Project # 550
Emergency Response Plan
Quest AmeriPath – Project #550
This Emergency Response Plan (E.R.P.) is specifically developed for Consigli Construction work associated with Quest AmeriPath Lab & Office Renovation Project.
The construction site is located on at the Quest Diagnostic AmeriPath office complex. The address for project is 1133 Westchester Ave. White Plains, N.Y 10605.The location for the project field office is designated office space within the building (stated above) slated for renovation. (Notifications of any changes will be provided). When necessary, the field office will become the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for construction related activities.
The following situations are considered emergency response actions and should be handled in accordance with the procedures outlined in this plan.
- Serious Injury/Fatalities
- Structural Damage/Collapse
- Weather or Geological Event
- Environmental Incident
- Traffic Disruption
- Utility Damage
- Illegal Activity
- Labor Problems
- Bomb Threats/UXO: Military Ordinance Unearthing
- Acts of Terrorism
The following is a list of the Chain of Command/Call Hierarchy on the project for establishing lines of succession during communication involving all emergencies.
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Emergency Contact Names and Numbers
1. CCNY Superintendent: Butch DeCarlo (845)518-2433
2. CCNY PM: Lisa Thomas (845)245-5494
3. CBRE (Owners Rep): Nick Rongoe (203)223-3363
4. RPW Group (Facilities) Jason Smith (914)403-4106
5. RPW Group (Landlord) Nikola Ilic (914)285-1700
6. CCNY Regional Safety: Edwin Robinson (845)518-4897
*Note. Only in the unlikely event that Security is unavailable should employees contact Independent Fire & Rescue directly by calling 911. Reporting serious incidents to Security first ensures that emergency responders can be escorted to the location of the incident upon arrival at the site. If 911 is dialed, please be sure that Security is notified.
Additional Construction Contacts:
- Consigli Project Executive: Chad Danforth (845)663-4116
- Consigli General Super: Sean Hynes (845)902-8395
- Consigli Project Engineer: TBD (845)000-0000
- Consigli Safety Director Dan Della-Giustina (508)686-6008
Local Non-Emergency Contact Information.
White Plains Police (Non-emergency) (914)422-6111
White Plains Fire Department (non-emergency) (914)422-6360
A Consigli representative will be dispatched to the main entrance of the building (or work area, as necessary) to meet the responding Security/Emergency Personnel and advise the individual in charge of the location of the incident and any chemicals or hazardous substances that may be present on any of the floors. Safety Data Sheets will be readily available if needed by the Response Team/Fire Dept.
In the event of a serious injury requiring the assistance of Security/ Local EMS, the injured worker will be kept as comfortable as possible. If necessary, Emergency first aid will be administered. Under no circumstances will the injured person be moved unless the worker’s life is in danger because of fire or catastrophe. A worker will be assigned to meet the medical personnel at the above location to direct them to the location of incident.
In the event an evacuation is required all personnel at this job site will follow the building/site evacuation plan(s) and meet at the designated Muster Point (located South side rear of building by loading dock). Evacuation routes will be posted in the work area and will be updated as construction activities progress. The foreman for each company will meet at that location and take a head count of their staff and report to Consigli Superintendent. If for some reason a worker is unaccounted for, security/fire department will be notified of the last location where the worker was observed.
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Directions to White Plains Hospital
Directions to Westchester Medical Center
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Site Safety Plan
Scope of Proposed Operations: The Quest AmeriPath Lab & Office renovation project will begin on June 1 of 2020 with substantial completion being fall of 2020. Project hours will be between 7:00am and 3:30pm Monday through Friday but may be subject to change based on project needs. All work performed outside of these designated times is expected and will require Quest AmeriPath & Consigli Project team approval. The major focus of this project is the interior demo and fit-out of a small ground floor space as well as 3rd floor fit-out.
