WCSU Berkshire Hall
Project # 2014
Emergency Response Plan
This Emergency Response Plan (E.R.P.) is specifically developed for Consigli Construction work associated with at the Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) Berkshire Hall Project.
The construction site is located on at the WCSU Campus in Danbury, CT. The address for project is 181 White St. Danbury, CT 06810. The location for the project field office is currently at the Project jobsite (notifications of any changes will be provided). When 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
- Structural Damage/Collapse
- Weather or Geological Event
- Environmental Incident
- Traffic Disruption
- Utility Damage
- Illegal Activity
- Labor Problems
- Bomb Threats/Military Ordinance Unearthing
- Acts of Terrorism
*** Please review chapter 8 for additional details.
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. CCC Superintendent: Mel Strauss (860)519-9153
2. CCC PM: Joe Giacobbe (959)529-5718
3. WCSU Facilities Dir: Dan Casinelli (203)313-2124
4. Bryan Kingsbury: Corporate Safety (508)808-9359
Additional Construction Contacts:
- Ed Robinson: Safety Manager (845)518-4897
- Ed Oloff: General Superintendent (774)573-0411
- Sean Ditto: Project Executive (413)262-3451
- Kenneth Callahan: Project Engineer (860)331-3949
- Anthony DiNapoli: DAS Project Manager (860)597-7384
- Luigi Marcone: WCSU Facilities (203)837-9334
Local Emergency Services.
WCSU Campus Police (203)837-9300
Danbury Police (non-emergency) (203)797-4614
Danbury Fire Department (non-emergency) (203)796-1550
Danbury Public Works (203)797-4537
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Emergency Department: Danbury Hospital Emergency
24 Hospital Ave. Danbury, CT 06810
Occupational Health: AFC Urgent Care
2 Main St. Danbury, CT 06810
Emergency Procedures: A Consigli representative will be dispatched to the Main entrance of the Project Site (Gate A) along Osborne Street to meet the responding Emergency Personnel and advise the individual in charge of the location of the incident as well as any chemicals or hazardous substances that may be present on any of the floors. Safety Data Sheets will be readily available if needed by the Fire Dept.
In the event of a serious injury requiring the assistance of Danbury EMS the injured worker will be kept as comfortable as possible. Emergency first aid if necessary will be administered. Under no circumstances will the injured person be moved unless the worker’s life is in danger because of fire or calamity. A Consigli representative will be assigned to meet the medical personnel at the above location to direct them to the location of incident.
In the event an evacuation is required all personnel at this job site will follow the building/site evacuation plan and meet at the designated Muster Point located along Dr. James Roach Ave. outside Gate B (see below). The foreman for each company will meet at that location and take a head count of their staff and report to Consigli Superintendent. If for some reason a worker is unaccounted for, the fire department will be notified of the last location where the worker was observed.
Muster Point location.
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Site Safety Plan
Scope of Proposed Operations: The project will begin August 2021 and will end in Winter 2023. Project hours will be between 7:00am and 3:30pm Monday through Friday. The project consists of the renovation of existing building to provide upgrades as well an addition. Work will occur in all 3 areas of the building A, B, C.
Area A: Full renovation consisting of new kitchen, server, dining, and training area.
Area B: Code upgrades with new life safety, MEP, and finishes in existing gym area.
Area C: Demolition and new addition constructed of concrete and steel. New addition will include new student lounge area. Glass curtain wall and masonry façade along with new MEP systems and finishes.
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-up stretch program); 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): Main construction access will be restricted to routes pre-determined by WCSU and Consigli. Main access route will be via Gate A, the main entrance at Osborne Street. All contractors will be responsible for adhering to Danbury and WCSU restrictions and regulations regarding driving, parking and delivering materials. Pedestrians will be given the right of way at all times. Parking will be not be designated for construction workers and all crews must make their own parking arrangements. This will be reviewed during orientation.
Designated work hours (any work outside these hours must have prior CCC approval): All work shall take place during business hours, 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.
Job Safety Analysis (JSA)/Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA): An AHA/JHA depending on level of hazard shall be conducted for each identifiable feature of work to be performed. The AHA/JHA shall be submitted to Consigli superintendent/supervisor. AHA/JHA shall be reviewed weekly, signed by all workers including their supervisor, with all involved personnel performing that particular task.
