OSHA in New York
OSHA.com offers OSHA training courses that are accepted statewide by New York. The OSHA 10 Hour Training and OSHA 30 Hour Training courses below can be taken for all workers in New York that need OSHA training cards. In addition, if you relocate to another state, the same card will be honored there.
Click on the Enroll Now! link for the course you want to take, register and pay online, and you begin your course when you’re ready. You can take the course at your own pace, login and logout as needed. The course is 100% online and is available 24×7.
Once you complete the OSHA Online 10 hour or 30 hour course, you may print out your certificate of completion immediately and you will receive your DOL Wallet Card by US Mail within six to ten weeks.
OSHA Outreach 10-hour Construction Industry Training
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OSHA Outreach 10-hour General Industry Training
$89 $79 on sale until March 31
New York OSHA Training Information
The state of New York Occupational health and safety plan augments or supercedes the Federal OSHA program.
The State of New York OSHA applies to government employees, while Federal OSHA applies to Private industry employees.
The OSHA Outreach 10-hour and 30-hour courses above are accepted by OSHA on both the federal level and the NY state level.
The New York State Plan for Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH), is responsible for promoting the health and safety for more than 2 million State and Local government employees in the State. The New York Department of Labor has been designated as the agency responsible for administering the plan throughout the State.
The Commissioner of Labor has full authority to enforce and administer all laws and rules protecting the safety and health of all employees of the State and its political subdivisions.
The PESH Program consists of one central office in Albany, New York and nine district offices located throughout the State: Albany, Binghamton, Syracuse, Utica, Rochester, Buffalo, White Plains, Garden City and New York City.
The New York State Plan 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. Federal OSHA maintains jurisdiction over all private sector workplaces; federal agencies; maritime employers such as shipyards, marine terminals, and longshoring; military facilities; Indian sovereignty workplaces; and the U.S. Postal Service.
Regulations and Standards
States must set job safety and health standards that are “at least as effective” as Federal OSHA standards. States may promulgate standards that are more stringent than the comparable federal standards or promulgate standards covering hazards not addressed by federal standards.
The PESH Program has adopted all Federal OSHA standards and regulations applicable to public sector employment, with the exception of the Recordkeeping Rule, 29 CFR 1904. New York promulgated and adopted an alternative approach to recordkeeping requirements, under section 801 and administrative instructions 901.
In addition, the New York Plan provides the Commissioner with the authority for the development of alternative and/or State-initiated standards to protect the safety and health of public employees, in consultation with the Hazard Abatement Board, or on his/her own initiative. The procedures for adoption of alternative standards contain criteria for consideration of expert technical advice and allow interested persons to request development of any standard and to participate in any hearing for the development or modification of standards.
As of October 1, 2007, PESH has been engaged in the rulemaking process for two State-initiated standards, as required by legislation passed by the State’s Senate and Assembly and signed by the Governor.