Ipsen – 7th Floor Consolidation
Project # 2617
Emergency Response Plan
This Emergency Response Plan (E.R.P.) is specifically developed for Consigli Construction work associated with the Ipsen 7th Floor Consolidation Project.
The construction site is located on at the Ipsen campus in Cambridge, MA. The address for project is 1 Main St. Cambridge, MA 02142. The location for the project field office will be the project site or location determined by Ipsen. (notifications of any changes will be provided). When necessary, the field office or building security office will become the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for construction related activities.
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
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: James Jordan (774)573-9189
2. CCC Project Manager: Sean Newton (774)278-4989
3. CCC Gen. Super: Gabe Mater (774)573-4829
4. Ipsen OPM: Kevin Bergin (774)217-9616
6. CCC Corporate Safety: Dan Della-Giustina (508)686-6008
Additional Consigli Construction Contacts:
- CCC Safety Manager: Bryan Kingsbury (508)808-9359
- CCC PE: Alexandra Kielty (774)573-4076
- CCC Project Executive: Erick Lacy (508)922-7352
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10 Hawthorne Pl. Boston MA 02114
Mass General Hospital Emergency Room
55 Fruit St. Boston, MA 02114
Local Non-Emergency Contact Information.
Cambridge Police (non-emergency) (617)349-3300
Cambridge Fire (non-emergency) (617)349-4900
A Consigli representative will be dispatched to the main entrance of the building (or work area, as necessary) to meet the responding Security/Emergency Personnel and advise the individual in charge of the location of the incident and 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 Response Team/Fire Dept.
In the event of a serious injury requiring the assistance of Security/Cambridge EMS, the injured worker will be kept as comfortable as possible. If necessary, Emergency first aid 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 follow the building/site evacuation plan and meet at the designated Muster Point (in the small park to the northeast 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, security/fire department will be notified of the last location where the worker was observed.
Construction Muster Point
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Site Safety Plan
Scope of Proposed Operations: The project will begin in November 2021 and will end in January 2022. Project hours will be between 7:00am and 3:30pm Monday through Friday. Due to the occupancy of the building all work performed outside of these designated times will need IPSEN and Consigli approval. The project consists of the fit-out of existing office space on the 7th floor. Scope includes renovating open office space and creating 5 conference rooms, 10 huddle rooms, and some miscellaneous millwork cabinets.
If any work will impact the floor below or areas adjacent to the space with regards to electrical, plumbing, and HVAC/Mechanical work, it shall be coordinated closely with IPSEN to reduce the impact on office operations and staff.
Badging Requirements: Ipsen access badges will be obtained by all identified personnel (as required) prior to working on this project. Badges will be worn so they are visible at all times. All personnel will comply with Ipsen security requirements and posted facility rules.
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 Ipsen and Consigli. All contractors will be responsible for adhering to Cambridge and Ipsen restrictions and regulations in regards to driving, parking and delivering materials. Strict adherence to posted speed limits and parking locations is required. Pedestrians will be given the right of way at all times.
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 and the Ipsen Project Management team.
Life Safety/Existing Systems:
Any penetration through smoke and fire walls for new electrical circuits necessitates:
- Smoke and fire wall penetrations shall not be left unattended.
- All penetrations are sealed by the end of each work shift.
Notification of Automatic Sprinkler System or Fire Alarm system shall be to:
- Security/Local Fire Dept. if longer than 4 hours
- All shut downs lasting longer than 4 hours shall have a dedicated fire watch.
If it will be necessary to erect hard wall partitions in corridors adjacent to the work space:
- All affected staff shall be notified of corridor width reduction.
- All staff shall be aware of primary and secondary routes of egress.
- Additional egress signage shall be posted.
- Corridor storage is prohibited.
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 egress signage shall be posted.
- Corridor storage is prohibited.
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 university as well as Fire Department (if needed). All hot work will stop one hour before the regular end of the day work stoppage. 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. 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 department access will be maintained and kept open for emergency responders. Workers will comply with NFPA 241 fire protection plan and NFPA hot work permit requirements at all times.
**Review Chapter 17 for more detail.
Job Safety Analysis (JSA): A Job Safety Analysis (JSA) shall be conducted for each identifiable feature of work to be performed. The JSA shall be submitted to Consigli superintendent/supervisor. At a minimum the JSA shall be reviewed weekly. More frequent review shall be necessary as tasks change. The JSA shall be reviewed with all involved personnel performing that particular task and signed by all workers including their supervisor.
