Site Specific Safety and Health Program

Site Specific Safety and Health Program

Skidmore College Health and Athletics Project

815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Consigli Project # 2803



Emergency Response Plan



In the event of an Emergency the construction workers shall leave the building immediately and proceed to the muster point indicated in the 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.

In the event of an emergency the following policy will be adhered to for the safe evacuation of the Project. An immediate call will be made to Emergency 911.  Project information for the call is Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

A Consigli project representative will be dispatched to the front of the building 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’s will be readily available if needed by local Fire Dept. 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 to direct them to the location of incident. In the event an evacuation is required, all personnel at this job site will assemble at the muster point (see separate evacuation plan).  The foreman for each company will meet at that location and take a count of their staff.  If for some reason a worker is unaccounted for, the fire department will be notified of the last location where the worker was observed.

**List of First Aid-CPR trained personnel will be compiled and posted in the project office and in this site-specific Safety and Health Plan. 


This Emergency Response Plan (E.R.P.) is specifically developed for Consigli work associated with Skidmore College Project.


The construction site is located 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. 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

    • Fire/Explosion

    • 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


    • Your location, phone number, and name;

    • The location of the site and 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


    • Attend to the injured

    • Contact 911

    • Immediately contact Edwin Robinson (Regional Safety Manager) (845)518-4897

    • Immediately Contact Campus Safety & Security

    • 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 (Project Specific Crisis Management Cards will be designed and disseminated to project personnel)

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.

Back End of Emergency Response Plan



Emergency Contact Names and Numbers

Consigli Construction Co. Inc.

Chris Parrott / Project Executive/ /(845)750-0236

Kirk Endres /Superintendent/ (518)320-2216

Kevin Johnson /Sr. Project Manager / /(845)417-3184

Sean Hynes / General Superintendent / /(845)902-8395 

Edwin Robinson /Regional Safety Manager / /(845)518-4897

Skidmore College

Dan Rodecker

Position: Owner Project Manager


Cell: (518)495-5082   

Back End of Emergency Contact Names and Numbers



Medical Facilities

Saratoga Hospital

24 Hamilton Street Saratoga Springs, NY



Project Background

The new Skidmore Health and Science Project is a new 75,000 Sq. Ft. structure, to be built alongside the existing Williamson Sports Center, will include Skidmore’s Health Center, the Counseling Center, and Office of Health Promotions, currently located in satellite spaces across campus. The new fitness center will serve the entire Skidmore community and combine state-of-the-art equipment, including free weights and cardio, with dedicated spaces for exercise and wellness programming such as yoga, meditation, group fitness, martial arts, and spin. In addition, an NCAA-caliber tennis complex — including eight outdoor tennis courts and four indoor courts, varsity athletic training spaces, and additional athletic support — will form a major part of the project.  New locker rooms and team meeting rooms will renew the College’s commitment to the student-athlete experience at Skidmore while investing in athletics facilities for all. The current fitness center will be repurposed as a training facility exclusively for varsity athletics, enabling more dedicated space and programming for athletes while simultaneously creating space for recreational fitness users. Project will start winter of 2023 an is slated for completion summer of 2024.

Back End of Medical Facilities



Site Safety Plan


S.A.F.E 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 attached proposed construction logistic plan is designed to isolate construction activity from the surrounding building/commercial district and while providing safe access for pedestrians and vehicles during normal day to day activities and / or emergencies at the Skidmore College. All scheduled deliveries must be scheduled with Consigli’s project superintendent who shall upon approval of deliveries will direct such deliveries to the project site off N. Broadway.  

CONTRACTOR ORIENTATION: All workers on the Skidmore Project will be required to attend a site-specific safety orientation video administered by the Consigli Site Team. The site-specific orientation will outline all campus requirements as well as emergency protocols and emergency evacuation routes.  

Depending on contractual scope of work, some workers may be required to complete additional training. Once all orientation and initial training is complete, Consigli hardhat stickers will be issued. All onsite workers will be required to follow all safety rules and reporting protocols outlined in the site-specific orientation. Any violation of these rules will result in immediate removal of the worker from the worksite and Skidmore College Property. 

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.

EXCAVATIONS: Excavation work will incorporate some extremely deep excavations for installation of new underground infrastructure.