Floors 1 & 3 once unoccupied will consist of both full and selective demolition and renovation. All work impacting the adjacent spaces will be coordinated closely with the Quest AmeriPath staff and the project teams to minimize the impact to any ongoing operations during construction. Structural work will be minimal with the major focus of any structural work being the 3rd floor RTU steel dunnage installation. It is the plan to utilize the existing freight elevator assigned by Quest AmeriPath to create access and egress for tools/materials and demolition debris to and from the 1st and 3rd floor construction space. Rooftop work is required which will include the aforementioned installation of structural support steel rooftop dunnage and interior structural support of the roof steel system from underneath to support new RTU’s. Additional fireproofing of the installed structural steel may be required and will potentially add to the interior environmental planning for maintaining of continuous negative air scrubbers during fire proofing application.
Contractor Orientation: All workers on the Quest AmeriPath 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 Quest AmeriPath Property.
Working Safely With COVID 19
- Employees experiencing any symptoms (runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat and/or fever) shall stay home and contact your Supervisor. Supervisors should immediately communicate any individuals reporting symptoms to the Consigli Superintendent.
- Any employee that has had contact with someone that has a presumed positive for COVID-19 or someone awaiting testing COVID-19 should stay home and contact their supervisor. Supervisors should immediately communicate any individuals reporting potential contact to the Consigli Superintendent.
- Any individuals that have traveled outside of the United States should stay home and contact their supervisor. Supervisors should immediately communicate individuals reporting foreign travel to the Consigli Superintendent to discuss authorization to work on site.
** This Screening Protocol will be, maintaining proper 6’ spacing, with everyone on site at the start of every shift. **
The following GUIDELINES need to be followed
- Consigli Project Team shall communicate with our customer to confirm we are in compliance with all facility work rules.
- All subcontractor’s Project Managers, Assistant PM’s, Safety Officers, etc. should work remotely.
- Any site visits by non-essential personnel should be discussed with the Consigli project team.
- All meetings will be done via Skype or conference calls.
- All vendors and delivery drivers are prohibited from entering the site. When deliveries arrive near the site, contact the Consigli Superintendent for direction.
- Avoid cafeterias and high activity areas.
- When possible eat outside or in isolated area.
- As much as possible avoid intermingling with other crews or groups
- Prohibit all food and drink inside the work areas
- Any lunch rooms within the work areas should be closed
- Wash or sanitize hands frequently
- Always before and after any lunch period or break time
- Maintain social distancing when practical
- Preferably maintain at least 6’ between yourself and others
- If working with a partner is required assure proper hygiene practices are followed
- Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, such as tools, keyboards, light switches and tables at least twice per day. Most household cleaners, such as bleach wipes or alcohol, will kill the virus.
- Utilize proper etiquette when coughing or sneezing
- Discontinue the use of community water, coffee, or food
S.A.F.E.: Staying Accident Free Every Day is the Safety Mission that forms the very foundation of the Consigli Safety Culture. The S.A.F.E. mission, which is supported by technology, (Predictive Solutions internal auditing instrument which identifies and defines leading indicator related information.) Leadership (Empowering our team members to assure safe projects); Humanization (Protect the ones you love by protecting yourself); Jobsite Gym (Morning warm-up stretch program); Training (Integrating sub-contractors into the Consigli Safety Culture); and Lean (nothing hit the ground), is the driving force behind Consigli’s drive to our vision – ZERO. ZERO is the philosophy that all accidents are preventable and that no accident is acceptable. The S.A.F.E. mission is the guiding force to achieving the Consigli Safety Vision which is ZERO.
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 CCNY reduce the complacency of workers on all of our projects. Members from the CCNY 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 CCNY as well as some type of reward that is to be determined by CCNY field staff.
Logistics/Access/Traffic Management: Main construction access will be restricted to routes pre-determined by Quest AmeriPath Facilities and Consigli Construction Superintendent. All contractors will be responsible for adhering to Consigli Construction and Quest AmeriPath 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 walkways and sidewalks. No shortcuts!
Designated work hours (any work outside these hours must have prior CCNY 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 CCNY Superintendent and the Quest AmeriPath Project Management team. It should be expected that potential off-hours work will be required at some point in the project.
Life Safety/Existing Systems: It is expected that existing life safety systems (temp sprinkler loop, fire alarm, etc.) will remain active on floors 1 & 3. All life safety/fire system impairments shall be coordinated with Quest AmeriPath 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 Quest AmeriPath 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.
