College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Thomas Kommer, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This research paper explains the notable benefits to pursing a comprehensive safety plan complete with the most cost-effective safety practices in the industry. Through communication with environmental health and safety professionals within the construction industry, it was determined that certain safety practices are deemed essential on any active jobsite. Enforcing mandatory jobsite safety training to all individuals entering a jobsite serves as the first line of defense when attempting to protect individuals and mitigate risk. This educational and effective safety practice highlights the potential safety concerns of a jobsite while also mitigating contractor liability if an accident were to occur. From a field management perspective, introducing a “Crane Boss” or other equivalent critical scope management position was viewed as a helpful addition for minimizing risk. Such a position would be responsible for managing the coordination and execution of high-risk scopes such as crane picks or concrete pours serving to decrease the potential for issues when addressing these scopes of work. Both of these safety programs provide great potential for cost savings and other lucrative returns while requiring a small investment of resources. For these reasons, such implementations are considered essential additions to any productive and successful jobsite.