Site Specific Safety and Health Program

161 First St Cambridge MA 02149

Consigli Project # 1758


Emergency Response Plan



This Emergency Response Plan (E.R.P.) is specifically developed for Consigli Construction work associated with the Alexandria Real Estate Equities – project # 1758


The construction site is located at 161 First St  Cambridge MA 02142. The location for the project field office will be in the 161 First St Cambridge MA 02142 location (in existing building) (notifications of any changes will be provided).  If otherwise determined, the field office will become the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).


The following situations are considered emergency response actions and should be handled in accordance with the procedures outlined in this plan.

  • Serious Injury/Fatalities
  • Fire/Explosion
  • Structural Damage/Collapse
  • Weather or Geological Event Classified as an Act of God
  • Environmental Incident
  • Traffic Disruption
  • Utility Damage
  • Illegal Activity
  • Labor Problems
  • Bomb Threats/Military Ordinance Unearthing
  • Acts of Terrorism

When reporting an emergency, please provide the following:

• Your location, phone number, and name;

• The location of the incident (building name, floor and room number);

• Nature and extent of the incident (injury, accident, spill, smoke/fire, damage, etc.);

• The safest route to the incident

Crisis Response Protocol:

  • Attend to the injured
  • Immediately contact Dan Della-Giustina (508)686-6008
  • Post person at front gate, only allow access to emergency responders
  • Record names/addresses of witnesses
  • Do not allow media on site
  • Refer all media inquiries to home office (See “Crisis Response Cards”)

A Consigli designated individual shall wait at the Langdell Hall site entrance to escort Emergency Services personnel as they arrive.

The following is a list of the Chain of Command/Call Hierarchy on the project for establishing lines of succession during
communication involving all emergencies.

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Emergency Contact Names and Numbers

1. First call : 911 Fire or Police

2. CCC Superintendent: Jeff Costa  (774)573-2953

3. CCC General Superintendent: Gabe Mater (774)573-4892

4. CCC Project Manager: Justin Pollard (774)573-5693

5. CCC PX: Ryan Jennette (508)328-2279

6. CCC Project Safety: Erik Johnson (774)573-4496

7. Corporate Safety: Dan Della-Giustina (508)686-6008

Dig Safe  811

National Grid-electric  (508)897-5500

NSTAR Gas Co. 1(800)592-2000

Environmental Consultant

Axiom Partner

1 Pleasure Island Rd #2C, Wakefield, MA 01880

Phone: (781) 213-9198

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Medical Facilities

MA General or Boston Medical. This level injury will
require transport my EMS ambulatory travel.

Directions to Occ. Med. Consulting

10 Hawthorne Pl – Suite 11 Boston, MA 02114           

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Site Safety Plan

Scope of Proposed Operations: Alexandria Real Estate is proposing to
restore the historic 161 First St Building. This will include a masonry
restoration of the exterior design. This will include energy efficient windows as well as a repointing to the brick façade.

Inside the interior brick will also be preserved and the building will maintain it’s open timber design.

The building was formally used as a factory in 1907. A hazardous materials report has been written to identify hazardous building materials such as asbestos or lead. All building materials will be
tested by an Industrial Hygienist and the report generated will be considered during the planning phases of demolition. Demolition and product removal will be done in accordance with all the AHJ laws and regulations.

New features to the roof will also be added. Such as a roof deck, new mechanical units and an aesthetic redesign. To accommodate safe access and maintain compliance with fire code the elevator will extend past the roof top and an egress stair will be added.

The above drawing highlights the mechaincal units that will be added to the roof.

The project will begin with exterior masonry. Hazards will include working on an industrial aerial work platform which will be an large industrial scissor lift. Silica controls will also be used when removing the existing mortar from between the brick. After masonry work is
complete windows will be added.

Interior demolition and abatement will last for roughly 1 month. Demolition and material removal will include drywall, patricians and equipment from the previous lab space.

Interior redesign will accommodate a new office space that is currently under design.

Adjacent Properties: 161 First St sits on the corner of First and Binney at a very busy intersection. Pedestrian sidewalks will remain open directly out front of the building.  It is expected that employees from the project will not interact with adjacent properties or pedestrians in any way. Should an employee be approached by non-project personnel Consigli should be notified immediately.

All egress and travel paths to either building are to remain open and unimpeded at all times. Any challenge with coordination shall be brought to Consigli’s attention.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this Site-Specific Safety and Health Program is to illustrate Consigli’s approach to identifying project specific hazards and controls and how said risk is managed through a comprehensive Safety and Health Program.

