A recent article on Sourceable.net discussed the importance of individual accountability on the work site in order to maintain workplace health and safety.
The post highlighted the risk associated with all construction work, while sites may vary, not even minor projects are risk-free.
We often look to other countries to see how they are managing health and safety to learn from their accomplishments and mistakes. The article discussed the New Zealand standard 3910 which requires administration via an engineer to the contract, stating that the role of the engineer in terms of safety responsibility is not well prescribed. Read about it here.