Union Theological Seminary Project
Project # 520
Emergency Response Plan
EMERGENCIES SHOULD BE REPORTED BY CALLING 9-1-1
This Emergency Response Plan (E.R.P.) is specifically developed for Consigli Construction Management work associated with the Union Theological Seminary (UTS).
Memo from the President
FROM: Greg Burns, President
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 3401 Broadway at 121st Street New York, NY, 10027.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
- Immediately contact Dan Della-Guistina (Safety Director) (508)686-6008 Edwin Robinson (Safety Manager) (845)518-4897
- Contact UTS 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 Union Theological Seminary (UTS) 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.
Back–End of Emergency Response Plan
Emergency Contact Names and Numbers
First call: 911 Fire or Police
- Consigli Superintendent: Scott Prichard (845)235-6517
- Consigli PM: Christina Consigli (845)705-5673
- Consigli PE: Adrian Portela (845)220-6667
- Consigli PX: Scott Cruikshank (845)235-6519
- Corporate Safety: Edwin Robinson (845)518-4897
- General Superintendent: Ed Oloff (774)573-0411
- Corporate Safety Director : Dan Della-Guistina (508)686-6008
Owners Rep: Joseph Vickery (617)721-3273
Lehrer/Cummings (NYPD) 34th Precinct: (212)927-9711
(FDNY) Engine 156: (911)
Back– End of Emergency Contact Names and Numbers
New York Presbyterian Non-Emergency (212)932-4000
In case of emergency a Consigli representative will be dispatched to the Main entrance 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/SDS sheets will be readily available if needed by the FDNY.
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 pedestrian walkway located in the back parking lot on Newbury Street. 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, FDNY will be notified of the last location where the worker was observed.
Directions to New York Presbyterian Hospital
Back– End of Medical Facilities
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.
Logistics/Access/Traffic Management: Main construction access will be restricted to routes pre-determined by the Consigli Construction Superintendent. All contractors will be responsible for adhering to Consigli Construction and UTS Facilities restrictions and regulations in regards to driving, parking and delivering materials. Strict adherence to posted speed limits and parking locations is required. Pedestrians will be given the right of way at all times.Parking will be designated in pre-determined contractor parking locations and reviewed during orientation. Pedestrian access through the campus must be along posted overhead protected walkways and sidewalks. No shortcuts! All deliveries and waste removal shall be done using the loading dock entrance on 122nd Street. All contractors will be responsible for adhering to City of New York Department of Buildings restrictions and regulations in regards to driving, parking and delivering materials. Pedestrians will be given the right of way at all times. Parking will not be designated on site.
Designated work hours (any work outside these 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 outside of these hours will need to be approved by the Consigli Superintendent.
Services: Any compromises to Union Theological Seminary (UTS) 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.
Badging (ID)/Site Access Requirements:
- UTS project access photo ID’s must be obtained by all identified personnel prior to working on this project.
- All workers will be required to have this ID in their possession at all times.
- Subcontractor employer is responsible for obtaining the required ID’s for all their respective employees. All ID’s will be scanned and inspected daily at all entry Turnstile gates.
- Worker ID’s shall be made available by worker upon request.
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.
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 Union Theological Seminary (UTS), 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 need to be protected during all operations. Utilities spray painted Green are to be removed as part of the selective demolition process only after lock-out/tag-out has been confirmed and utilities tested.
If any utilities are unmarked, they shall be considered live. The demo contractor will be responsible for completing 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. UTS 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.
- Removal and disposal of all MEP equipment and accessories disconnected on site by others.
- Removal and disposal of all windows removed by others and left on all floors next to existing locations.
- Daily removal of all debris on site generated by own work or by other subcontractors on site.
- Cutting, breaking, and disposal of existing slabs to create shafts openings. All resulting work to be under competent supervision. All surrounding areas to be shored and protected accordingly. Any unsafe condition to be reported immediately to site Superintendent.
- Preserve to the best possible all fire safing of structural steel and deck or other structure during demolition.
- Preserve to the best possible all existing roofing or waterproofing as required.
- Scope includes masonry walls removal, structural concrete breaking and removal, miscellaneous steel including grating, stairs , railing, existing hoist and equipment as shown on the drawings and as per specifications and as per code .
