​ABOUT US

GREENER COUNTY CONSTRUCTION INC.

We help MTA approved contractors Tier 1 & 2, to understand that each project can be unique and personal. A standard approach, a standard service or placing a project into a Project Management or Commercial Management box isn’t always right. That is why we act as Construction Safety Advisers, taking various aspects of core services or elements of specialism that can be blended to provide the right advice and guidance for your particular project or venture.

Qualified Safety Reps

We dispatch a full-time Contractor's Safety Representative (CSR) and they have the following qualifications:

​​​​a) Successful completion of a 1-day NYC-Department of Building Site Safety Manager (Chapter 33) Orientation / Refresher Course.

b) Successful completion of the 30 hour OSHA Construction Safety & Health (29 CFR 1926) Course within the past five years.

c) At least five (5) years of construction experience, one (1) of which
​will be safety or safety related experience, and shall be familiar with the work performed.


d) If this contract contains Specifications Section 12N Asbestos Removal, the CSR shall have completed an 8 hour asbestos awareness course
within the previous two (2) years. In addition, if this Contract contains specification Section 12L Lead Removal, the CSR shall have completed
an 8 hour Lead awareness course within the previous two (2) years. 

Our value-added services in this area include:

  • Preparation of business plans 
  • Market research and feasibility studies particularly for Subject Matter Experts 
  • MTA Construction Safety Representative analysis and reporting

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Safety Personnel

We assign one of our full-time Contractor's Safety Representative (CSR) exclusively to your project within one month from date of Notice of Award until its physical completion.

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Safety Planning

A Safety Kick-off meeting shall be held within 45 days of the Notice of Award and to the commencement of any work. The Contractor, CSR,
and other key personnel shall attend the Safety Kick-off meeting to review and discuss the Contractor's safety program. All employees shall be given Safety orientation training on the 1st day of work on site.


​The Contractor shall develop Safe Work Plans (SWP) for each type of work activity. These plans shall identify all safety hazards, their prevention and/or mitigation and shall be submitted to the Engineer for acceptance a minimum of ten (10) work days prior to the commencement of that work.

Daily Logs


The CSR shall maintain a daily site Safety Log for all project site safety.  All safety related activities including safety deficiencies and corrective actions taken at each work site / location shall be included in the Log. This Log shall be signed daily by the CSR on each shift.  The Log shall be maintained on site and be available for the Engineer’s use and inspection. To promote safety, the Contractor shall hold Bi-weekly Safety Meetings with sign-in sheets.  Safety Training / Tool Box meetings shall be held at the start of each workday by the Competent Persons to instruct all employees in safety precautions applicable to that day's work hazards. 

All Contractor and Subcontractor workers engaged in physical work activities shall be certified as having successfully completed the OSHA 10 hour Construction Safety & Health course. 


A scaffold training course is required for all workers installing or using supported scaffolding as per NYC-Dept. of Building, Rules and Regulations, Chapter 33.  


Accident Reporting and Investigation 


The Contractor shall immediately after their occurrence notify the Engineer of all accidents involving personal injury and damage to property and all near misses.  The Contractor shall submit a copy of the Authority’s Supervisor’s Accident Investigation Report (SAIR) to the Engineer for each accident whether it is classified as OSHA recordable or not.  For accidents classified as OSHA recordable, the Contractor shall also provide copies of the C-2’s.  Contractor shall provide copies of these documents to the Authority’s Safety Management within twenty-four (24) hours of the accident.  Any near misses shall be reported verbally to the Engineer and a lessons learned session shall be held. Any near miss incident involving a train or bus requires a full investigation and report by the Contractor. 


In addition to the above requirements, the Contractor shall submit to the Engineer within ten (10) business days following the end of each quarter, summary data on all accidents, including those involving Subcontractors, which may have occurred, as follows: 


a) Number of First Aid cases
b) Number of Recordable cases
c) Days away/restricted job transfer rate (DART)
d) Number of Days Lost
e) Total Man-Hours worked each month


​​Security 


See Supplementary General Requirements and elsewhere in the Specifications. 


Mandatory Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE)


In addition to the OSHA required PPE, hard hat, safety glasses, contractor labeled safety vests, ankle high construction work boot with steel or composite safety toe shall be worn at all times on the project site, after providing training and / or qualification in their limitations and/or safe use.


Fitness for Duty


The Contractor shall not permit a worker whose ability or alertness is impaired because of drugs, fatigue, illness, intoxication, or other conditions to work at the Site.  The Contractor is encouraged to have a substance abuse program, pre-employment drug testing, and testing for cause. 
Contractor shall ensure that its supervisory staff and the supervisory staff of Subcontractors perform a fitness for duty inspection of all workers when they report for work and throughout the day.  Should a worker be found to be impaired because of drugs or the use of alcohol, the worker shall be immediately removed from the Project for the entire Project duration. Additionally, Contractor employees performing "Safety Sensitive Functions" (described in the Contract Data Sheet) are subject to drug and alcohol testing, which Contractor is responsible to perform in accordance with applicable provisions of the Contract, where the Contract has been made subject thereto. These requirements, where specified in the Contract, are as set forth in 49 CFR Parts 40, Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs, and 655, Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations, promulgated by the U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration.


