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Cost of Safety. CTC-415. Accidents. Costs Increased Worker’s Comp rates Increased health insurance rates OSHA fines & remediation Legal fees Negligence payments Gaetano Const – dropped 1/3 of WC rate with improved safety. Safety costs. OSHA site visits Fines possible

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accidents
Accidents
  • Costs
    • Increased Worker’s Comp rates
    • Increased health insurance rates
    • OSHA fines & remediation
    • Legal fees
    • Negligence payments
    • Gaetano Const – dropped 1/3 of WC rate with improved safety
safety costs
Safety costs
  • OSHA site visits
    • Fines possible
    • More visits with higher accident rate
  • Safety Meetings
    • On site
      • Usually weekly or monthly depending on craft
      • All members of craft on site
      • Also general safety meetings w/ everyone
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Safety costs
  • Site must have emergency shower, eyewash, first aid kits
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Safety Costs
  • Safety harnesses
    • Harness - $90
    • Lanyards - $90
    • Carabiners - $20
    • Life Lines - $70

Each

Must be checked with each use

People in harnesses have to be connected to safety cables at all times – requires 2 lanyards

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Safety Rail
    • Railing with base plate and toe bracket
      • 10’ - $400 + installation
    • Or cable (Rome Hosp.)
      • Requires welder
    • Rail or wire must support at least 200 # on top rail
    • Must have toe board located on surface
      • 2x4 – catches stuff before it falls
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Used anywhere distance to ground >=6’
    • Forms at Rome Hosp
    • Includes all ladders and stairways
  • Also need nets for long vertical distances and over water
trenches
Trenches
  • Any trench over 4’ deep – need ladder every 25’ for access
    • Over 5’ deep need to modify trench walls
    • Can bench trench walls or slope away from opening
    • May need to use trench box or sheet piles
    • Trenches are inspected on daily basis
  • Adds to excavation cost
eyes ears nose and throat
Eyes, Ears, nose and throat
  • Cutting concrete, solvents, cement, demolition
  • Sawing, drilling, hammering
  • Pneumatic hammers
  • Etc
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