G3−2: "Safety Program" Specification
This specification has been recently 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.
REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:
The purpose of the program is to increase the level of safety in work zones. The "Safety Program" is required to be written by a qualified safety professional and is not a contract pay item. The contractor is wholly responsible for the program. Elements of the program include safety responsibilities, emergency plans, training, implementation, and discipline procedures.
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 UTILIZED:
Randy Prescott, Program Operations Team Leader Area, FHWA New Jersey Division Office
Telephone: (609) 637−4235
Anker Winther, Supervising Engineer, Office of Capital Project Safety, New Jersey DOT
Telephone: (609) 530−5523