Accession Number : ADA192392

Title :   Liabilities and Responsibilities of the Construction Manager for Implementation and Management of the Safety Program.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Roth, Richard D , Jr

PDF Url : ADA192392

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : Safety on a construction project has traditionally been the responsibility of the contractor, since he was in the best position to direct and enforce the safety program. The general contractor would provide the direction and coordination of the subcontractors, each of which was responsible to the general contractor for their individual safety programs and efforts. With the advent of construction management, the owner began contracting directly with the prime contractors, eliminating the need for the general contractor. Most agreements between the owner and contractors continued to assign responsibility for safety to the contractors, as was the case under the traditional approach to construction. The first part of this report looks at the role the construction manager has assumed in the management of safety on the construction site. The second part of this report examines the legal and administrative safety environment the construction manager operates in. The purpose of this review is to examine the validity of the assumption that a position of minimal involvement in the project safety effort is the best shield to the incurrence of liability for safety by the construction manager.

Descriptors :   *CONSTRUCTION, *MANAGEMENT, *SAFETY, *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, CONTRACTORS, ENVIRONMENTS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, SITES, SUPERVISORS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE