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Local Law 196: Renewing Site Safety Training Cards

June 01, 2023


Workers and supervisors whose Site Safety Training (SST) cards expire in 2023 must complete site safety training refresher courses before they can renew their cards. Refresher training must be taken no more than one year before applying for card renewal.


For more information, please visit DOB Notification: SST Renewal

SST Validator Mobile APP

March 15, 2023


The Department recently released the SST Validator mobile app and is now available at Google Play or at Apple’s App Store. The app is used to verify the authenticity of SST ID cards issued by Department-approved course providers. If you have questions about the app, please email the Training Connect help desk at This notice is also a reminder that course providers are required to verify someone’s identity and their training before issuing an SST ID card. If you believe someone has presented a fraudulent SST ID card or other fraudulent documentation, please take the following action:

• Photograph, scan or photocopy the front and the back of the card or document(s),

• Obtain the individual’s name and home address,

• Inquire where the individual obtained the card or document(s),

• Forward your evidence via email to the Department of Buildings at: and include in the subject line “Suspected Fraudulent SST Card/Documents”.

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