Requirements? What does the new Rule mean for employers in terms of training? Who must […]

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Key Roles: Understanding the Differences Between Authorized, Competent, and Qualified Persons

2017-09-27

If you’ve ever had questions about who would be considered an authorized, qualified, or competent person, don’t fret as it’s one of our most frequently asked questions. While OSHA 1910 and 1926 provide textbook definitions, we understand that things aren’t as clear-cut in the field. In this post, we’re breaking down how each of these […]

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In Remembrance: 16th Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks

2017-09-04

As we approach the 16th anniversary of September 11, 2001, a day in our history that irrevocably altered all of our lives and the landscape of our great city, we look back at where we came from and how New Yorkers are actively building the future.

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Rebuilding Labor: Turning the Tide on the Labor Crisis

2017-09-01

It’s not too late to turn the tide! We’ve been keeping a lookout on the effects of the labor crisis in the industry and though experts at Colorado State University’s Department of Construction Management estimate that by 2025 there will be an additional 96,000 vacancies in the construction trades in Colorado alone; we believe we can turn the tide in our favor. With some help from federal and local governments, and a willingness to get workers the training they need, we can rebuild the labor force.

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UpCodes Pushes Code Compliance and Collaboration to Your Mobile Device

2017-08-30

UpCodes, a new app startup, keeps every building code and their respective changes in your pocket and promises updates in real-time.

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Can Design-Build Save the BQE?

2017-08-04

Last November, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) announced their plan to rehabilitate a 1.5 mile stretch of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE). Early in 2016, the DOT hired experts to assess the condition of the BQE. They determined that though currently stable, rebar inside the concrete was starting to erode, which would inevitably […]

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Green Building is Red Hot in NYC

2017-08-03

New York City has always been at the forefront of efficient and sustainable building and development. Here’s how Green Building is growing in NYC.

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Ironworker’s Life Claimed by Dancing on the Steel

2017-07-25

Known by some as “dancing on the steel” and sometimes-celebrated practice of walking girders without fall protection has claimed the lives of many workers, most recently a 22-year-old apprentice ironworker in Kansas City.

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OSHA’s Electronic Reporting is Here

2017-07-24

OSHA’s electronic reporting application is set to go live on August 1, 2017; here’s what you need to know to stay in compliance.

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NYBC: Wages and Job Opportunities Grow for Hard Hats

2017-06-30

The economic picture has steadily improved over the last decade but nowhere has it been more evident than in the construction industry. The latest numbers from the New York Building Congress (NYBC) show that not only has employment grown for the 5th consecutive year, but wages are growing right along with it; suggesting that industry […]

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Building the Future of Labor: Partnership is Key

2017-06-23

In 2016, economists and labor experts anticipated the Labor Shortage crisis to plateau as demand for new construction was predicted to slow down. Instead, after a record-breaking 2016 in the Industry, the demand for laborers and skilled workers in 2017 has proven to be even higher, leaving many companies scrambling to find qualified workers. TSCTA’s […]

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Understanding the ABC’s During an Active Shooter Incident

In 2014, an FBI report found that an active shooter incident occurs on an average of once per month. More frightening still is the proportion that occurs at our places of work (45.6%) and schools (24.4%). According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 5% of all business will experience an active shooter or other […]

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Cautious Optimism: The 2017 Construction Industry Market Outlook Survey

2017-06-15

This year’s Construction Industry Market Outlook Survey anticipates sustained growth & cautious optimism in face of looming challenges.

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Overcoming the Labor Shortage Crisis: Recruiting the Next Generation of Skilled Workers

2017-06-05

The increased demand for skilled workers has put the industry in a tough spot and presented an opportunity to help bridge the skills gap.

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Stay Alert While Driving Through Work Zones – AGC

2017-06-01

A recent study by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) found that 44% of highway contractors nationwide have reported vehicles crashing into their worksites. To help reduce the number the number of incidents this summer, the AGC has launched a national advertising and awareness campaign asking motorists to “Stay Alert While Driving through Work […]

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Systems Efficiency Initiative Blueprint Laid Out by ASE

2017-05-30

According to some groups, the future of construction will be Green; and the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) has recently released the blueprint to drive the Industry in that trajectory.

