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Construction projects and sites require a solid safety plan to prevent the likelihood of incidents and accidents that are prevalent in the industry. New York Engineers can help you draft a comprehensive site safety plan that improves safety and awareness of hazards in the workplace.

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What is a Site Safety Plan?

A Site Safety Plan (SSP), often called the Site Specific Safety Plan (SSSP), is a well-planned, dynamic document that details safety measures per the scope of work in construction projects and sites. It can be viewed as a managerial tool that controls the exposure of employees or any other person that visit the site to the risk associated with certain hazards characterized by the type of work performed.

 

Without this document, employees or other stakeholders that visit your construction site may be subjected to possible injuries some of which may be fatal and lead to death. An SSP makes your job much easier by documenting the potential hazards so that workers can perform their duties safely.

 

In a construction project, injuries are possible no matter how perfect your preventive measures are. However, having an effective site safety plan can minimize the possible risks extensively. Let our engineers help you draft the most effective safety plan in line with appropriate safety standards to curb potential accidents and incidents. New York Engineers excels in construction administration, and so drafting the best site safety plans is our area of expertise.

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What does a Site Safety Plan entail?

A Site Safety Plan is an all-inclusive safety document developed per a specific project or site. It takes into account the scope of work. In drafting the document, our engineers ensure that they assess and understand your scope of work as it will guide them in documenting an assortment of hazards and risks. Among others, the document is inclusive of the following:

  • Identification and analysis of risks and potential hazards associated with the scope of work
  • Details about the scope of work and other pertinent information
  • Subcontractor information
  • Details about the equipment to be used
  • Emergency information
  • Company safety policy statement signed
  • Training and orientation requirements
  • Safety communication details
  • Accountability breakdown
  • Identification and control process of hazards
  • Security management
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Management and reporting process of incidents and accidents
  • Environmental considerations

 

The list is not all-inclusive but our engineers can help document even the finer details into the Site Specific Plan. Moreover and most notably, these construction documents are dynamic because they are custom made for every project or site.  

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Benefits of a Site Safety Plan

Compiling a Site Safety Plan brings plenty of benefits for all the stakeholders in the project. The foremost benefit is the identification and analysis of hazards to improve the safety of workers. Imagine how disorganized a workplace could become in the absence of this safety plan. A construction, in its entirety, involves the movement of heavy duty equipment such as cranes with heavy concrete slabs. Imagine if that were to fall to one of the employees. That could be catastrophic hence the importance of having the Site Safety Plan drafted by New York Engineers.

 

The Site Specific Safety Plan helps employers or anyone in the supervisory role to take the necessary measures to avoid or mitigate potential hazards in the workplace. It helps anticipate the possible occurrence of hazards and then call for precautionary measures such as implementing strategies to prevent the risks in your project. Our engineers excel in such precautionary measures. With our construction administration, we can help you achieve maximum safety in your construction for everyone’s safety.

 

With the Site Safety Plan, you can control the amount of exposure to particular hazards after identifying and analyzing them. One can view SSP as the process through which construction managers are able to control workplace dangers and ensure compliance with regulations and adhere to standards. It is through this process that potential dangers are eliminated before anyone gets affected by them.

 

An SSP helps construction projects to proceed without interruptions attributed to employees’ injuries. A construction project is time-sensitive and so even a few minutes delay could have dire consequences on the time schedule. Imagine if it were to be halted due to an employee receiving medical attention following the on-duty injury. The financial repercussions could be extensive.

 

If you have a safety plan, you can minimize such injuries and let the project run smoothly. Time and money will not be jeopardized as a result.

 

Furthermore, a safety plan enhances communication between contractors and other relevant stakeholders, particularly the employees. It makes the project run efficiently due to effective communication. Construction participants tend to work better and coordinate properly through the safety plan. This also helps them figure our potential hazards as per their circumstances and the scope of work.  

 

In a nutshell, the SSP helps you achieve the following:

  • Prepare for possible emergencies at the construction site
  • Engage employees in safety procedures and encourage them to comply
  • Identify and control hazards
  • Train or supervise workers
  • Report incidents and accidents

 

Let us help you realize these tremendous benefits of having the SSP by your side. Constructions are complex and therefore could turn into failure without the safety plan for your specific site.

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Dangers of not having the Site Safety Plan

Although we emphasized the efficiency of constructions when you have the Site Safety Plan, you should also consider the dangers of not having one. We haven’t really seen any construction running without the safety plan in place as the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) enforces that.

 

Due to the nature of constructions, particularly large buildings where workers have to climb stairs and position themselves on edges, accidents tend to prevail regardless of how careful the supervisors are. That shows the likelihood of employees getting caught up in the risks. For this reason, relevant authorities might interrogate the managers about the Site Specific Safety Plan measures.

