CONTRACTOR SAFETY PROGRAM
CONTRACT PROVISIONS (ATTACHMENT 1)
A. The contractor shall complete and forward to the Peru Utilities contract originator the Pre-Qualification Checklist and certificates request included with the bid request. The checklist provides Peru Utilities information regarding the contractors’ safety program and performance.
B. Information provided by the contractor to Peru Utilities using the Pre-Qualification Checklist will determine contractor eligibility to perform work for Peru Utilities.
No contract will be awarded without the applicable safety information furnished by the Pre-Qualification Checklist.
2. RESPONSIBILITY FOR COMPLIANCE
A. The contractor shall meet with Peru Utilities’ contract originator, Project Engineer and Manager of Safety and Environmental Compliance for a Pre-Project Safety Review to discuss contract safety issues in detail.
B. The contractor shall comply with all federal, state and local safety and environmental regulations, laws, standards, etc. as it relates to the work being performed.
C. The contractor shall explain the safety provisions of this contract to their employees and all sub-contractors and their employees under their control.
D. The contractor shall inform the Peru Utilities contract originator of their designated site safety representative. The contractor shall notify Peru Utilities whenever a different or any additional site safety representatives are named.
E. The contractor’s safety representative shall ensure that all employees are trained adequately on the applicable regulations. Peru Utilities may ask for training documentation prior to construction startup.
F. The Peru utilities’ Manager of Safety and Environmental Compliance shall be immediately notified of any contractor OSHA inspections and maintain a log of all contractor OSHA inspections and citations during the project.
A. It is the responsibility of the contractor to enforce all applicable safety regulations for all persons under their employment, including subcontractors.
B. The Manager of Safety and Environmental Compliance, Project Engineer, Department Superintendent/contract originator or designated Peru Utilities employee may randomly monitor the performance of the contractors during the “work-in-progress” portion of the contract. The contractor shall understand that, when unsafe conditions warrant action, Peru Utilities has the right to 1) Stop work, 2) Issue warning notices or 3) Request that corrective actions be implemented prior to the continuation of work. If the same unsafe conditions continue to occur or are not adequately addressed to the satisfaction of Peru Utilities, the contract may be terminated.
C. The contractor shall be responsible for all time and cost associated with correcting any unsafe conditions. Time associated with correction of unsafe conditions shall not extend contract time requirements.
4. ENTRANCE TO PROPERTY
A. The entrance area and parking facilities shall be specified.
B. Procedures for authorizing employees to the enter job site shall be agreed upon during the pre-project safety review.
5. TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES
A. All vehicles shall observe all applicable motor vehicle and traffic laws. All vehicle drivers shall be properly licensed for the vehicle they are operating.
B. The contractor shall notify the Peru Utilities Project Engineer or Manager of Safety and Environmental Compliance of any vehicle accidents resulting in damage to Peru Utilities or public property.
Smoking shall be prohibited in all Peru Utilities buildings. In regard to constructing Peru Utilities buildings, the contractor's safety representative and the Peru Utilities Project Engineer shall determine at what point of building completion the building will become a non-smoking facility.
7. WORKING PERMITS
A. The contractor shall execute all applicable work permits. This would include permits such as Burning and Welding, Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space, Switching and Tagging etc.
B. Permits shall be made available for review, upon request of the Peru Utilities Project Engineer, Manager of Safety and Environmental Compliance or Department Superintendent/contract originator.
A. Contractor personnel shall not use Peru Utilities equipment (i.e. Backhoes, ladders, etc.) unless specifically stated in the contract.
B. Contractor personnel shall not operate any equipment, valves, switches, etc. that are not directly related to their designated duties or if they are not qualified.
C. The contractor shall notify the Peru Utilities Project Engineer or Manager of Safety and Environmental Compliance of any equipment damages (i.e., equipment over-turn) or accidents resulting in damage to Peru Utilities or public property.
9. FIRE PROTECTION
Contractor shall provide and maintain all necessary fire protection equipment as required by OSHA and National Fire Protection Association Codes.
10. EMERGENCY EVACUATION
All contractor employees shall know the facility emergency evacuation plan if one exists for the applicable facility. If there is no Peru Utilities evacuation plan at the project site, the contractor shall develop and implement such plan.
11. MEDICAL AID
A. Contractor shall have a medical aid plan that describes the procedures to follow if a medical emergency were to occur on the job site.
B. The contractor shall inform the Manager of Safety and Environmental Compliance of all medical injuries or illnesses that require a doctors' treatment resulting from an on-the-job incident within 24 hours of the occurrence. The Manager of Safety and Environmental Compliance shall maintain a record of all "work-related" contractor injuries and illnesses during the project (not to take place of the contractors’ record-keeping/reporting responsibilities).
12. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
A. All shall meet all ANSI, OSHA, etc. standards for the Construction Industry or general Industry as applicable.
B. All PPE shall be worn properly in order to provide the maximum protection from injury.
C. PPE will not be provided by Peru Utilities. The contractor and/or the contractor’s employees shall provide it unless agreed upon by contract.
