Site Specific Safety and Health Program

Project # 2790 – ARE Fitness Center

30-02 48th Ave. Long Island City, NY  11101

Emergency Response Plan

ALL EMERGENCIES SHOULD BE REPORTED BY CALLING 9-1-1                                

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); Training (Integrating sub-contractors into the Consigli Safety Culture); 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.  

SITE INFORMATION

This Emergency Response Plan (E.R.P.) is specifically developed for Consigli and Associates’ work associated with Alexandria Real Estate at project #2765.  The project takes place within an existing building located in Long Island City, Queens, NY.

SITE LOCATION

The construction site is located at 30-02 48th Ave. Long Island City, NY  11101  Work will take place in an existing building and the building will be open during renovation.  Building tenants will be segregated from the work areas via a combination of hard barricades, signage, polyethylene sheeting, etc.  Most work is confined to the 1st and 2nd floors of the building.

EMERGENCY TYPE

The following situations are considered emergency response actions and should be handled in accordance with the procedures outlined in this plan.

    • Serious Injury/Fatalities

    • Fire/Explosion

    • 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

    • Post person at access to work area, 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”)

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Emergency Contact Names and Numbers

CC Superintendent: Ethan Ryan (845)531-8712

CC Project Manager: Mike Henrici (332)373-8536

CC PX: Matt Burger (518)928-8644

CC Regional Safety Manager: Shawn Kenny (617)918-3012

CC APM: Caroline Hwang (240)654-2855

CC Regional Safety Manager: Shawn Kenney (617)918-3012

CC Assistant Project Manager: Caroline Hwang (240)654-2855

Local Precinct

108th Precinct (Emergency Number) 911

108th Precinct (Non-Emergency Number) (718)754-5420

Local Fire House

Engine 259/Ladder 128/Battalion 45 (Emergency number) 911

Engine 259/Ladder 128/Battalion 45 (Non-Emergency number) (718)754-5420

Closest Hospital

NYU Langone Hospital

570 1st Ave. New York NY 10016

(212)263-5550

Dept. of Buildings

DOB (Main Number) (212)566-5000

DOB (Notifications) (212)602-0431

Con Edison

Gas (Emergency) (800)752-6633

Electric (Emergency) (800)752-6633

Steam (Emergency) (800)914-9112

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Medical Facilities

Emergency Department – NYU Langone Health

570 1st Ave. New York NY 10016

(212)263-5550

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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.

A Consigli designated individual shall wait at the entrance to the work area to escort Emergency Services personnel as they arrive.

Scope of Proposed Operations: This project, starting in October 2022, has an approximate 4 month project schedule. The project will be devised into several phases of work. There will be limited, selective demolition.  Part of selective demolition will be to cut and cap existing utilities in the work areas.  New MEP systems will be installed.  New framing and drywall will be installed.  During the finish phase, new ceilings will be installed.  The new drywall will be painted.  New flooring will be installed, while some of the areas will receive a finish of polished concrete.  New doors and hardware will be hung.  New millwork and casework will be installed.  New lab equipment will be installed.  To complete the spaces, new furniture will be installed. 

During each phase of work, the logistical planning will be governed by the logistics/phasing plan, as well as a delivery board.  There will be a designated route to the work area through the building.  Workers will utilize the service elevator for deliveries as well as removal of debris.  This may be updated as changes occur with regard to the work. 

At its peak, the project will have approximately 20-30 workers representing different trades.  The installation of signage and securing of the construction space via barriers and barricades will precede any active work on site.  

COVID-19: There is a site-specific COVID-19 safety plan developed for this job.  It is available upon request. 

Adjacent Properties:  Consigli’s work will take place in multiple areas of the building.  The building will remain occupied during renovation work.  All efforts will be made to minimize potential disruption to other tenants/occupants.  The building will be active and occupied during construction, though the work area will be segregated from the general public.  At no point should any employee from the project enter other parts of the building other than the work area for any reason, unless directed by Consigli.  Should an employee be approached by non-project personnel, Consigli should be notified immediately.  All egress and travel paths to the work area are to remain open and unimpeded at all times. Any challenge with coordination of deliveries shall be brought to Consigli’s attention.

Identify the specific route in and out of the construction site (Traffic Management): For this project, all deliveries and waste removal will be moved via the building loading dock, which may be subject to change and be coordinated with the Consigli Superintendent.  All deliveries shall be scheduled in advance.  Consigli will coordinate with facilities to ensure availability of the loading dock.

Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE):  All workers will wear hard hats, high visibility shirts/vests, and safety glasses at all times.  All 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.  Facial covering is required any time workers are within 6’ of anyone else.  Facial covering must be immediately available at any time. 