    1. Excavations 20’ or greater shall be identified in advance and have engineering approval for the means and methods of providing proper excavation protection for all workers scheduled to perform work within.

    1. All excavation work 5’ or greater will require planning and protection by the site subcontractor’s competent person and access protection to excavation when excavation cut is 4’ or greater.

    1. Erosion control will be required that will include existing tree protection, existing grounds repair following construction and street sweeping of earth materials displaced outside the work area for the duration of the project.

    1. Although most of the excavation work will take place within the Skidmore College project designated site area, additional roadway work outside the project site is expected. Consigli’s site superintendent shall coordinate and manage all roadway and site tie-in infrastructures outside the project designated site area. All work performed within right away of Skidmore College shall be performed in accordance with all campus roadway work safety requirements. Work outside of the project site will require a preconstruction pre-planning meeting specific to the work performed and shall be coordinated no less than one week prior to the performance of such work.

    1. All required permitting will be obtained before any excavating is to begin.

    1. If necessary, tabulated data/engineering for shoring and shielding systems will be obtained and available on site at all times when in use.

    1. All excavations will be inspected by a competent person on a daily basis.  Written excavation inspections will be done if the excavation exceeds 5’.

    1. Dig Safe Notification – dig safe number (If needed) will be obtained and posted in the site office.

    1. 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.

    1. Designated flagman will be utilized during all work that directly or may indirectly affect the public. 

** Please review chapter 19 of Consigli’s Safety and Health Program for additional details


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. 

Interim Life Safety Measures – ILSM Control Plan during Demolition

During any and all demolition work the following processes are to be implemented, maintained and monitored as they are crucial to ILSM compliance:

    • Emergency egress from all construction areas are to be maintained at all times and communicated to all Consigli personnel and subcontracted workers. For Skidmore College Health and Athletics facility, Consigli will follow the established evacuation procedures.

    • All fire alarm pull stations will be identified prior to work

    • Access through occupied areas will not be impeded upon.  A daily egress inspection will be conducted by Consigli’s Superintendent to ensure unobstructed means of egress through the area is consistently maintained.

    • Fire alarm and suppression systems are not to be impaired when at all possible.  However, should it be the case that the systems must be protected or taken off line due to the work process, a permit from Consigli Construction and the local fire department having jurisdiction may be required.

    • All partitions will be required to resist smoke from migrating to different areas of Skidmore Health and Athletics facility

    • Fire Regulations must be posted.

    • In addition, material storage is not permitted in the occupied spaces of Skidmore Health and Athletics facility.  Added materials may cause obstructions in main egress ways in the event of an evacuation or other emergency.


Prior to the start of demo operations, the contractor preforming demo will confirm that all utilities leading into the area have been made safe.  This project will require select demolition of the existing MEP installations on the 3rd floor. 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.  Skidmore College Facilities Engineer 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 are need to be protected during all operations. Utilities spray painted Green are to be removed as part of the selective demolition process only after lock-out/tag-out has been confirmed and utilities tested.  If any utilities are unmarked, they shall be considered live until they are marked.  Any existing walls shall be removed using hand tools until investigation shows what mechanical systems are present behind the wall.  The demo contractor will be responsible for completing Consigli Construction’s demo checklist prior to the start of any work in their target areas.

Lockout/Tagout, scheduling shutdowns

It is vitally important that all required shutdowns are scheduled so that demolition work does not interfere with any building life safety equipment, medical gases that are in use, electrical systems that are supplying power to life support equipment, etc.  These requirements will be established in the ILSM meetings prior to the demolition work taking place. 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.  Skidmore College Facilities may have procedures already established for this work.  In every case, shutdowns of all types are required to be coordinated with the Skidmore College Management team and Skidmore Facilities Staff.  At no time will work be performed on any system prior to this meeting taking place.

EXPOSURE TO STREET TRAFFIC: All deliveries as stated above will be made at the designated areas unless otherwise directed by Superintendent.  There may be exposure to live vehicular traffic and campus safety details will be used as needed.   All speed limits will be obeyed, and deliveries will be made as to coincide with working hours.  All traffic control signage will meet NYSDOT requirements before being installed.  Fire dept. access will be maintained and kept open for emergency responders. Construction signage shall be erected along access routes of Washington Ave. which shall provide detailed directions to gates designated for use as well as speed restrictions. All signage detailed on the Skidmore Health and Athletics projects logistics plan is subject to change upon Consigli Project Team/Owner Project Manager approval.