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Keep Your Cool: Identifying & Beating Heat Stress

2017-05-26

Heat Stress is one of the many seasonal dangers that can have serious consequences if not checked. Our guide can help you and your workers beat the heat.

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OSHA Suspends Electronic Reporting Deadline

2017-05-18

OSHA quietly announced that the July 1, 2017 deadline for the Electronic Reporting & Submission requirement has been suspended.

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May is National Electrical Safety Month

2017-04-28

May is National Electrical Safety Month and TSC Training Academy (TSCTA) is joining with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to launch its annual effort to help reduce electrically-related fatalities, injuries, and property loss. This year’s campaign theme is “Decoding the National Electrical Code® (NEC) to Prevent Shock and Electrocution,” which features resources to help protect […]

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Building Safety Month 2017: Keeping the Public Safe & Building Codes Relevant

The International Code Council (ICC) will be running their 37th annual Building Safety Month (BSM) campaign starting on May 1st. The BSM aims to inform the public and businesses about the importance of a modern and model building code. This public awareness campaign aims to not only build a case for regulation but also for […]

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What Can We Learn from the AGC’s Construction Safety Study?

2017-04-27

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America and the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech recently released their construction safety study providing detailed insights where the hazards of our industry lie and how we can respond to them. The AGC’s “Preventing Fatalities in the Construction Industry” study analyzed data ranging from 2010 to 2016 […]

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National Fall Prevention Stand-Down Week

Year after year, falls on construction sites remain the number one cause of preventable fatalities and injuries. In fact, of the 937 construction fatalities reported in 2017 (Bureau of Labor Statistics), 350 of them were the result of a fall from elevation. As part of their ongoing initiative to bring that statistic down to 0, […]

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The Forgotten History of Earth Day and Labor

2017-04-21

Collectively, we celebrate Earth Day in 193 countries worldwide on April 22nd. Originally proposed by peace activist John McConnell in 1969 at a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Conference in San Francisco, the celebration has become synonymous with Environmentalism and Green-Activism. Earth Day’s success is largely credited to policy-makers and marketability; however, […]

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Keeping the Roads Safe: Work Zone Awareness Week

2017-04-07

As Work Zone Awareness Week comes to a close, we take a look at how the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is working to increase driver awareness and further reduce Work Zone fatalities among DOT workers. Each year there are an average of 700 work zone fatalities reported nationally; thanks to their proactive […]

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OSHA Delays Enforcement of Silica Standard

On June 23, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) passed their final rule on crystalline silica exposure requiring employers to lower the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for their employees and employ engineering controls to limit exposure on the job site. The first compliance date for the new Silica Standard for those in the Construction […]

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OSHA Investigation Results in Fines for NY Contractor for Excavation Violations

2017-04-05

In June 2016, OSHA investigators were notified of possible violations at a suburban NJ high school. Upon their initial inspection, contractors were found to be working in an unprotected 10-foot deep trench, which subsequently landed one of New York’s largest contractors in hot water. OSHA’s investigation found 9 violations including 1 willful violation against Landtek […]

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The future of Queens: Redeveloping the Sunnyside Yards

2017-04-02

The Construction Boom continues in New York City and the Sunnyside Yards are the latest major redevelopment project to clear its first hurdle. Earlier this year, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) gave the go-ahead after completing a feasibility study on the impact the project would have to the immediate surrounding neighborhoods. Based […]

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The Javits Center Gets Much Needed Expansion

2017-04-01

The Jacob Javits Convention Center originally opened in 1986 and has since hosted events for every industry; from cars to comics, construction to electronics, the Jacob Javits Center has been the premiere location for trade exhibitions in the NY-metro area. Since opening over 30 years ago, the convention center has seen incremental upgrades while the […]

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The Volks Rule is Overturned by Congressional Review Act

2017-03-31

The U.S. Labor Department has long made it a requirement that employers keep records of all work-related injury and illness. The most current guidelines state that recordkeeping data must be kept for a minimum of 5 years. OSHA’s rule “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain Accurate Records of Each Recordable Injury and […]

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Combatting Suspension Trauma

Fall protection is a must for any comprehensive safety plan but implementing a fall protection plan that only includes a fall arrest harness only protects a worker from the immediate danger of a fall. But once a worker is suspended from the fall, the clock starts on another dangerous condition – Suspension Trauma. What is […]