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 spay painted Red are not to be touched and 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
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 at all times when in use. All excavations will be inspected by a competent person on a daily basis. Written excavation inspections will be done if the excavation exceeds 5’.
- Dig Safe (Call Before You Dig) Notification – number will be obtained and posted in the site office
- If necessary, excavation permits must be obtained. A copy will be posted in the construction office.
- 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 the construction office.
All sub-contractors involved with excavations must reference the Soil Management Plan which can be found in the Consigli site office. Superintendent must have a copy readily available.
**Review Chapter 19 for more detail**
Heavy Equipment: All operators will be required to have in their possession all appropriate licensing and training as required by OSHA and the State of CT. 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. Subcontractors who will have equipment on site will be responsible for having a spill kit available at all times.
**Please review chapter 24 for additional details
Fall Protection: All workers exposed to a fall of 6’ or greater shall be protected by guardrails, safety nets, or personal fall arrest systems. This includes, but is not limited to, demolition work, roofing, scaffold erection and dismantling, shaft work, MEP installations, etc. Holes greater than 2” will be covered with acceptable material which will be secured and marked “hole” (cover must be able to withstand four 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 than 6 feet. For new concrete/steel addition, a cable guard rail system (if used) with turnbuckles to be installed for all straight runs and any straight run over 100 feet. At no time are cross braces on scaffold allowed to be used as fall protection. The use of safety monitors is prohibited.
Before any work is to begin on the roof us must be determined what sections of the roof will be worked on and a method of fall protection will be implemented (100% tie off, guard rails, flagging etc. the use of safety monitors is not allowed). 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 four times the intended load). Covers will stay in place until the hole/penetration has been filled with duct or pipe riser which extends above the deck. The roof will be made water tight by the end of each shift.
**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 and could be exposed to a fall greater than the height of their work on the ladder will be required to install a form of fall protection. 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.
Scaffold and elevated work platforms: All scaffolds, supported frame, pipe staging, material hoists, and baker staging will be inspected daily before each shift by a competent person designated by each individual contractor who will be using. Documentation will be completed on inspection tags located at the stair tower/access point to each section. A scaffold/material hoist inspection checklist will be completed prior to the beginning of each shift and filed in the site office, This will be completed by the designated person from each individual contractor and must be completed every day the scaffold/material hoist is used by his/her employees. A scaffold inspection guide will be provided to each designated person (upon request) by Consigli Construction to aid them with their inspection. All contractors who will be erecting scaffold will provide CCC with certification/qualification of scaffold erection training as well as an erection/dismantling plan. Fall protection is required 100% during erection/dismantling. Overhead protection will be provided for all access points to any buildings located under any form of scaffolding/material hoist.
** Please review chapter 14 for additional details.
Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs): If lifts are required, the area, ground conditions, and slab strength, in the intended work zone, will be inspected for overhead power lines, sink holes, covers, or any other unsafe conditions which cause an unsafe incident. Aerial lift platforms will be inspected daily before each shift by a competent person designated by the affected employer. All who will be performing work from an aerial lift will show documented proof of training prior to using the lift. Steel plates or equipment mats will be placed on the ground above any utility/ steam tunnel if there will be Aerial lifts operating on them. Workers will be tied off at all times when using an aerial lift.
Chemical and Materials: All Materials and chemicals used on-site will have Safety Data Sheets (SDS) provided before being brought onsite.
- SDS sheets on file in Consigli Construction’s Site Safety Plan
- All SDS sheets shall be readily accessible.
** Please review chapter 20 for additional details.
Fire Protection: The hot work permit program will be implemented on a daily basis for all hot work to be conducted on the project. This will be coordinated through CCC as well as Danbury Fire Department (if needed). All hot work will stop one hour before the regular end of the day work stoppage. 10 lb extinguishers of ABC rating will be positioned accordingly throughout the project. Flammables will not be stored inside the building or left overnight on the scaffold or in the building. All combustible or flammable materials will be stored in an appropriately rated lockable cabinet located no closer than 50 feet from the nearest structure. Fire extinguishers will be provided for every 3000 square feet. They will be installed on job made stands and conspicuously located throughout. They will be part of the daily inspection with extinguisher log completed monthly. Storage of any acetylene cylinders will be done in a secure and upright area with good ventilation. This will be a strict no smoking project. All penetrations leading outside of the construction area will be fire stopped using approved fire rated material prior to the end of each shift.