Prospective Workers: Misconduct Involving Alcohol and/or Drug Use


​The Contractor shall exercise due diligence in ascertaining whether any individual has been fired or removed from any other project, including a project of the Authority, the MTA, the City or the State, within the immediate preceding three (3) years based upon charges or allegations of misconduct, including, but not limited to, alcohol and/or drug use, or whether reasonable grounds existed that such individual may have unlawfully used drugs or used unlawful drugs, worked on another project while impaired by alcohol or while using or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs (and whether or not the prospective worker has completed a drug/alcohol rehabilitation program recognized by the "Substance Abuse Professional") and, if the Contractor intends to utilize any such individual on this Project, shall immediately inform the Engineer. The Contractor shall thereupon abide by any decision or direction the Engineer may make as to whether or not such individual may perform work on this Project. The Contractor shall maintain records during the Project and for at least six (6) years thereafter, that are reasonably designed to satisfy the “due diligence” requirement provided herein. Contractor shall ensure that its supervisory staff and the supervisory staff of Subcontractors perform a fitness for duty inspection of all workers when they report for work and throughout the day.  Should a worker be found to demonstrate incapacity because of drugs or the use of alcohol, the worker shall be immediately removed from the Project for its entire duration. 


Record Keeping


All Safety activities, inspections, training, accidents etc. shall be documented, kept on project office, and made available to the Engineer.  These records shall be kept on file for six years after project completion. 


Fire Protection


​Install and maintain firefighting equipment to provide sufficient firefighting protection for any type of fire that may occur in the work area.  Fire extinguishers shall be hung 3’-0” high in readily accessible locations.  Fire extinguishers shall be a steel cylinder type with an Underwriter’s Laboratories, (UL) or by Factory Mutual Laboratories, (FM) rating of 20A; 120; BC.


 Unsafe Conditions


​An Unsafe Condition is a condition that gives rise to the imminent possibility of Serious Injury to workers or the public, of serious damage to property or the environment, or of affecting the safe movement of trains.  When an Unsafe Condition exists at the Site, work shall be stopped in the affected area until the condition is corrected.  If the Contractor does not take corrective action immediately, or within the time period specified by the Authority, the Authority reserves the right to take whatever action is required to correct the Unsafe Condition. 


Employee Conduct


The Authority reserves the right to refuse access to the Site or require immediate removal from the Site any individual violating site safety or security regulations. 


​Electrical


Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) designed for personnel protection shall be used on all electrical services used by workers.  Assured grounding may only be used for temporary light circuits.  All other power sources, including portable generators (regardless of wattage), as well as extension cords plugged into permanent power sources, shall be protected by GFCI. 


​Powder Actuated Tools


All operators of powder-actuated tools (Hilti, Ramset) shall be trained in the use of the specific tool by the manufacturer.  In addition, a NYC Fire Department Certificate of Fitness shall be required for work within the New York City limits. 


​Fall Protection


A. The Contractor shall provide fall protection for all person’s exposed to an unprotected fall greater than 6’ feet.  This includes steel erection and work from scaffolds.  Excavations 6 feet or greater in depth with slopes steeper than 45 degrees shall also be provided with fall protection
B. For work on railroad bridges the fall protection requirements of 49 CFR 214.101 shall be followed.


​Protection of the Public: 


A. The Contractor shall provide substantial, durable, and effective protective devices including but not limited to guardrails, barricades, fences, bridging, ramps, floor coverings, road plates, sidewalks, guide rails, lights, traffic control devices, warning signs and signals, and other protective devices as required by the Work or elsewhere in the Contract.
B. Protective devices shall be designed to protect the public and others on or adjacent to the Site from potential exposures created by the work.  Such protective devices shall include but not be limited to; the use of welding screens to protect against welding flash, the use of solid barricades or tarps to protect against flying objects created by cutting, chipping or grinding, or the use of full sealed enclosures to protect against exposures to hazardous vapors, fumes, or dusts.

C. Protective devices shall be designed to withstand the reasonably anticipated forces in or around the work area including but not limited to wind, vibration, runoff, and other natural or man-made conditions.
D. Protective devices shall be maintained in a clean and smooth condition so as not to cause cuts, nicks, splinters, or snag clothing.
E. The Contractor shall remove each protective device when the device is no longer required.
F. Each protective device shall be constructed of properly identified fire rated materials.
G. Barricades and fences shall be a minimum of 4 feet in height and be maintained in a continuous unbroken line along the work area.  Barricades or fences eight feet or higher shall be provided along work areas with moderate to heavy pedestrian traffic or along work areas where site security is required.
H. Barricades and fences shall be rigid and capable of preventing unauthorized entry into the work area.  Caution tape or unsupported fencing shall not be considered a rigid barricade.
I. Covers, plates, and bridging used to protect holes shall be constructed so as to reduce potential slip and trip hazards.  All covers and plates shall be secured against movement.  Covers, plates, and bridging shall be installed in accordance with ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (Appendix A to 36 CFR Part 1911).  All such covers, plates and bridging shall be solid and coated with slip resistant materials so that the surface is at least as slip resistant as the surrounding walking surfaces.  The perimeter of floor covers and plates shall be painted yellow or another contrasting color approved by the Authority.


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​​Responsibility

Greener County Construction Inc. can be fully responsible for maintaining a safe, secure, and hygienic workplace and for assuring that all work is performed in a safe manner in accordance with Authority's Rules and Regulations, Authority's Safety Reference Documents, OSHA-29 CFR 1926, Building Code of the City of New York and all applicable laws and codes. 

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