As of December 1, 2023, the Boston Construction Safety Ordinance brings a significant shift towards reinforcing safety at construction and demolition sites.
SkillSignal supports these vital measures, emphasizing their importance for worker and public safety.
Here’s a summary of the new Ordinance in Boston.
Contractors are mandated to submit a Site Safety Plan Affidavit.
This document ensures that a thorough safety plan is in place, addressing potential risks, necessary training, and compliance with OSHA standards. It’s a proactive step to anticipate hazards and prepare accordingly.
Safety isn’t a one-time discussion; it’s an ongoing commitment.
Regular safety orientations and weekly meetings are now compulsory, ensuring every worker is consistently updated on safety procedures.
These sessions, conducted in languages workers understand, play a crucial role in keeping safety at the forefront of daily operations.
For larger-scale projects, the ordinance requires a qualified Site Safety Coordinator.
With OSHA 30-hour training, their role extends beyond regular inspections to maintaining a detailed Safety Log, proactive management of unsafe conditions, and ensuring strict compliance with safety norms.
SkillSignal stands with Boston’s initiative to foster safer construction environments.
We encourage contractors and construction professionals to embrace these changes, understanding that safety is a collective responsibility.
By working together, we can create a safer and more efficient construction industry.
The ordinance is a set of regulations to enhance safety in construction and demolition sites in Boston, effective December 1, 2023.
Contractors must submit a comprehensive safety plan, ensuring they follow OSHA guidelines and address site-specific hazards.
The coordinator oversees safety on large projects, conducting regular meetings, inspections, and ensuring compliance with safety standards.
Safety meetings, including orientations and pre-shift gatherings, should be conducted weekly.
Yes, these regulations apply broadly, with specific rules like the Site Safety Coordinator requirement for larger projects.
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