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Tip of the Week No. 114 – 05/30/06 – Safety Specifications.


Safety specifications must be spelled out by the owner or the architect, detailing all hazards that might reasonably be expected during construction, as well as methods that will reasonably prevent injury resulting from those hazards.
The “low bid” without safety provisions will not protect the owner or architect from lawsuits in the future.
If the subcontractor is negligent and allows fall hazards then, after a fall, the owner faces the burden of having hired an unsafe contractor. Contract safety provisions must be effectively enforced.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 3rd Edition” page 55.
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Tip of the Week No. 308 – 01/31/2011 – Safety Specifications


Safety specifications must be spelled out by the owner or architect, detailing all hazards that might reasonably be expected during construction, as well as methods that will reasonably prevent injury resulting from those hazards. The “low bid” without safety provisions will not protect the owner or architect from lawsuits in the future.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 3rd Edition” page 55.
This book is an invaluable resource for every safety manager’s library. Click here to find out about ordering a copy. Order online now.


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