- Scope includes breaking and removal and discard concrete pads of existing MEP equipment as shown on the demo and MEP drawings.
- Complete the openings at the façade of the building on West 122nd street in coordination with the Hoist subcontractor to achieve tie backs installation.
- Removal and disposal of existing roofing membrane and insulation as shown in the drawings and specifications and is responsible to provide temporary protection from weather as required.
- Complete the sidewalk opening that will serve as a debris discharge passage for all basements equipment or others.
- Opening to be saw cut properly and shored as required and covered by an approved wood or other structure provided when not in use.
- Complete CMU wall openings by saw cut and dispose of all debris for a minimum of 3 openings not shown on the drawings for construction purposes.
- Complete all lobby demolition and disposal of all debris as per drawings and specs and will protect all items shown to be left in place. Work to be done by competent professional workers in order to preserve all remaining condition.
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 NYC DOB (Department of Buildings) 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 NYC DOB.
- 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 effect the public and Union Theological Seminary (UTS) staff.
**Review Chapter 19 of Consigli’s Corporate Health and Safety Program for more detail**
Fall Protection: All workers exposed to a fall of 6′ or greater shall be protected by guardrails safety nets or personnel fall arrest systems. this include, but is not limited to, interior structural steel work, Demo of Attic work, scaffold erection and dismantling for Union Theological Seminary (UTS), overhand brick laying and pre-cast concrete related work for all exterior restoration work.
Holes greater than 2” will be covered with acceptable material (3/4 plywood ½ steel) which will be secured and marked hole and capable of supporting 2x the intended load (cover must be able to withstand 2x times the intended axle load). Covers will stay in place until the hole/penetration has been filled with duct or Pipe riser which extends above the deck.
Building perimeters (to be protected with cable guard rail system with turnbuckles to be installed for all straight runs and any straight run over 100 feet.
Before any work is to begin on the Union Theological Seminary (UTS) it must be determined what method of fall protection will be implemented all workers working on the Union Theological Seminary (UTS) upper levels and exposed to a fall greater than 6 feet will have fall protection 100%of the time spent in this location.
Workers on a walking working level with an uncontrolled leading edge must be protected by Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS) or Guardrail systems as flagging is prohibited and can only be utilized during roofing work. All access/egress points to attic or upper level areas to which workers must perform work shall be made safe with guardrail systems. All ladder access/egress shall extend 3’ above work area walking surface and be secure from displacement. All material will need to be kept a minimum of 6’ from all leading edges, any materials that may be displaced off upper floors shall be removed or relocated. The use of safety Monitors is not allowed!!!
**Review Chapter 13 of Consigli’s Corporate Health and Safety Program for more detail**
Work on Ladders: All work on step ladders/straight ladders will be done correctly per manufacturer’s recommendations. Any worker who is on a step/straight ladder and could be exposed to a fall greater than the height of their work on the ladder will be required to install a form of fall protection. Step ladders will not be used as a form of access to a walking /working level. 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 40’ in height shall be designed by a qualified person or registered design professional. All supported scaffolds (including outrigger and suspension) over 75’ in height shall be designed by a registered design professional. All scaffold meeting the above criteria shall be permitted by the NYCDOB.
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 the Department of Buildings (DOB).
- 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, project SSM and CM staff member (see Appendix). Once reviewed, approved and signed off on by all three (3) 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 Site Safety Manager (SSM) (if required) 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, Consigli and SSM (where required by DOB).
- 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 notified that any particular scaffolding installation is completed, a request is made for the licensed PE signatory or PE’s representative to visit the site and verify that the installation is in conformance with the submitted and approved drawings, and a sign off letter is obtained.
- Once in use, trade contractor will perform a pre-use daily inspection and all forms are submitted to the SSM 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).
Union Theological Seminary (UTS) 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 active campus vehicle lanes may require additional flag persons to control traffic and protect the 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.
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. Any and all hot-work requires the Consigli hot work permit program to be implemented. This will be coordinated through the Consigli Superintendent, as well as Hudson 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 1500 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, NYS Fire Code 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 outside 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: All electrical tools, cords and equipment must be in good working order. To that end, all electrical tools and components must be visually checked on a daily basis. Any tools with damaged cords or damaged cords must be taken out service… All cords must be equipped with a ground pin, flat three wire cords are not allowed. SJO and SJT or other similarly rated cords only shall be used. The electrician will be responsible for all temp power and any temp lighting that may be needed.
