Environmental, Health and Safety Services

What should I do if I need to go onto a construction site?

First, you must be wearing any designated personal protective equipment for the site.  Typically this means a hard hat, safety glasses, and steel-toed shoes.

Next, check in with the General Contractor at the office trailer and get permission to be on their site since the property is turned over to the contractor for the duration of the project and VT personnel are considered to be "guests".

If your scope of work involves routine visits to construction sites, you will need to attend awareness level training for construction hazards.  EHSS offers an OSHA 10-hour Construction Outreach Course that is appropriate for employees going onto construction sites.