Emma Willard School – Reno & Exp
Project # 2745
Emergency Response Plan
Memo from the President
FROM: Anthony Consigli, CEO
TO: Employees and Subcontractors
SUBJECT: Job Safety
Over the past several years we have made significant improvements to our occupational health and safety program. These improvements have resulted in fewer employee injuries, fewer OSHA citations and an exemplary safety image within the construction industry. Through the combined efforts of our staff and employees we have become more competitive and in turn, we have provided more jobs for all our employees.
As employees and subcontractors to Consigli Construction, you represent all of us in the workplace and we need your pro-active support to continue making safety improvements and continue expanding our market share. Therefore, we are asking all employees and subcontractors to read, understand and practice the enclosed Health and Safety principles and guidelines. This means routinely training employees, conducting weekly toolbox meetings, wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, using fall protection when necessary and practicing all other safety-related items listed in the Safety and Health Handbook. Even more importantly it means developing a safety-conscious attitude.
We take safety very seriously and we expect you to do the same. If you have any questions, call me or ask the Site Superintendent at your worksite.
The construction site is located 285 Pawling Ave Troy, New York 12180.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 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/911
- Immediately contact Bryan Kingsbury (Director of Safety) (508)808-9359
- Immediately contact Edwin Robinson (Safety Manager) (845)518-4897
- Campus Safety Services
- Contact Emma Willard School Project Management Hierarchy
- 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 Emma Willard School 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
- First call: 911 Fire or Police
- Consigli Superintendent: Greg Mollnow (774)217-8213
- Consigli SPM: Kevin Johnson (845)417-3184
- Project Executive: Jen Rand (774)573-9451
- Director of Safety: Bryan Kingsbury (508)808-9359
- Regional Safety Manager: Edwin Robinson(845)518-4897
- General Superintendent: Sean Hynes (845)902-8395
- Director of Operations: Tim Barry (508)326-6305
- PM Emma Willard School Ken McGivern (518)817-7001
Campus Safety Services (518)833-1333
City of Troy Police (518)270-4411
Wynantskill Fire Department (Troy N.Y) (518)283-5506
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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/SDS sheets will be readily available if needed by the FD.
In the event of a serious injury requiring the assistance of EMS the injured worker will be kept as comfortable as possible. Emergency first aid if necessary will be administered.
Under no circumstances will the injured person be moved unless the worker’s life is in danger because of fire or calamity. A worker will be assigned to meet the medical personnel 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 next to the?
The foreman for each company will meet at that location and take a head count of their staff and report to the Consigli Superintendent. If for some reason a worker is unaccounted for, FD will be notified of the last location where the worker was observed.
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Site Safety Plan
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.
Working Safely With COVID 19
- Employees experiencing any symptoms (runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat and/or fever) shall stay home and contact your Supervisor. Supervisors should immediately communicate any individuals reporting symptoms to the Consigli Superintendent.
- Any employee that has had contact with someone that has a presumed positive for COVID-19 or someone awaiting testing COVID-19 should stay home and contact their supervisor. Supervisors should immediately communicate any individuals reporting potential contact to the Consigli Superintendent.
- Any individuals that have traveled outside of the United States should stay home and contact their supervisor. Supervisors should immediately communicate individuals reporting foreign travel to the Consigli Superintendent to discuss authorization to work on site.
** This Screening Protocol will be, maintaining proper 6’ spacing, with everyone on site at the start of every shift. **
The following GUIDELINES need to be followed
- Consigli Project Team shall communicate with our customer to confirm we are in compliance with all facility work rules.
- All subcontractor’s Project Managers, Assistant PM’s, Safety Officers, etc. should work remotely.
- Any site visits by non-essential personnel should be discussed with the Consigli project team.
- All meetings will be done via Skype or conference calls.
- All vendors and delivery drivers are prohibited from entering the site. When deliveries arrive near the site, contact the Consigli Superintendent for direction.
- Avoid cafeterias and high activity areas.
- When possible eat outside or in isolated area.
- As much as possible avoid intermingling with other crews or groups
- Prohibit all food and drink inside the work areas
- Any lunch rooms within the work areas should be closed
- Wash or sanitize hands frequently
- Always before and after any lunch period or break time
- Maintain social distancing when practical
- Preferably maintain at least 6’ between yourself and others
- If working with a partner is required assure proper hygiene practices are followed
- Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, such as tools, keyboards, light switches and tables at least twice per day. Most household cleaners, such as bleach wipes or alcohol, will kill the virus.
