Quick Start Guide
Chapter 10: Construction Health & Safety
Program: Construction Health & Safety Program
Revision Record: http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/pub3000/Pub3000Changes.html
Who needs to know about these requirements?
The requirements of the Construction Health & Safety Program apply to:
- Berkeley Lab employees and subcontractors
Whenever they are:
- Performing construction activities at Berkeley Lab or off-site locations
The unsafe performance of construction work may result in:
- Illness, injuries, or fatalities caused by exposure to construction hazards, including falls from heights; crane accidents; being crushed by heavy equipment; contact with electrical energy; the sudden cave-in of an excavation; and exposures to noise, silica, asbestos, lead, dusts, and hazardous construction chemicals.
- Violation of federal and state regulations
What you need to do before performing work:
Construction subcontractors must:
- Use construction subcontracts, drawings, and specifications to define the work.
- Develop and submit an Injury and Illness Prevention Program to define project-specific safety protocols and requirements.
- Analyze hazards and develop controls.
- Subcontractors analyze hazards using the Berkeley Lab Construction Safety Checklist and Construction Job Hazards Analysis (JHA), which must be submitted for review and approval by Berkeley Lab prior to beginning work.
- Daily Pre-Task Hazard Analysis must be developed for the tasks to be performed each day.
- Every worker must meet the minimum training requirements for their assigned task before performing the work.
- Every worker must be informed of the hazards associated with his or her work.
- Perform the work.
- Workers performing construction work must comply with the requirements of this program as well as their qualification levels, training, and work authorizations.
- Construction subcontractors must use the minimum personal protective equipment (PPE) required by Work Process U, Specific ES&H Requirements: Personal Protective Equipment, as well as any task-specific PPE required by the Construction JHA or Work Process J, Specific Work ES&H Requirements: Cranes, through Work Process EE, Work-site ES&H Observations.
- Follow the required Work Processes A through EE to reduce construction hazards and minimize injuries, and improve work quality and productivity:
- Work Process A through EE
Where to find out more:
Berkeley Lab ES&H Manual Construction Health & Safety Program
Whom to contact for help:
- Dan Thomas, the EHSS Construction Health & Safety Program Manager, ext. 5204