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Contractor Coordination. Agenda Training Objectives Definitions Law and Regulatory Requirements Responsibilities Implementation Scenarios.

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1 Contractor Coordination

2 Agenda Training Objectives Definitions Law and Regulatory Requirements Responsibilities Implementation Scenarios

3 Training Objectives Attendees will: Be familiar with definitions Be familiar with legal and regulatory requirements Understand duties and responsibilities

4 Training Objectives Attendees will – continued Know the requirements for contractor coordination Know how to implement contractor coordination

5 Definitions Multiple Employer Workplace Two or more employers working at the same time

6 Definitions Single Employer Workplace Workers of only one employer

7 Definitions Workplace Any place a worker works

8 Definitions Construction project Alterations, Repairs, Dismantling Demolition, Maintenance, Painting Land clearing, Earth moving Grading, Excavating, Trenching Drilling, Drilling, Blasting Installation of machinery

9 Definitions Owner Occupier of lands or premises Person who acts on behalf of an owner

10 Definitions Employer Person with one or more employees

11 Definitions Prime Contractor Entity who agrees to be Prime Contractor or Owner of the workplace

12 Definitions Qualified Knowledgeable of work and hazards involved Able to control the hazards…

13 Definitions Qualified Coordinator (construction sites) Appointed by the Prime Contractor Coordinates site health and safety activities

14 Law and Regulation 1.The Criminal Code of Canada 2.The Workers’ Compensation Act 3.The WorkSafeBC Regulation

15 Criminal Code of Canada Section Amends the Criminal Code of Canada Establishes a legal duty Applies to contract workers and the public

16 Workers’ Compensation Act Sections: 115 – General Duties of Employers 118 – Coordination of Multiple Employer Workplaces 119 – General Duties of Owner 121 – Duties of Directors and Officers

17 Workers’ Compensation Act Section 115 Employers must ensure health and safety of: their workers other workers present in the workplace

18 Workers’ Compensation Act Section 118 Prime Contractor must: Coordinate OHS activities Establish and maintain compliance with the Regulation

19 Workers’ Compensation Act Section 118 – continued Employer must: Provide name of workplace supervisor to Prime Contractor

20 Workers’ Compensation Act Section 119 Owner of a workplace must Maintain property to ensure safety of persons Provide hazard information to the Prime Contractor

21 Workers’ Compensation Act Section 121 Corporation leaders must ensure compliance

22 WorkSafeBC Regulation WorkSafeBC Regulations: 3.20 – Multiple Employer Workplaces 20.1 – Qualified Contractor 20.2 – Notice of Project 20.3 – Coordination of Multiple Employer Workplaces

23 WorkSafeBC Regulation Section 3.20 Prime Contractor must: Conduct an assessment of the workplace Establish and maintain first aid

24 WorkSafeBC Regulation Section 20.1 Qualified Contractor The Prime Contractor must be qualified

25 WorkSafeBC Regulation Section Notice of Project For construction, excavation and demolition Prime contractor provides NOP to WorkSafeBC

26 WorkSafeBC Regulation Section 20.3 (1) Each employer must: Advise Owner or Prime Contractor if creating a hazard

27 WorkSafeBC Regulation Section 20.3 (2) If a work location has: Overlapping or adjoining work activities 2 or more employers that create a hazard Combined workforce is more than 5

28 WorkSafeBC Regulation Section 20.3 (2) - continued The Owner or the Prime Contractor must: Appoint a qualified coordinator Provide up-to-date information on site

29 WorkSafeBC Regulation Section 20.3 (2) - continued Each employer must provide name of qualified person

30 WorkSafeBC Regulation Section 20.3 (3) Duties of qualified coordinator include: inform employers and workers of hazards created ensure that hazards are addressed

31 WorkSafeBC Regulation Section 20.3 (4) Information provided must include: the name of the qualified coordinator a site drawing construction procedures

32 Responsibilities Owner Prime Contractor Workplace Safety Coordinator Contractors Supervisors Workers

33 Responsibilities Owner Maintain a safe workplace Provide health and safety information to other employers Control health and safety issues

34 Responsibilities Prime Contractor Coordinate activities Ensure compliance with Act

35 Responsibilities Workplace Safety Coordinator A person designated by [Organization] on multiple employer worksites that have no Prime Contractor designated.

36 Responsibilities Contractors Obtain all health and safety information Pass information Comply with WorkSafeBC Regulation If a Prime Contractor, coordinate and ensure requirements are met

37 Responsibilities Supervisors Workers are aware of other employers on site Workers not assigned duties to other workplace Coordinate work if workplaces overlap

38 Responsibilities Workers Do not work in another employer’s workplace Report to site supervisor when entering workplace

39 Implementation For all contracted work: Identify and communicate hazards Determine number of employers on site

40 Implementation Single Employer Worksites Maintain the integrity as a single employer worksite

41 Implementation Multiple Employer Worksites Who is responsible? Assign responsibility in writing Each employer appoints a safety representative

42 Implementation Construction Sites Either owner or contractor is responsible Prime Contractor appoints a Qualified Coordinator All contractors designate a Qualified Person Workplace Safety Coordinator

43 Implementation Designating the Prime Contractor Workers’ Compensation Act defines responsibilities Designation must be in writing Hazards must be communicated Provide name of Prime to other contractors Prime can be designated on single employer workplace

44 Implementation On construction sites Prime Contractor must: Submit Notice of Project to WorkSafeBC Post Notice of Project at site Have a Qualified Coordinator Maintain health and safety records

45 Implementation Owner must identify hazards such as: Lockout Confined spaces Mobile Equipment Chemical exposures Underground Services Noise

46 Implementation Pre Contract Hazard Assessment Identify hazards Hazards provided in tender documents Employees tendering contracts must know requirements

47 Implementation Day Labour Owner liability not eliminated WorkSafeBC orders may be written on owner

48 Scenarios What issues should you consider in the following situations:

49 Scenarios Scenario 1 Single contractor working for your organization Location is remote – no other employers What are your responsibilities?

50 Scenarios Scenario 1 - Discussion

51 Scenarios Scenario 2 2+ contractors working at same time Office building What are your responsibilities?

52 Scenarios Scenario 2 – Discussion

53 Scenarios Scenario 3 2+ contractors working same area / same time Construction project What are your responsibilities?

54 Scenarios Scenario 3 - Discussion

55 Summary What can go wrong? Hazards left for other employers Actions of one employer affect other employers No coordination of emergencies

56 Summary Do not interfere with single employer workplaces Define coordination at multiple employer workplaces [Organization’s] workers must coordinate with Prime Contractor

57 Questions


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