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Built to Scale: ANSI/ASSE Z244.1 (2016) Lockout/Tagout Latest Revisions

The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced the Top 10 Most Cited Violations list for 2016 and once again, Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) was ranked fifth. The OSHA standard for the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout), Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.147, addresses the practices and procedures necessary to disable […]

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New FDNY Signage Requirement Goes Into Effect

2017-03-29

Update 3/27/18: By March 30, 2018, all buildings and dwellings covered under Groups R-1 and R-2 must comply with the FDNY’s Signage Requirements.  Update 3/30/17: To help keep you in compliance, visit our sister company, Safety Supplies Unlimited, for their selection of signage and markings materials.  The new FDNY signage requirement, 3 RCNY §505-01, makes particular requirements for […]

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US Department of Labor Postpones Beryllium Exposure Rule Effective Date

Following the White House’s January 20, 2017, memorandum, “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,” the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL) has delayed the effective date of the final Beryllium Exposure Rule. The delay was put in place to give OSHA an opportunity to further review and allow for additional considerations regarding the rule. Initially, the Beryllium […]

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March 14, 2017 – Rescheduled Courses

2017-03-13

Due to the impending snowstorm and in the interest of the safety of our Clients, all TSCTA locations will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Below, please find the revised schedule for impacted classes. If you do not see your class listed, no changes have been made to your schedule. Should you have any […]

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The Hell Gate Bridge Celebrates Its Centennial

2017-03-09

One of our local icons is celebrating their centennial. No, it’s not a local celebrity, instead, we’re celebrating the Hell Gate Bridge’s 100th “birthday” today, March 9th. The Hell Gate Bridge was originally conceived to connect New York and the Pennsylvania Railroad with New England and the New Haven Railroad. Since first opening for rail […]

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This March Remember to Focus on Ladder Safety

2017-03-01

March is National Ladder Safety Month and according to OSHA, some 300 people die each from falls involving ladders. Of those 300 annual deaths, many occur while on the job, often the result of lack of or improper safety training. A recent U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL) blog post described the deaths of 3 […]

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The Key to Solving Current Labor Shortages May be Women in Hard Hats

2017-02-28

Women in Hard Hats may be key to solving labor shortage issues nationwide The Great Recession officially ended in 2009 and ended what many may remember as the housing crisis of the early-2000’s. Since that time there’s been a boom in the Construction Industry across the country; new developments and projects are breaking ground and […]

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I’ve reviewed the criteria and want to proceed. What training do I need to get the FDNY T-89/F-89 Certificate of Fitness?

2017-02-27

Candidates must complete the three required training components including the Fire Emergencies (Fire Safety Director), Non-Fire/EAP Emergencies (EAP Director), and Active Shooter and Medical Emergency Preparedness.

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I am a new Fire Safety Director Candidate, how do I get started?

New candidates who do not possess the F-85 C of F should first review the FLSD C of F qualifications. Additional information can be found in the FDNY F-89/T-89 Notice of Exam Bulletin.

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I have a current F-25/F-58 C of F that needs to be renewed. What do I do?

The FDNY will no longer renew this Certificate of Fitness. Current active FSDs must successfully complete the Active Shooter Medical Emergency Preparedness Training (ASMEP) course by September 4, 2017, OR the date of their existing Certificate of Fitness to receive the new F-85 C of F. For additional information on the Fire Safety Director (F-85) C of […]

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What is the new FDNY Fire & Life Safety Director Certificate of Fitness?

The 2014 Fire Code update retires the Fire Safety Director (F-58) and Emergency Action Plan Director (F-59)  Certificates of Fitness (C of F) and introduces a single C of F, the Fire and Life Safety Director (FLSD) C of F in their place. The FLSD or T-89/F-89 C of F applies to both office buildings […]

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Massachusetts Stop & Shop Worker Killed in Forklift Accident

2017-02-24

A 51-year-old man was killed in a warehouse forklift accident at a Massachusetts Stop & Shop distribution center last month. The man identified as Alphonse Ferent, died after a forklift fell on him. Ferent had been working on a loading dock and fell after a tractor trailer pulled away before employees were safely on the […]

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The USGBC Announces its Top 10 States for LEED