- Utilize proper etiquette when coughing or sneezing
- Discontinue the use of community water, coffee, or food
Logistics/Access/Traffic Management: All contractors will be responsible for adhering to Consigli Construction and The Emma Willard School Campus restrictions and regulations in regard to driving, parking and delivering materials. Strict adherence to posted speed limits and parking locations is required. Pedestrians/Staff and students will be given the right of way at all times. Parking will be designated in pre-determined contractor parking locations and reviewed during orientation. Pedestrian access, if any, through the project must be along posted overhead protected walkways and sidewalks. No short cuts through The Emma Willard School! All deliveries and waste removal shall be done as per the project site specific logistics plan (Below). All contractors will be responsible for adhering to The Emma Willard School Campus restrictions and regulations in regard to driving, parking and delivering materials. Pedestrians will be given the right of way at all times. Parking will not be designated on site.
- Gate 1& 2 – Will be Primary Construction Access and Egress worker parking.
- Gate 2 – Will be mainly designated Emergency Vehicle Use.
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?? (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.
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 Consigli to reduce the complacency of workers on all of our projects.
Members from the Consigli and owner project team (Supers, PM, APM, PE, OPM, Architect, Owners, etc…) will be provided with Dunkin Donut gift cards 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 twice 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 ups. At the end of the project the sub-contractor who has had the most workers recognized will receive an appropriate acknowledgment from Consigli as well as some type of reward that is to be determined by Consigli field staff.
Designated work hours (any work off The Emma Willard School normal hours must have prior Consigli approval): All work shall take place during business hours, Monday – Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm, any work which may need to take place off The Emma Willard School Campus normal hours will need to be approved by the Consigli Superintendent.
Services: Any compromises to The Emma Willard School Project site during the work performed will be handled accordingly
- During weekly project meetings, if needed upcoming work that may compromise service or impact the public shall be talked about with Site Superintendent and scheduled for off shift if the group decides it will be needed.
- The on-site superintendent shall perform weekly inspections of all adjacent establishments and businesses for the duration of the project to ensure minimal construction impact.
Activity Safety Analysis (ASA)/Toolbox Talks: An ASA/JSA depending on level of hazard shall be conducted for each identifiable feature of work to be performed. The ASA/JSA shall be submitted to Consigli superintendent/supervisor prior to the commencement of any work. ASA/JSA shall be reviewed weekly, signed by all workers including their supervisor, with all involved personnel performing that particular task. Subcontractors under their contract shall be responsible for drafting and reviewing all AHA/JSA’s with their workers each Monday as well as toolbox talks that address the work that they will be performing and that which is relative to safe work practices. Any second tier subcontractors under all subcontractors contractually responsible under Consigli shall be responsible for providing the JSA/ASA to all workers under their respective contracts.
Demolition: Pre-work surveys
Live utilities will be running through the building prior to building scheduled demolition. It is for this reason that Consigli will require that all MEP subcontractors perform a pre-demolition survey to ensure that the work areas are made-safe for demolition work to commence.
From this survey, the competent person from each trade will relay back any unsafe conditions to the Consigli Superintendent. At no time shall demolition work commence without Consigli Superintendent having all documented “Make Safes” provided by the responsible MEP subcontractors that confirm the isolation of all utilities feeding the construction area.
Pre-Demolition Make Safe
Prior to the start of any demo operations at The Emma Willard School, the subcontractor preforming demo will confirm that all utilities leading into the work area have been made safe. The contracted electrician will disconnect and lock out all electrical, the plumber will perform and confirm 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 needing 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 Consigli demo checklist prior to the start of any work in their target areas.
Lockout/Tagout, scheduling shutdowns
All mechanical, electrical, plumbing, etc. systems that require work to be performed on them shall be effectively LOTO to a de-energized state. These procedures shall follow in strict accordance with the OSHA requirements in 1910.147 – Control of Hazardous Energy, NFPA 70E, NFPA 99, etc. The Emma Willard School Facilities may have procedures already established for this work. In every case, shutdowns of all types are required to be coordinated with the Consigli Management team. At no time will work be performed on any system prior to this meeting taking place.
Demolition Scope (Provide existing conditions survey prior to demolition work).
- Demo masonry walls
- Removal of Existing Windows
- Demo of Floor Assembly
- Demo of Exterior Masonry Walls
- Demo Balcony Steel, Structural Wood Framing, Millwork, etc.
- Demo Stairs
- Demo Tile bathroom and fixtures
- Demo Plaster Ceilings and Walls
- Demo Slab on Grade
- Demo Slate Roof
- Demo EPDM Roof
Excavations: (CONSIGLI PROGRAM APPENDIX PP – EXCAVATION CHECKLIST)
Excavation will be limited to exterior infrastructure installation of a new underground utilities. These excavations are to be limited to less than five feet in depth and will not be open for any length of time. Written excavation plans, and inspections will be done if the excavation exceeds 5’. All required permitting will be obtained through Consigli Superintendent 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. All roadway work shall be performed with all City permit requirements in place and closures pre-planned with New York State Department of Transportation.
