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Construction Safety. W. R. Casey NSLS-II ESH Manager CFAC 5/8/08. Construction Safety. DOE & BNL have high expectations for construction safety Construction injuries and incidents can pose significant risk to project - delay in construction activities can seriously impact project schedule

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Construction safety

Construction Safety

W. R. Casey




Construction safety1
Construction Safety

  • DOE & BNL have high expectations for construction safety

  • Construction injuries and incidents can pose significant risk to project - delay in construction activities can seriously impact project schedule

  • Construction safety requires high priority and visibility to minimize risks to workers and the project

  • This is a very important issue to the project

Preparation for construction safety
Preparation for Construction Safety

  • Major topic in conventional facility workshop in Feb.

  • Much effort to apply lessons learned from SNS and LCLS

  • Construction Project ESH Plan has been prepared

  • Safety expectations was a major topic at pre-bid conference for potential GC bidders

  • New ESH manager has significant experience in construction safety and DOE construction projects

  • Positions for two construction safety engineers have been approved

Esh vision best in class
ESH Vision –“Best in Class”

Our message to all personnel involved in the construction program

  • We believe all accidents and injuries are preventable

  • We seek an injury and incident free work environment

  • Safety will never be compromised as the result of schedule or cost pressures

  • If we can not do it safely; we will not do it

Keys to achieving the vision
Keys to Achieving the Vision

  • Clearly defined expectations that are communicated effectively to the contractor and sub-contractors

  • A GC who:

    • Understands the expectations and is committed to achieving them.

    • Has demonstrated on previous jobs that they can manage a construction site safely.

  • Recognition and reward for successful performance

    • Financial incentives

Clearly defined expectations
Clearly Defined Expectations

  • NSLS-II has defined ESH program expectations in the Construction Project ESH Plan

  • This plan will be finalized shortly.

    • Draft 2 completed – utilizes the best from Liro-Gilbane, SNS and LCLS

    • Considerable effort to make it consistent with the RFP

  • Key elements of this plan were communicated to prospective bidders during the pre-qualification process to make sure that they understand the nature of the ESH expectations.

  • The plan will be distributed to potential bidders as part of the bid solicitation process

Key features of construction esh plan
Key Features of Construction ESH Plan

  • The GC must submit a written Health & Safety Plan (HASP) for review and approval before work begins

  • Their plan must be consistent with the requirements established in the NSLS-II Construction Project ESH Plan

  • Plan must identify hazards and controls for all construction work (phase hazard analyses) and discuss training and qualification requirements for workers

  • Plan must include daily pre-job briefings

  • Sub-contractors must comply with general contractor’s HASP

Contractors health and safety plan cont
Contractors Health and Safety Plan (Cont.)

  • Must include frequent documented communication regarding safety (e.g. daily work planning sessions and weekly toolbox on important topics)

  • Daily safety inspections will be performed, documented - issues promptly corrected

  • Must include a well defined disciplinary policy for safety infractions

  • All incidents and accidents will be promptly reported and investigated

    • find out how the accident could have been avoided and communicate

    • build an open atmosphere where personnel feel encouraged to report

Pre qualification process
Pre-Qualification Process

  • Contractors must demonstrate a commitment to safety and an effective construction safety program

  • We will want to review:

    • Prior 3 years DART rates

    • Prior 3 years OSHA 300 logs

    • Prior 3 years history of OSHA or EPA citations

    • Prior 3 years EMR

    • ESH Program documents

    • Experience and qualification requirements for ESH personnel

    • Training requirements for key personnel and all workers

Important bid evaluation factors
Important Bid Evaluation Factors

  • Adequacy of corporate health and safety plan

  • Superior Performance – we desire

    • EMR < 0.81

    • DART rate < 0.6 (average for DOE Construction)

  • Contractor Controlled Insurance Program (CCIP)

  • Drug–testing program

  • Occupational Medical program, including on-site nurse

Important bid evaluation factors cont
Important Bid Evaluation Factors (cont.)

