CHAPTER 12 CONSTRUCTION SAFETY AND HEALTH

CHAPTER 12 CONSTRUCTION SAFETY AND HEALTH - CEE 698...

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08/21/09 1 Chapter 12 CHAPTER 12 – CONSTRUCTION SAFETY AND HEALTH: PROGRAM AND POLICIES CEE 698 – Construction Health and Safety
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08/21/09 2 Chapter 12 Why Have Written Plans? CEE 698 – Construction Health and Safety 1. Ethical Factors It is the right thing to do Construction companies have obligation to provide the safest, healthiest possible work environment for the employees and subcontractors 30% more accidents occurred when a company does not have a written plan 2. Regulatory Factors Federal and state regulations require written plans for specific issues: Fall protection plan (29 CFR 1926.500) Emergency action plan (29 CFR 1926.35) Bloodborne pathogens and exposure control plan (29 CFR 1910.1030)
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08/21/09 3 Chapter 12 Why Have Written Plans? CEE 698 – Construction Health and Safety 3. Economics Factors An effectively implemented safety and health plan will safe money: Holding down insurance costs Reducing costly litigation Reducing temporary and permanent disability claims Increasing the productivity of employees Leading to more contracts due to a good reputation Reducing the number of compliance inspections and associated penalties
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08/21/09 4 Chapter 12 Why Have Written Plans? CEE 698 – Construction Health and Safety 4. Practical Factors The plan forces companies to put their commitment to safety and health in writing The plan forces companies to establish policies and set goals for safety and health The plan commits to writing the procedures that must be followed by all employees and subcontractors The plan is an effective way to communicate policies, procedures, and goals related the quality of the work environment
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08/21/09 5 Chapter 12 Components of the Safety & Health Plan 11 components CEE 698 – Construction Health and Safety 1. Safety and health policy 2. Safety and health goals 3. Roles and responsibilities 4. Discipline policy and procedures
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