LIFE SAFETY/EXISTING SYSTEMS: It is expected that existing life safety systems (temp sprinkler loop, fire alarm, etc.) will remain active.  All life safety/fire system impairments shall be coordinated with College Facilities (as necessary).

If it is necessary to erect hard wall partitions in corridors adjacent to the work space, then the following will be required:

    • Immediate notification and coordination with College Facilities

    • 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.

ACTIVITY SAFETY ANALYSIS (ASA)/JOB SAFETY ANALYSIS (JSA):  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 reviewed each week with each subcontractor by Consigli superintendent/supervisor.  ASA/JSA shall be reviewed weekly, signed by all workers including their supervisor, with all involved personnel performing that particular task. At no time is a subcontractor and subcontractor worker to perform any work without a drafted ASA/JSA in place and reviewed by all workers performing the work. Workers signature on all ASA’s and JSA’s ensures that communication of the assessed hazardous conditions and methods designed to mitigate such conditions has taken place by the subcontractor supervisor.


Project Superintendents shall be responsible for assuring that all workers on the Skidmore College Health and Athletics 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:

    1. 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

    1. The Skidmore project shall be a Mandatory Hard Hat Job.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. Subcontractors JSA’s need to document hand and finger hazards, and glove selection and use for protecting against said hazard.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 100% High visibility vests shall be worn by workers at all times.

    1. Metatarsal guards will be used by workers handling pneumatic tools, pipe, stone, timber and plate vibrators.

    1. Non-skid soles will be worn on safety shoes.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.


    • Debris must be removed in carts with tightly fitted covers.

    • Traffic routes for removal of debris will be designated by the Superintendent.

    • If a selected elevator is used for removal of debris, it must be kept clean.

    • Debris must be removed daily.

    • Path of travel floors must be maintained free of dirt and grime from material debris bins utilized for demolition waste removal.  

FALL PROTECTION: All work over 6 feet will require some form of fall protection in accordance with Consigli Construction 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;

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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. 

    1. Toe boards are required to be installed any time in which there is a risk for materials to be knocked off 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.

    1. 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. As per NYS Labor Law 240/241 each subcontractor owner shall ensure that for all work at heights 6’ or greater that all optional forms of fall protection shall be made available for each of his/her workers on site.

    1. 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

ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS: All electrical tools, cords and equipment must be in good working order. Skidmore 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; 

    1. Any tools with damaged cords must be taken out service immediately. 

    1. All cords must be equipped with a ground pin, flat three wire cords are not allowed. 

    1. SJO and SJT or other similarly rated cords only shall be used. 

    1. All cords used on the Skidmore Project must be 12 gauge or better. 

    1. The electrician will be responsible for all temp power and any general temp lighting that may be needed.

    1. Temp lighting strings with cages designed to protect bulbs from damage must be wire tied closed to prevent accidental opening.

    1. Any exposed electrical temp lighting or empty sockets shall be repaired by electrical subcontractor immediately upon notice.

    1. Subcontractor electrician shall conduct weekly inspection of all temp lighting strings for deficiencies.  

    1. Subcontractors will be responsible for task lighting in the event that lighting above the OSHA standard is required for a particular work task. 

    1. 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. 

    1. GFCI will be tested by the electric contractor to assure proper function with a log book filed with Consigli Construction monthly. 

    1. No live electrical work will be conducted per NFPA 70E.

    1. All portable generators/welding generator systems shall be equipped with GFCI protection.

    1. 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.

    1. Consigli Construction 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

WORK ON LADDERS: All work on step ladders/straight ladders will be performed correctly per manufacturer’s recommendations and meet at a minimum the following; 

    1. All subcontractors must first assess working conditions and incorporate use of scissor lifts or approved scaffold systems prior to utilizing ladders. 

    1. 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 tie off with manufactured approved personal fall arrest systems. 

    1. Step ladders will not be used as a form of access/egress to or from a walking /working level. 

    1. All straight ladders will be tied off when installed for use. 

    1. Only ladders with a rating Type 1A or 1AA will be allowed on the project. 

    1. Basic ladder safety must be adhered to at all times and it is recommended that each subcontractor have as their first tool box talk – “ladder safety”.

