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REPORT
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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-16-007    Date:  January 2016
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-16-007
Date: January 2016

 

Long-Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) Program Protocols, Version 1

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Personal Health and Safety Plan
LTBP Protocol #: PRE-PL-LO-004


1.

Data Collected

 
1.1 None. This protocol provides guidance for developing a personal health and safety plan for onsite protection of staff.  

2.

Onsite Equipment and Personnel Requirements

 
2.1 Equipment: None.  
2.2 Personnel: None.  

3.

Methodology

 
3.1 Develop a bridge-specific personal health and safety plan that follows both Occupational Safety and Health Administration and bridge owner requirements and contains the following components as a minimum.  
3.2 Emergency contact information and call chain: List of people to contact and the order in which to contact them in case of an emergency or unexpected changes to the operational plan. (PRE‑PL‑LO-007 Communication and Coordination Plan).  
3.3 Site specific hazards and concerns: Any site concerns particular to the bridge, such as water, poison ivy, proximity to heavy traffic, or potential animal threats.  
3.4 Work zone safety: Develop a work zone safety plan according to PRE-PL-LO-003, Traffic Control, Maintenance and Protection of Traffic (MPT), and Permits; the current version of Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD); and any State transportation department guidance.  
3.5 General personal protection equipment (PPE) requirements: Standard list of minimum personal protection equipment that each onsite staff person should have on their person while on the bridge site. This includes but is not limited to the following:  
3.5.1 Safety glasses.  
3.5.2 Hardhat.  
3.5.3 Class 3 safety vest.  
3.5.4 Gloves.  
3.5.5 Long pants.  
3.5.6 Closed toe shoes/steel toe boots.  
3.5.7 Ear plugs.  
3.6 Other required onsite safety equipment: Minimum safety equipment at the site level; for example, a first aid kit.  
3.7 Task specific safety equipment: Any equipment that is specific to the site or a particular task. This includes but is not limited to the following:  
3.7.1 Fall protection (harness).  
3.7.2 Face shield (grinding).  
3.7.3 Dust mask (grinding).  
3.7.4 Personal flotation devices (if working on, over, or near water).  
3.8 General well-being equipment and recommendations: Instructions for keeping the team healthy and functional onsite. This includes but is not limited to the following:  
3.8.1 Sunscreen.  
3.8.2 Access to a restroom.  
3.8.3 Drinking water and food.  
3.9 Onsite personnel daily signin sheet: A daily log of who was onsite and when during each day. The log is signed during the morning safety meeting at the start of the work day.  
3.10 Distribute the safety plan to the entire onsite team prior to commencement of field activities.  

4.

Data Collection Table

 
4.1 None.  

5.

Criteria for Data Validation

 
5.1 None.  

6.

Commentary/Background

 
6.1 Provides guidance on developing a plan for health and safety on a bridge. This plan covers personal safety, including PPE, work zone safety, and first aid preparation.  
6.2 Additional guidance can be found in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Work Zone Operations Best Practices Guidebook.  

7.

References

 
7.1 LTBP Protocols:  
7.1.1 PRE-PL-LO-003, Traffic Control, Maintenance and Protection of Traffic (MPT), and Permits.  
7.1.2 PRE-PL-LO-007, Communication and Coordination Plan.  
7.2 External:  
7.2.1 FWHA-HOP-13-012, Work Zone Operations Best Practices Guidebook, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC, 2013.  
7.2.2 FHWA, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, 2009 Edition with Revisions 1 and 2 Incorporated, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC, 2012.  
7.2.3 Occupational Safety and Health Administration Web site, https://www.osha.gov/.  

 

 

 

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