Safety Hazards

Acme General Contractors is the general contractor for a new 20-story commercial building in downtown Centerville, USA. The building will use a rigid-frame structure and reinforced concrete construction. A major subcontractor on the project who will be performing the roofing and interior insulation and drywall installation has hired you as the safety officer.

  1. Analyze the hazards associated with the roofing and the interior work. You should identify at least three hazards for each activity.
  2. Prioritize the need for controls for the hazards that you selected based on the results of the risk assessment.
  3. Using the hierarchy of engineering controls listed in the attachment, recommend a control method for each hazard that you believe would be the most effective in reducing risk to an acceptable level. Explain why you made the choice, and support your decisions with at least one reference other than the textbook.
  4. For any fall protection that you recommend, be specific about the type of fall protection needed.
  5. Discuss how Prevention through Design (PtD) could be used to reduce the risks associated with these operations.

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