S.A.F.E.: Staying Accident Free Every Day is the Safety Mission that forms the very foundation of the Consigli Safety Culture.  The S.A.F.E.  mission, which is supported by technology, (Predictive Solutions internal auditing instrument  which identifies and defines leading indicator related information); Leadership (Empowering our team members
to assure safe projects); Humanization (Protect the ones you love by protecting yourself); Jobsite Gym (Morning warm-ups, stretch and flex); Training (Integrating sub-contractors into the Consigli Safety Culture); and Lean (nothing hit the ground), is the driving force behind Consigli’ s drive to our vision – ZERO.  ZERO is the philosophy that all accidents are preventable, and that no accident is acceptable.  The S.A.F.E. mission is the guiding force to achieving the Consigli Safety Vision which is ZERO.  

Identify the specific route in and out of the construction site
(Traffic Management):
For this project all deliveries and waste removal
shall enter using the designated entrance which may be subject to change and be coordinated with the Consigli Superintendent, Jeff Costa.  Also only permitted truck routes will be used, all contractors will be responsible for adhering to truck routes and restrictions plan which will be made available to all sub-contractors. Because of Site Work and Parking lot construction coordination with Jeff will be crucial.

Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE):  All workers will wear hard hats and safety glasses at all times. High visibility vest will be worn when exposed to vehicular/equipment hazards/ traffic. All personnel performing work with their hands shall be required to wear gloves that are appropriate to the task.  When not performing actual work with their hands workers will be required to have them available for immediate use…  Face shields will be required for all personnel who are performing overhead work, using metal chop saw or any type of
metal grinding.  All welders will be required to have hard hats with integral welding shields.

Designated work hours (any work outside these hours must have prior CCC approval):  All material host related work shall take place during regular business hours of, Monday – Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm.  Any work which may need to take place outside of these hours will need to be approved by the CCC Superintendent. All deliveries must be coordinated with the CCC superintendent, at least 48 hours’ notice.

Evacuation Plan (RACE, and Routes of Egress): Please refer to the Evacuation Plans below.  All Consigli employees shall attend the
Project Safety Orientation.  Consigli Construction’s Job Safety Manager will conduct a safety orientation talk to each employee and subcontractor to site specific fire safety protocols.

Emergency Management Response: In the event of an Emergency
the construction workers shall leave the building immediately. Point of assembly/muster shall be as defined in the attached Evacuation plan.  In the event of a disaster, the Superintendent or Safety director shall instruct the construction workers to leave the site or remain in place and await further instruction.

When reporting an emergency, please provide the following: This information will be outlined to employees during the orientation process. See next page.

• Your location (161 First St Cambridge, MA) phone number, and name: First St Park

• The location of the incident (building, floor and room number);

• Nature and extent of the incident (injury, accident, spill, smoke/fire, damage, etc.);

• The name and amount of the material spilled (if applicable); and

• The safest route to the spill (if applicable).

** Please review chapter 8 for additional details.**  

Pre-task Plans:  Pre-task Plans or Job Safety Analyses shall be conducted prior to all and any operation.  Said plan to be reviewed initially with all
involved personnel performing that particular task, signed by all workers, including their supervisor, and filed on site.

Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA):  An AHA, depending on level of hazard, shall be conducted for each identifiable feature of work to be performed.  The AHA shall be submitted to Consigli superintendent
for review.  AHA’s shall be reviewed with all personnel weekly and shall be signed by all involved personnel performing that particular task, including their supervisor.

Excavations:  All required permitting will be obtained before any excavating is to begin.  If necessary, tabulated data/engineering for shoring and shielding systems will be obtained and available on site always when said systems are in use. All excavations will be inspected by a competent person daily.  Written excavation inspections will be done if the excavation exceeds 5’. 

  1. Dig Safe Notification – dig safe number will be obtained and posted in the site office.
  2. Jackie’s Law (520CMR 14.00) will be strictly adhered to and permits must be obtained. A copy will be posted in construction office.
  3. Copies of shoring engineering and tabulated data sheets for all trench boxes or other shoring/shielding systems brought on site will be provided to CCC and be kept in construction office.

