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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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Cost of safety

Cost of Safety

CTC-415


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


Safety costs1

Safety costs

  • Site must have emergency shower, eyewash, first aid kits


Safety costs2

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


Cost of safety

  • 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


Cost of safety

  • 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


Osha regs

OSHA Regs

  • Regs


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