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How NYCA Membership Makes Compliance with Local Law 196 Easy

Published on: October 1, 2020

No issue in the construction industry is more imperative than safety. Safe work practices allow workers to go home to their families each day and get jobs done efficiently and on time. New York City’s Local Law 196 aims to keep job sites safe and workers properly trained. However, failure to comply with the training requirements of Local Law 196 by the March 1, 2021 deadline means penalties for companies, general contractors/construction managers, and project owners. What does this mean for your company, and how can you ensure timely compliance?

Among its mandates regarding on-site safeguards and the reporting of accidents, Local Law 196 requires all contractors and subcontractors working on major job sites to complete a total 40 hours of safety training by March 1, 2021. This training must include the following:

  • 30 hours of OSHA training
  • 8 hours of fall protection
  • 2 hours of drug & alcohol training

While these requirements benefit workers by creating safer job sites, ensuring employees complete all necessary trainings on time can put a strain on companies and their budgets. For this reason, NYCA utilizes its partnership with the Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) to make the safety trainings required by Local Law 196 available to members at discounted rates.

NYCA members can also learn if they are already in compliance, and if not, learn which remaining trainings must be completed. Through NYCA’s resources, members can also arrange the required trainings.

NYCA is proud to give members a path to Local Law 196 compliance and safer job sites. To learn more about this law’s safety training requirements click here.

If you are a NYCA member and wish to assess your compliance with Local Law 196, schedule necessary trainings, and learn about available discounts, contact Amy Platenik at

To inquire about NYCA membership and learn all the ways it can benefit your organization, click here.