2017-02-21

At the beginning of the year, the U.S. Green Building Council released its annual top 10 States for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). As many of our readers are aware of, LEED guides developers, builders, cities, and community planners on how to be more energy-efficient while still remaining competitive in the development process. […]

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Second OSHA Penalty Schedule Hike in 6 Months

2017-02-14

Coming off a recent 78% penalty schedule hike, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are raising the penalties for employment law violations a second time in less than a year. OSHA fines were initially raised back in August 2016 as part of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment […]

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Feb. 9, 2017 Courses Rescheduled

2017-02-08

Update: We will be resuming our normally scheduled hours for Friday, Feb. 10th, 2017. Due to inclement weather predicted for February 9, 2017, we have rescheduled all our training courses for Thursday. If you have pre-registered for any course, you should have been contacted with a rescheduled date for your course by end of day […]

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Serious Non-fatal Injuries Are Costing Employers $61B Per Year

2017-01-31

According to the 2017 Liberty Mutual Safety Index, serious, non-fatal workplace injuries cost employers $60 Billion in direct workers’ compensation costs.

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OSHA’s Final Rule on Silica Exposure

2017-01-30

The new rule requires engineering controls and reduces permissible exposure limit The hazards of respirable crystalline silica are by no means new or unknown. The Department of Labor first conducted studies on the effects of Silica Exposure back in the 1930’s and had long known exposure to be a contributor of chronic bronchitis, silicosis, and even […]

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Nurses: OSHA Address Workplace Violence in Healthcare

2017-01-27

National Nurses United demand OSHA to take action on National Standard against Workplace Violence in Healthcare To start off 2017, outgoing Assistant Secretary of Labor, David Michaels, granted National Nurses United (NNU) their petition for a standard for protection against workplace violence in healthcare settings. The NNU represents the nation’s largest union of registered nurses and […]

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As Temperatures Drop, Winter Weather Safety Becomes Key

2017-01-06

As the temperature drops, adding some winter weather safety protocols in your site’s safety plan keeps everyone safe and working.

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On-The-Job Injury and Illness Tracking Goes Public

2017-01-05

Before applying for a job in a hazardous industry, on-the-job injury and illness tracking will allow applicants to check employer safety records UPDATE As of March 22, 2017, OSHA’s website states the following: Electronic Submission of Records OSHA is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time. Updates will be posted […]

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OSHA Final Rule: Walking-Working Surfaces Standards coming in January 2017

2017-01-04

OSHA issued their final ruling updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slips, trips, and fall hazards. The rule adds a section under the general industry Personal Protective Equipment standard

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Trench Collapse Fatalities Double in 2016 – OSHA

2017-01-03

As grim trend continues to grow, both local and federal agencies impose strict penalties Recently, OSHA recently cited and levied heavy penalties against an Ohio plumbing company after the death of a 33-year-old construction worker was crushed to death while digging out a 12-foot trench. The death of the 33-year-old highlights a disturbing trend in […]

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How can I obtain a copy of my CEU transcript?

2016-09-09

All students who successfully complete CEU requirements will receive a CEU transcript along with their course completion certificate or card. To receive additional/replacement copies of the transcript follow the instructions on the Request Course Materials page.

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I have lost my CEU course completion certificate. How can I obtain a replacement?

Yes, please follow the instructions on the Duplicate Course Completion Materials Request page for further information. Please be reminded that there may be a fee for this service.

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When will I receive my CEU course completion certificate and transcript?

Eligible students who have met all outlined course requirements can expect their CEU certificate approximately 15 business days after the conclusion of their training.

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What is the purpose of the pre and the posttest?

The pretest is an assessment tool that is administered at the beginning of your training to help us to understand your knowledge base as you begin the training. The posttest measures your knowledge of the material after the conclusion of your training, and helps us understand how well we have done at meeting the course […]

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Who accepts IACET CEUs?

Similar to college credits that are given at one university and transferred to another, any organization has the right to accept or reject IACET CEUs. If you are concerned about whether particular organizations or associations will accept IACET CEUs, we recommend that you directly contact them.

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Can I use my IACET CEUs for college credit?

Acceptance of IACET CEUs for college credit is at the discretion of the college or university.

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Who needs CEUs?