- Dig Safe Notification – dig safe number (If needed) will be obtained and posted in the site office.
- Copies of shoring engineering and tabulated data sheets for all trench boxes or other shoring/shielding systems brought on site will be provided to Consigli and be kept in construction office.
- Designated flagman will be utilized during all work that directly or may indirectly affect the public, students and The Emma Willard School staff.
**Review Chapter 19 of Consigli’s Corporate Health and Safety Program for more detail
FALL PROTECTION: All work over 6 feet will require some form of fall protection in accordance with CCC fall protection policy and ANSI Z359.2-2017 Fall Protection Code. Exterior fall protection for all roof work and floors is to be determined but it is critically important that all elevated work by any subcontractor contracted by Consigli Construction have a written Fall Protection Plan, reviewed by the Regional Safety Manager prior to the onset of work. At a minimum the following shall apply;
- Holes greater than 2” will be covered with acceptable material (3/4” plywood or ½” steel) which will be secured and marked cover or hole (cover must be able to withstand four times the intended load). Covers will stay in place until the hole/penetration has been filled.
- Before any work is to begin on the roof, it must be determined what method of fall protection will be implemented.
- Whenever roofers and any other trade are on the same roof then the flagging must be pulled in to the maximum 15’ distance. Roof work fall protection will require a rail system and flagging. NOTE: At no time will roofers be able to work without positive fall protection.
- Guardrails (Cable, wood or acceptable materials) shall be installed as fall hazards of 6’ or greater are created during all phased work processes. All guardrails systems shall be capable of withstanding downward/outward force of 200 lbs. and shall be maintained in such fashion throughout all phases of construction or until the fall hazard has been eliminated through design or equivalent protection.
- Toe boards are required to be installed any time in which there is a risk for materials to be knocked off of an edge, or material will need to be kept and secured a minimum of 6’ from the roof edge. In addition, any materials that may be blown off of the roof shall be secured/weighted down.
- All Fall Protection Plans shall be drafted by a competent person and shall include all fall protection systems available to ensure the proper form of fall protection is available at the time of work.
- All written fall protection plans shall be developed to include fall rescue procedures and identification of competent rescue supervisor. The fall rescue plan will require periodic review to align with the changes of construction operations.
** Please review chapter 13 of Consigli’s Safety and Health Program for additional details
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. Only ladders with a rating Type 1A or 1AA will be allowed on Consigli projects.
All ladders shall be inspected prior to each shift. All ladders found defective or damaged shall be removed from service immediately.
Scaffold and elevated work platforms:
All supported scaffolds (including outrigger and suspension) over 125’ in height shall be designed by a qualified person or registered design professional
Scaffold Work Requirements & Protocol
- Preliminary drawings shall be received from the trade contractor for all scaffolding types to be utilized on the project (i.e. pipe scaffold, suspended scaffold, multi-point scaffold, etc.). These drawings will be reviewed by the Consigli and Subcontractor prior to agency submission. Any necessary revisions will be made and drawings finalized and submitted to Consigli’s Safety Department and Project Superintendent.
- Based on the submitted scaffold drawings, the Site Safety Plan (SSP) will be updated to correspond with all intended scaffolding.
- Prior to scaffold operations/ mobilization on site, safety preconstruction meetings will be conducted on site to coordinate all work with other trades working in those areas.
- If necessary, Controlled Access Zones (CAZ’s) shall be established. In establishing the CAZ’s:
- Boundaries for each anticipated CAZ are to be established. At locations that include balconies, set-backs, terraces, etc. Access shall be restricted by spring hinged gates or other acceptable means and shall be installed at the ingress and egress points.
- Signage was posted at all CAZ’s including “no work is to be performed until CAZ/Access permit form is completed and approved”.
- Prior to the CAZ being established, all trades are to be notified of the conditions.
- A “Controlled Access Zone Access Permit” form will be required to be completed and signed off on by the trade contractor’s competent person and project Superintendent. Once reviewed, approved and signed off on by both parties, work will be granted in the area and the approved permit must be posted to indicate which trades are allowed in the specific CAZ.
- As scaffold erection workers mobilized on site, the project Superintendent will conduct site specific safety orientations on an ongoing basis.
- At theses Site Specific orientations workers’ certifications/licenses will be collected, checked to be in good standing, and copies made and kept on file.
- This includes the verification of the master rigger’s license, 32 Hour riggers certifications, and all other user’s certifications.
- The subcontractor shall keep copies of all licenses, certifications and drawings of scaffolding being used in their on- site shanty.
- Delivery of all scaffolding and related materials will be scheduled and coordinated between the subcontractor and Consigli Superintendent.
