UNH-Buckman Annex Labs
Emergency Response Plan
ALL EMERGENCIES SHOULD BE REPORTED BY CALLING 9-1-1
In the event of an emergency the following policy will be adhered to for the safe evacuation of the Project. An immediate call will be made to Emergency 911
A Consigli representative will be dispatched to the front of the building to meet the responding Emergency Personnel and advise the individual in charge of the location of any chemicals or hazardous substances
that may be present on any of the floors. SDS’s will be readily available if needed by the Fire Dept.
In the event of a serious injury requiring the assistance of 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 worker will be assigned to meet the medical personnel to direct them to the location of incident.
In the event an evacuation is required, all personnel at this job site will assemble at the muster point. The foreman for each company will
meet at that location and take a count of their staff. If for some reason a worker is unaccounted for, the fire department will be notified of the last location where the worker was observed.
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Emergency Contact Names and Numbers
1st Call: Consigli Project Superintendent: Rick LaPointe – (860)471-7428
2nd Call: Consigli Asst. Project Manager: Mark Harmon – (860)324-1762
3rd Call: Consigli Project Manager: Lee Blackwell – (860)462-7460
4th Call: Consigli Safety Director: Dan Della-Giustina – (508)686-6008
Owners Emergency Contact:
Carmine Amento (203)645-5590
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Yale-New Haven Hospital
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Site Safety Plan
Scope of Proposed Operations: The Buckman Hall Annex Labs is a part of Consigli ongoing renovation work in UNH Buckman Hall. Starting in Fall 2019 and ending Winter 2019/2020, the Annex Labs will consist of new lab space on the 2nd and 3rd floors on the South end of Buckman Hall. Interior gut demolition will make way for new MEP layout and new CMU and framed walls. The finishes will include all new lighting,
floor, ceiling, and lab fit-out. Other UNH projects (Bergami Center) will continue in adjacent areas at the same time.
Identify the specific route in and out of the construction site (Traffic Management): For this project all deliveries and waste removal shall enter using designated access points and be coordinated with the Consigli and University of New Haven. Also, only permitted truck routes will be used. All contractors will be responsible for adhering to the logistics plan, which will be made available to all sub-contractors.
Designated work hours (any work outside these hours must have prior CCC approval): Work shall take place during business hours, Monday – Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm. There will also be some off-hours work at times. Any work which may need to take place outside of normal hours will need to be approved by the CCC Superintendent, and may need to be coordinated with University of New Haven.
Demolition: Prior to the start of demo operations, all subcontractors are required to review the hazardous material report. Hard copies of the hazardous materials report can be found in the Consigli field office. The demo contractor 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: Limited exposures. Roof work will require fall protection. All work over 6 feet above a lower level will require some form of fall protection in accordance with CCC fall protection policy. All
scaffold erectors will maintain the ability to have fall protection by donning a harness and lanyard at all times during erection.
Holes greater than 2” will be covered with acceptable material (3/4” plywood or ½” steel) which will be secured and marked cover or hole
(cover must be able to withstand four times the intended load). Covers
will stay in place until the hole/penetration has been filled.
Before any work is to begin on the roof, it must be determined what method of fall protection will be implemented (fall protection plan, 100% tie off, guard rails, flagging etc.) Workers on a roof with a slope less than 4 to 1 may put flagging (six feet for roofers-15 feet for everyone else) lines up. Whenever roofers and any other trade are on the same roof then the flagging must be pulled in to the maximum distance.
Toe boards are required to be installed any time in which there is a risk for materials to be knocked off of an edge, or material will need to be kept a minimum of 6’ from the roof edge. In addition, any materials that may be blown off of the roof shall be secured/weighted down.
**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 tie off. Step ladders will not be used as a form of access to a walking /working level. 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. Basic ladder safety must be adhered to at all times.
Scaffold and elevated work platforms: All scaffolds will be inspected daily, before each shift by a competent person designated by each individual contractor that will be using it. The inspections will be documented on Inspection tags located at the access point to each scaffold. A scaffold checklist will be provided by CCC to the subcontractors’ designated persons to aid them with their inspection. Overhead protection will be provided for all access points at any buildings which are located under any form of scaffolding.
The base of the scaffold will require protection from unauthorized individuals. This shall be either a site fence or the base of the scaffold shall be wrapped with plywood extending 8’ in height. All scaffolding that is procured by CCC and is over 15’ in height will require that the CCC Safety Department review the scaffold prior to it being turned over for use by tradesmen.
** Please review chapter 14 for additional details.**
Aerial/Scissor Lifts: Area and ground conditions in the intended work area will be inspected for overhead power lines, sink holes, covers, or any other unsafe condition which causes the potential for an incident. Aerial and scissor lift platforms will be inspected daily before each shift by a competent person designated by each individual contractor who will be using it. All contractors who will be performing work
from an aerial lift will show documented proof of training for all workers who will be 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 a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) provided before being brought onsite.
- SDS sheets will be kept on file with 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 for all hot work to be conducted on the project. This will be coordinated through the Consigli as well as the University of New Haven. All hot work will stop one half hour before the regular end of the day work. 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 the project. They will be part of the daily inspection
with extinguisher log completed monthly. Storage of any oxygen or acetylene cylinders will be done in a secure and upright area, with good ventilation. This will be a strict no smoking project.
**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 immediately. 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. Cords must be 12 gauge or better. The electrician will 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 will be conducted per NFPA 70E.