**Review Chapter 19 for more detail**

Demolition:  Prior to the start of demo operations, the contractor preforming demo will confirm that all utilities leading into the area have been made safe.  The electrician will disconnect and lock out all electrical, the plumber will do the same with any plumbing lines, and the HVAC subcontractor will do the same on the HVAC piping and duct work.  Lock out tag out will be reviewed during the pre-construction safety meetings to assure disconnect and responsibility for protection of existing utilities is safe for any construction activities to commence. In spaces where some electrical or mechanical must remain live, a color coding system will be utilized for easy identification of live utilities that must stay active and utilities that must be removed.  Any and all utilities spray painted Red are not to be touched and are need to be protected during all operations. Utilities spray painted Green are to be removed as part of the selective demolition process only after lock-out/tag-out has been confirmed and utilities tested.  If any utilities are unmarked, they shall be considered live.  The demo contractor will be responsible for completing CCC demo checklist prior to the start of any work in their target areas

Fall Protection: All workers exposed to a fall of 6′ or greater shall be protected by guardrails, safety nets, or personnel fall arrest systems.  This includes, but is not limited to, steel erection, roofing, scaffold erection and dismantling, overhand brick laying and pre-cast concrete related work.  Holes greater than 2” will be covered with acceptable material (3/4 plywood ½ steel) which will be secured and marked hole (cover must be able to withstand two times the intended load).  Covers will stay in place until the hole/penetration has been filled.  Building perimeters will be protected with some form of fall protection if fall is greater them 6 feet. Cable guard rail systems (if used) will be provided with turnbuckles installed for all straight runs and any straight run
over 100 feet in length.  Holes greater than 2” will be covered with acceptable material (3/4 plywood ½ steel) which will be secured and marked hole. Covers will stay in place until the hole/penetration has been filled. At no time are cross braces on scaffold allowed to be used as fall protection. The use of safety Monitors is prohibited.

**Review Chapter 13 for more detail**

Work on Ladders: All work on step ladders/straight ladders will be done correctly per manufacturer’s recommendations.  Any worker who is on a step/straight ladder shall maintain 3 points of contact at all times or will be required to tie off.  Step ladders will not be used as a form of access to a walking /working level, also all straight ladders will be tied of when installed for use. Only ladders with a rating Type 1A or 1AA will be allowed on Consigli projects.

Roof Work: Before any work is to begin on the roof it must be determined what method of fall protection will be implemented.  Use of “safety monitors” is not allowed. The roof will be made water tight by the end of each shift.

Scaffold and Elevated Work Platforms/Material Hoists:  All scaffolding and material hoists shall be inspected daily, by a competent person – designated by each contractor – before each shift. Said inspection shall be documented on installed scaffold tags.  Said Scaffold Inspection Tags shall be located at the stair tower/access point to each section. A scaffold inspection guide will be provided to each designated persons (upon request) by Consigli Construction to aid them with their inspection. All contractors erecting or dismantling scaffolding shall provide CCC with certification/qualification of scaffold erection training as well as an erection/dismantling plan.  Fall protection is required at all times during erection/dismantling operations.  Overhead protection will be provided for all access points to any buildings located under any form of scaffolding/material hoist.

Aerial Lifts/Scissor lifts:  Area and ground conditions in the intended work area will be inspected for overhead power lines and underground structures.  Aerial lift platforms and scissor lifts shall be inspected daily before each shift by a competent person designated by the contractor using it.  Inspection shall be documented on Inspection tags for each machine in use. Completed inspection tags shall be filed in the site office. All contractor employees  performing work from an aerial lift shall
exhibit documented proof of training.  Steel plates or equipment mats will be placed on the ground above any utility/ steam tunnel/underground vault if there will be Aerial lifts operating on them. Workers shall be tied off at all times when using an aerial lift!!

Haz Com/Global Harmonization:  All contractors bringing materials/chemicals on site shall provide Safety Data Sheets to the Consigli project team.

  • SDS sheets shall be kept on file in Consigli Construction’s project office
  • All SDS sheets shall be readily accessible.

Fire Protection: Code Red Consultants have prepared a Construction Fire Safety Program for the project (attached as addendum) in compliance with NFPA 241 and 527 CMR.  Said plan has been submitted to the Cambridge Fire and Building Dept.  In the program, Erik
Johnson, has been designated as the Fire Protection Program Manager.  The plan addresses equipment with internal combustion engines, combustible material storage, hot work, fire watch protocol, flammable storage, and fire protection during construction, to include an impairment plan for fire protection systems during construction. 

In addition to the Code Red plan, Consigli will look to enforce it own hot work permit program, which will be implemented for all hot work to be conducted on the project on a daily basis. 