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. Ipsen Facilities will be contacted in the case of any required LO/TO and their locks will be installed first and removed last. Subcontractor coordination and completion of the safe work permit shall be through the Consigli Superintendent.
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 (or otherwise marked) 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: Project fall exposures are limited, however, all work over 6 feet requires some form of fall protection in accordance with CCC fall protection policy. All fall protection for work performed on Scaffold will be needed at a height of 6 feet or greater. 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 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.
**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. Ladders use shall be reviewed in the JSA with alternative methods (scaffold, lift, etc.) considered to reduce hazards associated with ladder use.
Scaffold and elevated work platforms: All scaffolds, supported frame, pipe staging, and aerial 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 to each section… A scaffold checklist will be provided by CCC to each subcontractors designated persons to aid them with their daily 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 at any buildings which are located under any form of scaffolding. At a minimum, fall protection is required at 6’ on all scaffolds on Consigli projects. It is anticipated that a rolling “baker” style scaffold may be used on this project. For mobile scaffolds on Consigli projects, the rules are stricter: fall protection is required at 4’. Mobile scaffolds with a work platform set at a height to base ratio greater than two to one will require outriggers.
** Please review chapter 14 for additional details.
Aerial/Scissor Lifts: Not expected.If 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/ 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.
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 with Ipsen facilities. If required, 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. When existing power is used, a GFCI “pigtail” shall be added to the receptacle if not already equipped. No live electrical work will be conducted.
**Review Chapter 26 for more detail
Cranes: Crane use is not expected for this project. If required, all cranes will require independent annual 3rd party inspections and will be utilized for operation only after detailed lift plans are submitted. 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. 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 RI.
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.
8. Crane work will be scheduled on Saturdays as much as possible to limit their impact
** 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.
** 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 and Ipsen EH&S. 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.
** 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. The evacuation procedures will be covered during the Safety Orientation.
Emergency Management Response: In the event of an Emergency the construction workers shall leave all of the buildings immediately. Point of assembly/muster shall be identified on the posted 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, use 911 and provide the following:
• Your location (refer to site evacuation plan) 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); and
• 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.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): All CCC and subcontractor 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. In addition to Consigli PPE requirements for construction, Ipsen PPE requirements must be strictly adhered to with regards to gowning and decontamination.
Restricted Areas: Contractors are prohibited from entering any adjacent areas of the buildings on 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 or for deliveries. All workers will try to limit their impact on surrounding areas. Workers badges will be restricted to the level of training that they have completed.
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 trash bins shall be covered when not in use.
- The wheel of rolling carts and bins shall receive be disinfected prior to entry into any clean environments.
- 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;
Cyn Environmental Services, Inc. (781)341-1777
Asbestos: A Hazardous Materials report was completed by Cashins & Associates (dated November 2, 2021.) No ACM was detected.
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 DEP.
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.
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 Paint chip samples were taken and documented in the hazardous materials report dated November 2, 2021. No lead was detected in the paint chip samples that wer analyzed. 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. Consigli workers who will need to perform work on painted surfaces may need to disturb lead in 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.
IAQ (indoor air quality): A baseline indoor air quality report was completed by Cashins & Associates (October 29, 2021) and will be kept in the field office for reference. This work will occur in an occupied building for the entire project. During construction, an indoor air quality management plan will be implemented (see Cashins Indoor Air Quality Management Plan prepared by Zachary Keefe – November 2, 2021). 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 Cashins & Associates. 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.
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): At this time there are no activities 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 Ipsen. 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
Freon/Glycol: All Freon/Glycol materials will be removed 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 water infiltration and 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 load noise will be monitored and Ipsen staff will be notified of locations and dates/times of potential elevated noise levels.
** Please review chapter 29 for additional details
Exposure to the Public, Staff, and Visitors:
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, 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
Planning: The project team will meet with the Ipsen Facilities and Environmental Safety & Health (EHS) staff before the project start to review any site specific safety and health requirements for coordination with Ipsen staff. The project team shall be an integrated mix of owner, architect, engineer and Consigli Construction personnel. If, after reviewing programs, Job Safety Analysis, and meeting with the affected individuals, the team is satisfied with the risk control direction, personnel will be permitted to begin work.
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