CEUs is a measure used in continuing education programs that applies to many licensed professions who are required to obtain in order to maintain their license(s). Such professions include but are not limited to: architects, engineers, school administrators, teachers, nurses, interior designers and social workers. CEU requirements may differ from each state. NYS recognizes IACET […]

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What requirements do I need to complete to receive CEUs?

Although there are different requirements for each course, most typically require: Attendance for 100% of the training. Active participation in all in learning activities. Completion and submittal of CEU Student Registration Form Completion of post-training evaluations. Successful completion of required pre and posttest and, as applicable, achievement of minimum passing score on required course examination.

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How many CEUs can I earn by attending one of TSCTA’s courses?

The number of CEUs available for eligible courses varies based on the number of contact hours included in the training. Eligible courses will contain the IACET logo in the course description section of TSCTA’s website as well as appear on the course syllabus.

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What is a CEU?

IACET developed the CEU in 1970 as a standard unit of measurement for quantifying CE/T activities (CE/T). One (1) IACET CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation in an organized CE/T experience delivered under responsible ownership capable direction, and qualified instruction. IACET CEUs are recognized by learners, instructors, regulators and employers worldwide and can only […]

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What is an accredited provider?

To ensure quality in Continuing Education and Training (CE/T) programs and to increase consumer confidence in organizations that adhere to the ANSI/IACET Standard, IACET established its Authorized Provider program in 1991. This program recognizes organizations that have proven that their CE/T policies and processes meet all elements of the ANSI/IACET Standard. In 2015, IACET renamed […]

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What is IACET?

IACET stands for the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. The organizations mission is to advance the global workforce by providing the standard framework for quality learning and development through accreditation.

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How do I renew my certificate?

Under the EPA’s February 2016 ruling, Renovators can take a refresher course without the hands on training every other time they get certified. If the Renovator completes a Refresher course which includes hands-on training, their certificate is valid for 5 years. If the Renovator completes a Refresher course that did not include hands-on training, their […]

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For all FDNY courses listed above how long is my course completion certificate valid?

For all courses except the 3 required FLSD component courses, the course completion certificate is valid for one year. Students must pass the FDNY Certificate of Fitness exam(s) before the certificate expires. For the FLSD required component courses, the course completion certificate (Graduation Diploma) is valid for 9 MONTHS from the issuance date on the latest school diploma. […]

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How long is the S-56 certificate of fitness valid for?

The certificate must be renewed every three years.

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Do I receive my certificate of fitness once I pass the S-56 course exam?

No, students have to formally apply to the FDNY and take at least one additional exam with the FDNY in order to earn the Certificate of Fitness. For additional information, click here.

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What training do I need to take for the FDNY S-56 certificate of fitness?

The Construction Site Fire Safety Manager training is required.

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When do I need rigging training (specific to local law 41?)

Rigging training is needed whenever the equipment is rated for more than 2000 pounds and not directly employed by a Master Rigger. All workers need to have 16 Hour Rigging Worker training and at least one person needs to have the 32 hour Rigging Supervisor training.

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What is the difference between the 32-Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor course and the 32 Hour Rigging Supervisor course?

The 32 Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor course is designed for individuals who exclusively work with Suspended Scaffolds while the 32 Hour Rigging Supervisor course is specific to those who work with hoisting and crane operations.

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Are the 32-hour suspended scaffold supervisor and 32 hour rigging foreman programs the same courses?

Yes they are. In 2012 the NYC DOB updated the name of the 32-HOUR RIGGING FOREMAN course to the 32 Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor Training course.

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When will I receive my scaffold card?

The 4 Hour User Supported Scaffold card is released to students after class EXCEPT: Your company/employer paid for the training and requested that the card be mailed to their office. Scaffold classes which require that students pass a final exam will be available for pick-up 1-2 business days after the end of class.

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Can I keep working with an expired scaffold card?

As per NYC Department of Buildings, persons with expired cards are not allowed to work on any type of scaffold.

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How long after my scaffold card expires do I have to renew?

All scaffold refresher courses must be taken within one year of the original card’s expiration date. If more than a year has passed since the card has expired, the entire 32 Hour Supported Scaffold Installer/Remover, 16 Hour Suspended Scaffold User or 32 Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor course must be taken again.

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How do I renew my scaffold training?

