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New York Construction Alliance Offering Discounted Rates on Local Law 196 Safety Training

Published on: October 1, 2020

NEW YORK, NY – New York Construction Alliance (NYCA), the city’s premiere advocacy group for open-shop construction labor, is making discounted safety trainings available to members, helping them meet the training requirements of Local Law 196 by the March 1, 2021 deadline. Per Local Law 196, all contractors and subcontractors must complete a total 40 hours of safety training by March 1 or face penalties for their company, the general contractor/construction manager, and the project owner.

Through its partnership with the Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), NYCA offers its members discounted rates on safety training necessary to comply with Local Law 196. Members can also learn if they are already in compliance, and if not, learn which trainings must be completed. Through NYCA’s resources, members can also arrange the required trainings.

Local Law 196 requires that all construction workers on major job sites complete the following by March 1, 2021.

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

“Safety is top priority in this business,” said Bill Freeswick, a member of NYCA’s board of directors. “We’re proud to help our members create safer job sites.”

NYCA members can learn about available discounts and arrange trainings by contacting Amy Platenik at

About the New York Construction Alliance

The New York Construction Alliance is the region’s premier association of construction managers and general contractors. Members of the association construct high-rise and interior projects, renovations, conversions and various types of work on many of the region’s best-known developments. Membership in the organization is comprised of open shop contractors who adhere to strict standards of ethics and jobsite safety and are committed to ensuring a strong construction industry in the New York region. To learn more about the association and benefits to its members, visit