    1. Extension ladders are to be utilized as access/egress systems only and shall not be utilized to perform work.


Scaffold systems may be utilized on this project but with most exterior work done out of aerial lifts or possibly some swing staging if necessary.  If scaffolding is used;

    1. It will be inspected daily, before each shift by a competent person designated by each individual contractor using it. 

    1. The inspections will be documented on Inspection tags located at the access point to each scaffold.

    1. A scaffold checklist will be provided by Consigli Construction to the subcontractors’ designated persons to aid them with their inspection.

    1. All scaffolding that is over 15’ in height will require that Consigli Construction’s Safety Department review the scaffold prior to it being turned over for use by tradesmen.


Aerial and Scissor lifts used on the Skidmore project will require consistent monitoring of construction operations to ensure workers operate such elevated platforms under the safest site conditions. This will include at a minimum the following;

    1. Area and ground conditions in the intended work area will be inspected for overhead power lines, sink holes, covers, or any other unsafe conditions.

    1. Aerial and scissor lift platforms, if utilized, will be inspected daily before each shift by a competent person designated by each individual contractor utilizing them.  

    1. All contractors who will be performing work from an aerial lift will show documented proof of training for each worker using said lifts.

    1. If necessary, steel plates, or equivalent, will be placed on the ground above known underground structures if lifts will be operating on them.Workers will be tied off at all times when using an aerial lift.

    1. Required fall arrest systems for the type of work platform lift utilized is supplied and used by each worker operating or using lift. Fall arrest equipment required shall be supplied by the subcontractor employer.

    1. Elevated platforms shall be used as per the manufacture’s recommendations. All operators’ manuals shall be kept with each piece of equipment utilized.

    1. All manufacturer Safety Warnings on the elevated platforms shall be in good condition and legible.

    1. When determining safe operation of aerial/scissor lifts during wind conditions, the “Beaufort Scale of Wind Force” chart detailed on Page 14 shall be referenced. 

** Please review chapter 14 of Consigli’s Safety and Health Program for additional details

THE BEAUFORT SCALE OF WIND FORCE (BELOW) is accepted internationally and used in communicating weather conditions. It consists of number 0 – 12, each representing a certain strength or velocity Corp 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.

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 inland waters
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 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
100 feet add 25 percent

CHEMICAL AND MATERIALS:  All Materials and chemicals used on-site will have an SDS provided before being brought onsite.

    • All Chemicals transferred from original containers shall be labeled.  

    • SDS sheets on file with Consigli Construction’s Site Safety Plan

    • All SDS sheets shall be readily accessible.

** Please review chapter 20 of Consigli’s Safety and Health Program for additional details **


Consigli construction will be adopting NYS Building Fire Code, Chapter 14 “Fire Safety during Construction” and maintaining compliance of the fire code throughout construction.

Consigli’s hot work permit program (Appendix OO) shall be implemented for all hot work to be conducted on the project.  This work shall be coordinated and executed through Consigli’s Superintendent. The following additional policies shall be incorporated during all Hot Work on Skidmore property;

    1. If required by the nature of the work and campus regulations, the Consigli Superintendent shall obtain from the Campus “Confined Space Permits” or “Hot Permits”.

    1. Consigli shall perform all hot work in accordance with the Fire Code of New York State and the Hot Work Program approved for the work.

    1. Consigli Superintendent shall take all reasonable precautions against fire and provide all temporary plans, programs, equipment, labor and material required for compliance.

All hot work will be attended by trained “fire watch” and shall stop one half hour before the regular end of the day work.  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 of building area and maintained during construction. In addition; 

    1. All extinguishers shall be installed on job made stands and conspicuously located throughout the project. 

    1. All extinguishers shall be part of the daily inspection with extinguisher log completed monthly. 

    1. Storage of any oxygen or acetylene cylinders will be done in a secure and upright area, with good ventilation. 

    1. Skidmore project will strictly enforce “No Smoking” outside the Designated Smoking location set forth in the site logistics plan. 

    1. Noncombustible materials (metal or fire-retardant material) for scaffold, trash chutes, forms, shoring, bracing, temporary stairs, ramps, platforms and boxes shall be used when such items are required during the work.

    1. Temporary fuels used for temp heat or equipment filling shall have minimum 20lb. ABC multi-purpose extinguisher mounted/located a minimum of 20 feet with identification signage.