D. Based on the job hazards, the following PPE may be required as agreed upon during the pre-project safety meeting. Hazard evaluation is the responsibility of the contractor.
i. Head Protection
Hard hats shall be worn whenever operations present the hazard of impact from falling on flying objects, contact with electricity and/or when exposed to vehicular traffic. Bump caps will not be allowed.
ii. Hearing Protection
Approved hearing protectors shall be worn to protect against the harmful effects of noise when workers are exposed to sound levels, which exceed those permitted by OSHA standards. Sound level determination is the responsibility of the contractor.
iii. Eye Protection
ANSI approved eye protection shall be worn by all workers whenever machines or operations present the hazard of flying objects or particles, glare, liquids, injurious radiation or a combination of these hazards. The type of eye protection shall depend on the nature of the hazard.
iv. Face Protection
Suitable face protection shall be worn whenever machines or operations present the hazard of flying objects or particles sufficient to cause cuts or penetration of the face.
v. Respiratory Protection
Approved respiratory protection shall be used whenever operations or conditions present the hazard of toxic or nuisance dusts, vapors, mists, fumes or gasses, or oxygen-deficient atmospheres. The type of protection required will depend upon the nature of the hazard.
vi. Hand and Arm Protection
Workers shall wear appropriate protection for the hands and arms whenever operations present the hazard of cuts, abrasions, bruises, burns or other injury. The type of protection shall depend on the nature of the specific hazard to which the worker is exposed.
vii. Body Protection
a. Skin Protection
Where irritants or toxic substances may come in contact with the skin or clothing, workers shall be adequately protected by one or more of the following: protective clothing and equipment, protective ointment or medically approved first-aid remedies, approved solvents or soap and water for the removal of accumulated material, emergency fountains, showers or eye wash solutions to flush eyes and skin.
b. Clothing Protection
1. All workers exposed to a potential external high heat source capable of catching clothing on fire (electric arc, flame cutting, welding, etc.) shall wear flame-resistant (FR) treated clothing or 11 oz 100% cotton clothing. Shirts shall have long sleeves rolled down and buttoned. The outer layer of multiple layer clothing must be flame-resistant (FR) treated or 100% cotton.
2. Impermeable, disposable protective clothing shall be used when working with materials containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), and other hazardous chemicals.
c. Flagger /High Visibility Vests
Workers on or near public streets or roads shall wear approved Flagger /High Visibility vests.
d. Floatation Devices
All workers on rafts, boats or working over or near water where the danger of drowning exists, shall wear U.S. Coast Guard Approved Personal Floatation devices.
e. Fall Protection
Workers on elevations, steep slopes or otherwise subject to possible falls from heights over six (6) feet from adjoining levels, not protected by fixed scaffolding, guardrails, or safety nets, shall be secured by safety harnesses and life lines securely fastened to an approved anchor point.
viii. Foot Protection
Workers shall wear protective footwear when working in areas where there is a danger of foot injuring due to failing or rolling objects, or objects piercing the sole, and where such workers' feet are exposed to electrical hazards.
Good housekeeping, including keeping the work area clean is fundamental and essential for the prevention of accidents and fires and shall be maintained at all contractors work sites.
14. SUBSTANCE ABUSE
The contractor shall maintain a D.O.T. compliant substance abuse program when applicable. This program must include both drug and alcohol testing on a pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion and random basis. Drug and alcohol consumption shall not be allowed on Peru Utilities property or property/project of any Peru Utilities contract job.
There shall be no firearms concealed or otherwise on any Peru Utilities property or property/project of any Peru Utilities contract job.
Shirts with sleeves must be worn at all times. Short pants or cut-offs are not allowed.
17. LOCK OUT/TAG OUT
The contractor shall implement a standard Lock out/Tag out program and procedures must be followed at all times in order to control hazardous energy which can include: electrical, mechanical, gravity, stored energy, etc.
18. SEAT BELTS
Seat belts shall be worn by all passengers in licensed vehicles and all equipment that has roll-over-protection provided by the manufacturer.
19. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
A. The contractor shall be responsible for proper disposal of all hazardous and non-hazardous waste material generated during the work. Following disposal of all hazardous and non-hazardous waste a copy of the manifest/shipping papers shall be forwarded to the Project Engineer.
B. The contractor shall not place, put, pour, dump or otherwise dispose of any hazardous or non-hazardous waste material, regardless of type, on or at any Peru Utilities property or in any Peru Utilities waste containers, without prior written approval.
C. The contractor shall have on the job site a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for each chemical at the job site.
D. Prior to performance of the work, the contractor shall secure all necessary permits, manifests, and other consents from federal, state, or local authorities under laws relating to environmental protection. Following all work involving the disposal of hazardous/non-hazardous material (asbestos, lead, etc), a copy of any shipping papers should be forwarded to the Project Engineer.
20. PROJECT SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
When the job or project is complete, a representative from Peru Utilities and the contractor shall, upon request of Peru Utilities, meet to analyze the safety performance of the job.