NYC DOB and OSHA Regulations for Construction

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The team at Total Safety Consulting understands that understanding building code and OSHA regulations can be confusing and frustrating. Our professionals at TSC are here to help you comply with NYC DOB and OSHA standards. We are local code experts that can help your construction site remain compliant.


In NYC, it seems that everywhere you look there is a building under construction. To regulate the construction and demolition of buildings, the NYC Department of Buildings has set forth codes that must be followed to promote safety on the jobsite. The latest NYC Construction codes set forth the standards for construction sites.

Chapter 33 of the NYC building code sets the standards for safety during construction or demolition projects. Included in this code are regulations that promote safety of workers and the general public during construction projects. Some of the standards include:

  • Requirements for site safety managers and coordinators
  • Necessary safeguards and safety measures
  • Inspection criteria for structures, operations, and equipment
  • Required documentation
  • Protections for pedestrians and adjoining buildings

The team of professionals at Total Safety Consulting knows the codes and standards put forth by the NYC DOB. We can help you by providing safety professionals for your jobsite that will monitor compliance. TSC can also help you draft a site safety plan for your jobsite that will comply with NYC DOB regulations.

Local Law 196

On most major construction sites in New York City, workers must be able to show proof of completing OSHA 10 training within the previous five years. This is a requirement of Local Law 196 of 2017. By December 1, 2019, construction workers must have 30 hours of training and by 2020, workers on jobsites that require a site safety plan must have 40 hours of safety training.

TSC Training Academy provides the safety training that is required for workers to obtain their 40-Hour Site Safety Card. According to Local Law 196, workers must obtain their SST Card by September 2020.

Learn more about the requirements of Local Law 196.

OSHA Standards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration sets the standards for health and safety on the job across many industries, including construction. Understanding OSHA regulations will help you avoid fines for noncompliance and create a safer workplace. OSHA standard 1926, Safety and Health Regulations for Construction, sets safety standards for the construction industry. These regulations include:

  • Fall Protection requirements
  • Crane & Derrick Safety regulations
  • Safety training and education
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Fire Prevention Measures
  • Scaffolding safety requirements

Total Safety Consulting can help you to comply with OSHA regulations. We can provide site specific safety plans created by our team of code experts. We will also can provide safety training to your employees through our Total Safety Training Academy.

If you are interested in learning more about how Total Safety Consulting can help your jobsite to be compliant with NYC DOB and OSHA standards, contact us.

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Staffing and Services


Licensed Site Safety Manager/Coordinator

Licensed Site Safety Manager acting as a Construction Site Fire Safety Manager

Qualified Safety Professional

Rigging Foreman to oversee hoisting and rigging operations

Security Guard/ID Badging

Competent Watchperson

Pedestrian Traffic Manager

Flag Person

Onsite EMT for new worker orientations, first aid, drug and alcohol testing

Confined Space Entry Attendant

H&S Consultant to perform noise and air quality testing

Certified Safety Professional

Certified Health Safety Technician

Lift Director


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Site Safety Plan Development

Tenant Protection Plan Development

DOT Plan Development

3D Modeling/Revit Plan Development

Fire Safety Plan as per NYC DOB Requirements

Noise Mitigation Plan as per DEP Requirements

FDNY Permit Expediting

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Safety Training

  • New Local Law 196 training
  • OSHA-Construction and General Industry
  • NYC DOB approved courses
  • FDNY approved courses
  • FDNY Certificate of Fitness prep courses
  • Environmental
    Lead/ Asbestos Training
  • Over 60 courses available!

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Safety Supplies


  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • PFE Recharging
  • PFE Cabinets
  • Hood Suppression Systems
  • Safety Supply Outlet on Site
  • First Aid Kits
  • Hi Viz clothing
  • Protective Gear
  • Tools
  • …and much more!

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