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.
Safety in Construction
Changes in the Industry
Industry Trends and Challenges
Involvement and Safety
Risks of Using Contracted Services
Establishing a Safety Program
Cost of a Safety Program
Cost of not Having a Safety Program
Documenting the Safety Program
Responsibility and Accountability
Accident Reporting & Investigations
Substance Abuse Program
Safety in The Construction Process
Engineering and Design Phase (Step 1)
Procurement/Contracting Phase (Step 2)
Work/Construction Phase (Step 3)
Roles and Responsibilities
How is a Safe Job Established?
Architects and Design Engineers
Plan and Design for Constructability and Safe Operations
Project Safety Planning
Project Design Considerations
Contractor Work Evaluation
What is Insurance?
Comprehensive General Liability
Independent Contractor's Protective Liability
Wrap-Up Insurance Programs
Safety In Construction Contracts
Objectivity and Specificity
Appendix 7.1 Contract terms and Conditions
Safety as a Technical Selection Criteria
Request for Proposal and the Pre-Bid Meeting
Appendix 8.1 Evaluation Criteria and Contractor Selection
Preparing for Contractor Mobilization
Safety Program Documentation
Job Site Manager's Preparation for Mobilizing
Role of the Field Engineer
Role of the Field Engineer
Work Release Meeting
Job Site Monitoring
Accident Investigation and Reporting
Work Safety File
Procedures and Permits
Types of Permits
Appendix 11.1 Procedures
Evaluation of Safety Program Effectiveness
Evaluating Safety Program Effectiveness
Frequency of Evaluations and Audits
What Should be Done with Evaluation Results?
Safety Statistics and Reports
What Should be Reported?
Collecting Safety Information
Emergency & Crisis Management
What is Emergency Management?
Developing an Emergency Management Plan
Emergency Management Plan Documentation
Managing an Emergency Situation
Controlling the Message
Communicating with the Media
Contract Closeout Documentation & Transfer of Responsibility