They will coordinate all lock out tag out procedures. All temporary power for the project will be installed on protected and dedicated circuits with 100% GFCI protection. GFCI will be tested by the electric contractor weekly to assure proper function with a log book filed with Consigli monthly. No live electrical work will be conducted. No live electrical work will be conducted per NFPA 70E.
**Review Chapter 26 of Consigli’s Corporate Health and Safety Program for more detail**
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 will be cranes on site at various times in order to load/unload material, place roof top HVAC units and provide installation of structural components. It is anticipated that either a 70 or 90 ton crane will be utilized. 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. In the event that a lattice boom crane is utilized, then the crane must get an on-site 3rd party inspection once the crane is assembled, prior to operation.
There is a requirement to assure that certified riggers, signalmen, and crane assemblymen are utilized. All picks are to be done by a licensed operator. As previously mentioned, a detailed pick plan will be required to assure that no picks are critical in nature. Critical picks are defined as those involving 2 cranes lifting simultaneously, a pick that is over 75% of capacity, a pick that involves the lifting of a man basket, or any other lift that is deemed to involve special conditions. Location and set up will be reviewed with crane operator prior to set up and pick.
All lifting operations will require that the operator and any involved contractors follow the steps listed below as well as in Consigli Crane Safety policy.
- All Hoisting equipment will have an up to date 3rd party inspection certificate approved by NYC DOB 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 NYS Department of Labor.
- 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.
When rigging any material under 2000 lbs. an employee supervising the operations will hold a NYCDOB 32-hour Rigging Supervisor license and all employees attaching or removing the rigging equipment must have a 16-hour Rigging Worker certificate. If large or heavy material or equipment are to be hoisted then a Professional Licensed Master Rigger will be contracted to perform all rigging duties during the handling and moving of such large or heavy material.
** 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)
- All operators will be required to have in their possession all appropriate licensing and training as required by OSHA, NYCDOB and the NYS Department of Labor.
- All safety devices and warning alarms must be in good working order and all leaks are to be repaired immediately.
- All equipment will be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations for safe usage and have its operators manual as well as an extinguisher with it at all times.
- Subcontractors who will have equipment on site will be responsible for having a spill kit available at all times.
- 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.
** Please review chapter 24 of Consigli’s Safety and Health Program for additional details **
All safety devices and warning alarms must be in good working order and all leaks are to be repaired immediately. All equipment will be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations for safe usage and have its operators manual as well as an extinguisher with it at all times.
Subcontractors who will have equipment on site will be responsible for having a spill kit available at all times. 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 all 3 of the building immediately. Point of assembly/muster shall be located East Parking lot located on the south side of Plaza Road. 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 (3041 Broadway at 121st Street New York, NY 10027) phone number, and name;
• The location of the incident (building name, floor and room number);
• Nature and extent of the incident (injury, accident, spill, smoke/fire, damage, etc.);
• The name and amount of the material spilled (if applicable);
• The safest route to the 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 forklift operators, scissor lift and aerial lift operators shall also possess a copy of training and certification.
All subcontractor workers physically present on the jobsite may be subject to a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) background check. All workers will be required to display a project specific badge, provided by Consigli. Badge replacement costs (due to loss, theft or similar) shall be the responsibility of the subcontractors
Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE): All Consigli and subcontractor workers will wear hard hats and safety glasses 100% of the time on site. All Consigli personnel performing work with their hands shall be required to wear gloves that are appropriate to the task. When not performing actual work with their hands workers will be required to have them available for immediate use. Face shields will be required for all personnel who are performing overhead work, using metal chop saw or any type of metal grinding. All welders will be required to have hard hats with integral welding shields.
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 subcontractors 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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Personnel protective equipment for visitors shall include hard hats, high visibility vest and safety glasses as required.
Restricted Areas: Contractors are prohibited from entering any adjacent areas or buildings of the Union Theological Seminary (UTS) unless work has been previously authorized and scheduled by the site superintendent.
It is important that workers do not park on site, in/in front of adjacent driveways or block business and residential access driveways during construction. All workers will try to limit their impact on surrounding areas.
