These goals shall be achieved through vigorous self-inspection and implementation and verification of written comprehensive safety and health programs. While this partnership focuses on specific safety and health elements, partners are encouraged to implement a comprehensive Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) based on the following guidelines:
Implement a comprehensive job site inspection program by:
- Utilizing technological tools, such as SafetyNet and other means, such as Job Hazard Analysis or the Job Safety Analysis to effectively reduce or eliminate potential hazards to employees working at the site.
- Effectively correcting hazards found during the Corgan project on a day-to-day basis.
- Ensure all serious hazards are controlled through safe processes or procedures.
- Implement an aggressive Fall Protection Plan to include fall protection in all cases where work is being performed six feet or more above lower surfaces.
- Utilize third-party Risk Engineers to conduct monthly site surveys.
Ensure employees receive training as follows:
- Will achieve 100% of on-site supervisory personnel (e.g. safety superintendents, assistant superintendents, and field engineers) and 50% of the major subcontractor competent person designees will complete the 30-hour OSHA construction course (or its equivalent). Subcontractors can utilize other instructors as long as they can show a valid certification card showing completion of the course.
- All employees will receive a site-specific construction safety orientation covering jobsite safety and health issues and procedures relative to the work being performed and the requirements outlined in this Partnership Agreement.
- Safety and health training to subcontractors with Spanish speaking employees will be conducted in Spanish should the need arise. The training classes offered are listed below:
- OSHA 10-Hour
- First Aid / CPR / AED
- Scaffold / Fall Protection
- Excavation / Confined Space
- Other hazard-specific training will be conducted on an as-needed basis.
- Provide training for employees in the OSHA 10-hour construction course. Subcontractors can utilize other instructors as long as they can show a valid certification card showing completion of the course. Subcontractors have primary responsibility for providing this training. OSHA will provide assistance as needed.
Require subcontractors who have written safety and health programs to submit them to Holder. Those that do not have their own written safety and health programs will adopt Holder's safety and health program.
Ensure health-related issues arising during the course of the construction work are adequately addressed internally by Holder. All health-related issues will be discussed during the quarterly partnership safety meetings.
An assessment of work areas will be conducted as appropriate to determine what, if any, respiratory protection is necessary to prevent harm to employees from potential overexposures to hazardous levels of dust, fumes, mists, vapors or gasses. Each Subcontractor is responsible for conducting assessments and/or sampling for respiratory hazards associated with their scope of work. A written Respiratory Protection Plan that complies with all Federal, State, and Local regulations must be submitted to the Holder and authorized prior to activities requiring respiratory protection.
Ensure compliance with NFPA 70E when working on live electrical equipment, including training and the availability and use of personal protective equipment. A system of control procedures will be implemented to oversee the implementation of appropriate protective measures prior to exposure.
ARC Flash training to be provided.
Ensure all equipment capable of worker extremity amputations is adequately guarded per OSHA and equipment manufacturer requirements.
Utilize a third-party, independent, qualified/certified crane inspector to inspect all long-term cranes after they have been erected and certify them for safe operation. A recent inspection (less than one year) by a certified crane inspector will be required for all cranes. Tower Cranes are inspected monthly and mobile cranes are inspected quarterly. Inspections must be current within 30 days upon arrival on site.
Establish and utilize a program to insure that all crane operators are competent and certified to operate the specific crane in use. Crane Operators are required to have their Certification of Crane Operators (CCO).
Plan all critical lifts to be performed during the construction of the Corgan Project. Lifts over 50% are considered critical and require additional documentation, such as the Critical Lift Checklist. Critical Lift loads will not exceed 75% of crane load chart capacity.