**Review Chapter 26 for more detail**
Utility Exposures: Before any work is started that may impact known utilities, all due care will be taken to identify the locations of underground utilities. Subcontractors must review field conditions, as-built drawings, Dig-Safe, etc. to insure that there is no impact to the utilities.
Crane: There may be cranes on site at various times in order to load/unload material. All cranes will require independent annual 3rd party inspections and will be utilized for operation only after detailed lift plans are submitted. It is anticipated that these cranes will be hydraulic. In the event that a lattice boom crane is utilized, then the crane must get an on-site 3rd party inspection once the crane is assembled, prior to operation. There is a requirement to assure that certified riggers, signalmen, and crane assemblymen are utilized.
A site specific erection plan will be required for the structural steel
erection with review of certifications prior to any of these operations taking place. All picks are to be done by a licensed operator. As previously mentioned, a detailed pick plan will be required to assure that no picks are critical in nature. Critical picks are defined as those involving 2 cranes lifting simultaneously, a pick that is over 75% of capacity, a pick that involves the lifting of a man basket, or any other
lift that is deemed to involve special conditions. 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
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 equipment operators will be required to have in their possession all appropriate licensing and training as required by OSHA and the State of CT.
4. All underground vaults and existing utilities will be marked before as well as before any crane is set up.
5. Documented rigging equipment inspections.
6. Documented daily crane inspections filed with CCC weekly.
** Please review chapter 24 for additional details.**
Designated First Aid Plan: All injuries must be reported to Consigli. CCC will then report all injuries to the CCC Safety Director. 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.
**Please review chapter 1 and 27 for additional details**
Evacuation Plan (RACE, and Routes of Egress): Please refer
to the Evacuation Plans attached. All contractors’ employees shall attend CCC Construction Project Orientation. Consigli Construction’s Job Supervisor will conduct a safety orientation talk to each employee and subcontractor to site specific fire safety protocols.
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Environmental Emergency Contact and Management Response
Emergency Management Response: In the event of an Emergency
the construction workers shall leave the building immediately and proceed to the muster point indicated in the 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. The following steps should be taken in the event of an emergency
When reporting an emergency, please provide the following:
• Your location, phone number, and name;
• The location of the incident (building name, floor and unit 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**
Restricted Areas: Contractors are prohibited from entering adjacent buildings/areas unless work has been previously authorized and scheduled. All workers must limit their impact on surrounding areas to the largest extent feasible.
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 the building.
Asbestos: A Hazardous Materials report has been completed by
the owner. All identified asbestos will be fully abated by a licensed and
regulated asbestos abatement contractor under a formal plan to be written, submitted, and approved by the DEEP.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL SUBCONTRACTOR FOREMEN TO REVIEW THE HAZARDOUS MATERIAL REPORT WITH THEIR WORKERS. A copy of the hazardous Material report will be on site at all times and
available to anyone requesting it. This does not mean that asbestos 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, who
in turn, will notify the CCC Superintendent.
All disposals will be done in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations. All work will be done in full containment with negative air, decontamination with proper handling, and disposal.
Lead : Unless sampling has been conducted, all painted surfaces will be treated as lead containing. Consult the hazardous materials report for each project location. Consigli Construction does possess 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 may be done. Subcontractors with similar historical data may use this in lieu of an exposure assessment. If subcontractors are unable to provide this information, an exposure assessment will be required.
An exposure assessment will be done for any task on painted surfaces prior to the work taking place. This does not mean that lead could not still be found in/on other surface/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. If at any time workers will need to work on the areas mentioned above they will need to obtain Lead Awareness training.
**Please review chapter 29 for additional details**
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
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.
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 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 7:00 am and 3:30pm Mon-Fri. Any contractor who may need to work late must
first seek approval from the CCC Superintendent. Noise levels will be monitored when high levels of noise could be expected to assure that noise levels do not exceed acceptable OSHA levels. Consigli permissible noise policy and procedures will be followed.
**Please review chapter 29 for additional details**
Equipment requirements: None anticipated for the Annex Project. 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**
Exposure to the Visitors, Staff and Residents: During all phases of construction the parking lot and pedestrian walkways around the project will be open and occupied. Some areas of project will be opened for construction at different times; this plan must be followed by all
workers. Any pedestrian walkway which finds itself 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, unless they have a scope of work to complete inside the building. Non fraternization with staff, visitors, public or neighbors will be stressed with all subcontractor personnel during orientations.
Adjacent Property: All efforts will be made to ensure that property adjacent to the work area remains uninterrupted. It is anticipated that all work will be in the designated work areas. Any deviation from that will require consultation with the University of New Haven.
Exposure to Street Traffic: All deliveries will be made at the designated gates unless otherwise directed by Superintendent. There will be exposure to live vehicular traffic and police details will be used as needed, though it is anticipated that police details will not be required. All speed limits will be obeyed and deliveries will be made as to coincide with working hours. All traffic control signage will meet University of New Haven requirements before being installed. Fire dept. access will be maintained and kept open for emergency responders.
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. After reviewing the programs
and meeting with the individual subcontractor, if the team is satisfied with the risk control direction, they will be permitted to begin work.
Loss Exposures and Controls: All individuals working on this project will go through a comprehensive Safety Orientation which will cover all company safety rules regulations and procedures as well as communicating University of New Haven-specific requirements.
All personnel working on site shall have documentation of an OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Outreach Training minimally.
Fraternization between construction employees and project owners, students, 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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