OSHA Training - New York City
Who regulates worker safety in NYC? Worker safety for private companies in the New York City and the rest of the state of New York is regulated by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The State of New York operates a state OSHA program (PESH) exclusively for State and local (e.g.: municipal) employers. Employers needing OSHA training in NYC would comply with the health and safety training standards of the applicable agency.
In addition, the State of NY requires all workers on most publicly funded construction sites to complete the OSHA 10 hour construction training course.
Authorized OSHA Trainers in New York City
There is no official certification required to teach most OSHA training classes in NYC. However, you must make certain that on site OSHA 10 or 30-hour training classes are conducted by a trainer who is officially authorized to conduct these OSHA courses. The trainer must first complete a series of OSHA trainer classes provided by one of the OSHA Education centers located around the country. You can confirm their status as a currently authorized OSHA Outreach trainer by asking to look at their credentials proving they completed the following trainer courses.
Construction industry trainers must successfully complete the OSHA 510 course, followed by the OSHA 500 course. This qualifies the trainer to conduct OSHA 10-hour construction training in NYC and anywhere else in the state for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour construction training in NYC and elsewhere in the state. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for construction, they must complete the OSHA 502 trainer update course every four years.
General industry trainers must successfully complete the OSHA 511 course, followed by the OSHA 501 course. This qualifies the trainer to conduct OSHA 10-hour general industry training in NYC and anywhere else in the state for a four-year period. The trainer is also authorized to conduct OSHA 30-hour general industry training in NYC and elsewhere in the state. To maintain their status as an authorized OSHA Outreach trainer for general industry, they must complete the OSHA 503 trainer update course every four years.
Be assured that our trainers who conduct on-site OSHA training classes in NYC are authorized OSHA Outreach trainers. Scroll down to see links to all of the on site OSHA training classes we conduct listed below.
OSHA-Authorized Online OSHA 10 and 30-hour Training Courses
There are also OSHA-authorized online 10 and 30-hour training courses available for construction and general industry. However, you must pay close attention, as only those course providers that are specifically authorized to provide these courses can issue trainees the official DOL / OSHA 10 or 30-hour wallet cards. There are plenty of imitators out there who use deceptive fine print and “too good to be true” pricing to sell you a course that is not OSHA authorized.
You can rest assured that the 10 and 30-hour online OSHA training courses offered on our website are authorized by OSHA.
OSHA Training Regulations and Standards
Federally regulated employers who need OSHA training in New York City are governed by the Federal OSHA health and safety standards found in the 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These include, but are not limited to, the OSHA workplace poster requirements in Part 1903, OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping requirements in Part 1904, general industry standards in Part 1910, maritime standards in Parts 1915, 1917 and 1918, construction standards in Part 1926, and agricultural standards in Part 1928.
Links to federal OSHA training requirements for construction and general industry are available below on this page.
There are two primary agencies that regulate OSHA training in New York City; one for private sector employers, and one for public-sector employers. Federal OSHA exercises jurisdiction over most private employers in New York. Federal employers in NY also operate under the jurisdiction of Federal OSHA. There are four Federal OSHA offices located in the Greater NYC / LI region:
Queens District Office of the Manhattan Area Office
45-17 Marathon Parkway
Little Neck, NY 11362
Manhattan Area Office
201 Varick Street RM. 908
New York, NY 10014
Long Island Area Office
1400 Old Country Road
Westbury, New York 11590
Tarrytown Area Office
660 White Plains Road, 4th Floor
Tarrytown, New York 10591-5107
The OSHA national emergency hotline telephone number is 1-800-321-OSHA.
New York State OSHA Laws
The New York State Plan (PESH) applies to all public sector employers in the State, including: State, County, Town, and Village governments, as well as Public Authorities, School Districts, and Paid and Volunteer Fire Departments.
New York City and the State of New York both have a law requiring most workers on publicly funded construction sites to possess the OSHA wallet card, proving they have successfully completed the OSHA 10-hour construction training course.
NYC OSHA Training Resources
OSHA Training Conducted in English or Spanish at Your Site in New York City (see available courses below)
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Disclaimer: This information was obtained from the Federal OSHA website. OSHA Training Services Inc. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate and up to date, but changes in state law and procedures affecting the information on this page are beyond our control. Contact federal and state of NY OSHA program staff directly to verify important information about OSHA training requirements in New York.