Safety on a construction project has always
been a debatable subject. Most owners
would probably leave it to the contractor.
The reasoning behind this approach is an operational
issue in which many owners do not feel
comfortable becoming involved.
This should not be the case. The owner
should set the direction for any upcoming project.
Past experience of highly successful construction
projects has clearly demonstrated that
early and active involvement of the owner has a
major impact on the safety and quality performance
of all contractors on the job.
Rules and regulations are ineffective unless
they are understood and enforced. Some of the
best rules are simple and to the point. For example,
the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you
would have them do unto you,” is short and
simple, but provides direction for millions.... More here