G3−2: "Safety Program" Specification
The "Safety Program" specification has been developed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and accepted by the construction industry. It requires a contractor to have a written safety program prior to starting work on a project. Elements of the program include safety responsibilities, emergency plans, training, implementation, and discipline procedures. The specification must be written by a qualified safety professional and is not a contract pay item. The contractor is wholly responsible for the program.
REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:
The purpose of the program is to increase the level of safety in work zones.
Expected benefits include reduction in injuries and deaths in work zones, reduced insurance rates for contractors, reduction of project costs, and the enhancement of work zone safety awareness on a statewide basis.
MOST APPLICABLE LOCATION(S)/PROJECT(S):
This specification is applicable to all construction projects throughout the State.
STATE(S) WHERE USED:
Matthew Zeller, Technical Services Team Leader, FHWA New Jersey Division Office
Phone: (609) 637−4204
Ekaraj Phomsavath, ITS Engineer
FHWA New Jersey Division Office
Telephone: (609) 637−4231
Anthony Rizzo, Supervising Engineer, Office of Construction Management
New Jersey DOT
Telephone: (609) 530−5500