- During the installation of any scaffolding on a daily basis, work is monitored and safety and code compliance is enforced regularly (i.e. maintenance of CAZ and signage, worker PPE, coordination of work with all other trades, etc.)
- Once in use, trade contractor will perform a pre-use daily inspection and all forms are submitted to the Superintendent prior to use and kept on file.
- As work progresses, safety and code compliance is continuously monitored. As well, controlled access zones are monitored for maintenance of boundary components and signage.
- In addition to daily supervision of the site and its day to day operations, all project safety and coordination topics are discussed in separate, weekly safety meetings, foremen’s meetings, and project stand downs.
- When required, second shifts shall be established to promote worker safety when multiple trades are required to work in the same area (i.e.: working above another worker or below another worker).
On The Emma Willard School Project, 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. All scaffolding that is procured by Consigli and is over 15’ in height will require that the Consigli Safety Department review the scaffold prior to it being turned over for use by tradesmen.
** Review chapter 14 of Consigli’s Corporate Health and Safety Program for additional details.
Aerial/Scissor Lifts: (CONSIGLI PROGRAM APPENDIX HH – SCISSOR LIFT INSPECTION FORM, APPENDIX JJ – AERIAL LIFT INSPECTION FORM)
Aerial lifts will be required (beyond the initial use for exploratory and Haz mat identification) for all exterior restoration work. Prior to use 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.All aerial lift work on or near active roadways will require additional flag persons to control traffic and to protect the general public. Such use of flag person shall be evaluated prior to commencement of work and be added to the subcontractors JSA/AHA for all workers to review. Wind shall be a major contributing factor to safe operation of aerial lifts by workers.
The “Beaufort Scale of Wind Force” shall be the deciding control measure for safe operation during wind gusts and sustained winds. The below chart shall be reviewed and implemented when winds exceeding the levels outlined are experienced during aerial lift operations. No supervisor or worker shall allow any aerial lift operation where sustained winds or wind gusts exceed the below measurements.
|Beaufort scale of Wind Force|
Below is a chart to help you determine the wind speed and if you should or should not be working. The Beaufort Scale of Wind Force is accepted internationally and used in communicating weather conditions. It consists of number 0 – 12, each representing a certain strength or velocity of wind at 33 feet (10m) above ground or in the open. This should be used to assess when it is safe to operate your powered access equipment. (See Below)
|Description of wind||Specification for use on land||MPH|
|0 Calm||Calm, smokes rises vertically||< 1|
|1 Light Air||Direction of wind shown by smoke drift but not by wind vanes||1 – 3|
|2 Light Breeze||Wind felt on face; leaves rustle; ordinary vanes moved by wind||4 – 6|
|3 Gentle Breeze||Leaves and small twigs in constant motion; wind extends light flag||7 – 10|
|4 Moderate Breeze||Raises dust and loose paper; small branches are moved||11 – 16|
|5 Fresh Breeze||Small trees in leaf begin to sway; crested wavelets form on waters
YOU SHOULD STOP MOST POWERED ACCESS PLATFORM & BOOM WORK UNDER THESE WIND SPEEDS
|17 – 21|
|6 Strong Breeze||Large branches in motion; umbrellas used with difficulty||22 – 27|
|7 Near Gale||Whole trees in motion; inconvenience felt when walking against wind||28 – 33|
|8 Gale||Breaks twigs off trees; generally impedes progress||34 – 40|
|9 Strong Gale||Slight structural damage occurs, slate blows off roofs||41 – 47|
|10 Storm||Seldom experienced on land, trees broken or uprooted, “considerable structural damage”||48 – 55|
|11 Violent Storm||Generally not experienced on land. On the water: Exceptionally high (37-52 ft.) waves, foam patches cover sea, visibility more reduced||56 – 63|
|12 Hurricane||Rarely experienced on land. On the water: Air filled with foam, waves over 45 ft., sea completely white with driving spray, visibility greatly reduced||> 64|
Note: Approximate corrections for wind speeds at other heights are:
6 feet subtract 30 percent, 10 feet subtract 20 percent, 20 feet subtract 10 percent, 50 feet add 10 percent, and 100 feet add 25 percent
Chemical and Materials:
All Materials and chemicals used on-site will have SDS/SDS sheets provided before being brought onsite.
- SDS/SDS sheets on file in Consigli Construction’s Site Safety Plan
- All SDS/SDS sheets shall be readily accessible.
** Review chapter 20 of Consigli’s Corporate Health and Safety Program for additional details.
Fire Protection: (CONSIGLI PROGRAM APPENDIX OO – HOT WORK PERMIT)
- Hot-work is anticipated. All hot-work requires the Consigli hot work permit program to be implemented. This will be coordinated through the Consigli Superintendent, as well as Hyde Park Fire. (If needed).