Job Safety Analysis (JSA): For all subcontractors a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) shall be conducted for each identifiable feature of work to be performed. The JSA shall be submitted to Consigli superintendent/supervisor. At a minimum the JSA shall be reviewed weekly. More frequent review shall be necessary as tasks change. The JSA shall be reviewed with all involved personnel performing that particular task and signed by all workers including their supervisor. In addition to routine review of the JSA by subcontractors and Consigli, all JSA risk assessments will be submitted to the Consigli Superintendent for review 48hrs prior to commencement of the work activity.
Demolition: Pre-work surveys
Live utilities will be running through the building prior to building scheduled demolition. It is for this reason that Consigli will require that all MEP subcontractors perform a pre-demolition survey to ensure that the work areas are made-safe for demolition work to commence.
From this survey, the competent person from each trade will relay back any unsafe conditions to the Consigli Superintendent. At no time shall demolition work commence without Consigli Superintendent having all documented “Make Safes” provided by the responsible MEP subcontractors that confirm the isolation of all utilities feeding the construction area.
Interim Life Safety Measures – ILSM Control Plan during Demolition
During 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 Quest AmeriPath 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 Quest AmeriPath facility
- Fire Regulations must be posted.
- In addition, material storage is not permitted in the occupied spaces of Quest AmeriPath facility. Added materials may cause obstructions in main egress ways in the event of an evacuation or other emergency.
Pre-Demolition Make Safe
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. Quest AmeriPath 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 CCNY 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. Quest AmeriPath Facilities may have procedures already established for this work. In every case, shutdowns of all types are required to be coordinated with the Quest AmeriPath Management team and Quest AmeriPath Facilities Staff. At no time will work be performed on any system prior to this meeting taking place.
Construction Materials and Waste Removal
- Debris must be removed in carts with tightly fitted covers.
- Traffic routes for removal of debris will be designated. (See Below logistic plan floors 1 & 3)
- When selected elevator is used for removal of debris, it must be kept clean.
- Debris must be removed daily.
- Path of travel floors outlined on the diagram below must be maintained free of dirt and grime from material debris bins utilized for demolition waste removal.
Fall Protection: The work on this project will require work at heights. The majority of this work will be performed from ladders but roofing work involving structural steel and RTU set will require drafted “Fall Protection Plans” from all subcontractors performing such work where leading edge hazards exist. Fall protection will primarily be accomplished with the use of a CAZ (Controlled Access Zone) but where the minimal 15’ requirement from CAZ to rooftop leading edge is unachievable then full Fall Arrest Systems will be mandated. Other work at height may include work from scaffold platforms. All fall protection for work performed on scaffolds will be required at a height of 6 feet or greater. The roof will be reviewed for any leading edges and fall protection will be used/installed as required.
Holes greater than 2” will be covered with acceptable material (3/4 plywood ½ steel) which will be secured and marked hole (cover must be able to withstand four times the intended load). Covers will stay in place until the hole/penetration has been filled.
**Review Chapter 13 of Consigli Constructions S & H 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 (i.e. working by an open window or at a balcony edge.) will be required to utilize personal fall arrest system (PFAS) secure to structure overhead. Step ladders will not be used as a form of access to a walking /working level, also all straight ladders will be secured when installed for use. Only ladders with a rating Type 1A or 1AA will be allowed on Consigli projects. Ladders use shall be reviewed in the JSA with alternative methods (scaffold, lift, etc.) considered to reduce hazards associated with ladder use.
Scaffold and elevated work platforms: All scaffolds, supported frame, pipe staging and aerial lift platforms, if utilized, will be inspected daily before each shift by a competent person designated by each individual contractor who will be using it, which will be documented on posted inspection tags, or, in the case of lifts, on the inspection checklist. A scaffold checklist will be provided by CCNY to each subcontractors designated persons to aid them with their daily inspection. All contractors who will be erect scaffold will provide CCNY with certification/Qualification of scaffold erection training as well as an erection/dismantling plan.