**Review Chapter 17 for more detail.
Electrical: 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… All cords must be equipped with a ground pin, flat three wire cords are not allowed. SJO and SJT or other similarly rated cords only shall be used. 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. 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 weekly to assure proper function with a log book filed with CCC monthly. No live electrical work will be conducted.
**Review Chapter 26 for more detail
Cranes: Crane location and setup will be reviewed with crane operator prior to setup 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, after assembly and prior to operation.
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 CT.
5. NCCCO certification will be required for all crane operators who will be operating on site for states whose licensing does not meet OSHA requirements for qualifictaion.
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)
** Please review chapter 24 for additional details.
Steel Erection: Steel 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 will fall to CCC.
** Please review chapter 16 for additional details.
Confined Space: A written plan will be needed to work in any tanks/vaults and crawl spaces during this project which have been designated permit confined spaces by CCC, this plan must include air monitoring. There is a crawl space located on the WCSU project that will require evaluation.
** Please review chapter 21 for additional details.
Designated First Aid Plan: All injuries no matter how minor must be reported to Consigli Superintendent immediately. The superintendent will then report all injuries to the CCC Safety On site Manager. A fully stocked first aid kit and blood borne pathogens kit shall be maintained on the project site. Only properly trained personnel will administer first aid. Consigli Construction shall follow Site Safety Plan for first Aid. Report all incidents to the Safety Director.
** Please review chapter 1 and 27 for additional details.
Substance Abuse: As a condition of employment, all Consigli personnel are required to submit to a urinalysis test for determination of the presence of illegal substances. A positive result will disqualify the applicant for employment on this project.
Minimum Site Safety Requirement: All Consigli workers, and any subcontractors, shall have, at a minimum, an OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Outreach training certificate and shall provide documentation of training. Foremen are to have OSHA 30 Hour Training.
Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE): All CCC and sub contractor workers will wear hard hats and safety glasses at all times. All CCC 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.
Restricted Areas: Contractors are prohibited from entering any adjacent areas of the jobsite and campus unless work has been previously authorized and scheduled. Parking rules for both WCSU and Danbury must be followed.
Lean requirements/Materials Management/Housekeeping: 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 the building. Only materials which will be used/installed within three days’ time will be delivered to the site. Attention must be paid to structural analysis in regards to loading existing floors with material and equipment. Movement of all materials over 8ft. will require 2 workers.
Listed below are additional 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 subcontractors 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. Any damage caused by the Subcontractor shall be repaired at the cost of the Subcontractor. Back charges will be appropriately assessed for the cost of the repairs. 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.
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Environmental Emergency Contact and Management Response
Consigli identified Emergency Response Subcontractor;
Name: Cyn Environmental Services, Inc. (781)341-1777
Asbestos: A Hazardous Materials report has been prepared by Fuss & O’Neil (Jan 14-16, 2019) for the owner and is available in the Consigli Field Office for review. Asbestos was identified.
This does not mean that asbestos could not still be found in other areas (i.e. behind walls, mechanical chases, or under walls) caution must be used when working and if any workers identify any potentially hazardous substances then they should stop and notify their supervisor immediately. All identified asbestos will be fully abated by a licensed and regulated asbestos abatement contractor under a formal plan to be written, submitted and in accordance with the DEP.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL SUBCONTRACTOR FOREMEN TO REVIEW THE HAZARDOUS MATERIAL REPORT & CORRESPONDING ABATEMENT REPORT WITH THEIR WORKERS. A copy of the hazardous Material/abatement report will be on site at all times and available to anyone request it.
Due to the fact that some asbestos may remain in place and not be abated during construction all workers will need to have at a minimum Asbestos awareness training.
