Pre-task Planning Assessment Checklist
Pre-Task Planning (PTP) is a process performed before each task starts to discuss the steps of work, the hazards, and available controls. This process may also be known as JHA, JSA, morning huddle, etc. This checklist has been developed based on research findings and input from industry experts to help construction practitioners evaluate and improve their PTP process. Each “No” answer indicates an area for improvement. Please note that this
checklist is not a replacement for your PTP.
Best Built Plans – Planning Tool and Interactive Components
Construction workers are at high risk for developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders, such as strains, sprains, carpal tunnel, and back injuries, due to the physically demanding nature of their work. In addition to a comprehensive ergonomics training program with modules for workers and contractors, the Best Built Plans program includes information and planning resources to help a contractor develop a plan to reduce manual materials handling and related injuries and engage all levels of their work force in the process. The planning resources include, for example, spreadsheets, information on productivity benefits, examples of lifting equipment and interactive training and coaching resources to reinforce safe practices. Elements of the Best Built Plans program are available in English and Spanish.
Work Safely with Silica
There are ways contractors can reduce the dust and reduce the hazard. This easy to use planning tool takes you step-by-step through conducting a job hazard analysis for silica, selecting appropriate controls, and creating a job-specific plan to eliminate or reduce silica hazards. You can save as a pdf, print and/or email your plan.
Written Fall Protection & Rescue Plan
Developing and implementing a detailed fall protection plan is essential to protect all workers at risk for a fall. This generic plan, available in English or Spanish, can be printed out and filled in with details from your job site(s).
Interim* Fall Prevention Checklist for Architects and Design Engineers
*This checklist is currently in the process of being finalized and will be re-released once updated. Use this checklist to prevent many common fall exposures during commercial construction and maintenance of buildings. Prevention through Design (PtD) recognizes that architects and design engineers have the ability to proactively “design out” potential hazards to eliminate or minimize the risk and improve workers’ safety and health. Hence, this checklist, during the planning and design phase and beyond, should assist architects and design engineers in order to identify and eliminate some of the potential hazards most commonly found in building construction and maintenance.
Small Contractor Fall Prevention Planning Resources
Simple resources for small contractors to plan for fall prevention and protection (also available in Spanish)
Safety Climate-Safety Management Information System
Our newest tool, the Safety Climate-Safety Management Information System (SC-SMIS), builds on and expands our safety climate work. With the SC-SMIS, account holders can use CPWR’s reliable and valid Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT — English or Spanish) to measure their company’s safety climate maturity, or they can get a snapshot of the safety management activities they’re currently using to strengthen safety climate with the Safety Climate Assessment Tool for Small Contractors (S-CATsc — English or Spanish). After employees complete the S-CAT or S-CATsc, the company can review the scores; use that information to select from a large repository of evidence-based safety management resources that are specifically designed to improve low-scoring indicators; and then develop a plan to help put those resources into action.
COVID-19 Exposure Control Planning Tool
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommend that companies develop a plan to protect their employees and prevent the spread of COVID-19. This free COVID-19 Exposure Control Planning Tool takes you step-by-step through developing your plan, including what to consider when conducting a job hazard analysis for COVID-19, selecting appropriate controls, screening workers and visitors, training employees, and implementing the plan.