Site Specific Safety and Health Program

NYIT Serota Hall

Northern Blvd. Old Westbury, NY  11568

Project # 674                  

Emergency Response 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); Training (Integrating sub-contractors into the Consigli Safety Culture); is the driving force behind Consigli’ s drive to our vision – ZERO.  ZERO is the philosophy that all accidents are preventable, and that no accident is acceptable.  The S.A.F.E. mission is the guiding force to achieving the Consigli Safety Vision which is ZERO.  


This Emergency Response Plan (E.R.P.) is specifically developed for Consigli and Associates’ work associated with NYIT. 


The construction site is located within the NYIT campus. 


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

  • Serious Injury/Fatalities
  • Fire/Explosion
  • Structural Damage/Collapse
  • Weather or Geological Event Classified as an Act of God
  • Environmental Incident
  • Traffic Disruption
  • Utility Damage
  • Illegal Activity
  • Labor Problems
  • Bomb Threats/Military Ordinance Unearthing
  • Acts of Terrorism

When reporting an emergency, please provide the following:

• Your location, phone number, and name;

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

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

• The safest route to the incident

Crisis Response Protocol:

  • Attend to the injured
  • Post person at access to work area, only allow access to emergency responders
  • Record names/addresses of witnesses
  • Do not allow media on site
  • Refer all media inquiries to home office (See “Crisis Response Cards”)

Back End of Emergency Response Plan

Emergency Contact Names and Numbers

Bill Szenher Superintendent (516)398-4309
Patrick Sullivan Assistant Project Manager (631)793-4614
Sean Payton Senior Project Manager (631)278-2004
Shawn Kenney Regional Safety Manager (617)918-3012
Old Brookville Police Dept. Emergency Number 911
Old Brookville Police Dept. Non-Emergency  (516)626-1300
NYIT Camous Security Non-Emergency  (516)686-7789
  Local Fire House  
Roslyn Rescue Station 3 Emergency Number 911
Roslyn Rescue Station 3 Non-Emergency  (516)621-6545
Syosset Hospital 221 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset, NY 11791 (516)496-6400
Gas National Grid (800)490-0045
Electric PSEG (631)755-6900

Back End of Emergency Contact Names and Numbers

Site Safety Plan

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

These projects, starting in August of 2021, has an approximate 5 week project schedule. The projects consist of upgrades to Serota Hall, Wisser Library, Salten Hall, Riland Hall, and Shure Hall.  The new work consists of some light interior demolition , new ceilings, new flooring, and a small amount of electrical and carpentry work.  With regard to the electrical system, existing fixtures will be replaced in kind with new fixtures.  Work at Serota Hall, in addition to the above, will include façade work, roofing, and stone repair.  Trucking and deliveries will play a critical role throughout all phases of work in order to limit the impact to the campus while work is being completed.

During each phase of work, the logistical planning will be governed by a logistics plan as well as a delivery board and designated truck routes.  This may be updated as changes occur with regard to the work. 

At its peak, the jobs will have 20-30 workers representing different trades.  

Adjacent Properties:  The buildings that will be worked on are within the campus.  The buildings will be unoccupied during construction, but the campus will be active.  At no point should any employee from the project enter other parts of the buildings other than the work area, with exceptions for the parking lot, etc. for any reason, unless directed by Consigli.  Should an employee be approached by non-project personnel, Consigli should be notified immediately.  All egress and travel paths to the work area are to remain open and unimpeded at all times. Any challenge with coordination of deliveries shall be brought to Consigli’s attention.

Identify the specific route in and out of the construction site (Traffic Management): For this project all deliveries and waste removal shall enter using the designated entrances and elevators, which may be subject to change and be coordinated with the Consigli Superintendent.  Also, only permitted truck routes will be used, all contractors will be responsible for adhering to truck routes.  

Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE):  All workers will wear hard hats, high visibility shirts/vests, and safety glasses at all times.  All personnel performing work with their hands shall be required to wear gloves that are appropriate to the task.  When not performing actual work with their hands, workers will be required to have them available for immediate use.  Face shields will be required for all personnel who are performing overhead work, using metal chop saw, or any type of metal grinding. 

Designated work hours (any work outside these hours must have prior Consigli approval):  All work shall take place during regular business hours of, 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 after coordination with NYIT.  Deliveries must be coordinated with the Consigli superintendent, with at least 48 hours’ notice.