- 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. Travel distance to any fire extinguisher shall not exceed 75 feet.
- They will be installed on job made stands and conspicuously located throughout.
- Portable fire extinguishers shall be inspected monthly and annually maintained in accordance with OSHA and NFPA No. 10A.
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 into The Emma Willard School side of the construction area will be fire stopped using approved fire rated material prior to the end of each shift. Fire blankets shall be utilized for all torch cutting, welding and any operation that produces significant spark during work operations.
All subcontractors performing Hot Work shall supply their own fire extinguisher for the work performed and have it readily available at the location of work. All Hot-Work Permits issued by Consigli shall be readily posted near the work area for review by the safety department’s safety manager.
**Review Chapter 17 of Consigli’s Corporate Health and Safety Program for more detail.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS: All electrical tools, cords and equipment must be in good working order. Emma Willard School project will require that exit lighting and interior stairway and corridor lighting be illuminated 24 hours a day 7 days a week. To that end, all electrical tools and components must be visually checked on a daily basis and include the following;
- Any tools with 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.
- All cords used on the Emma Willard School Project must be 12 gauge or better.
- The electrician will be responsible for all temp power and any general temp lighting that may be needed.
- Temp lighting strings with cages designed to protect bulbs from damage must be wire tied closed to prevent accidental opening.
- Any exposed electrical temp lighting or empty sockets shall be repaired by electrical subcontractor immediately upon notice.
- Subcontractor electrician shall conduct weekly inspection of all temp lighting strings for deficiencies.
- Subcontractors will be responsible for task lighting in the event that lighting above the OSHA standard is required for a particular work task.
- The electrician will coordinate all lock out tag out procedures. All temporary power for the project will be installed on protected and dedicated circuits with 100% GFCI protection.
- GFCI will be tested by the electric contractor to assure proper function with a log book filed with CCC monthly.
- No live electrical work will be conducted per NFPA 70E.
- All portable generators/welding generator systems shall be equipped with GFCI protection.
- If systems are not equipped with GFCI protection, all workers utilizing system for temporary power shall utilize plug-in type GFCI devices to protect all workers from electrical shock.
- Consigli Construction (CCC) reserves the right to disable any flexible cord on site when cord is found to be in non-compliance with this section. Disabling means of all non-compliant flexible cords is at the discretion of Consigli Construction up to and including cutting of cap and plugs to ensure flexible cord cannot be utilized to create a greater hazard.
** Please review chapter 26 of Consigli’s Safety and Health Program for additional details
Utility Exposures: High Voltage identification shall be communicated to every subcontractor 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. All street work shall have a separate written plan that accounts for protection of the public.
Crane: There may be cranes on site at various times in order to load/unload material, place roof top HVAC units and provide installation of structural components. All cranes will require independent annual 3rd party inspections and will be utilized for operation only after detailed lift plans are submitted. It is anticipated that these cranes will be hydraulic. If 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 Consigli Crane Safety policy.
- All Hoisting equipment will have an up to date 3rd party inspection certificate approved by Consigli Safety Department with the equipment which will be copied and filed in the office trailer.
- 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.
- All equipment operators will be required to have in their possession all appropriate licensing and training as required by OSHA and the New York State Department of Transportation.
- All underground vaults and existing utilities will be marked before as well as before any crane is set up.
- Documented rigging equipment inspections.
- Documented daily crane inspections filed with Consigli weekly.
- Documented rigger and hand signalman training will be provided.
- Documented verification of property “High Voltage” Power line identification.
If any employees or Trade Contractor employees are performing rigging of material or equipment then the following safety procedures will be followed in order to avoid any incidents, injury or property damage.
** Review chapter 24 of Consigli’s Corporate Health and Safety Program for additional details.
HEAVY EQUIPMENT USE: (CONSIGLI PROGRAM APPENDIX UU – POWERED INDUSTRIAL TRUCK CHECKLIST)
All heavy equipment including Powered Industrial Vehicles (Rough Terrain Forklifts). (If used)
- 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.
- Subcontractors who will have equipment on site will be responsible for having a spill kit available at all times.
- All heavy equipment shall be maintained in a safe manner and shall be regularly inspected for operational deficiencies and damage caused during construction use.
- All required Powered Industrial Truck inspection shall be documented using the Powered Industrial Vehicle Inspection Form (APPENDIX UU) or approved equivalent.
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.
Subcontractors who will have equipment on site will be responsible for having a spill kit available at all times. Superintendent shall designate the location of parked equipment following the end of each work day.
