UMass Amherst Central Heating Plant
Consigli Project # 2273
Emergency Response Plan
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 this project.
The construction site is located at UMass Central Heating Plant located along Mullins Way on the campus of UMass Amherst. 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
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 Consigli “Crisis Response Cards”)
A Consigli designated individual shall wait at the job 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
1st Call in an emergency: 911 or (413)545-3111
List of emergency contacts:
- Matt Harting – CCC Superintendent (978)578-7010
- Andrew Jennings – CCC PM (774)573-6677
- Jessica Dzwonkoski – CCC PE (860)306-4078
- Ed Oloff – CCC Gen. Super (774)573-0411
- Sean Ditto – CCC PX (413)262-3451
- Dan Della-Giustina CCC Safety Director (508)686-6008
- Bryan Kingsbury – CCC Safety Manager (508)808-9359
- Central Heating Plant control room phone number (413)545-6459
- Steve Lemay UMass Plant Chief Operating Engineer (413)658-7052
- Ted Mendoza UMass PM (413)362-9287
- Raymond Jackson UMass Facilities (413)545-0601
- EH&S emergency point of contact Gary Rotter m: (413)537-5240 or (413)545-5119
- UMass Police Department (Non-Emergency) (413)545-2121
- Hadley Police Department (Non-Emergency) (413)584-0883
- Hadley Fire Department (Non-Emergency) (413)584-0874
- Amherst PD (Non-Emergency) (413)259-3000
- Amherst Fire Department (Non-Emergency) (413)259-3000
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MedExpress Urgent Care
Cooley Dickinson Hospital
In case of emergency a Consigli representative will be dispatched to the Main entrance of the building/site 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 sheets will be readily available if needed by the Fire Dept.
In the event of a serious injury requiring the assistance of Local 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 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 assemble at the designated Muster Point (see below). The Muster Point location may change due to phases of the project. 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.
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Site Safety Plan
Scope of Proposed Operations: Existing 3- story central heating plant that generate steam and electricity for the campus currently has 3 boilers, a gas turbine and steam turbine housed in the existing building. Our scope of work is to coordinate construction of a new packaged fire tube boiler and structural mezzanine within the existing central plant and to install utilities for two future fire tube boilers including breeching installation for all 3 boilers up the existing stack. The boiler work will require sawcut, demolition, excavation and new foundations within the existing building. The new structure will be built of structural steel with galvanized grating and guardrails.
Other new equipment to be installed is a new deionized water tank, deaerator tank and associated pumps for feeding water to the existing boilers to assist with an existing boiler scaling issue. For the boiler breeching installation there will be a scaffold requirement due to sequencing and location above the boiler mezzanine. Other high hazard activity will be the utility tie ins with the common 200 psi HPS header, work tie ins with the existing boilers for the desuperheater scaling and electrical tie ins to existing MCC. The heat generated from the boilers is also high risk for worker fatigue and burn potential with the amount of conductive material in the space. This project will all be completed while being fully occupied by the plant facility staff.
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); 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): All deliveries and waste removal shall be done using the pre-determined entrance communicated to contractors prior to start. All contractors will be responsible for adhering to UMass Amherst restrictions and regulations in regards to driving, parking and delivering materials. Pedestrians will be given the right of way at all times. Parking will be permitted in designated areas only.
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): A JSA depending on level of hazard shall be conducted for each identifiable feature of work to be performed. The JSA shall be submitted to Consigli superintendent/supervisor. JSA shall be reviewed weekly, signed by all workers including their supervisor, with all involved personnel performing that particular task.
Post Incident Review: Any incident that results in a recordable injury will require a post incident review. The worker who was injured along with their foreman/Safety Personnel/PM/Sup/etc. will need to fill out Appendix N (post incident review form) and attend this meeting. At this meeting they will re-emphasize their commitment to safety, determine chronology of events, identify contributing factors, identify root cause, provide improvement plan to prevent reoccurrence and discuss disciplinary actions taken (if any). Findings from this meeting will be shared/disseminated with all contractors on site to prevent reoccurrence.
