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Construction Site Safety

A Guide for Managing Contractors, 1st Edition

By Richard D. Hislop

CRC Press

256 pages

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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.

Features

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

About the Author

Hislop\, Richard D.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW034000
LAW / Environmental
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety