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This 1-Hour Excavations SST-207 - Online is compliant with New York City Department of Buildings (NYC DOB) standards for construction professionals seeking their Site Safety Training certificate. This course covers the basics of excavations, or the process of removing earth to create foundations and other underground structures.

Excavations are one of the most dangerous construction activities due to the risk of cave-ins, hazardous atmospheres, falling loads, and equipment hazards. It is extremely important for construction workers to be trained on how to safely perform this activity.

In order to perform construction on certain structures in the City of New York, the designated construction worker must complete a minimum number of approved site safety training hours. This will earn the worker a Site Safety Training (SST) card, which is required as per New York City Local Law 196. This course provides one hour of training toward the SST card.

This course is provided entirely online. Students must complete the entire course and pass the assessment with a score of 70% or higher in order to earn their certificate. This course is proctored with a facial biometric requirement; students must have a working audio and webcam system to take the course.

Topics to be Covered:

  • Excavation Code Basics
  • Underpinning Activities
  • Excavation Activities
  • Causes of Soil Failure and Structure Collapse
  • Hazard Controls on Excavation Sites
  • Fall Protection
  • Vehicular Street Protection

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Construction Professionals in NYC
CertificatesFor On-demand Courses: Students can download the Certificate of Completion immediately upon completing the course from the student profile page. For students who purchased the 10 Hour or the 32 Hour SST course package from PDH STAR, the SST card is issued free of charge, provided their OSHA 30 Construction card, ID and address can be verified, as per DOB requirements. For all other SST card requests, there is a separate SST card fee: for Site Safety SST card (Worker) the fee is $50 and for Supervisor SST cards the fee is $75. The SST card will be processed and mailed out within 5 business days after the student submits all required documents, notifies (via completed form available on the web site) PDH STAR that they have completed all training, and all external training has been verified. The SST card will not be issued, and no refund will be available, if any of the required training, ID or address cannot be verified, as per DOB requirements.
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PDH STAR is a New York City Department of Buildings approved Site Safety Training (SST) provider (provider number 6M86). All of our courses are run by our OSHA Authorized Construction Trainers. We are a premier continuing education provider for the construction industry. Not only do we provide site safety training for site based staff, we are also an approved continuing education provider for Professional Engineers in all states that require continuing education. Our courses are developed by Professional Engineers and Site Safety Managers with decades of experience in the field and are designed to be engaging, practical and relevant to today’s challenges of working on a construction site. All of our instructors are veterans of the industry with a minimum of 20 years of experience in the field and hold relevant qualifications and credentials. In addition to covering the curriculum during the course, they lead discussions and share their life experiences with the students, creating an engaging and stimulating environment.

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