**Review Chapter 17 for more detail.**

Electrical: The electrician will be responsible for all temp power and any temp lighting that may be needed.  They will coordinate all lock out tag out procedures regarding electricity during the “make safe” operation prior to demo. There are no overhead power lines in any of the intended work areas. All electrical tools, cords and equipment must be in good working order. To that end, all electrical tools and components must be visually checked on a daily basis.  Any tools with damaged cords or damaged cords must be taken out service immediately.  All cords must be equipped with a ground pin. Flat three wire cords are not allowed.  Only SJO and SJT, or other similarly rated cords,  shall be used.  Cords must be 12 gauge or better.  The electrician shall be responsible for all temp power and any general temp lighting that may be needed.  Subcontractors will be responsible for task lighting in the event that lighting above the OSHA standard is required for a particular work task.  The electrician will coordinate all lock out tag out procedures. All temporary power for the project will be installed on
protected and dedicated circuits with 100% GFCI protection.  GFCI will be tested by the electric contractor to assure proper function with a log book filed with CCC monthly.  No live electrical work shall be conducted

Cranes: Cranes will be used in a number of operations; structural steel erection, RTU installations, etc.  All subcontractors will be required to submit comprehensive pick plans prior to use.  Location and set up will be reviewed with crane operator prior to set up and pick.  All lifting operations will require that the operator and any involved contractors follow the steps listed below as well as in CCC Crane Safety policy

1. All Hoisting equipment will have an up to date 3rd party inspection certificate with the equipment which will be copied and filed in the office trailer.

2. All lattice boom cranes will have an independent 3rd party inspection completed each time one is set up on the project.

3. All workers working with the crane shall have all appropriate signalmen/rigging qualifications.

4. All equipment operators will be required to have in their possession all appropriate licensing and training as required by OSHA and the State of Mass.

5. NCCO certification will be required for all crane operators who will be operated on site for 5 or more continuous days.

6. All underground vaults and existing utilities will be marked before any excavation can begin as well as before any crane is set up.

7. Cribbing for outriggers shall be at minimum 3X the area width of outrigger floater. (Cranes only)

Confined Space:  A written plan will be needed to work in any
tanks/vaults and crawl spaces designated as permit required confined spaces by CCC.  Said plan shall include air monitoring.

** Please review chapter 21 for additional details.**  

Designated First Aid Plan: Consigli Construction shall follow Site Safety Plan for first Aid.  A list of first aid/CPR trained people shall be posted on site.  Report any incidents to the Safety Director.

Lean Requirements:  No materials shall be delivered to the site earlier
than 3 days before said materials are to be installed/put into place.  If materials have to be delivered before that 3 day time period, subcontractor shall get prior approval from Consigli Superintendent.  Because of this, notification/scheduling is required for all deliveries to the site. Subcontractors must notify Contractor at least 24 hours in advance. Contractor has the right to refuse any deliveries not properly scheduled or due to logistical constraints as necessary. All subcontractors delivered materials shall be placed on wheeled carts, wheeled racks or in wheeled bins so as to necessitate easy relocation in the event materials need to be moved.  Carts, racks, or dollies shall not exceed manufacturers intended weight loads.  Materials/tools can be delivered and stored on pallets only if pallet jacks are delivered simultaneously with said delivery to provide for ready mobility. 
Additionally, pallet jacks need to remain in immediate area. Each subcontractor will need to supply their own pallet jacks for their own materials and keep their pallet jack within reasonable distance at all times. All work stations shall be provided with wheeled trash bins for immediate placement of all debris produced as a part of the subcontractor’s operations. 

All trash will be immediately placed in wheeled containers provided by Consigli. All subcontractors shall use rubber wheeled carts when moving material or removing trash from a building. No trash or materials shall be left on the floor. Subcontractors shall, where feasible, elevate all electrical extension cords, hoses, or cables – removing them from all walking/working surfaces.  Electrical Cords, when elevated shall be supported or suspended in a manner that does not subject them to damage.  Storage of delivered materials in cardboard containers shall be discouraged.  When materials must stay in cardboard containers, said containers shall be removed from the projects immediately after product is unpacked. 

Subcontractor will participate in schedule development meetings as
required by Consigli

Restricted Areas:  Contractors are prohibited from entering adjacent occupied areas unless work has been previously authorized and scheduled.  Only designated workers will be allowed into the occupied areas. No exceptions.

Steel Erection: Iron workers will be required to use fall protection at 6′. Consigli will release documentation when column footings reach 75% of breaking strength.  The steel erection sub will be required to
submit a detailed erection sequencing plan that illustrates crane locations and capacity of cranes at those locations. Decks will only be turned over for general use after they have undergone an inspection by a member of the CCC safety department.

The steel erection sub will be required to submit a detailed erection sequencing plan that illustrates crane locations and capacity of cranes at those locations.  Fall protection will be determined for connectors after pre-construction meeting with sub is held.  Fall protection will be required at 6’, at all times during steel erection

Once decking is complete and all required fall protection is installed, CCC will walk the area with the steel erection subcontractor.  Provided all required elements of fall protection are in place, CCC will complete and give a copy of the “custody of fall protection” form to the steel erection subcontractor.  Maintenance and overall responsibility of the fall protection system in place will fall to CCC at that point in time. 

