August 22, 1994 (Revision (2) 9/20/95)
Summary of the document "Guidance to Compliance Officers for Focused Inspections"
This guideline is to assist the professional judgment of the compliance officer to determine if there is an effective project plan, to qualify for a Focused Inspection.
|PROJECT SAFETY AND HEALTH COORDINATION. Are there procedures in place by the general contractor, prime contractor or other such entity to ensure that all employers provide adequate protection for their employees ?|
|Is there a DESIGNATED COMPETENT PERSON responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the project safety and health plan who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards and has authority to take prompt corrective measures?|
|PROJECT SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAM/PLAN* that complies with 1926 Subpart C and addresses, based upon the size and complexity of the project, the following:|
|_____ Project Safety Analysis at initiation and at critical stages that describes the sequence, procedures, and responsible individuals for safe construction. _____ Identification of work/activities requiring planning, design, inspection or supervision by an engineer, competent person or other professional. _____ Evaluation/monitoring of subcontractors to determine conformance with the Project Plan. (The Project Plan may include, or be utilized by subcontractors.) _____ Supervisor and employee training according to the Project Plan including recognition, reporting and avoidance of hazards, and applicable standards. _____ Procedures for controlling hazardous operations such as: cranes, scaffolding, trenches, confined spaces, hot work, explosives, hazardous materials, leading edges, etc. _____ Documentation of: training, permits, hazard reports, inspections, uncorrected hazards, incidents and near misses. _____ Employee involvement in hazard: analysis, prevention, avoidance, correction and reporting. _____ Project emergency response plan. * For examples, see owner and contractor association model programs, ansi a10.33, a10.38, etc.|
|The walkaround and interviews confirmed that the Plan has been implemented, including: ____ The four leading hazards are addressed: falls, struck by, caught in\between, electrical. _____ Hazards are identified and corrected with preventative measures instituted in a timely manner. _____ Employees and supervisors are knowledgeable of the project safety and health plan, avoidance of hazards, applicable standards, and their rights and responsibilities.|
|THE PROJECT QUALIFIED FOR A FOCUSED INSPECTION.|
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