Construction Site Specific Safety Plan

What is a Site Specific Safety Plan?

A Site Specific Safety Plan (SSSP) is a document that outlines health and safety requirements and risk management for a specific jobsite. To fulfill OSHA requirements, these guidelines are there to protect everyone who works on the project. With a general contractor or subcontractor, safety is your priority on every job site.

Each Construction Project will Require a Unique Site Specific Safety Plan

Creating a thorough safety plan for a construction site before the project begins is not only necessary for the health and safety of the workers, but it can also serve as a way to remain organized throughout the project. Implementing effective Site Specific Safety Plans as a standard part of project planning will also show your workers that you care about their safety, as well as maintaining OSHA compliance.
In general, an OSHA SSSP audit template will include a variety of areas specific to your project:

  • Job hazard analysis
  • Safety chain of command and related roles and responsibilities
  • Methods for managing tiered subcontractors
  • Hazard communications
  • Training qualifications
  • Daily safety huddles/Toolbox Talks
  • Methods of work procedure
  • Disciplinary action plan
  • Incident response plan
  • Crisis plan
  • Housekeeping plan
  • Fall protection plan
  • Equipment crane plan
  • Confined Space Identification and Procedures
  • COVID-19 plan

**Address each of these areas, if applicable, in your SSSP. These are just some examples of what may need to be included in your plan.

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On your construction site, you face multiple hazards each day

A written SSSP will address hazards and outline a safety process, including some of the following steps:

Assign Roles and Responsibilities

Whether you are the GM or a subcontractor on the job site, include the roles and responsibilities in your SSSP. This section names the project manager, emergency contact person and competent person, and the responsibilities these key personnel will take for the major safety components on the job site each day.

Create a Thorough Incident Response Plan

Despite your best efforts, accidents can happen on any job site. The incident response plan outlines the steps your contractors should take if someone suffers an injury, property gets damaged or equipment breaks. Most incident response plans require investigation forms, witness statements, at least one post-incident meeting and drug and alcohol testing for involved employees.

Specify Required Training

Your SSSP will include documents that prove that each worker on the job site has professional training for their job. You may require certification proof or another document as you ensure the competence of each worker to perform his or her job properly and safely.

Update the Job Hazard Analysis as Needed

The job hazard analysis (JHA) should include the project’s tasks, hazards and safety controls. It must be detailed and cover all aspects of the project from start to finish. You will update the JHA as your project progresses, and the daily huddles can supplement the JHA since you can list the day’s hazards and controls on the daily report form


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