Demolition: Given the existing space, major structural demolition is not expected. Minor MEP/FP demo is expected for final relocation or coordination. Prior to the start of any 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
Excavations: Excavation/Site work will be limited to work associated with the new utilities required outside. 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 Notification/utility locator – number/report will be posted in office if needed.
- Copies of soil 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.
- Jackie’s Law (520CMR 14.00) will be strictly adhered to and permits must be obtained. A copy will be posted in construction office.
**Review Chapter 19 for more detail**
Fall Protection: All workers exposed to a fall of 6′ or greater shall be protected by guardrails safety nets or personnel fall arrest systems. Fall protection required activities shall include, but are not limited to, steel erection (roof steel dunnage), leading edge work, roof framing, roofing installation, and exterior finishes. Holes greater than 2” will be covered with acceptable material (3/4 plywood ½ steel) which will be secured and marked hole and capable of supporting 2x the intended load (cover must be able to withstand 2x times the intended axle load).
Covers will stay in place until the hole/penetration has been filled with duct or Pipe riser which extends above the deck. Building perimeters and mezzanine leading edges shall be protected with cable guard rail system with turnbuckles to be installed for all straight runs and any straight run.
The existing roof is flat. Before any work is to begin on the roof, it must be determined what method of fall protection will be implemented. All workers working on a roof with a slope greater than 4 to 1 and exposed to a fall greater than 6 feet will have fall protection 100%of the time spent in this location. 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 back to the maximum distance. All material will need to be kept a minimum of 6’ from the roof edge, any materials that may be blown off of the roof shall be secured/weighted down.
The use of Safety Monitors is not permitted!!!
**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 and aerial lift 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, which will be documented on Inspection tags located at the stair tower/access to each section. A scaffold checklist guide will be provided by CCC to each sub-contractors designated persons upon request to aid them with their daily inspection. All sub-contractors will be required to complete a written scaffold inspection once their scaffold is completed. After the initial written inspection they will be responsible for inspecting and signing an inspection tag on a daily. 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 at any buildings which are located under any form of scaffolding.
Fall protection is required at 6’ on all scaffolds, on mobil scaffold fall protection is required at 4’. Mobil staging with a work platform with a height to base ratio greater than two to one will require outriggers. 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: If aerial/scissor lifts are required the area and ground conditions, in the intended work area, 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. 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/ underground structures if there will be Aerial lifts operating directly over them. Workers will be tied off at all times when using an aerial lift.
HazCom/Global Harmonization: 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: A detailed fire protection plan (NFPA 241 Plan) shall be created for the project to address life safety fire protection and detection. During construction, a Hot Work Permit is required for any activity that generates heat, sparks or has an open flame. This will be coordinated through Consigli as well as UMass Facilities and Amherst Fire Department. (as required). All workers involved in hot work activities shall be trained in NFPA Hot Work Safety as required by MA. Any hot work will stop one hour before the regular end of the day work stoppage. 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. No live electrical work will be conducted per NFPA 70E.
**Review Chapter 26 for more detail**
Utility Exposures: Any overhead power lines will be located and identified prior to use of any equipment which may come in to contact with them. All sidewalks will be protected if equipment is to be driven over them.
Steel Erection: If structural steel columns are to be set, Consigli will release documentation when column footings reach 75% of breaking strength. The 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 and meet all of our fall protection criteria of attachment H.
** Please review chapter 16 & Attachment H for additional details**
Crane: All cranes will require independent annual 3rd party inspections. Crane work will be permitted for operation only after detailed lift plans are submitted and reviewed by Consigli. It is anticipated that these cranes will be hydraulic. In the event that a lattice boom crane is utilized (unlikely), 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. 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 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 equipment operators will be required to have in their possession all appropriate licensing and training as required by OSHA and the State of MA. All crane operators must be qualified by their employer and documentation of the employer qualification included in the lift plan.
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.
7. Documented rigger and hand signalman training will be provided.
** Please review chapter 24 for additional details.**
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 MA. 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**
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. Confined Space entry will be coordinated with UMass Amherst EH&S as well.
** 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 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. Consigli Construction shall follow Site Safety Plan for first Aid. Report any 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.
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.
