George Washington Ross Hall #2101
Emergency Response Plan
ALL EMERGENCIES SHOULD BE REPORTED BY CALLING 9-1-1
This Emergency Response Plan (E.R.P.) is specifically developed for Consigli Construction work associated with the George Washington Ross Hall Renovation # 2101
The construction site is located at (2300 I St NW Washington, DC 20052) The location for the project field office will be the on the job site in designated area determined by CCC Superintendent.(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
- 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 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 General Superintendent: Rob Soper – (202)578-3702
3. CCC General Superintendent: Joseph Mruk – (202)763-9231
4.CCC PM: Zachary Turner – (774)573-7192
5. Corporate Safety: Dan Della-Giustina – (508)686-6008
6. Safety Manager: Andrew Kolodziejczak – (202)815-9925
Washington DC Police Department- Non-Emergency (202)727-9099
Washington DC Fire Department- Non-Emergency (202)673-3210
DC Water & Sewer Authority (202)787-2000
Washington Gas (703)750-1000
American Electric Power (202)383-3430
Dig Safe 811
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Medics USA DUPONT CIRCLE, DC (202)483-4400
(For injuries that do not require emergency care)
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, DC (202)595-8813
(For injuries that do not require emergency care)
(Between Girard and Fairmont Streets)
George Washington University Hospital (202)715-4000
Directions to Medics USA Columbia Heights, DC
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Site Safety Plan
Project Specific Loss Exposures and Controls
Scope of Proposed Operations: GW Ross Hall Temporary space renovation is located at 2300 H Street NW in Washington, DC. This scope of work is renovating 4 rooms including reconfiguring plumbing, electrical systems. As well drywall repair and reinstallation with painting final surfaces.
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.
Substance Abuse: As a condition of employment, all CCC 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.
Identify the specific route in and out of the construction site (Traffic Management): For this project, all deliveries and waste removal shall be coordinated with the general contractor. Deliveries will need to be coordinated with Consigli Superintendent. All contractors will be responsible for adhering to truck routes and restrictions plan which will be made available to all sub-contractors.
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 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.
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 6:00am 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 with at least 48 hours’ notice.
Evacuation Plan (RACE, and Routes of Egress): Please refer to the Evacuation Plans attached. All Consigli employees shall attend the Project Safety Orientation. Consigli Construction’s Job Supervisor 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 on side walk of the building or if necessary across the street. (see evac). In the Event of a DISASTER, the Superintendent or Safety manager 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 (2300 I St NW, Washington, DC 20052) phone number, and name;
• 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.
Pretask Plans: Pre-task Plans, Job Safety analysis or other similar type shall be conducted prior to all and any operation. Said plan to be reviewed initially with all involved personnel performing that task, signed by all workers including their supervisor and filed on site.
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 task.
Services: Any compromises to GW University services during the work performed will be handled accordingly
- Adjacent areas shall be notified before all work that may compromise service or impact students or staff.
- During weekly project meetings, if needed upcoming work that may compromise service or impact guest/staff/public shall be talked about with facility’s managers and scheduled for off shift if the group decides it will be needed.
- The on-site superintendent shall make weekly contact with Project Manager for the duration of the project.
Excavations: Not applicable.
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 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 include, 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 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 them 6 feet. Cable guard rail system (if used) with turnbuckles to be installed for all straight runs and any straight run over 100 feet. 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. 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 at a height at or greater than 10 feet or could be exposed to a fall greater than the height of their work on the ladder or within 15’ of a stairwell 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: No work will occur on the roof.
Scaffold and elevated work platforms/Material Hoist: All scaffolds/material hoist supported frame, pipe staging and be inspected daily before each shift by a competent person designated by each individual contractor who will be using it, which will be documented 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 must complete an inspection 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 erect 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. Any mobile scaffolds over 5 feet in height will require jacks to be installed.
Aerial Lifts/Scissor lifts: Area and ground conditions in the intended work area will be inspected for overhead power lines underground structures/sink holes, covers or any other unsafe condition which cause an unsafe incident. Aerial lift platforms/scissor lifts will be inspected daily before each shift by a competent person designated by each individual contractor who will be using it, which will be documented on Inspection tags for each individual piece which will be filed in the site office. 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/underground vault if there will be Aerial lifts operating on them. Workers will be tied off at all times when using an aerial lift!!
Global Harmonization: All Materials and chemicals used on-site will have SDS provided before being brought onsite.
