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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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What are the training requirements for a Supervisor SST Card?

2022-04-18

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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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

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Course Length

8 Hours

Languages

English, Spanish

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 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 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

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 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 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

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

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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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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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 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 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 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

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

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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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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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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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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#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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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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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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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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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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Rescheduled Classes: March 21, 2018

2018-03-20

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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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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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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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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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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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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Combatting Suspension Trauma

2017-03-31

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

2016-09-09

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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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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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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