Interim Life Safe Measures: If it is necessary to erect hard wall partitions in corridors adjacent to the work space, then the following will be required:
- All affected staff shall be notified of corridor width reduction.
- All staff shall be aware of primary and secondary routes of egress.
- Additional ILSM/egress signage shall be posted.
- Corridor storage is prohibited.
Services: Any compromises to patient services during the work performed will be handled accordingly
- Adjacent nurse managers shall be notified before all work that may compromise patient care.
- During weekly project meetings, if needed upcoming work that may compromise patient care shall be talked about with adjacent nurse mangers and scheduled for off shift if the group decides patient care will be compromised.
- The on-site superintendent shall make weekly contact with all adjacent staff for the duration of the project.
**See Chapter 12 for specifics on ICRA and ILSM assessments accordingly.**
Emergency Management Response: In the event of an Emergency the construction workers shall leave all 3 of the building immediately. Point of assembly/muster shall be located next to the field office trailers. 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 (UMass Amherst Central Heating Plant. Mullins Way. Amherst, MA) 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 name and amount of the material spilled (if applicable);
• The safest route to the spill (if applicable).
** Please review chapter 8 for additional details.**
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.
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 campus unless work has been previously authorized and scheduled. It is important that workers do not park in/in front of adjacent driveways during construction. All workers will try to limit their impact on surrounding areas.
Lean requirements/Materials Management/House Keeping: 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 Job Safety 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. 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 dolly’s 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: Cynn Environmental Services, Inc. (781)341-1777
Asbestos: A survey of the work areas shall be conducted by the owners environmental consultant and detailed in the Hazardous Materials report. The Hazardous Materials report will be reviewed prior to the commencement of demolition and site activities. All ACM shall be removed by a trained/licensed contractor.
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. 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 DEEP.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL SUBCONTRACTOR FOREMEN TO REVIEW THE HAZOUDOS 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. All work and disposal will be done in compliance with state and federal regulations and standards
Lead: A survey of the work areas shall be conducted by the owners environmental consultant and detailed in the Hazardous Materials report. The Hazardous Materials report will be reviewed prior to the commencement of demolition and site activities.
If any surface is identified as lead containing 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 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 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
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 Biphynel’s (PCBs): At this time there are no activity’s which are planned which would disturb any surface with suspect amounts of PCB’s… 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 UMass Amherst. 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**
IAQ (indoor air quality): This project will occur in or adjacent to an occupied building. During construction, an indoor air quality plan will be implemented. This plan will ensure that adjoining areas have not been contaminated during construction. The air will be tested for typical indicators such as but not limited to temperature, relative humidity, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, dust particulates and VOC’s (volatile organic compounds). Monitoring (frequency/duration) will be done in accordance with a written IAQ plan provided by a Industrial Hygienist. Hard and or poly barriers will be set up between any work areas and occupied spaces prior to the start of any work. Negative air machines will also be used to create a negative air flow from the occupied space to ensure that no dust and debris enter an occupied area. If a hard barrier cannot be set up set up due to an unforeseen condition or emergency, a 6-mil poly barrier will then be used. This will only be allowed after approval from CCC Superintendent and UMass Amherst.
** Please review chapter 29 for additional details**
Freon/Glycol: All Freon/Glycol materials will be removed (if needed) from equipment and stored per manufacturer’s recommendations before it is disturbed, moved or removed. 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.
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 activity r task which may cause load noise will be restricted as needed so as to limit the impact on Guest/Members.
**Please review chapter 29 for additional details**
Exposure to the Visitors, Staff and Patients: 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. Non fraternization with staff, patients, and guests will be stressed with all subcontractor personnel during orientations.
Additional Controls: Prior to start of any work, all personnel involved in the project, including project managers must be:
- Trained and orientated by Consigli Construction. Stickers will be issued and displayed on hard hat.
- 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 UMass Amherst specific requirements.
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.
Planning: The project team will meet with the staff before the project start to review any site specific safety and health requirements. The project team shall be an integrated mix of owner, architect, engineer and Consigli Construction personnel. If, after reviewing programs and meeting with the individuals, the team is satisfied with the risk control direction, personnel will be permitted to begin work.
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