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Technical Q&A: What A10 Standards Apply to Construction and Demolition Safety Management?

Jul 23, 2018

three construction workers walking job siteWe've received several questions lately asking what A10 standards address safety management for construction and demolition operations. This is likely because requests for proposal (RFP) may require that the successful bidder have a safety management system for large-scale construction projects.

Several A10 standards provide OSH management guidance:

  • ANSI/ASSP A10.1-2011 (R2017), Pre-Project and Pre-Task Safety and Health Planning for Construction and Demolition Operations, establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task OSH planning in construction.

  • ANSI/ASSP A10.33-2011 (R2016), Safety and Health Program Requirements for Multi-Employer Projects, provides a guideline for a program to provide a safe and healthful work environment where multiple employers are or will be engaged.

  • ANSI/ASSP A10.38-2013, Basic Elements of an Employer’s Program to Provide a Safe and Healthful Work Environment, aims to help employers provide a safe work environment.

  • ANSI/ASSP A10.39-1996(R2011), Construction Safety and Health Audit Program, establishes an internal method of measuring compliance with an organization's written safety and health program requirements.

In addition, our latest technical report, ASSP TR-A10.100-2018, Prevention Through Design - A Life Cycle Approach to Safety and Health in the Construction Industry, provides guidance on applying prevention through design concepts to construction worker safety.


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