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CONSTRUCTION SAFETY. Richard Hislop. Construction Safety. What are the Elements of an Effective Construction Safety Program ?. THE SILVER BULLET. There is no single “silver bullet” to achieve good safety performance.

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Construction safety

CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

Richard Hislop


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Construction Safety

What are the Elements of an Effective Construction Safety Program ?


The silver bullet

THE SILVER BULLET

  • There is no single “silver bullet” to achieve good safety performance.

  • Of course, it is readily agreed that management commitment is of paramount importance.


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“And, the safety management fad for this week is . . . ”


Safety arsenal

Safety Arsenal

  • Management Commitment

  • Staffing for safety

  • Planning: pre-project and pre-task

  • Safety education: orientation and specialized training

  • Worker involvement

  • Evaluation and recognition/reward

  • Subcontract management

  • Accident/incident investigations

  • Drug and alcohol testing


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Why eliminate hazards when you can buy Personal Protective Equipment ?

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What Makes a Safe Site?

This is not the attitude one wants of a General Contractor !


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  • ‘Best Value’ contractor selection includes the following technical criteria:

    • Workers Compensation Rates

    • OSHA Incidence Rates

    • Safety Program Quality:

      • Certified Safety Professional

      • Construction Safety Supervisor

      • Injury prevention program

      • Hazards Analysis

      • Task-specific hazards analyses

      • Corrective action system

      • Safety training


Safety infrastructure

Safety Infrastructure

Contract Award

Evaluation of Contractor Key Personnel

Construction Manager

Superintendent

Certified Safety Professional

Construction Safety Supervisor


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Construction Safety

Contract Oversight

Definition of LCLS Practices

Construction Procedures Guidelines

LCLS – GC Interface

Safety Training of Project Personnel


Safety responsibility

Safety Responsibility

An important example: Stop-Work Authority

All employees (and contractors and guests) have stop-work authority & responsibility.

No-fault program

If ‘imminent danger’ is present:

Alert the affected employee(s); and

Request that work be stopped.

Call 911 to report the incident.

Notify the immediate supervisor/responsible manager.


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Construction Safety

Contract Oversight

Definition of LCLS Practices

Construction Procedures Guidelines

LCLS – GC Interface

Safety Training of Project Personnel

Retention of an Experienced UTR

Project safety experience to be communicated to Line Management regularly.


Getting to zero

Fail to Plan?

RDH

Plan

to Fail!

GETTING TO ZERO

  • Committed and Credible Safety Advocate

  • Safety – A Core Concept

  • Pre-Task Planning

“Safety is not a priority, it is

a precondition.”


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