  • Experience of key project personnel – Project manager, Site Superintendent, Site ESH Lead

  • Feed-back from previous customers

  • Conditions at a current job-site as determined by unscheduled walk-through

  • Provisions for flow-down of safety incentive program to key personnel and workers, including sub-contractors

Contract provisions
Contract Provisions

  • Safety incentive award for GC and sub-contractors will be performance based - non-compliance with HASP provisions and other poor safety performance will result in reductions or complete loss of incentive.

  • Sub-contractor EMR, DART rates, and OSHA logs must be submitted to NSLS-II for review.

  • CCIP must cover sub-contractors

Key esh responsibilities for safety during construction
Key ESH Responsibilities for Safety during Construction

  • GC/sub-contractors are directly responsible to provide safe working environment and to comply with all provisions of HASP

    • GC/Sub-contractors will be responsible for fines and penalties issued by DOE

    • GC/sub-contractors will receive financial incentives based on ESH performance

  • NSLS-II has ultimate responsibility - establishes performance expectations and monitors performance

    • Holds GC accountable for safety performance.

    • Poor performance can result in withholding of incentives, removal of personnel, or termination of contract.

Safety incentives
Safety Incentives

  • Plan to offer $2,000,000 in incentives

  • $500,000 annually (to be awarded 3X), and end of project award of $500,000

  • Award based on superior performance compared to normal industry injury rates – must be < than DOE Construction average for ½ maximum

  • $5,000 reduction in award for significant OSHA violations or for repeated failure to comply with less significant requirements

  • no annual award regardless of rates if there is a fatality, loss of limb or an injury to the head resulting in permanent disability at the work site.

Doe construction ave is starting point for incentive
DOE Construction Ave. is Starting Point for Incentive

Injuries/100 FTEs-yr

DOE & Industry data for FY 06

5000 reduction in award for the following violations
$5000 Reduction in Award for the Following Violations

  • Fall Protection. Any worker not properly using appropriate fall protection systems.

  • Confined Space. Entry into a confined space without a required confined space permit or violation of permit requirements.

  • Lock-out Tag-out (LOTO). Failure to use when required, the LOTO procedures as approved in the GC’s Safety Plan.

  • Electrical. Any work on or near energized parts that violates BSA Specification 00800 1.10 F, or the GC’s Safety Plan.

  • Failure to report injuries. Failure to report a recordable work related injury or illness as defined in 29CFR1904.

  • Fire Protection. Any fire caused by insufficient or inadequate fire protection measures. i.e., failure to obtain a Burn Permit, required for welding or other hot work, or work performed without a fire watch and appropriate extinguisher.

  • Hidden Hazards. Excavation without a required Dig/Penetration Permit or violation of the requirements of a Dig Penetration Permit.

  • Shoring Hazards. Al excavation shall be protected from cave-ins by adequate protection systems designed in accordance with 29 CFR 1926.652.

5000 reduction of the annual award for lack of responsiveness to less significant issues
$5000 Reduction of the Annual Award for Lack of Responsiveness to Less Significant Issues

  • Personnel Protective Equipment. Repeated violations of any worker not wearing personal protective equipment as required in the contact documentation or in the Prime Contractors Safety Plan.

  • Housekeeping. Repeated housekeeping issues at the job site.

  • Tools. Repeated use of defective hand tools, power tools, extension cords etc.

  • Smoking in violation of the no-smoking policy.

  • Repeated traffic violations issued on the BNL site.

The message to our potential bidders
The Message to our Potential Bidders Responsiveness to Less Significant Issues

  • Excellence in safety and excellence in construction performance are inherently linked

  • World class performance in either area requires

    • excellent work planning,

    • understanding interfaces

    • attention to detail

    • involving the work force

  • Address these issues – safety is not added on, but woven into the fabric of the job