Contractor and Construction Safety Program

It is the policy of Lafayette College to comply with all OSHA standards, including the general duty clause. It is expected that all contractors, sub-contractors and their employees comply with these regulations. The Construction Safety Program provides specific guidance and details of the various regulatory areas which all contractors and sub-contractors must maintain compliance.


General Contractors are expected to enforce these standards and practices. The general contractor will designate a Site Safety Supervisor. The Site Safety Supervisor will be the on-site contact person responsible for compliance with the Construction Safety Program.

Environmental Health and Safety is vested with the authority to intervene when construction activities cause conditions that pose a danger to the health and safety of workers, Lafayette College staff, visitors and the general public, or damage to Lafayette College property. During monitoring activities when non-compliance issues are identified, EHS staff will take all necessary steps to ensure that all violations are immediately corrected.

construction safety policy topics

The Construction Safety Policy provides guidance in the following topics:

  • General Guidelines
  • Indoor Air Quality Guidelines
  • Hazardous Material Guidelines
  • Demolition Guidelines
  • Electrical Guidelines
  • Pre-Demolition Procedures
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Smoking 
  • Hot Work – compliance with the College’s Hot Work Program is required. 
  • Animal Welfare Assurance (AWA)
  • Painting/Floor Coating
  • Ladders
  • Fall Protection
  • Confined Spaces – compliance with the College’s Confined Space Entry Program is required.
  • Energy Control – compliance with the College’s Lockout/Tagout Program is required.
  • Barricates and Fencing
  • Access to Construction Areas
  • Cranes/Material Hoists
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
  • Chemical Hazard Communications – compliance with the College’s Hazard Communications Program is required. 
  • Gasoline Powered Equipment
  • Fire Safety
  • Incident Reporting
  • Transportation of Materials/Supplies
  • Housekeeping
  • Waste Generation
  • Temporary Partitions
  • Asbestos Containing Materials – compliance with the College’s Asbestos Management Plan is required. 
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Sidewalk Sheds