- SDS sheets on file in Consigli Construction’s Site Safety Plan
- All SDS sheets shall be readily accessible.
Fire Protection: The hot work permit program will be implemented for all hot work to be conducted on the project on a daily basis. This will be coordinated through the town as well as Fire Department (if needed). All hot work will stop one hour before the regular end of the day work stoppage. 10-20lb extinguishers of ABC rating will be positioned accordingly through 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.
NFPA 241 Plan: Not needed
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 with the towns facility’s department to make safe the work area before demolitions begins 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. 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
Crane: No Cranes will be used on this project.
Confined Space: No confined spaces will occur on this project.
Designated First Aid Plan: Consigli Construction shall follow Site Safety Plan for first Aid. Report any incidents to the supervisor, Consigli Superintendent and Safety Manager.
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. 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
Restricted Areas: Contractors are prohibited from entering adjacent occupied areas unless work has been previously authorized and scheduled. Only designated workers who have been CORI checked will be allowed into the occupied areas. No exceptions.
Steel Erection: NOT Needed 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.
Materials Management: Materials management, getting materials into and out of the project, will be done through existing entryways. 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 in a reasonable amount of time will be delivered to the site. Attention must be paid to structural analysis in regards to loading elevated existing floors with material and equipment
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Environmental Emergency Contact and Management Response
Environmental Issues: No Environmental issues at this time.
Lead Paint: All painted surfaces will be considered lead Containing. Consigli workers who may need to disturb a lead containing 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 for any task on painted surfaces that has been identified as lead containing prior to the work being mass preformed. 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. A hand wash station will be established and maintained for the project duration
Silica: An 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 a silica containing material while using the HEPA system an exposure assessment will be done so as to establish the silica exposure level.
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 6am and 3:30pm; any contractor who may need to work late must first seek approval from the CCC Superintendent. 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. 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 operator’s manual as well as an extinguisher with it at all times.
II. Exposure to the Visitors, Students, Staff and Public: During all phases of construction, the existing building 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 means of access/emergency egress leading to or 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 of the buildings in which they are not working in… Non-fraternization with students, staff, visitors or public will be stressed with all subcontractor personnel during orientations.
III: Adjacent Property: All steps will be taken to limit the effects of the project on the surrounding community. Special attention will be paid to each access point of each building so as not to impede access.
IV. Exposure to Street Traffic: All deliveries will be made at a designated location unless otherwise directed by Superintendent. Their will be exposure to live vehicular traffic and police details will be used when required. All speed limits will be obeyed, and deliveries will be made as to not coincide with buildings scheduled deliveries. All traffic control signage (if needed) will meet GW University and Washington D.C requirements before being installed. Coordination with them as well as its police will be required when any equipment will be set up/used in the street/parking lot. Fire department access will be maintained and kept open for emergency responders.
V. 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.
VI. 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 CCC worker will complete mandatory drug screening.
The SDS sheets associated with any hazardous substances to be used will be maintained by the superintendent in a marked three ring binder.
Site Safety Meetings will take place at the beginning of the project and at least once every week thereafter. These meetings will consist of toolbox talks with Consigli Construction Co., Inc. personnel on site. Sub-contractors will be responsible for their own safety meetings. Superintendent will complete a daily site safety walk to identify and correct potential hazards.
All emergency telephone numbers will be posted in the superintendent’s office.
Loss Exposures and Controls: Loss related exposures will involve, cuts, scrapes, and strains related to window and roof material installations. Controls will involve use of gloves and materials handling equipment. Fall protection related hazards will be limited to working on roofs, scaffold, window openings, aerial lifts and access upper elevations. This will be controlled through use of well maintained and inspected PFAS, scaffolding and ladders as well as training on proper Aerial lift use.
Fraternization between construction employees and project owners, staff, Public 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.
Consigli Project Safety Spot Recognition Plan
- To Recognize workers – “on the spot”- for working safely
- To Reward those workers and communicate project wide (Either at daily stand-up’s or JSG)
- To reduce the complacency of workers on Consigli projects
- To be implemented on all new projects moving forward
- During the Internal “Pre-Construction Safety Meeting” the Project Team and, a member of safety department, will discuss the job specific Safety Recognition Program the group would like to implement. Team and Safety will decide
- The Safety Manager, tasked with writing the Site-Specific Safety and Health Program, shall include into said program, the agreed upon recognition plan.
- Team will be free to design their own plan.
Management: Program implementation and management will be measured in Predictive Solutions Monthly Management Audit
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