    1. Temporary fuels shall have barricade protection

    1. Temporary fuels shall have signage indicating “No Open Flames” and “No Smoking”.

    1. Each temporary heating unit shall have its own designated multi-purpose extinguisher rated no less than 10lb. ABC. 

** Please review chapter 17 of Consigli’s Safety and Health Program for additional details

CRANES: All crane operations, if performed on this project, shall be performed under OSHA’s new subpart CC standards. 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 Construction’s 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.

    1. 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.

    1. All equipment operators will be required to have in their possession all appropriate licensing and training as required by OSHA and the State of New York.

    1. All underground vaults and existing utilities will be marked before as well as before any crane is set up.

    1. Documented rigging equipment inspections.

    1. Documented daily crane inspections filed with Consigli Construction weekly.

    1. Most recent 3rd party annual inspection of the crane is to be supplied to Consigli Superintendent. 

** Please review chapter 24 of Consigli’s Safety and Health Program for additional details **    

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Environmental Emergency Contact and Management Response

Consigli’s identified Environmental Emergency Response Subcontractor;

Quality Environmental Solutions and Technologies (Quest) # (845)298-6031

1376 Route 9 Wappingers, NY 12590

ASBESTOS: A Hazardous Materials report shall be prepared by the owner and all hazardous material will be abated prior to work commencing in affected areas.

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 NYSDOL.

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. Since some asbestos may remain in place and not be abated during construction all workers will need to have at a minimum Asbestos awareness training.

NOTE: All work and disposal will be done in compliance with state and federally regulated and standards

IAQ (indoor air quality): During all occupied construction renovations an indoor air quality plan shall be in place to ensure that all adjoining areas have not been contaminated during construction. The air will be tested for typical indicators such as but not limited to Temperature, Humidity, Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide and potential VOC’s. All evaluations and necessary testing will be done in accordance with a written IAQ plan drafted by a third party Certified Industrial Hygienist. The project team shall meet with the third-party Industrial Hygienist onsite prior to commencement of the renovated work to determine the level of IAQ protection required based on the contractual scope of work. Fire rated 6 mil poly barriers will be set up between any work areas and occupied spaces prior to the start of any work. Negative air machines, if needed, 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. Negative air machines, if needed, will also be used to create a negative air flow into the workspace to ensure that no dust and debris enter non-construction areas. Kleen sweep will be used at all times whenever sweeping is required. HEPA Vacs will be the only type vacuums allowed on site. Engineering controls will be taken to eliminate dust on site.

SILICA EXPOSURE REQUIREMENTS DURING CONSTRUCTION: Where applicable, Consigli Superintendents shall ensure that all related construction activities with potential for Silica exposure will be consistent with OSHA’s Construction Standard Table 1 (APPENDIX DDD)

Superintendents are to ensure that each employee and subcontractor engaged in a task identified on OSHA’s Construction Standard Table 1 have fully and properly implemented the engineering controls, work practices, and respiratory protection specified for the task on Table 1.

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.

DESIGNATED FIRST AID PLAN: All injuries must be reported to Consigli immediately.  Consigli Construction will then report all injuries to the Consigli Construction Regional Safety Manager.  A fully stocked first aid kit and blood borne pathogens kit shall be maintained on the project site and shall be stationed to where any worker does not have to travel greater than two floors to access first aid.  Only properly trained personnel will administer first aid. 

IMPORTANT: All eyewash stations shall be maintained in a clean condition throughout the projects scheduled completion date and sized to meet the demand of the workforce onsite. 

** Please review chapter 1 and 27 of Consigli’s Safety and Health Program for additional details **   

EVACUATION PLAN (RACE, AND ROUTES OF EGRESS): Please refer to the Logistics Evacuation Plans attached.  All contractors’ employees shall attend Consigli Construction Project Orientation. Consigli Construction’s Job Supervisor will conduct a safety orientation talk to each employee and subcontractor to site specific fire safety protocols.

** Please review chapter 8 of Consigli’s Safety and Health Program for additional details **

LEAN REQUIREMENTS/MATERIALS MANAGEMENT/HOUSE KEEPING: Getting materials into and out of the Skidmore project will be a challenge that needs to be adequately planned.  All deliveries are to be scheduled with the Consigli Construction 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.