Fall protection is required 100% during erection/dismantling. Overhead protection will be provided for all access points at any buildings which are located under any form of scaffolding. At a minimum, fall protection is required at 6’ on all scaffolds on Consigli projects. It is anticipated that a rolling “baker” style scaffold may be used on this project. For mobile scaffolds on Consigli projects, the rules are stricter: guardrails are required at 4’. Mobile scaffolds with a work platform set at a height to base ratio greater than two to one will require outriggers. Mobile scaffolds must have the wheels locked when in use.
**Review Chapter 14 of Consigli Constructions S & H Program for more detail.**
AERIAL/SCISSOR LIFTS: (CONSIGLI PROGRAM APPENDIX HH – SCISSOR LIFT INSPECTION FORM, APPENDIX JJ – AERIAL LIFT INSPECTION FORM)
Aerial and Scissor lifts used on the ETEC 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;
- Area and ground conditions in the intended work area will be inspected for overhead power lines, sink holes, covers, or any other unsafe conditions.
- 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.
- All contractors who will be performing work from an aerial lift will show documented proof of training for each worker using said lifts.
- 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.
- 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.
- Elevated platforms shall be used as per the manufactures recommendations. All operators’ manuals shall be kept with each piece of equipment utilized.
- All manufacturer Safety Warnings on the elevated platforms shall be in good condition and legible.
- 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
|Calm, smokes rises vertically
|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
STOP MOST POWERED ACCESS PLATFORM & BOOM WORK!
|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
|Breaks twigs off trees; generally impedes progress
|34 – 40
|9 Strong Gale
|Slight structural damage occurs, slate blows off roofs
|41 – 47
|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
|On the water: Air filled with foam, waves over 45 ft., sea completely white with driving spray, visibility greatly reduced
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/GHS: All Materials and chemicals used on-site will have Safety Data Sheets (SDS) provided before being brought onsite. Along with all employees onsite, the Safety Data Sheets shall be available to Quest AmeriPath Project staff for review if requested.
- All SDS shall be readily accessible.
- SDS will be kept on file in Consigli Field Office
- Labeling of materials will match the identifier on the SDS.
- All workers will receive training as a part of their orientation as to the location of the SDS.
**Review Chapter 20 of Consigli Constructions S & H Program for more detail.**
Fire Protection: When hot-work is required the Consigli hot work permit program will be implemented. During the JSA process, alternative methods shall be reviewed to reduce the need for hot work activities. The hot work program will be be coordinated through Consigli Construction, and local Fire (if needed.) All hot work will stop one hour before the regular end of the day work stoppage and will require Fire Watch for a minimum of 30 min following completion of Hot Work. A fire watch, equipped with a 10lb dry chemical extinguisher, will be used as necessary during hot work activities. Flammables will not be stored inside the building or left overnight on the scaffold or in the building. All combustible or flammable materials will be stored in an appropriately rated lockable cabinet located no closer than 50 feet from the nearest structure. Fire extinguishers will be provided for every 3000 square feet. They will be installed on job made stands and conspicuously located throughout. They will be part of the daily inspection with extinguisher log completed monthly. Quest AmeriPath is a no smoking/tobacco free campus. All penetrations leading outside of the construction area above ceiling will be fire stopped using approved fire rated material prior to the end of each shift.
**Review Chapter 17 of Consigli Constructions S & H Program for more detail.**
Electrical Requirements: All electrical tools, cords and equipment must be in good working order. Quest AmeriPath project will require that exit lighting and interior stairway and corridor lighting be illuminated 24 hours a day 7 days a week. To that end, all electrical tools and components must be visually checked on a daily basis and include the following;
- Any tools with damaged cords must be taken out service immediately.
- All cords must be equipped with a ground pin, flat three wire cords are not allowed.
- SJO and SJT or other similarly rated cords only shall be used.
- All cords used must be 12 gauge or better.
- The electrician will be responsible for all temp power and any general temp lighting that may be needed.
- Temp lighting strings with cages designed to protect bulbs from damage must be wire tied closed to prevent accidental opening.