Materials Management/Lean: Materials management, getting materials into and out of the project, will be done through existing service doorways and any available loading docks if available. 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 comprehensive Activity Safety Analysis shall be done on all materials that will be hoisted and placed into the building. No materials shall be delivered to the site earlier than 3 days before said materials are to be installed/put into place. If materials have to be delivered before that 3 day time period, subcontractor to get prior approval from Consigli Superintendent. Because of this, notification / scheduling is required for all deliveries to the site. Subcontractors must notify Contractor at least 24 hours in advance.
Contractor has the right to refuse any deliveries not properly scheduled or due to logistical constraints as necessary. Attention must be paid to structural analysis in regards to loading existing floors with material and equipment.
All subcontractors’ delivered materials shall be placed on wheeled carts, wheeled wracks or in wheeled bins so as to necessitate easy relocation in the event materials need to be moved. Materials/tools can be delivered and stored on pallets only if pallet jacks are delivered simultaneously with said delivery to provide for ready mobility.
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Enviromental 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 asbestos abatement work, the owners Hazmat survey dated January 16, 2019, performed by WCD Group will be provided to Consigli’s Third Party Environmental Consultant “Quality Environmental Solutions and Technologies” for review.
Duration of abatement is sporadic and is outlined in the work phase plan outlined in the front of this manual. Asbestos abatement subcontractor will complete abatement in designated locations and upon clearance will provide authorization to begin demolition.
Silica: Engineering/Work Practice Controls
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). 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.
- 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.
- Utilize dust collection tool systems and equipment outlined in Table 1
- 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): At this time there are no activity’s which are planned which would disturb any surface with suspect amounts of PCB’s… This does not mean that regulated levels of PCB’s could not still be found in other areas, caution must be used when working and if any workers identify any potentially hazardous substances then they should stop and notify their supervisor immediately.
Light ballast unless labeled “No PCB’S” will be designated PCB containing, All PCB containing material shall be removed and disposed of in accordance with all local, state and federal regulations. All other inquiries or locations in regards to PCB containing material can be located in the Hazardous Material survey.
If identified on any of the materials to be impacted, PCB‘s will be abated. Any and all PCB remediation will be performed by a licensed /qualified contractor.
** 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.
IAQ (indoor air quality): During construction indoor air quality will be sampled to ensure that adjoin 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 VOC’s. All testing will be done in accordance with a written IAQ plan written by a Certified Industrial Hygienist.
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.
** Review chapter 22 of Consigli’s Corporate Health and Safety Program for additional details **
Noise: Noise exposure will be a concern so all operations must be coordinated with the Consigli Superintendent to limit any excess noise impact on the surrounding areas. All activities which may cause load noise will be restricted as needed so as to limit the impact on Guest/Members.
All subcontractors will be required to have and follow a written hearing conservation program for work that generates noise levels greater than 85dba.
** Review chapter 29 of Consigli’s Corporate Health and Safety Program for additional details
Exposure to the Visitors, Staff and Residents:
During all phases of construction pedestrian walkways around the project will be open and occupied. Some areas of project will be opened for construction at different times. Any pedestrian walkway under any type of scaffold or overhead hazard will be provided with overhead protection as per NYC DOB requirements. At no time is any worker allowed to enter any of the adjacent buildings.
Non fraternization with campus staff, students, 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:
- Third Party BackgroundChecked
- Check in at the security booth each morning prior to working on site.
- Trained and orientated by Consigli Construction. Stickers will be issued and displayed on hard hats
Planning: The project team will meet with the staff before the project start to review any site specific safety and health requirements. The project team shall be an integrated mix of owner, architect, engineer and Consigli Construction personnel. If, after reviewing programs and meeting with the individuals, the team is satisfied with the risk control direction, personnel will be permitted to begin work.
Loss Exposures and Controls: All individuals working on this project will go through a comprehensive Safety Orientation which will cover all company safety rules regulations and procedures as well as communicating any Union Theological Seminary (UTS) specific requirements.
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.
All subcontractors will be required to supply a written Safety and Health program that outlines their company’s commitment to the safety of their workers. Consigli’s Safety Department will review the subcontractors plan at the time of the preconstruction meeting. Chapter 33 of the NYC DOB “Safeguards during demolition and Construction” must be made part of each subcontractors Safety and Health Program.
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 within
24 hrs. Of Employee’s amputation or loss of an eye.
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