Acceptance of the contractor's health and safety plan only signifies that the plan generally conforms to the requirements of the contract. It does not relieve the contractor of the responsibility for providing Employee(s) with a safe and healthful work environment. This concept must be communicated to the contractor by our Contracting Officer and also incorporated into the contract document.
Representatives of the contractor shall meet with our Contracting Officer, Project Compliance Officer, and Safety and Health Manager. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss our safety requirements and for the implementation of all health and safety provisions pertinent to the work under contract.
Our Safety and Health Manager will review the contractor's site specific safety and health plan with the contractor as well as review all required material safety data sheets (MSDS) submitted for proposed products to be used by the contractor.
Our Company is required by OSHA standards (most notably 29 CFR 1910.1200, Hazard Communication Standard) to provide information to contractors on the hazards present at the work site. This information will be made available to the contractor in the project specifications (pre-bid) as well as at the pre-construction meeting.
Our Safety and Health Manager will, during the pre-construction meeting, provide the contractor with copies of our Company’s written procedures such as lockout/tagout, confined space entry and permit process, and other safety and health requirements that apply.
The contractor shall prepare and carry out an effective fire protection and prevention plan, including provisions for the fire protection and suppression equipment set forth in this section. This plan shall be made part of the comprehensive safety and health plan submitted by the contractor with their bid package.
Good housekeeping, with provision for the prompt removal and disposal of accumulations of combustible scrap and debris, shall be maintained in all areas of the job site. Self-closing metal containers shall be used for disposal of waste saturated with flammable liquids.
Codes and Regulations:
The contractor shall comply with the requirements published in the current revisions of the National Electrical Code, National Electrical Safety Code, the National Fire Protection Association standards, and all other applicable Municipal Codes and Regulations.