Meeting Minutes - May 15, 2001
Construction Safety Advisory Committee
US Department of Energy
Princeton, New Jersey
Committee Chairperson: Pat Finn, Department of Energy
– Headquarters (DOE-HQ), EH-51, called the meeting of
the DOE Construction Safety Advisory committee (CSAC)
to order. Mr. Finn welcomed attendees and introductions
1. Mr. Finn discussed the following events and
issues that have occurred or developed since the last
DOE’s Worker Health and Safety Response Line interpretations
that have been completed since last year’s CSAC meeting
in Albuquerque NM were passed out to committee members.
If anyone has any questions concerning the
interpretations, please give Mr. Finn a call (301)
903-9876 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A copy of the meeting agenda for the last meeting
OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and
Health (ACCSH) held on March 15 and 16, 2001 in Washington
D. C. was handed out. This committee meets to provide
guidance to OSHA on its rulemaking, enforcement and
outreach activities. Topics of discussion included;
Report on the Silica Stakeholder Conference, OSHA
Form 170, Sanitation standard 1926.51, Noise in Construction,
NIOSH Presentation on Noise Hazards in Construction,
OSHA 10 Hour Training, 1926 Subpart N – Cranes, Occupational
Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium (Preventing Occupational
Illness: Chromium), OSHA’s Organizational Structure,
and Construction Standards Report.
A brief summary of OSHA’s ongoing standards activities
was included in the handout on ACCSH activities.
Recent OSHA activities includes: OSHA Revises
Record Keeping Regulations, http://www.osha-slc.gov/recordkeeping/index.html;
Sanitation standard 1926.51; Hearing Loss Prevention
in Construction Workers; Occupational Exposure to
Hexavalent Chromium (Preventing Occupational Illness:
Chromium); Confined Space in Construction; Electrical
Power Transmission and Distribution (Electrical Protective
Equipment in the Construction Industry); Signs, Signals,
and Barricades; Fall Protection in the Construction
Industry; Safety Standards for Scaffolds used in the
Construction Industry – Part II; Safety and Health
Programs for Construction; Control of Hazardous Energy
(Lockout) in Construction (Part 1926) (Preventing
Construction Injuries / Fatalities: Lockout); and
Ergonomics Programs in Construction (Part 1926): Preventing
Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Construction
listing of standards activities of the American Safety
Standards for Construction and Demolition A10 were
handed out. It was noted that the CSAC is charted
to review and comment on proposed changes to consensus
safety standards for construction.
Mr. Finn, a voting member of the ANSI A10 Committee
will send copies of proposed changes to A10 standards
to CSAC members for review and comment. Comments will
be consolidated by Mr. Finn and forwarded to the ANSI
A10 committee for consideration.
Mr. Finn handed out copies and discussed revisions to
Construction Safety Provisions of DOE Order 440.1A,
Worker Protection Management for DOE Federal and Contractor Employees.
Mr. Russ Baumeister, Yucca Mountain Project Site Characterization
Office, gave a presentation on Contractor Transition Issues at Yucca Mountain. For further information on this topic contact
Mr. Baumeister at his e-mail address, (email@example.com).
Mr. Bob Crowley and Leslie Bermudez, DOE Office of Oversight
EH-24 provided an overview of the Office of ES&H
objectives of the inspections are to;
· Evaluate compliance with departmental
nuclear safety, occupational safety, and environmental
policies, procedures, and standards and related federal
the safety of work activities focusing primarily on
projects, operations, and activities that pose significant
risks or potential accident consequences to workers,
the public, or the environment.
· Expand ES&H
b. Typical activities inspected include;
c. Inspection focus areas include;
· Safety and Health Disciplines
· Functions / Programs
· Environmental Protection
Mr. Crowley and Mr. Finn led a working session to review
and comment on the DOE Office of Oversight EH-24’s draft
assessment document, Performance Objectives and Criteria for Construction
Safety. This assessment document will be used by
the DOE EH-24 Oversight group to evaluate DOE and DOE
contractors line management’s effectiveness in establishing
construction safety programs on DOE construction projects.
Mr. Crowley will send the revised assessment
document to Mr. Finn for distribution to the CSAC for
final review and comment. (Action: Mr. Crowley and Mr.
Mr. Craig Schumann, DOE Argonne Group Office gave a
presentation on the following topics of interest.
Swing Radius Protection
in airless spraying
information on any of these topics contact Mr. Schumann
at his e-mail address, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mr. Bryan Drennan, Sandia National Laboratory gave a
presentation on revisions to NFPA 70E Standard
for Electrical Safety Requirements for Employee Workplaces.
70E standard will now cycle one year behind National
Electrical Code change.
considers 70E a consensus standard and is citing 70E
requirements through the general duty clause.
general attitude is that the 70E Standard applies
has demonstrated formal support to OSHA for adoption
Mr. Finn led a working session to draft a new DOE Technical
Standard for Construction Safety Provisions of DOE Order
440.1A, Worker Protection Management for DOE Federal
and Contractor Employees. A copy of the draft will
be forwarded to all CSAC members for final review and
comment before being sent to the DOE Technical Standards
Program Office for a DOE complex wide review and comment
period of the proposed Technical Standard. (Action:
Mr. Dave Robbins, Brookhaven National Laboratory gave
a presentation on Construction
Safety Contract Management Lessons Learned.
Lessons learned include establishing:
specifications for change order management and litigation
qualifications though evaluation.
communications to subcontractor, speaking with one
voice to eliminate the possibility of conflicting
- Conduct a project postmortem for feedback
and corrective actions.
Wednesday May 16, 2001
Mr. Glenn Florczak, DOE EH-53 gave
a 2 hour presentation to both the CSAC and DOE Hoisting
and Rigging Technical Advisory Committee on OSHA's new
Steel Erection Standard, 29 CFR 1926, Subpart R.