Construction Site Safety : A Guide for Managing Contractors book cover
1st Edition

Construction Site Safety
A Guide for Managing Contractors

ISBN 9780367399627
Published October 17, 2019 by CRC Press
260 Pages

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Book Description

An important part of an organization's overall safety and health program involves safety management for contractors. A contractor with a poor safety program can adversely affect quality, productivity, schedules, and overall cost. This book explains how to manage project safety and improve the odds of an injury-free workplace.

If project managers are to apply their judgment wisely, they need to know the rationale for each requirement, and how to implement it. They must know what is to be done, who is to do it, and when and how it should be done. The author considers all these factors.

Construction Site Safety addresses the fundamental elements of a successful construction safety program. The author explains the industry trends and best practices that enable job site managers or field engineers to understand the necessary steps to ensure that contractors have and follow safety guidelines.


Table of Contents

Safety in Construction Introduction Changes in the Industry Industry Trends and Challenges Involvement and Safety Risks of Using Contracted Services Compliance Expectations Who Pays Establishing a Safety Program Planning Cost of a Safety Program Cost of not Having a Safety Program Legal Requirements Contractor Selection Safety Programs Introduction Due Diligence Documenting the Safety Program Responsibility and Accountability Reinforcement (Discipline) Inspecting Training Accident Reporting & Investigations Housekeeping Substance Abuse Program Emergency Procedures Conclusion Safety in The Construction Process Introduction Engineering and Design Phase (Step 1) Procurement/Contracting Phase (Step 2) Work/Construction Phase (Step 3) Conclusion Roles and Responsibilities Introduction How is a Safe Job Established? Safety Management The Client Architects and Design Engineers Construction Manager General Contractor Subcontractors Craftsmen Conclusion Plan and Design for Constructability and Safe Operations Introduction Project Safety Planning Project Design Considerations Constructability Reviews Contractor Work Evaluation Conclusion Insurance-Demystified Introduction What is Insurance? Comprehensive General Liability Independent Contractor's Protective Liability Worker Compensation Wrap-Up Insurance Programs Conclusion Safety In Construction Contracts Introduction The Contract Safety Clauses Objectivity and Specificity Conclusion Appendix 7.1 Contract terms and Conditions Contractor Selection Introduction Contractor Screening Safety as a Technical Selection Criteria Request for Proposal and the Pre-Bid Meeting Summary Appendix 8.1 Evaluation Criteria and Contractor Selection Preparing for Contractor Mobilization Introduction Safety Program Documentation Job Site Manager's Preparation for Mobilizing Summary Role of the Field Engineer Introduction Role of the Field Engineer Work Release Meeting Equipment Inspections Tool Inspections Job Site Monitoring Inspections Enforcement Accident Investigation and Reporting Progress Meetings Work Safety File Summary Procedures and Permits Introduction Procedures Permits Types of Permits Summary Appendix 11.1 Procedures Evaluation of Safety Program Effectiveness Introduction Evaluating Safety Program Effectiveness Frequency of Evaluations and Audits What Should be Done with Evaluation Results? Summary Safety Statistics and Reports Introduction What Should be Reported? Collecting Safety Information Safety Report Summary Emergency & Crisis Management Introduction What is Emergency Management? Developing an Emergency Management Plan Emergency Management Plan Documentation Managing an Emergency Situation Controlling the Message Communicating with the Media Tips Summary Contract Closeout Documentation & Transfer of Responsibility Introduction Contract Closeout Final Steps Conclusion Epilogue Index

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