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Tribal Construction Services Safety Policy and Building Codes

SAFETY POLICY

 

UPON ENTERING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE TRIBAL CONSTRUCTION DIVISION OF THE MUSCOGEE NATION, ALL GENERAL CONTRACTORS AND SUB-CONTRACTORS MUST ENFORCE AND COMPLY WITH THE WILLIAMS-STEIGER OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT OF 1970. STANDARDS OF THIS ACT ARE DOCUMENTED IN THE 29 CFR 1926 OSHA MANUAL CREATED BY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION.  IT IS REQUIRED BY THE NATION THAT ALL CONTRACTORS AND SUB-CONTRACTORS ENTERING CONTRACTS WITH THE NATION UNDERSTAND THE TRAINING REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THE STANDARDS SET FORTH BY OSHA. THIS WILL BE STATED IN THE CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS AND UPON SIGNING WILL BECOME PART OF THE CONTRACT. ANY CITATIONS, FINES, COMPLAINTS OR VIOLATIONS WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY AND LEGAL ABATEMENT OF THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR OR SUB-CONTRACTOR.  THE CONTRACTOR WILL ASSIGN A COMPETENT TO HOLD WEEKLY SAFETY MEETINGS DURING THE DURATION OF THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT. IT WILL BE REQUIRED THAT ALL SITE FOREMEN ATTEND WEEKLY SAFETY MEETINGS AND SIGN OFF ON THE SIGN IN SHEET PROVIDED BY TRIBAL CONSTRUCTION.

IF CONTRACTOR IS NOT REPRESENTED ON A WEEKLY BASIS; THE CONTRACTOR WILL BE SUBJECT TO REMOVAL FROM THE PROJECT AND ABSENCES VIEWED AS A BREACH OF CONTRACT.  ANY CITATIONS, FINES, COMPLAINTS OR VIOLATIONS RECEIVED BY CONTACTOR WILL BE JUSTIFICATION FOR THE NATION TO TERMINATE THE CONTRACT.  THE TRIBAL CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT HAS OUTLINED SOME BUT NOT ALL OF THE REGULATIONS SET FORTH BY OSHA INCLUDED IN THIS DOCUMENT. CONTRACTORS SHOULD BE AWARE THIS DOES NOT LIMIT THE SAFETY PRACTICES EXPECTED ON TRIBAL PROJECTS. THE NATION EXPECTS CONTRACTORS TO COMPLY WITH OSHA TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT OF THE LAW.

BUILDING CODES

 

THE MUSCOGEE (CREEK) NATIONAL COUNCIL ADOPTS THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE, INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE, INTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE, INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE, INTERNATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, AND THE INTERNATIONAL DUEL GAS CODE AS THEREAFTER AMENDED.

APPLICABILITY
THE CONSTRUCTION CODES SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONSTRUCTION OF ANY SIZE, COST, TYPE OR PURPOSE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT IS NEW CONSTRUCTION, ADDITION, OR RENOVATION.

THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE MERE REPAIR OR MAINTENANCE OF AN EXISTING COMMERCIAL BUILDING OR ACCESSORY STRUCTURE.

THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES.

BUILDING INSPECTOR
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation employs a Code Enforcer who is designated as the code official for all construction work occurring on Tribal Trust property.

ADOPTED BUILDING CODES
Tribal Construction Services has formally adopted the International Code Councils family of building codes.  The latest adopted codes are as follows:

INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE 2021
INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE 2021
INTERNATIONAL EXISTING BUILDING CODE 2021
INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE 2021
INTERNATION FUEL GAS CODE 2021
INERNATIONAL MECHANICAL CODE 2021
INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE 2021
INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE 2021
INTERNATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE (NFPA 70) 2020

 

MUSCOGEE (CREEK) NATION LAW
TITLE 28 CHAPTER 8

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