The renewal process is different for each type of scaffold training. Below is a list of card type and the relevant renewal process. ID Card Type Course Required to Renew 4 Hour Supported Scaffold 4 Hour Supported Scaffold   32 Hour Supported Scaffold Installer/Remover 8 Hour Supported Scaffold Installer Remover Refresher required every 4 years […]

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If my employer paid for my OSHA training, will I receive my course completion card?

OSHA cards will be distributed directly to the student, regardless of who paid for the training.

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If my employer paid for my OSHA training will I receive my student course completion certificate?

OSHA cards course completion certificates will be released directly to the party that paid for the training.

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How will I receive my OSHA card?

Cards will be distributed by mail or in person pick-up depending on what was requested on the “insert name of form”.

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When can I expect to receive my OSHA card?

It takes approximately 30-90 days for the card to arrive from OSHA. The course completion certificate issued at the completion of the course is valid for 90 days until you receive your OSHA card.

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Do I have to pass an exam to receive my OSHA course completion card?

No, OSHA does not require students to take a test. There is no “pass” or “fail” for our OSHA classes. As long as you are present for the entire class, actively participate in all class exercises, have paid in full for the training AND have presented valid picture ID, you will receive your OSHA course […]

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Is there a refresher course for the 10-hour OSHA course?

No, there is no OSHA refresher course. Students must retake the 10 HR OSHA course to obtain a new OSHA course completion card.

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Can I receive the course schedules each month?

Yes, go to “join our newsletter page” to receive our monthly blasts containing our course schedules and promotions.

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How far in advance do you schedule your classes?

Typically, TSCTA’s courses are scheduled at least 4 weeks in advance of the actual training date.

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What type of photo I.D. is acceptable?

Accepted are driver’s licenses; US military ID; passport; OR state photo ID cards.

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What do I need to bring for the training?

Photo identification, note-taking materials such as pad and pen/pencil. For security guard courses please refer to the relevant Security Guard course webpage.

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I did not pass the final exam for my training course. What options do I have?

Each course has its own exam retake policy and procedures which are outlined in the Completion Requirements section of each course page.

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English is not my first language. What other languages do you offer courses in?

While many of our courses are offered in languages other than English, some courses have specific language requirements. Please refer to the language section of the relevant course page for more details.

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How do I know if a course is available to take online?

Only courses listed under the Virtual Academy are available online. All others require in person attendance and participation.

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I have registered with TSCTA before but I can’t locate some of my log in information. Can you help me?

Your user name (log in) is the email address you provided TSCTA the last time you registered online. You can request to reset your password online using the log in screen by clicking on the “forgot password” link or by contacting TSCTA’s office to verbally request during regular business hours.

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Can I use my debit card when registering online?

Yes as long as the debit card has a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express logo on the front of it.

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Are there promo codes available for discounted online registrations?

Typically, yes, however they change month to month so it is best to contact our offices at 718-389-2103 to receive details of current promotions.

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Can I register online for TSCTA’s courses?

Yes you can. You can access TSCTA’s online registration system two ways: Click on the “account log in” tab in the upper right hand corner of TSCTA’s website and follow the prompts OR

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I am taking the training in order to satisfy the education requirements for a registration, certification of license. Does my course fee include all associated costs?

Your course fee covers all materials for your training but does not include any additional fees payable to the DOB, EPA or otherwise.

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I have multiple people to register for a class. Am I eligible for a discount?

TSCA does offer group discounts for many of their courses. Please review the Course Price section of the relevant course or contact our offices for more details.

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I missed some of my training course. Can I make the time up?

It depends on which course you were attending. Each course has its own attendance requirements, which are available in the Completion Requirements section on each course’s webpage:  Safety Training Courses.

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I cannot attend the training I am registered for. How do I proceed?

TSCTA’S policy requests 3 business days advance notice to cancel or request to be rescheduled for another course. Requests for schedule changes can be submitted to info@tscta.com or by fax to 718-389-6155. Please visit Registration / Cancellation Policies.

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I am running late for my class. Should I still attend the training?

Under most circumstances, TSCTA has a grace period to accommodate late arrivals. We would encourage you to contact the training center for individualized assistance if you anticipate arriving in excess of 15 minutes after the course start time.