** Review chapter 24 of Consigli’s Corporate Health and Safety Program 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 Consigli, this plan must include air monitoring. All certifications of training as well as field monitor calibration shall be supplied in the plan prior to commencement of work. Preconstruction meeting shall be scheduled prior to any confined space work to review the plan and make any corrections to the plan prior to such work.
** Review chapter 21 of Consigli’s Corporate Health and Safety Program 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 Consigli Safety Manager Edwin Robinson. 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 Management shall follow Site Safety Plan for first Aid. Report any incidents to the Safety Manager. IMPORTANT: All eyewash stations shall be maintained in a clean condition throughout the projects scheduled completion date.
** Review chapters 1 and 27 of Consigli’s Corporate Health and Safety Program for additional details.
Evacuation Plan (RACE, and Routes of Egress): Please refer to the Evacuation Plans outlined in the site-specific logistics plan. All Consigli employees and subcontractors shall attend the Project Safety Orientation. Consigli Construction’s Project Superintendent will conduct a safety orientation talk to each employee and subcontractor to site specific fire safety protocols. Evacuation/Muster plan shall be posted in the site office as a means of ensuring all workers are made aware of the location of any emergency evacuation. The superintendent shall provide an overview of the emergency evacuation plan at the time of the site-specific orientation with all workers.
Emergency Management Response: In the event of an Emergency the construction workers shall leave the building immediately. Point of assembly/muster shall be located West Parking lot located on the West Side of the project site near Route 9. 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 (285 Pawling Ave Troy, New York 12180) 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 incident site (if applicable).
** Review chapter 8 of Consigli’s Corporate Health and Safety Program 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. All Subcontractor supervisors must have minimum 30-hour OSHA training.
- All forklift operators, scissor lift and aerial lift operators shall also possess a copy of training and certification.
Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE): Project Superintendents shall be responsible for assuring that all workers on the Emma Willard School project comply with the Personal Protective Equipment requirements. The Site Safety Manager will periodically audit for field compliance. The Minimum Personal Protective Equipment requirements are as follows:
- All workers will be thoroughly indoctrinated by their respective employer and trained in the proper use of required protective equipment. Defective or unacceptable PPE will be removed immediately from service
- The Emma Willard School project shall be a Mandatory Hard Hat Job.
- All workers will require 100% eye protection. All overhead work will require the use of either a face shield or pair of goggles in conjunction with safety glasses.
- All workers manually manipulating materials are required to wear gloves that are appropriate to the material manipulating task. Exceptions include lunch, restroom breaks, and office work. In addition to utilizing gloves, the subcontractor employer shall be responsible for training workers into proper use and limitations of the gloves utilized.
- Subcontractors JSA’s need to document hand and finger hazards, and glove selection and use for protecting against said hazard.
- Employees shall be provided with face protection equipment when power tools, machines or operations present potential eye or face injury from physical, chemical, or radiation agents.
- Hearing protection against the effects of noise exposure shall be worn when sound levels exceed 85 dba as calculated by the Safety Manager on site. Each subcontractor supervisor shall make available at all times, the proper hearing protection for each worker.
- Respirators/nuisance masks, when needed for sweeping or other dusty conditions are to be provided by each subcontractor supervisor under the OHSA regulation 1910.134 for voluntary use only.
- Impermeable rubber or any impenetrable protection shall be worn to prevent skin contact with any acid, chemical, creosote, coal tar, fuel oil or concrete. This is especially true for Concrete workers and masons.
- 100% High visibility vests shall be worn by workers at all times.
- Metatarsal guards will be used by workers handling pneumatic tools, pipe, stone, timber and plate vibrators.
- Non-skid soles will be worn on safety shoes.
- Long pants are required at all times while on site. They shall be appropriate to the task being performed. Examples of acceptable pants include denim jeans, khakis, twill pants, or work pants. Examples of unacceptable pants include, but are not limited to sweat pants, nylon jogging/wind pants, pajama pants, flannel pants, etc.
- IMPORTANT NOTE: Personnel protective equipment for visitors shall include hard hats, high visibility vest and safety glasses as required.
PPE Training: Necessity, use, limitations, care and maintenance of all provided PPE by a subcontractor supervisor will be conducted upon issue. Said training is to be documented as part of the subcontractor’s toolbox talk meeting process. Retraining of employees by the subcontractor supervisor shall be conducted anytime site conditions change, PPE requirements change, or employee demonstrates improper use or lack of knowledge. Personal protective equipment, which has been changed in any manner so as to reduce its effectiveness, shall be repossessed, repaired or destroyed. Personal protective equipment worn or used previously by a worker shall not be issued to another employee until the article has been cleaned and sterilized.