- Any exposed electrical temp lighting or empty sockets shall be repaired by electrical subcontractor immediately upon notice.
- Subcontractor electrician shall conduct weekly inspection of all temp lighting strings for deficiencies.
- Subcontractors will be responsible for task lighting in the event that lighting above the OSHA standard is required for a particular work task.
- The electrician will coordinate all lock out tag out procedures. All temporary power for the project will be installed on protected and dedicated circuits with 100% GFCI protection.
- GFCI will be tested by the electric contractor to assure proper function with a log book filed with CCNY monthly.
- No live electrical work will be conducted per NFPA 70E.
- All portable generators/welding generator systems shall be equipped with GFCI protection.
- If systems are not equipped with GFCI protection, all workers utilizing system for temporary power shall utilize plug-in type GFCI devices to protect all workers from electrical shock.
- Consigli Construction (CCNY) 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**
Cranes: Crane use is expected on this project. From “boom truck” delivery cranes, to possibly hydraulic cranes for mechanical equipment, there will be cranes used for the work. 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 all 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 CCNY Crane Safety policy.
1. All Hoisting equipment will have an up to date 3rd party inspection certificate with the equipment which will be copied and filed in the office trailer.
2. All lattice boom cranes will have an independent 3rd party inspection completed each time one is set up on the project, after assembly and prior to operation.
3. All equipment operators will be required to have in their possession all appropriate licensing NYS DOL.
4. All underground vaults and existing utilities will be identified before any crane is set up and their location shown on the crane lift plan.
5. Documented rigging equipment inspections.
6. Documented daily crane inspections filed with CCNY weekly to be readily available for review by Quest AmeriPath.
7. Documented rigger and hand signalman training will be provided.
**Review Chapter 24 of Consigli Constructions S & H Program for more detail.
Confined Space: No permit required confined spaces are anticipated. However, a written plan will be needed to work in any air handlers or interstitial spaces during this project which have been designated confined spaces.
**Review Chapter 21 of Consigli Constructions S & H Program for more detail.**
Designated First Aid Plan: All injuries must be reported to Consigli immediately. CCNY will then report all injuries to the CCNY Regional Safety Manager. 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.
IMPORTANT: All eyewash stations shall be maintained in a clean condition throughout the projects scheduled completion date.
**Review Chapter 1 & 27 of Consigli Constructions S & H Program for more detail.**
The amount of sanitary facilities required shall be based on the total number of workers employed on the Project and shall be in accordance with OSHA’s provisions outlined in Table D-1 of 1926.51(c)(1). At a minimum the following shall apply in order to maintain the highest level of sanitary conditions during and up to completion of construction;
- Maintain all units in a clean and sanitary condition.
- At the minimum, clean on a weekly basis, and more often as required by the applicable OSHA sanitary standards for amount of workers on the project site.
- Provide all toilet supplies as required, including toilet paper, soap, paper towels, and waste receptors.
Substance Abuse: As a condition of employment, all personnel are required to submit to a urinalysis test for determination of the presence of illegal substances. A positive result will disqualify the applicant for employment on this project.
Minimum PPE Requirements
Project Superintendents shall be responsible for assuring that all workers comply with the Personal Protective Equipment requirements. The Site Safety Manager will periodically audit for field compliance. The Minimum Personal Protective Equipment requirements are as follows:
- All workers will be thoroughly indoctrinated by their respective employer and trained in the proper use of required protective equipment. Defective or unacceptable PPE will be removed immediately from service
- The Quest AmeriPath project shall be a Mandatory Hard Hat Job.
- All workers will require 100% eye protection. All overhead work will require the use of either a face shield or pair of goggles in conjunction with safety glasses.
- All workers manually manipulating materials are required to wear gloves that are appropriate to the material manipulating task. Exceptions include lunch, restroom breaks, and office work. In addition to utilizing gloves, the subcontractor employer shall be responsible for training workers into proper use and limitations of the gloves utilized.
- Subcontractors JSA’s need to document hand and finger hazards, and glove selection and use for protecting against said hazard.
- Employees shall be provided with face protection equipment when power tools, machines or operations present potential eye or face injury from physical, chemical, or radiation agents.