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

Back End of Site Safety Plan

Environmental Emergency Contact and Management Response

Emergency Management Response: In the event of an emergency, the construction workers shall leave the building/job site immediately. Point of assembly/muster shall be as defined in the attached Evacuation plan.  In the Event of a DISASTER, the Superintendent or Safety Manager shall instruct the construction workers to leave the site or remain in place and await further instruction.  

When reporting an emergency, please provide the following:

• Your location, phone number, and name:

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

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

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

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

** Please review chapter 8 for additional details.  

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

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

**Review Chapter 13 for more detail

Demolition:  Prior to the start of demo operations, the contractor preforming demo will confirm that all utilities leading into the area have been made safe.  All MEP services will be cut and capped by appropriate parties.  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 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 demo checklist prior to the start of any work in their target areas

Asbestos: A complete list of ACM and their location can be found in the hazardous material report which will be filed in the office and available for review at any time.  ACM that will need to be abated will be done so by NYIT prior to Consigli’s scope of work.

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 work and disposal will be done in compliance with state and federal regulations and standards.  All asbestos abatement will be performed by a licensed Asbestos removal/abatement contractor.

At no time, shall a worker disturb or move a material he/she cannot readily identify, if they discover such a material they must notify the Superintendent immediately.

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

Scaffold and Elevated Work Platforms:  All scaffolding shall be inspected daily, by a competent person designated by each contractor, before each shift. Scaffold inspections shall be documented on installed scaffold tags.  Said Scaffold Inspection Tags shall be located at the stair tower/access point to each section.  A scaffold inspection guide will be provided to each designated person by Consigli to aid them with their inspection, which must be turned in after the inspection is completed. Fall protection is required at all times during erection/dismantling operations.  All workers using a scaffold must possess documentation of training.  Mobile scaffolds require outriggers when the platform reaches 5’ in height.  Guard rails are required at 4’ of platform height.

Aerial Lifts/Scissor lifts:  Area and ground conditions in the intended work area will be inspected for overhead power lines and underground structures.  Aerial lift platforms and scissor lifts shall be inspected daily before each shift by the subcontractor using it.  Inspection shall be documented on an aerial/scissor lift inspection form.  Subcontractor employees performing work from a lift shall provide documented proof of training.  Ground conditions shall be evaluated by the subcontractor using the lift to ensure adequate stability.  Workers shall be tied off at all times when using an aerial lift!!

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

  • SDS sheets shall be kept on file in Consigli Construction’s project office
  • All SDS sheets shall be readily accessible.

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

**Review Chapter 17 for more detail.

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

Confined Space:  Any work in what may be considered a confined space shall be discussed with Consigli prior to the prosecution of said work.  Any work in a permit required confined space shall require training for workers involved with the entry, a permit, air monitoring, constant ventilation, and a non-entry retrieval system.  The permit will be closed out when the entry supervisor assures that all workers have exited the space.  The permit shall be returned to Consigli.  Confined space work is not anticipated for this scope of work.

** Please review chapter 21 for additional details.  

Designated First Aid Plan: Incidents shall be reported within 24 hours.  Each subcontractor is required to have a fully stocked first aid kit for use by their employees.  Consigli will also have a first aid kit for general use in the event that a subcontractor runs out of supplies.

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

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

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

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

Noise: Given the proximity to occupied areas of the building, noise exposure will also be a concern.  All deliveries must be coordinated with Consigli Superintendent to limit their impact on the surrounding areas.  Permitted hours will be between 7:00AM and 3:30PM.  Any contractor who may need to work outside those hours, must first seek approval from the Consigli Superintendent.  Noise levels must conform to OSHA standards. 

Equipment issues:  All operators will be required to have in their possession, all appropriate licensing and training as required by OSHA and the State of NY.  All safety devices and warning alarms must be in good working order and all leaks are to be repaired immediately.  All equipment will be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations for safe usage and have its operator’s manual as well as an extinguisher with it at all times.  All equipment must be inspected and a copy of the inspection turned in to Consigli at least on a weekly basis.  Any subcontractor using heavy equipment shall have a spill kit of adequate size on site in the event of any leaks or spills.

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

Planning:  The project team, as well as Consigli Safety Department, will meet with each subcontractor before they start to review their Site Specific Safety and Health Program and all project specific Job Hazard Analyses. The project team shall be an integrated mix of superintendent, project manager, safety department, and the foreman and project manager from the subcontractor.  If after reviewing programs and meeting with the individual subcontractor, the team is satisfied with the risk control direction, they will be permitted to begin work. 

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

Back End of Environmental Emergency Contact and Management Response