Restricted Areas: Contractors are prohibited from entering any adjacent property areas of the Emma Willard School unless work has been previously authorized and scheduled by the site superintendent. It is important that workers do not park on adjacent driveways or block surrounding businesses and residential access 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 Emma Willard School 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 regard to loading existing floors with material and equipment. Listed below are additional Lean requirements;
- Consigli Superintendent 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.
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Environmental Emergency Contact and Management Response
Consigli identified Emergency Response Subcontractor;
Name: Quality Environmental Solutions and Technologies (Quest) (845)298-6031
Asbestos: Prior to the commencement of any asbestos abatement work, the owners Hazmat survey will be provided to Consigli’s Third Party Environmental Consultant “Quality Environmental Solutions and Technologies” for review, walk-through and potential retesting of suspicious materials not identified in the original survey. Following Consigli’s third party review and walk through, any ACM suspect materials that are discovered during construction shall be reported to the project superintendent immediately. The project superintendent shall then cease all work activities in the area, isolate and contain the location and then immediately contact the Safety Manager for further guidance.
IAQ (indoor air quality): During construction/renovation, indoor air quality will be monitored via sensory means by the site superintendent to ensure that workers are not exposed to environmental conditions that pose potential health issues. The project indoor air shall be monitored for typical indicators such as but not limited to Temperature, Humidity, CO, Carbon Dioxide, Respirable dusts and VOC’s. Any testing for IAQ will be done in accordance with the direction provided by Consigli’s third party Certified Industrial Hygienist.
Silica: Engineering/Work Practice Controls
Where applicable, Consigli Superintendent shall ensure that all related construction activities with potential for Silica exposure will be consistent with OSHA’s Construction Standard Table 1 (APPENDIX DDD). To ensure the highest level of protection for workers on all Consigli projects, engineering and work practice controls, including administrative controls, shall be implemented to reduce and maintain employee exposure to silica at or below the PEL, to the extent that such controls are feasible.
To achieve this level of protection, Consigli Superintendents and Subcontractors shall, at a minimum;
- Provide a detailed Job Safety Analysis (JSA) outlining all potential silica hazards and required control measures.
- Utilize dust collection tool systems and equipment outlined in Table 1.
- Maintain all surfaces as free as possible from accumulations of silica. Select methods for cleaning surfaces and floors that minimize the likelihood of silica becoming airborne.
- If vacuuming is required, specialized vacuums with HEPA filtration are required. Methods to use and empty vacuums in a manner that minimizes the reentry of silica into the workplace shall be described and used.
- Ensure respiratory protection is selected based on guidance in 1926.1153 Table 1 or based on a Certified Industrial Hygienist’s or competent person’s assessment of the potential airborne exposure.
- Ensure that compressed air is NEVER used to remove silica from any surface.
- Ensure employees do not leave the workplace wearing any required protective clothing or equipment without HEPA vacuum removal of visible dust.
Competent Person Requirements: All subcontractor employers shall identify a competent person to inspect and manage all activities with potential airborne silica exposure. Subcontractors working on projects within the scope of this Program shall appoint a competent person capable of managing and executing the duties described herein. The competent person must have training in the inspection of work areas and equipment and in the determination of safe working conditions. This person shall have a working knowledge of the 1926.1153 standards, shall be capable of identifying airborne silica hazards, shall determine the need for initial and additional exposure monitoring, shall recommend and implement engineering and work practice controls as outlined in Table 1, shall establish levels of PPE, and shall have the authority to take action to eliminate hazards and correct incidences of noncompliance.
Polychlorinated Biphenyl’s (PCBs): Emma Willard School has identified PCB materials which would expose workers as process will disturb contaminated surfaces. This does not mean that regulated levels of PCB’s could not still be found in other areas and caution must be used when working. If any workers identify any additional 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 and federal regulations. All other inquiries or locations in regard 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.
** Review chapter 29 of Consigli’s Corporate Health and Safety Program 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 Consigli with certifications or qualifications. If not re-used, a disposal manifest will be provided to Consigli.
Mold: Mold issues are anticipated on this project based on building current long-term vacant condition and age, if mold is discovered Consigli’s mold remediation policy will be implemented and followed. All mold incidents will involve third party environmental interaction.
** Review chapter 22 of Consigli’s Corporate Health and Safety Program for additional details
NOISE: Noise exposure will also be a concern, so all deliveries must be coordinated with CCC Superintendent to limit their impact on the surrounding areas. Normal working hours will be between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm Mon-Fri. Any contractor who may need to work outside the contracted work hours specified in this section must first seek approval from the CCC Superintendent. Noise levels will be monitored when high levels of noise could be expected to assure that noise levels do not exceed acceptable OSHA levels. Consigli permissible noise policy and procedures will be followed. All subcontractors will be required to have and maintain a written hearing conservation program at the time of work that outlines control measures designed to mitigate and control worker noise exposure. At a minimum the following shall be part of the subcontractor’s safety and health noise management program;
- Consigli superintendent shall coordinate with subcontractors on all excessive noise levels in order to minimize the impact to any surrounding facilities.