- Hearing protection against the effects of noise exposure shall be worn when sound levels exceed 85 dba as calculated by the Safety Manager on site. Each subcontractor supervisor shall make available at all times, the proper hearing protection for each worker.
- Respirators/nuisance masks, when needed for sweeping or other dusty conditions are to be provided by each subcontractor supervisor under the OHSA regulation 1910.134 for voluntary use only.
- Impermeable rubber or any impenetrable protection shall be worn to prevent skin contact with any acid, chemical, creosote, coal tar, fuel oil or concrete. This is especially true for Concrete workers and masons.
- 100% High visibility vests shall be worn by workers at all times.
- Metatarsal guards will be used by workers handling tools capable of causing Metatarsal injury.
- Non-skid soles will be worn on safety shoes.
- Long pants are required at all times while on site. They shall be appropriate to the task being performed. Examples of acceptable pants include denim jeans, khakis, twill pants, or work pants. Examples of unacceptable pants include, but are not limited to sweat pants, nylon jogging/wind pants, pajama pants, flannel pants, etc.
- IMPORTANT NOTE: Personnel protective equipment for visitors shall include hard hats, high visibility vest and safety glasses as required.
PPE Training: Necessity, use, limitations, care and maintenance of all provided PPE by a subcontractor supervisor will be conducted upon issue. Said training is to be documented as part of the 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.
Restricted Areas: Contractors are prohibited from entering any adjacent areas of the buildings on the campus unless work has been previously authorized and scheduled. It is important that workers do not park in/in front of adjacent driveways during construction or for deliveries. All workers will try to limit their impact on surrounding areas.
Emergency Exit Paths: All Subcontractors and Consigli employees shall attend the Project Safety video Orientation. Consigli Construction’s project team will conduct a safety orientation talk to each employee and subcontractor to site specific fire safety and emergency exit protocols. Maintaining of Emergency route procedures will be covered during the Safety Orientation with all subcontractors. Routes of egress will be updated on the evacuation plans as construction activities require.
Emergency Management Response: In the event of an Emergency the construction workers shall leave all of the buildings immediately. Point of assembly/muster shall be identified on the posted evacuation plan. In the Event of a DISASTER, the Superintendent or Safety Director shall instruct the construction workers to leave the site or remain in place and await further instruction. The following steps should be taken in the event of an emergency
When reporting an emergency provide the following:
• Your location (refer to site evacuation plan) phone number, and name;
• The location of the incident (building name, floor and room number);
• Nature and extent of the incident (injury, accident, spill, smoke/fire, damage, etc.);
• The name and amount of the material spilled (if applicable); and
• The safest route to the spill (if applicable).
**Review Chapter 8 of Consigli Constructions S & H Program for more detail.
Minimum Site Safety Training Requirements: 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. Under Quest AmeriPath’s OSHA 10 policy requirements any worker with 30 hour card with issuance date exceeding five years must at a minimum re-take the OSHA 10 course prior to working on site. Workers possessing the OSHA 10 card with issuance date exceeding five years must at a minimum re-take the OSHA 10 course prior to working on-site.
Lean requirements/Materials Management/Housekeeping: Getting materials into and out of the project will be a challenge that needs to be adequately planned. All deliveries are to be scheduled with the CCNY Superintendent. A comprehensive Activity Hazard Analysis shall be done on all materials that will be hoisted and placed into the building. Only materials which will be used/installed within three days’ time will be delivered to the site. Attention must be paid to structural analysis in regards to loading existing floors with material and equipment. Movement of all materials over 8ft. will require 2 workers.
Listed below are additional Lean requirements
- No materials shall be delivered to the site earlier than 3 days before said materials are to be installed/put into place. If materials have to be delivered before that 3 day time period, subcontractor shall get prior approval from Consigli Superintendent. Because of this, notification / scheduling is required for all deliveries to the site. Subcontractors must notify Contractor at least 24 hours in advance. Contractor has the right to refuse any deliveries not properly scheduled or due to logistical constraints as necessary.