Materials Management: Getting materials into and out of the project will be a challenge that needs to be adequately planned.  All deliveries are to be scheduled with the CCC Superintendent.  A comprehensive
Activity Hazard Analysis shall be done on all materials that will be hoisted and placed into or on the building. Only materials which will be used/installed in a reasonable amount of time will be delivered to the site. Attention must be paid to structural analysis in regards to loading of existing floors with material and equipment.

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Environmental Emergency Contact and Management Response

Environmental Issues: A hazardous material report has been created for the project by the company listed above. This report will be on site at all times and available for review at any time.

A copy of the hazardous material report will be made available on site upon request. Due to various pre-existing conditions of the lot trace amounts of lead cells have been identified. A further comprehensive analysis is being performed on relevant hazards the work force may
be exposed to.

Mercury:  All fluorescent lamps/thermostats are presumed to contain mercury vapor, which is a hazardous substance. Mercury-containing lamps associated with fluorescent light fixtures in areas designated to be renovated will be treated accordingly.  All florescent bulbs removed during renovation will be collected, stored properly on site and giving to Stoughton High School so as to be recycled or disposed of properly.

Freon/Glycol: All Freon/Glycol materials will be removed from equipment and stored per manufacturer’s recommendations before it is disturbed.  All workers who will be working with the above mentioned materials must provide CCC with certifications or qualifications.  If not re-used, a disposal manifest will be provided to CCC.

Silica:   Any activity which can produce silica dust will use engineering controls to keep dust to a minimum.  There will be no dry cutting of any masonry material allowed; if water can not be used then a dustless vacuum system consisting of a HEPA dustless vacuum system shall be
used.  An exposure assessment shall be required of any worker involved
initially in grinding, demoing or cutting masonry so as to establish the silica exposure level.  No respirators will be issued without the express consent of the Consigli Safety department.  Nuisance mask like an N95, if used, will be on a voluntary basis and at no time will these types of mask be issued to the workers.

Mold: Mold issues are not anticipated to be prevalent on this project, however if mold is discovered Consigli’s mold remediation policy will be implemented and followed.

Noise: Noise exposure will also be a concern so all deliveries must be coordinated with CCC Superintendent to limit their impact on the surrounding areas.  Normal working hours will be between 7am and 3:30pm; any contractor who may need to work late must first seek approval from the CCC Superintendent. Interior work will take place between 7pm -3am. Noise levels will be monitored if high levels of noise are found to exist or could be expected to assure that noise levels do not exceed acceptable OSHA levels.  Consigli permissible noise policy and
procedures will be followed

Equipment issues:  All operators will be required to have in their
possession all appropriate licensing and training as required by OSHA and the State of Mass.  All safety devices and warning alarms must be in good working order and all leaks are to be repaired immediately.  All equipment will be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations for safe usage and have its operators manual as well as an extinguisher with it at all times.

Exposure to the Visitor: During the first phase of construction sidewalks and road ways will be active. Any means of exposure from any form of overhead hazard from the building which finds itself under any type of work will be provided with overhead protection. An emergency egress route through the job site will be established and maintained during construction. At no time is any worker allowed to enter any area in which they are not working. 

Utility Exposures All utilities entering the site will be cut and prior to the start of demolition. There are no overhead power line hazards. Written notification of this work will be provided to CCC prior to commencement of Demolition work. 

Planning:  The project team as well as CCC safety department will meet with each subcontractor, before they start to review their Site Specific Safety and Health Program and all project specific Job Hazard Analyses. The project team shall be an integrated mix of owner, architect, engineer and Consigli Construction personnel.  If, after reviewing programs and meeting with the individual subcontractor, the team is satisfied with the risk control direction, they will be permitted to begin work. 

Additional Controls: Prior to stat of any work, all personnel involved in the project, including project managers must be:

  1. Trained and orientated by Consigli Construction.  Stickers will be issued and displayed on hard hats
  2. All workers will provide Consigli with an OSHA 10 card.
  3.  All project workers shall participate in mandatory drug screening.
  4. A safety Committee will need to be formed and shall meet monthly minimally
  5. Principles Council’s meeting dates will need to be established and communicated to all subcontractor’s Principles.Said meetings shall be scheduled quarterly.
  6. Consigli shall designate a full-time safety manager to manage safety and the CCIP and said safety manager shall have no alternate duties.

All emergency telephone numbers will be posted in the
superintendent’s office.

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