- Subcontractor supervisor shall protect workers from exposure to noise when such exposure has the potential to exceed OSHA’s Permissible Exposure Limits outlined in Table D-2 of 1926.52(d)(1).
- Subcontractor supervisor shall upon competent evaluation of a workers exposure to noise ensure that the worker is monitored and protected and that all engineering and administrative controls necessary to protect worker from hazardous noise levels are implemented.
- Subcontractor employer shall be responsible for supplying proper hearing protection where and when required.
- Subcontractors shall ensure all tools and equipment being operated on Emma Willard School site are equipped with the appropriate manufacturer’s recommended noise reduction device(s), including a muffler and jacket, free from air or exhaust leaks.
- Subcontractor employer shall be responsible for ensuring all workers are trained in the proper use of personal protective equipment designed to protect employees from noise levels that exceed those outlined in OSHA’s Table D-2 described in this section.
** Please review chapter 29 of Consigli’s Safety and Health Program for additional details
The amount of sanitary facilities required shall be based on the total number of workers employed on the Project and shall be in accordance with OSHA’s provisions outlined in Table D-1 of 1926.51(c)(1). At a minimum the following shall apply in order to maintain the highest level of sanitary conditions during and up to completion of construction;
- Maintain all units in a clean and sanitary condition.
- At the minimum, clean on a weekly basis, and more often as required by the applicable OSHA sanitary standards for number of workers on the project site.
- Provide all toilet supplies as required, including toilet paper, soap, paper towels, and waste receptors.
Exposure to the Visitors, Staff and Residents: Non-fraternization with visiting staff members and Guest 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 hats
PLANNING: (CONSIGLI PROGRAM APPENDIX E – COMPETENT PERSON ID FORM)
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 the Emma Willard School project team and Consigli Construction personnel.
After reviewing the programs and meeting with the individual subcontractor, if the team is satisfied with the risk control direction, they will be permitted to begin work.
Elements of the pre-planning safety meetings shall include at a minimum;
- Scope of work performed by the subcontractor
- Number of employees that the subcontractor will need to fulfill the contracted work.
- Scheduled start date
- Review of potentially hazardous conditions associated with the contracted work
- Safety measures subcontractor will implement to protect workers and workers of other trades
- Required licensing and training requirements
- Copy of subcontractors written safety and health program
- Review by Consigli’s safety department of required written safety programs specific to high hazard work processes
- Identification of subcontractors Competent Person (Appendix E)
** Please review chapter 2 of Consigli’s Safety and Health Program for additional details
LOSS EXPOSURES AND CONTROLS/ INCIDENT REPORTING: (CONSIGLI PROGRAM APPENDIX R – SUPERINTENDENTS INCIDENT REPORT, APPENDIX GG – NEAR-MISS REPORT)
All individuals working on this project will go through a comprehensive Safety Orientation which will cover all company safety rules regulations and procedures.
- All personnel working on site shall have documentation of an OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Outreach Training minimally.
- Fraternization between construction employees and the 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’s Project Superintendent must be verbally notified by the subcontractor’s supervisor immediately that an accident has taken place and that one or more of his employees has been injured. Any injury, even minor in nature, requiring a visit to an outpatient medical clinic for treatment, must be reported, by the Consigli Superintendent, on the Consigli “Incident Investigation Report” (APPENDIX R).
The Consigli Superintendent must verbally notify the Corporate Safety Manager of any Injury Incident as soon as possible and submit the written investigation reports within 24 hours. Maintain a copy of all accident reports on file at the jobsite
Damage to Property: Any property damage accident, whether project property or non-project property, must also be reported on the Consigli Incident Investigation Report Form” (APPENDIX R) as well. The Consigli Superintendent must verbally notify the Corporate Safety Manager of any damage to property as soon as possible and submit the aforementioned written investigation reports within 24 hours. Maintain a copy of all accident reports on file at the jobsite
A near miss is a potential hazard or incident that has not resulted in any personal injury or property damage. Unsafe working conditions, unsafe employee work habits, improper use of equipment or use of malfunctioning equipment have the potential to cause work related injuries. It is everyone’s responsibility to report and/or correct these potential accidents / incidents immediately.
OSHA Reporting Requirements
All OSHA related reporting requirements shall be coordinated through the Director of Safety. OSHA has outlined basic mandated reporting requirements under section 1904 addressing all of the following Accidents;
- Within 8 hours for any job-related fatality
- Within 24 hrs. after the in-patient hospitalization of 1 or more employees and within
24 hours of an amputation or loss of an eye.
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