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I am interested in having training at my location. Is that possible?

TSCTA does onsite training for many of their courses.  Please review the Onsite Training Request section of our website to complete and submit an onsite training request form. We will contact you within 1-2 business days of receiving your request.

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I lost my course completion card. Can I get a replacement?

That depends on the type of training, how long ago it was, if a replacement was previously issued and other factors. More detailed information can be found on TSCTA’s website under Duplicate Course Completion Materials Request.  Please carefully review each of the options to properly select the form you need to complete your request for […]

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I am registered for a class at TSCTA and need travel instructions. Where can I find this information?

TSCTA has directions for each location on their website. Please select your location from the links below: Long Island City, NY Bronx Training Center 200 Broadway, Bayonne NJ 751 Broadway, Bayonne NJ

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What are your hours of operation?

Each location maintains its own daily operating schedule. For each locations specific hours of availability, please select one of the links below: Long Island City NY; 200 Broadway, Bayonne NJ; 751 Broadway, Bayonne NJ

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8-Hour Hazwoper Refresher

This training program consists of a synopsis of the core elements of an occupational safety and health program including emergency response plan and procedures. Additional course topics to be explored include proper use of air monitoring devices and appropriate use and hands-on demonstration of PPE.

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40-Hour Hazwoper Training

This training program consists of a synopsis of the core elements of an occupational safety and health program including emergency response plan and procedures. Additional course topics to be explored include proper use of air monitoring devices and appropriate use and hands-on demonstration of PPE. Besides live lecture and instructional videos, the program includes…

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What is a CEU?

2016-09-07

IACET developed the CEU in 1970 as a standard unit of measurement for quantifying CE/T activities (CE/T). One (1) IACET CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation in an organized CE/T experience delivered under responsible ownership capable direction, and qualified instruction. Not all CEUs are created equal! The term “CEU” is in the public domain […]

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What is an accredited provider?

To ensure quality in Continuing Education and Training (CE/T) programs and to increase consumer confidence in organizations that adhere to the ANSI/IACET Standard, IACET established its Authorized Provider program in 1991. This program recognizes organizations that have proven that their CE/T policies and processes meet all elements of the ANSI/IACET Standard. In 2015, IACET renamed […]

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What is IACET?

IACET’s mission is to promote and enhance quality in continuing education and training through research, education, and the development and continuous improvement of IACET criteria, principles, and standards. The IACET standard is what learners seek for quality and is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide.

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Fall Protection Awareness

2016-07-25

This course covers topics such as the cause and nature of fall hazards at the work place, the correct procedures for erecting, maintaining, disassembling, inspecting fall protection systems, the use/operation of guardrail systems, personal fall protection systems, safety net systems, warning line systems, fall protection plans, safety monitor system, and falling object hazards…

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30-Hour OSHA Construction Safety & Health Program

2016-07-24

This program includes OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as construction safety and health principles. The training will place emphasis on those areas that are most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. This program is more applicable for the construction supervisor, with a more intensified focus on various occupational safety and health standards.

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30 Hour OSHA General Industry Safety & Health Program

This course is based on the requirements contained within the OSHA Code of Federal Regulations for General Industry (29 CFR 1910). This course covers OSHA-mandated topics, such as OSHA inspection procedures, record keeping, fire detection/prevention, welding, cutting, electrical, lockout/Tag out, personal protective equipment, ergonomics, hand and portable tools, industrial hygiene/blood borne pathogens, walking and working surfaces, means of egress and fire protection, cranes, electrical, hazard communication, and material handling.

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16-Hour Disaster Site Worker Training

The course is crucial for those who supply support services such as debris removal, utility and public works repair, demolition, heavy equipment operators, and other construction trades. Primarily targeted to the trades, this course helps participants distinguish between health and safety hazards found at a typical construction jobsite from those at a disaster work site.

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10-Hour OSHA General Industry Safety & Health Program

The OSHA Outreach Training Program for General Industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in general industry. Attendees discuss and review how to prevent accidents and injuries and OSHA General Industry Standards specific to your industry.

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10-Hour OSHA Construction Safety & Health Program

This 10 Hour OSHA Outreach training is designed to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Emphasis is placed on the role of the construction worker in hazard recognition and avoidance, workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint.

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