All work and disposal will be done in compliance with state and federal regulations and standards
Lead : Lead samples have been taken on building products are are noted in the results of the Jan 14-16, 2019 hazardous materials report by Fuss & O’Neil. For renovation projects, all painted surfaces both interior and exterior of the existing must be considered lead containing, unless tested and show as otherwise. Consigli workers who will need to perform work on these painted surfaces may need to disturb this paint by drilling, sawing, demo, fastening, or carpentry. In doing so they will use saws, drills, screw guns, impact wrenches, sawzalls, hand wrenches, ads, crowbars, hammers, and other hand tools. Consigli Construction does posses historical data to show that drilling, sawing, light demo, installation of hangers, hanging sheetrock, fastening, and carpentry do not put the employee above the action level. Despite this additional monitoring will be done. An exposure assessment will be done by all subcontractors for all task prior to when the full scale of this work is to take place. This does not mean that lead could not still be found in other areas, caution must be used when working and if any workers identify any potentially hazardous substances then they should stop and notify their supervisor immediately. All workers on this must have completed Lead Awareness training prior to starting on this project. Hand wash stations will be provided to ensure proper hygiene during the project. An exposure assessment will also be done for any task which will disturb any lead containing material.
Silica: Any activity which can produce silica dust will use engineering controls to keep dust to a minimum. A written exposure plan must be developed for all silica producing tasks that clearly defines the following: 1) A description of the tasks in the workplace that involve exposure to respirable crystalline silica; 2) A description of the engineering controls, work practices, and respiratory protection used to limit employee exposure to respirable crystalline silica for each task; 3) A description of the housekeeping measures used to limit employee exposure to respirable crystalline silica; and 4) A description of the procedures used to restrict access to work areas, when necessary, to minimize the number of employees exposed to respirable crystalline silica and their level of exposure, including exposures generated by other employers.
There will be no dry cutting of any masonry material allowed; if water cannot be used then a dustless vacuum system consisting of HEPA dustless vacuum system will be used. Prior to the project going full scale an exposure assessment of a worker grinding and cutting masonry while using the HEPA system an exposure assessment will be done 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.
Polychlorinated Biphenyl’s (PCBs): The Fuss & O’Neil Hazardous Materials report dated Jan 14-16, 2019 has presumed caulking/glazing compounds to be at regulated levels. This does not mean that regulated levels of PCB’s could not still be found in other areas, caution must be used when working and if any workers identify any potentially hazardous substances then they should stop and notify their supervisor immediately.
Light ballast unless labeled “No PCB’S” will be designated PCB containing, All PCB containing material shall be removed and disposed of in accordance with all local, state (MEMEP Special waste management rules 06-096-CMR 400) and federal regulations and be coordinated with the building owner. All other inquiries or locations in regards to PCB containing material can be located in the Hazardous Material survey. If identified on any of the materials to be impacted, PCB‘s will be abated. Any and all PCB remediation will be performed by a licensed /qualified contractor
** Please review chapter 29 for additional details
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.
** Please review chapter 22 for additional details
Noise: Noise exposure will be a concern, so all operations must be coordinated with the Consigli Superintendent to limit any excess noise impact on the surrounding areas. All activities and tasks which may cause loud noise will be monitored and building occupants will be notified of locations and dates/times of potential elevated noise levels.
** Please review chapter 29 for additional details
Safety Spot Recognition Plan: The purpose of this plan is to instantly recognize workers “on the spot” for working safely and to reward those workers immediately. This will assist CCC reduce the complacency of workers on all of our projects. Members from the CCC and project teams (Supers, PM, APM, PE, OPM, Architect, Owners, etc..) will be provided with $5 Dunkin Donut gift cards (or similar) prior to their walk on site. They are to present these cards to workers who are working safely and or those taking additional steps to work safely.
After issuing the card, the name and hard hat sticker number of the worker as well as a brief description of what they were doing will be documented in a log that will be maintained in the field office. This shall be completed at a minimum of three times a week. It is required that different field staff take turns in issuing the cards to workers in the field. Also required will be the communication of who is be recognized to other sub-contractors/workers through foreman meetings and daily stand up meetings. At the end of the project the sub-contractor who has had the most workers recognized will receive an appropriate acknowledgment from CCC as well as some type of reward that is to be determined by CCC field staff.
Exposure to the Visitors and Neighbors: During all phases of construction pedestrian walkways around the project will be open and occupied. Some areas of project will be opened for construction at different times. Any pedestrian walkway under any type of scaffold or overhead hazard will be provided with overhead protection. At no time is any worker allowed to enter any of the adjacent buildings.
Fraternization between construction employees and project owners, staff, or visitors will not be permitted. Loud and profane language or clothing with offensive language will not be allowed on the jobsite. Extra efforts must be made to keep noise to a minimum.
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