Date Established: 10/16/2009
Date Last Updated:
Category: Environmental, Health and Safety
Environment, Health and Safety
Associate Vice President for Facilities
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Roadway work zones at the University at Buffalo are often times in conflict with the university communities’ need for foot and vehicular traffic. With so much activity in close proximity, roadway work zones must be adequately controlled to ensure campus safety. The Work Zone Safety: Guidelines for Construction, Maintenance, and Utility Operations, September 2008, hereinafter the handbook, illustrates the principles of proper work zone traffic control. If situations arise that are beyond the scope of the handbook, the parties involved will need to reference the NYS MUTCD (Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices).
Please note that this policy statement contains no specific procedures for compliance as they are contained in the handbook.
This policy applies to all entities that perform work related to construction, maintenance, and utility work in and around roadways, except for projects where a traffic control plan is specified in contract documents and managed through a University Facilities Project Manager.
Contractors must abide by all alarms and evacuation procedures as established by UB. This information must be included in the contractor’s emergency plan and training. The contractor shall have pre-planned emergency evacuation areas for all worksites and all personnel shall be directed to check into this area in the event of an emergency. Personnel accountability is critical to emergency responders.
Contractor personnel shall call UB Police to report any of the following:
Contractor personnel should program the University Police number into their cell phones to ensure prompt reporting of emergencies.
A person who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working environments which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them. (29 CFR 1926 Subpart C).
This plan describes temporary traffic control measures to be used for facilitating road users through a work zone. The plan may be very detailed or simply reference drawings in either the MUTCD or Work Zone Safety Guidelines booklet or be comprised of specific drawings in contract documents.
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