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1 Richard Hislop Construction April 7, CONSTRUCTION SAFETY Richard Hislop

2 Construction April 7, Construction Safety What are the Elements of an Effective Construction Safety Program ?

3 Richard Hislop Construction April 7, 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.

4 Richard Hislop Construction April 7, “And, the safety management fad for this week is... ”

5 Richard Hislop Construction April 7, 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

6 Richard Hislop Construction April 7, Construction Safety What Makes a Safe Site? This is not the attitude one wants of a General Contractor ! Why eliminate hazards when you can buy Personal Protective Equipment ?

7 Richard Hislop Construction April 7, ‘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

8 Richard Hislop Construction April 7, Safety Infrastructure Contract Award Evaluation of Contractor Key Personnel Construction Manager Superintendent Certified Safety Professional Construction Safety Supervisor

9 Richard Hislop Construction April 7, Construction Safety Contract Oversight Definition of LCLS Practices Construction Procedures Guidelines LCLS – GC Interface Safety Training of Project Personnel

10 Richard Hislop Construction April 7, 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.

11 Richard Hislop Construction April 7, 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.

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13 Richard Hislop Construction April 7, GETTING TO ZERO Committed and Credible Safety Advocate Safety – A Core Concept Pre-Task Planning RDH “Safety is not a priority, it is a precondition.”


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