 

All these misfortunes could have legal repercussions. New York Engineers helps owners avoid such legal implications. While drafting your safety plan, we take into account all the measures and anticipate problems from a distance. Working with a plethora of clients in construction projects helped us get a broader view of all possible hazards specific to projects or sites.

 

The time schedule of construction could be compromised by a single occurrence of incident and accident. The construction may be halted or may be forced to take a different direction should the site pose serious safety concerns. With our safety plan, you will be able to anticipate such dangers and then rethink strategies to curb them beforehand.

 

Failure to have an effective SSP could also have economic impacts. For instance, the project might incur huge losses due to safety risks that could have been foreseen and identified. Avoid such money losses and consider our safety plan for your next construction project. We excel in construction administration and so we guarantee you the best SSP.

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Typical Construction Hazards

There are plenty of construction hazards, and we do not plan to reveal them all here. Ideally, safety plans are not static. We allow for a possible change because we know that each site or project could have unique risks. Below are some of the common hazards associated with constructions:

  • Falling from heights – this is a common hazard because construction projects often involve working at heights. Workers might be prompted to climb stairs, scaffolds, roofs, and ladders, and possibly fall while on duty due to bad weather conditions or equipment failure. There are several cases of this nature that are reported.
  • Respiratory irritants chemicals – there could be chemicals used in construction that could pose dangers to the respiration of workers. As an employer you have to be vigilant of typical hazardous chemicals your workers are exposed to.
  • Electricity dangers – at times, employees might be required to work underneath or over electricity cables. Not all employees are well-rounded with electricity. That said, electricity poses danger. The employer must manage electric cables to prevent such dangers. New York Engineers’ safety plan will be able to anticipate possible electrical incidents. We assess your project site according to the scope of work. Our professional engineers can spot all typical threats to your safety and health.
  • Falling objects – falling objects are possible hazards in your construction sites. We will include such possibilities in our plan. Without proper personal protective equipment, workers might be exposed to real dangers of falling objects. Imagine if a concrete slab were to fall from the crane and hit an employee on the ground. That could lead to serious injury or death. Construction managers should take note of such possibilities. These falling objects could be risky to passerby people as well. In such cases, you might have to mark appropriately to alert people about possible falling objects.   

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Safety Tips in Constructions

Following years of experience in the construction industry, we have realized that not all safety managers are well-versed with safety tips. We therefore took time to compile the following fundamental tips to safety and health in the workplace.  

 

Awareness

Awareness about safety precautions in the workplace is important so that employees act vigilantly around such potential hazards. This awareness should be done prior to commencing with the construction. It does not matter if the employees are experienced; every project has its own metrics and thus hazards could differ. With our Site Safety Plan, you can communicate potential risks to employees so they can carry out their tasks freely without any fear of being injured.    

 

Both employees and employers have the responsibilities in upholding the safety measures in their constructions. Construction safety officers have the responsibility to communicate safety practices and implementations to the rest of the stakeholders. New York Engineers will help you identify dangers and let them communicated to everyone.

 

Training

To equip workers with safety precautions, the OSHA provides training on safety and security practices. There are training videos and worksheets. As a construction safety officer, you should ensure that all employees attend such training offers. However, employers are also encouraged to provide on-site training for their specific workplaces.

 

Training for employees should be compulsory because without proper training they can be subjected to dire consequences of hazards. The training should be aimed at all employees regardless of experience because potential hazards could differ from one construction method to the other.

 

Personal Protective Equipment

Without personal protective equipment, work injuries could be extensive. That said, workers should be given proper tools and gear for safety purposes. These could include boots, overalls, eye-glasses, gloves, and ear plugs. They should wear hard hats in case they get struck by foreign objects on their heads. It is highly possible for falling objects to subject heads to accidents that could lend the employees in a hospital or in a mortuary. Act decisively and issue personal protective equipment to your employees.  

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Can You Draw Site Safety Plan on Your Own?

A Site Safety Plan is a comprehensive and complex construction safety document that should be all-inclusive of all safety and health measures of a project or site. We have highlighted typical inclusions in this document above. If these inclusions have not scared you, then probably you might consider doing it on your own. However, you should not risk the safety of your workers with a mediocre safety document whereas you can find professional engineers to draft an effective document for you.

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Why Choose New York Engineers?

For many years we have been specializing with construction administration for a plethora of construction projects. This has equipped us with unmatched skills in drafting Site Safety Plans tailored per a project or a site. Our engineers are knowledgeable with all the dynamics and metrics of safety in workplaces. We can therefore identify potential hazards and recommend precautionary measures and strategies to prevent injuries.

 

When drafting the SSP, we request the scope of your work and then assess the work site according to the scope. Moreover, we can offer construction administration to ensure that safety measures are being followed without any compromise throughout the lifecycle of your construction. You do not have to be present at the construction site to ensure that employees are following safety measures as we can do that on your behalf.

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