MATERIALS MANAGEMENT & STAGING: 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 Construction Superintendent. Consigli Superintendent shall sequence and manage the scheduled work to account for the space for materials storage and work-related activities provided in the available staging area outlined in the site logistics plan. In addition;

    1. All materials shall be staged in a neat and orderly manner.

    1. All materials that have limited exposure to weather as outlined by the manufacturer shall be protected against the weather by weatherproof temporary covers or storage facility or trailer.

    1. Security for stored materials shall be the responsibility of the Contractor.

    1. Storage of materials is not permitted on the roof of the Skidmore building unless approved by Consigli’s site superintendent and secured methods implemented to prevent displacement during work and severe weather conditions.

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

** Please review chapter 22 of Consigli’s Safety and Health Program for additional details

NOISE: Noise exposure will also be a concern, so all deliveries must be coordinated with Consigli Construction 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 Consigli Construction 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;

    1. Consigli superintendent shall coordinate with the Owner PM on all excessive noise levels in order to minimize the impact to any surrounding facilities.  

    1. 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).

    1. Subcontractor supervisor shall upon competent evaluation of a worker’s 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.

    1. Subcontractor employer shall be responsible for supplying proper hearing protection where and when required. 

    1. Subcontractors shall ensure all tools and equipment being operated on Skidmore site are equipped with the appropriate manufacturer’s recommended noise reduction device(s), including a muffler and jacket, free from air or exhaust leaks.

    1. 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


All heavy equipment including Powered Industrial Vehicles (Rough Terrain Forklifts)

    1. All operators will be required to have in their possession all appropriate licensing and training as required by OSHA and the State of New York. 

    1. All safety devices and warning alarms must be in good working order and all leaks are to be repaired immediately. 

    1. 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. 

    1. Subcontractors who will have equipment on site will be responsible for having a spill kit available at all times.

    1. All heavy equipment shall be maintained in a safe manner and shall be regularly inspected for operational deficiencies and damage caused during construction use.

** Please review chapter 24 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;

    1. Maintain all units in a clean and sanitary condition.

    1. 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.

    1. Provide all toilet supplies as required, including toilet paper, soap, paper towels, and waste receptors.


Non-fraternization with College staff, visitors, public or neighbors will be stressed with all subcontractor personnel during orientations the protection of the campus public and staff is paramount when heavy equipment is scheduled to exit the project site.

ADJACENT PROPERTY: All efforts will be made to ensure that property adjacent to the work area remains un-impacted. 


The project team, as well as Consigli Construction 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 Skidmore College construction 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;

    1. Scope of work performed by the subcontractor

    1. Number of employees that the subcontractor will need to fulfill the contracted work

    1. Scheduled start date

    1. Review of potentially hazardous conditions associated with the contracted work

    1. Safety measures subcontractor will implement to protect workers and workers of other trades

    1. Required licensing and training requirements

    1. Copy of subcontractors written safety and health program

    1. Review by Consigli’s safety department of required written safety programs specific to high hazard work processes

    1. Identification of subcontractors Competent Person (Appendix E)

** Please review chapter 2 of Consigli’s Safety and Health Program for additional details


All individuals working on this project will go through a comprehensive Safety Orientation which will cover all company safety rules regulations and procedures.

    1. All personnel working on site shall have documentation of an OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Outreach Training minimally.

    1. Fraternization between construction employees and the public, or visitors will not be permitted. 

    1. 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.

Incident Reporting

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 aforementioned 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

Near Misses

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.

General Program:

    1. Any employee can fill out a near miss report (APPENDIX GG) and forward it to the Superintendent to submit to the Safety Department. Please include photographic documentation.

    1. Each jobsite is encouraged to investigate and report all near misses.

    1. Near Miss IHTUs will be reviewed at each Quarterly Safety Meeting.

OSHA Reporting Requirements

All OSHA related reporting requirements shall be coordinated through the Regional Safety Manager. OSHA has outlined basic mandated reporting requirements under section 1904 addressing all of the following Accidents;

    1. Within 8 hours for any job-related fatality

    1. Within 24 hours following in-patient hospitalization of 1 or more employees within 24 hours of employee amputation or loss of an eye

NOTE: Incidents involving worker injury or property damage must be reported to Consigli’s Safety Department immediately by the project team. 

** Please review chapter 9 of Consigli’s Safety and Health Program for additional details                           

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