Designated work hours (any work outside these hours must have prior Consigli approval):  Most work shall take place during regular business hours of, Monday – Friday 7:00am to 6:00 pm.  Any work which may need to take place outside of these hours will need to be approved by the Consigli Superintendent after coordination with the building manager.  A valid AHV must be obtained from the NYC DOB for any work taking place outside of these hours.  Deliveries must be coordinated with the Consigli superintendent, with at least 48 hours’ notice. 

Off Hours/Noisy Work:  Some work tasks will require off-hours work, so as not to impact other building tenants.  Examples of work that must take place outside normal business include, but are not limited to: demolition, saw cutting, or any work taking place in occupied space.  Work outside normal hours must be coordinated with building management at least 48 hours in advance.

Shutdowns:  Shutdowns must be completed outside of normal business hours.  Shutdowns must be coordinated with building management a minimum of 14 days prior to the proposed shutdown. 

Evacuation Plan (RACE, and Routes of Egress): Please refer to the Evacuation Plan attached.  All employees shall attend the Project Safety Orientation.  At the orientation, workers will be made aware of the evacuation plan, the muster point, and general safety rules and regulations.  Workers will also present Consigli with any applicable training documentation.  The orientation verification, along with copies of training documents will be filed on site and entered into the electronic orientation log. 

Emergency Management Response: In the event of an Emergency the construction workers shall leave the building immediately. Point of assembly/muster shall be as defined in the attached Evacuation plan.  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.  

When reporting an emergency, please provide the following:

• Your location ( 30-02 48th Ave. Long Island City, NY  11101) phone number, and name:

• The location of the incident (building, floor and room number);

• Nature and extent of the incident (injury, accident, spill, smoke/fire, damage, etc.);

• The name and amount of the material spilled (if applicable); and

• The safest route to the spill (if applicable).

** Please review chapter 8 for additional details.  

Pre-task Plans:  Pre-task Plans or Job Safety Analyses shall be conducted prior to any and all operations.  Said plan is to be reviewed with all involved personnel performing that particular task, signed by all workers, including their supervisor, and filed on site.  The purpose of the PTP/JSA is to discuss the work ahead for the day, ensure the availability of tools, equipment, and material, and convey the safe work plan to all workers on site. 

Fall Protection: All workers exposed to a fall of 6′ or greater shall be protected by guardrails, safety nets, or personal fall arrest systems.  This includes, but is not limited to, steel erection, roofing, scaffold erection and dismantling, overhand brick laying and pre-cast concrete related work.  Holes greater than 2” will be covered with acceptable material (3/4” plywood or ½” steel) which will be secured and marked with high visibility paint (cover must be able to withstand two times the maximum intended load).  Covers will stay in place until the hole/penetration has been filled.  At no time are cross braces on scaffold allowed to be used as fall protection. The use of safety monitors is prohibited.

**Review Chapter 13 for more detail

Work on Ladders: All work on step ladders/straight ladders will be done correctly per manufacturer’s recommendations.  Ladders must be inspected and be found in good condition before use.  Step ladders will not be used as a form of access to a walking/ working level.  Also, all straight ladders will be secured when installed for use.

 Scaffold and Elevated Work Platforms:  All scaffolding shall be inspected daily, by a competent person designated by each contractor, before each shift. Scaffold inspections shall be documented on installed scaffold tags.  Said Scaffold Inspection Tags shall be located at the stair tower/access point to each scaffold section.  A scaffold inspection guide will be provided to each designated person by Consigli to aid them with their inspection, which must be turned in after the inspection is completed.  For baker scaffolds, tags and inspection checklists are not required, though competent person inspection is still required.  Fall protection is required at all times during erection/dismantling operations if workers are exposed to a fall of 6’ or greater.  All workers using a scaffold must possess documentation of training.

Scissor lifts: Area and ground conditions in the intended work area will be inspected for suitability.  Scissor lifts shall be inspected daily before each shift by the subcontractor using it.  Inspection shall be documented on a scissor lift inspection form.  Subcontractor employees performing work from a lift shall provide documented proof of training.  Workers shall be tied off at all times when using a scissor lift!!

Haz Com/Global Harmonization:  All contractors bringing materials/chemicals on site shall provide Safety Data Sheets to the Consigli project team.

    • SDS sheets shall be kept on file in Consigli Construction’s project office

    • All SDS sheets shall be readily accessible.

