Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Construction Safety Introduction


The purpose of this document is to assure the safety of university employees and the public who may be in proximity to renovation, construction, demolition, installation, or maintenance operations performed by Contractors.


This program applies to all Virginia Tech properties in the United States, and to all work performed by Contractors, Subcontractors, Architect/Engineering firms, and Virginia Tech employees in or on property owned, leased, or occupied by Virginia Tech.  For agencies and firms with no contractual relationship with Virginia Tech, such as media crews or regulatory agencies, see requirements specified in “Agencies/Firms with No Contractual Relationship with Virginia Tech” of this program.

Virginia Tech personnel on construction sites are not considered “contractors”, “subcontractors”, “visitors”, nor “vendors” to the General Contractor.  Virginia Tech personnel shall be trained by Virginia Tech EHS on relative hazards and controls, and will follow university health and safety programs and policies.