- All subcontractors’ delivered materials shall be placed on wheeled carts, wheeled racks or in wheeled bins so as to necessitate easy relocation in the event materials need to be moved. Carts, racks, or dollies shall not exceed manufacturers intended weight loads. Materials/tools can be delivered and stored on pallets only if pallet jacks are delivered simultaneously with said delivery to provide for ready mobility. Additionally, pallet jacks need to remain in immediate area. Each subcontractor will need to supply their own pallet jacks for their own materials and keep their pallet jack within reasonable distance at all times.
- All work stations shall be provided with wheeled trash bins for immediate placement of all debris produced as a part of the subcontractors operations. All trash will be immediately placed in wheeled containers provided by Consigli. All trash bins shall be covered when not in use.
- The wheel of rolling carts and bins shall receive be disinfected prior to entry into any clean environments.
- All subcontractors shall use rubber wheeled carts when moving material or removing trash from a building. Any damage caused by the Subcontractor shall be repaired at the cost of the Subcontractor. Back charges will be appropriately assessed for the cost of the repairs. No trash or materials shall be left on the floor.
- Subcontractors shall, where feasible, elevate all electrical extension cords, hoses, or cables – removing them from all walking/working surfaces. Electrical Cords, when elevated shall be supported or suspended in a manner that does not subject them to damage.
- Storage of delivered materials in cardboard containers shall be discouraged. When materials must stay in cardboard containers, said containers shall be removed from the projects immediately after product is unpacked.
- Subcontractor will participate in schedule development meetings as required by Consigli.
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Asbestos: A Hazardous Materials report shall be prepared by the owner (Quest AmeriPath) 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. Due to the fact that some asbestos may remain in place and not be abated during construction all workers will need to have at a minimum Asbestos awareness training.
NOTE: All work and disposal will be done in compliance with state and federally regulated and standards
Lead: Not expected. Workers who will need to perform work on painted surfaces may need to disturb lead in paint by drilling, sawing, demo, fastening, or carpentry. In doing so they will use saws, drills, screw guns, impact wrenches, sawzalls, hand wrenches, ads, crowbars, hammers, and other hand tools. Consigli Construction does possess historical data to show that drilling, sawing, light demo, installation of hangers, hanging sheetrock, fastening, and carpentry do not put the employee above the action level. Despite this additional monitoring will be done.
An exposure assessment will be done by all subcontractors for all task prior to when the full scale of this work is to take place. This does not mean that lead could not still be found in other areas, caution must be used when working and if any workers identify any potentially hazardous substances then they should stop and notify their supervisor immediately. All workers on this must have completed Lead Awareness training prior to starting on this project. Hand wash stations will be provided to ensure proper hygiene during the project. An exposure assessment will also be done for any task which will disturb any lead containing material.
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.
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 known activities which are planned which would disturb any surface with suspect amounts of PCB’s… This does not mean that regulated levels of PCB’s could not still be found in other areas, caution must be used when working and if any workers identify any potentially hazardous substances then they should stop and notify their supervisor immediately.
Light ballast unless labeled “No PCB’S” will be designated PCB containing, All PCB containing material shall be removed and disposed of in accordance with all local, state and federal regulations and be coordinated with Quest AmeriPath Project Team.
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 Constructions S & H Program for more detail.**
Refrigerant: All contractors shall be certified and qualified per federal and state requirements. All refrigerants shall be properly serviced and/or evacuate for re-claim/disposal purposes by a certified technician using approved recovery equipment per 40 CFR 82. Each time a refrigerant is added or removed, the contractor must provide a manifest of transfer. Consigli Construction must approve all re-claim/disposal facilities and manifest for material leaving the site.
Mold: Mold issues are not anticipated to be prevalent on this project, however if mold is discovered or water enters the construction space, the Consigli water infiltration and mold remediation policy will be implemented and followed.
**Review Chapter 22 of Consigli Constructions S & H Program for more detail.**
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 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. All equipment used on the inside to the building will be equipped with a scrubber or be of tier 4 type. Constant Co monitoring will be required if combustible engine is operated indoors. Negative air machines 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.