Fire Protection: All fire protection and hot work will conform to the Fire Code as well as all applicable codes and regulations.  When on site, compressed gases and fuel will be housed in the appropriate cage/cabinet.  On a daily basis, any spark producing tool or work practice will require an internal hot work permit.  This will be obtained from the Consigli Superintendent.  Once hot work has ceased for the day and fire watch has been completed, the permit will be closed for the day by returning the permit.

**Review Chapter 17 for more detail.

Electrical: The electrician will be responsible for all temp power and any temp lighting that may be needed.  They will coordinate all lock out tag out procedures regarding electricity during the “make safe” operation prior to demo.  All electrical tools, cords and equipment must be in good working order. To that end, all electrical tools and components must be visually checked on a daily basis.  Any tools with damaged cords or damaged cords must be taken out service immediately.  All cords must be equipped with a ground pin.   Flat three wire cords are not allowed.  Only SJO and SJT, or other similarly rated cords, shall be used.  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.  GFCI will be tested by the electrical contractor to assure proper function with a log filed with Consigli on a monthly basis.  Any live work will be conducted in accordance with NFPA 70E, though the need to work live is not anticipated.

Confined Space:  Any work in what may be considered a confined space shall be discussed with Consigli prior to the prosecution of said work.  Any work in a permit required confined space shall require training for workers involved with the entry, a permit, air monitoring, constant ventilation, and a non-entry retrieval system.  The permit will be closed out when the entry supervisor assures that all workers have exited the space.  The permit shall be returned to Consigli. 

** Please review chapter 21 for additional details.  

Designated First Aid Plan: Incidents shall be reported within 24 hours.  Each subcontractor is required to have a fully stocked first aid kit for use by their employees.

Restricted Areas:  Contractors are prohibited from entering adjacent occupied areas unless work has been previously authorized and scheduled.  Only designated workers will be allowed into the occupied areas. No exceptions.

Materials Management: Getting materials into and out of the project will be a challenge that needs to be adequately planned.  All deliveries are to be scheduled with the Consigli Superintendent a minimum of 48 hours in advance.  A comprehensive Activity Hazard Analysis shall be done on all materials that will be hoisted and placed into or on the building. Only materials which will be used/installed in a reasonable amount of time will be delivered to the site. Attention must be paid to structural analysis in regards to loading of existing floors with material and equipment.

Silica: Any activity which can produce silica dust will use engineering controls to keep dust to a minimum.  There will be no dry cutting of any masonry material allowed.  If water cannot be used, then a HEPA dustless vacuum system shall be used.  An exposure assessment shall be required of any worker involved in any activity not covered by table 1 of the OSHA Silica regulations for construction.  An exposure assessment will also be required for any activities covered by table 1 if the engineering controls listed in same are not followed. 

Mold: Mold issues are not anticipated to be prevalent on this project, however if mold is discovered Consigli’s mold remediation policy will be implemented and followed.

Equipment issues: All operators will be required to have in their possession, all appropriate licensing and training as required by OSHA and the State of NY.  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.  All equipment must be inspected daily and a copy of the inspection turned in to Consigli at least on a weekly basis.  Any subcontractor using heavy equipment shall have a spill kit of adequate size on site in the event of any leaks or spills.

Exposure to the Visitor: All visitors will sign a visitor’s waiver prior to accessing the site.  Visitors shall be required to wear PPE while on site. The work area shall remain secure at all times. 

Planning: The project team, as well as Consigli 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 superintendent, project manager, safety department, and the foreman and project manager from the subcontractor.  If after reviewing programs and meeting with the individual subcontractor, the team is satisfied with the risk control direction, they will be permitted to begin work. 

Orientation:Prior to accessing the job site, workers shall participate in the Consigli Orientation program.  At the orientation, workers shall present their credentials (OSHA cards, certifications of fitness, aerial/scissor lift training cards, rigging/signal cards, etc.).  Consigli shall take copies of same for records.  Workers will then be issued an individually numbered orientation sticker, which will be affixed to the workers’ hard hat.  

Environmental: There is lead paint in the building.  Any work that requires disturbing lead paint shall require an exposure assessment to determine worker exposure to lead paint and ensure that workers are not overexposed during the course of work.  During the lead exposure assessment, workers will require respiratory protection at a level consistent with exposure at or above the action level (1/2 face respirator). Workers wearing a tight fitting, ½ face respirator must be medically qualified for such use and must also be fit tested.  There is asbestos located in the window caulking.  Any asbestos must be abated by a certified abatement contractor.  No worker shall disrupt or contact any material that can’t be readily identified as not containing lead paint or asbestos.  Consigli shall be notified if work must take place that could contact or disrupt hazardous materials. 

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