College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Construction Management Department
BS in Construction Management
Thomas Kommer, Phil Barlow
Site safety is a key determinant in a project’s success. In order for a site safety plan to be effective it needs to be implemented and enforced from management all the way down to the laborers on site and it must be site specific. The goal of every safety plan is to identify potential hazards and to have zero accidents throughout the project’s construction. An accident on the jobsite can cause a project to be delayed, increase overall cost, and can even cause a fatal accident (Randle, 2018). This paper will investigate the factors affecting the lack of safety compliance among San Luis Obispo’s general contractors. Qualitative data was obtained through site visits and interviews with three site superintendents. The job walks served as an opportunity to inspect the job site and identify inadequate measures and safety plans in place. The data obtained indicates San Luis Obispo County job sites lack proper safety planning and enforcement.