Noise: Noise exposure will also be a concern so all deliveries must be coordinated with CCNY 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 CCNY Superintendent. Noise levels will be monitored when high levels of noise could be expected to assure that noise levels do not exceed acceptable OSHA levels. Consigli permissible noise policy and procedures will be followed. All subcontractors will be required to have and maintain a written hearing conservation program at the time of work that outlines control measures designed to mitigate and control worker noise exposure. At a minimum the following shall be part of the subcontractor’s safety and health noise management program;
- Consigli superintendent shall coordinate with Quest AmeriPath on all excessive noise levels in order to minimize the impact to any surrounding facilities.
- Subcontractor supervisor shall protect workers from exposure to noise when such exposure has the potential to exceed OSHA’s Permissible Exposure Limits outlined in Table D-2 of 1926.52(d)(1).
- Subcontractor supervisor shall upon competent evaluation of a workers exposure to noise ensure that the worker is monitored and protected and that all engineering and administrative controls necessary to protect worker from hazardous noise levels are implemented.
- Subcontractor employer shall be responsible for supplying proper hearing protection where and when required.
- Subcontractors shall ensure all tools and equipment being operated on the project site are equipped with the appropriate manufacturer’s recommended noise reduction device(s), including a muffler and jacket, free from air or exhaust leaks.
- Subcontractor employer shall be responsible for ensuring all workers are trained in the proper use of personal protective equipment designed to protect employees from noise levels that exceed those outlined in OSHA’s Table D-2 described in this section.
**Review Chapter 29 of Consigli Constructions S & H Program for more detail.**
Exposure to the Public, Building Staff, and Visitors: During all phases of construction pedestrian walkways around the project will be open and occupied. Any pedestrian walkway under any type of scaffold or overhead hazard will be provided with overhead protection. At no time is any worker allowed to enter any other non-related work areas of the building unless they are authorized by Quest AmeriPath or Consigli Project Superintendent. Fraternization between construction employees and project owners, staff, visitors will not be permitted. Loud and profane language or clothing with offensive language will not be allowed on the jobsite. Extra efforts must be made to keep unreasonable noise to a minimum.
Planning: (Consigli Program Appendix E – Competent Person ID Form) The project team, as well as CCNY 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 Construction Fund, Turner Construction and Consigli Construction personnel. After reviewing the programs and meeting with the individual subcontractor, if the team is satisfied with the risk control direction, they will be permitted to begin work. Elements of the pre-planning safety meetings shall include at a minimum;
- Scope of work performed by the subcontractor
- Number of employees that the subcontractor will need to fulfill the contracted work
- Scheduled start date
- Review of potential hazardous conditions associated with the contracted work
- Safety measures subcontractor will implement to protect workers and workers of other trades.
- Required licensing and training requirements
- Copy of subcontractors written safety and health program
- Review by Consigli’s safety department of required written safety programs specific to high hazard work processes
- Identification of subcontractors Competent Person (Appendix E)
Loss Exposures and Controls/Incident Reporting: (Consigli Program APPENDIX R – Superintendents Incident Report, APPENDIX GG – Near-Miss Report)
All individuals working on this project will go through a comprehensive Safety Orientation which will cover all company safety rules regulations and procedures.
- All personnel working on site shall have documentation of an OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Outreach Training minimally.
- Fraternization between construction employees and the public, or visitors will not be permitted.
- Loud and profane language or clothing with offensive language will not be allowed on the jobsite. Extra efforts must be made to keep noise to a minimum.
Consigli’s Project Superintendent must be verbally notified by the subcontractor’s supervisor immediately that an accident has taken place and that one or more of his employees has been injured. Any injury, even minor in nature, requiring a visit to an outpatient medical clinic for treatment, must be reported, by the Consigli Superintendent, on the Consigli “Incident Investigation Report” (APPENDIX R).
The Consigli Superintendent must verbally notify the Corporate Safety Manager of any Injury Incident as soon as possible and submit the 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
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.
- 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.
- Each jobsite is encouraged to investigate and report all near misses.
- 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;
- Within 8 hours for any job related fatality
- 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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