PCM-Lecture20-Construction-Safety

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Unformatted text preview: Project and Construction Management Project and Construction Management Lecture #20 Lecture #20 Construction Safety Construction Safety Luis Prieto-Portar 2010 In the USA, every hour the construction industry experiences, 50 workers killed, and 1,000 workers injured with permanent disabilities. OSHA is the federal agency that is responsible for keeping workers and employers informed of the safety rules that govern our industry. Miamis OSHA Area Director s telephone number is 954-424-0242. very fatality must be reported to OSHA within 24 hours of its occurrence. Every fatality must be reported to OSHA within 24 hours of its occurrence. In residential jobs, the GC must give two NOTICES to the home owners , the bank, the developer, etc. Medical records of all employees must be kept for 30 years after termination of employment. OSHA posters must be visible to all employees. Under Florida law, the Contractor must warrantee the construction for 1 year. Further, the Contractor is responsible for all latent defects during 15 years. The Contractor is indefinitely liable for criminal fraud. The Contractors qualifier is fully responsible and fully liable for the project and must keep daily records. The sub-contractors share the responsibilities but are not liable. The contractor is the primary safety official on a project . Recent court decisions however, have increased the responsibilities of the RPR ( RE ) and his inspectors. The case of Miller versus DeWitt (37 Illinois, 2d 273, 226 N.E. 2d 630) dealt with a steel roof that collapsed during construction and injured a worker. The courts statement was as a general rule it has been said that the general duty to supervise the work (by the RE ) merely creates a duty to see that the building, when constructed, meets the specifications contracted for. Therefore, under ordinary circumstances, the RE , the Architect or the Engineer would not be regarded as the person in charge of the work. However, the court said that although the architect had no control over the method or technique of shoring the roof, the (court) believed that under the terms of the contract the architect had the right to interfere and even stop the work if the contractor began to shore in an unsafe and hazardous manner....
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course CGN 4930 taught by Professor Prieto-portar during the Spring '11 term at FIU.

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