NYC DOB and OSHA Regulations for Construction

NYC Construction Regulations

Compliance Consulting for NYC Construction Regulations

The team at Total Safety Consulting recognizes 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 the 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

Local Law 196 of 2017 requires workers at jobsites requiring a Site Safety Plan (which includes sites that must designate a Construction Superintendent, Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Manager) to receive 30 hours of site safety training by December 1, 2019 and an additional 10 hours of training by September 1, 2020.

Supervisors will need 62 hours of training by the December 1, 2019 deadline. Workers seeking a Limited Site Safety Training Card may defer their 8-Hour Chapter 33 (Site Safety Manager Renewal) training until after December 1, 2019 and take 4-Hours of General Electives and 4-Hours of Specialized Electives instead.

TSC Training Academy will make sure that you are ready! With three state-of-the-art facilities in Long Island City, Manhattan, Bronx NY and Bayonne, NJ, we’ll partner with you to make sure your whole team is in full compliance.

Beyond the immediate requirements for Local Law 196, TSCTA offers more than 75 additional construction and safety courses. Courses are taught by knowledgeable industry experts in multiple languages. Course content is in-depth, thoroughly detailed and on point. TSCTA will provide training at your jobsite, at your office, or at one of our training facilities. TSCTA has the expertise and all the tools you’ll need to navigate Local Law 196 as well as all the recently enacted laws.

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 TSC 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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