Handbook of OSHA Construction Safety and Health, Second Edition

Author: Charles D. Reese,James Vernon Eidson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420006231

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 984

View: 2366

A practical guide for eliminating safety and health hazards from construction worksites, the Handbook of OSHA Construction Safety and Health addresses the occupational safety and health issues faced by those working in the construction industry. The book covers a vast range of issues including program development, safety and health program implementation, intervention and prevention of construction incidents, regulatory interpretations, understanding, and compliance, OSHA's expectations, health and safety hazards faced by those working in the construction industry, and sources of information. Highlighting contract liability and multi-employer sites, this second edition features updates for construction regulations, construction job audit, training requirements, and OSHA regulations. It includes new record-keeping guidelines and forms with additional material on focused inspections. Containing updated contact information for the newest agencies, the text also presents a model safety and health program, examples of accident analysis and prevention approaches, sample safety and health checklists, and more than 200 illustrations. Taking a comprehensive approach to construction safety and health, the authors address issues seldom discussed in the construction arena such as perceptions and motivation while also discussing issues gleaned from the safety and health disciplines such as the analyzing of incidents and accident prevention techniques. Including an in-depth discussion of regulations promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the book lays the foundation upon which to build stronger safety and health initiatives, while intervening and preventing jobsite deaths, injuries, and illnesses.

Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction

Author: Phil Hughes,Ed Ferrett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 075068111X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 501

View: 3399

The construction industry is working hard to improve its health and safety record. It is now essential for employers and employees to be aware of the health and safety issues that concern them and demand for qualifications in this area is increasing. The coverage of this book has been directly matched to the Certificate course in Construction Safety and Health from NEBOSH. However, the comprehensive coverage of health and safety topics in a construction context make it relevant for other courses in Construction Design and Management, Construction Safety and Health, and the Built Environment, both in the UK and overseas. The text is highly illustrated in full colour, easy to read and includes self-assessment questions taken directly from NEBOSH examinations as well as a study skills chapter. The text is also supported with checklists, report forms and record sheets, making it a valuable reference tool for construction managers, supervisors, designers, building and civil engineers to consult on the day to day issues of health and safety. In its second edition the book has been updated to incorporate changes in legislation, regarding: * Noise * Vibration * COSHH * Work at Height * Fire Safety * Construction Design and Management * Fully covers the syllabus for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Safety and Health * Student-friendly presentation in full colour packed with illustrations and photographs * Includes a summary of the main legislation, ideal as a reference for students as well as for all managers in the construction industry

Construction Technology for Tall Buildings

Author: M. Y. L. Chew

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812818618

Category: Architecture

Page: 397

View: 6185

This book introduces the latest construction practices and processes for tall buildings from foundation to roof. It attempts to acquaint readers with the methods, materials, equipment and systems used for the construction of tall buildings. The text progresses through the stages of site investigation, excavation and foundations, basement construction, structural systems for the superstructure, site and material handling, wall and floor construction, cladding and roof construction. The construction sequence, merits and limitations of the various proprietary systems commonly used in these respective stages are discussed. This third edition also includes several new topics not covered in the previous edition.

Accident/Incident Prevention Techniques, Second Edition

Author: Charles D. Reese

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439855099

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 624

View: 1955

Published more than ten years ago, the first edition of Accident/Incident Prevention Techniques provided clear, comprehensive guidance on how to mitigate the cost, in personnel and to the bottom line, of accidents/incidents in the workplace. Significantly revised and updated, this Second Edition takes its place as the A to Z hands-on guide to the responsibilities, principles, tools, and techniques involved in accident investigative planning and preparation. Written by safety expert Charles D. Reese, the book details tried and true techniques that have been used by the occupational safety and health community for many years. It also presents the best theoretical methods to help those responsible for occupational safety develop the best prevention initiative for them and their workforce. Based on the premise that all businesses and industries must face the reality that occupational accidents and illnesses will transpire and the results of these events will have a negative impact on the company’s bottom line, the book provides practical examples, easy-to-implement processes, numerous illustrations, and usable forms throughout. See What’s New in the Second Edition Topics such as safety culture and behavior-based safety Expanded coverage of some topics such as analysis tools and accident investigation Updated statistical data, sources, and contacts Updated changes in regulations and compliance Relevance with current trends and issues in accident prevention By investigating the various methods and equipment used in system safety applications, the book covers a myriad of accident/incident prevention techniques and supplies the illustrations and tools that allow readers to begin to develop and build a safety and health program in their workplace. The author draws on his more than 30 years of experience to supply a template for the development of an effective safety and health program.

Construction Safety and Health

Author: David L. Goetsch

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132374699

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 347

View: 1053

This up-to-date and practical teaching resource makes the theories and principles of construction safety and health useful in a real-world setting, and integrates up-to-the-minute research throughout. Direct and straightforward, CONSTRUCTION SAFETY & HEALTH, 2/e focuses on the specific needs of modern construction professionals and on the requirements set forth by OSHA and other regulators., Each chapter focuses on one key area of concern, and chapters are sequenced to reflect the typical organization of college-level construction safety and health courses. Extensive updates include: LEED accreditation; effects of design on construction safety; new material on ergonomics, human factors, and behavior-based safety; and much more. Every chapter includes review questions, listings of key terms and concepts, and activities promoting critical thinking, discussion, and hands-on application.

Strategic Safety Management in Construction and Engineering

Author: Patrick X. W. Zou,Riza Yosia Sunindijo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111883934X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 7999

Although the construction and engineering sector makes important contributions to the economic, social, and environmental objectives of a nation, it has a notorious reputation for being an unsafe industry in which to work. Despite the fact that safety performance in the industry has improved, injuries and fatalities still occur frequently. To address this, the industry needs to evolve further by integrating safety into all decision making processes. Strategic Safety Management in Construction and Engineering takes a broad view of safety from a strategic decision making and management perspective with a particular focus on the need to balance and integrate ‘science’ and ‘art’ when implementing safety management. The principles covered here include the economics of safety, safety climate and culture, skills for safety, safety training and learning, safety in design, risk management, building information modelling, and safety research methods and the research-practice nexus. They are integrated into a strategic safety management framework which comprises strategy development, implementation, and evaluation. Practical techniques are included to apply the principles in the context of the construction and engineering industry and projects. Case studies are also provided to demonstrate the localised context and applications of the principles and techniques in practice.

Construction Safety and the OSHA Standards

Author: David L. Goetsch

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134472918

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 450

View: 6468

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Up-to-date issues and standards relating to construction safety. Construction Safety and the OSHA Standards prepares students to handle all of the safety, health, and compliance responsibilities of even the largest construction projects. In addition to providing current coverage of the latest information and requirements in the OSHA standards for construction (29 CFR 1926, Subparts A through Z plus AA and CC), the text also includes essential safety topics not covered in the standards, such as accident causation theories and ethics and safety. Included are chapter summaries, key terms and concepts, review questions, critical thinking activities, and application activities to ensure understanding of the topics presented in each chapter. The Second Edition includes important new coverage and updating throughout, including a new chapter on innovative approaches to construction safety that go beyond just compliance (new Chapter 3).

Construction Safety Management

Author: Raymond Elliot Levitt,Nancy Morse Samelson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471599333

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 273

View: 6087

Designing safety into every facet of your construction organization isn t just sensible, it s also profitable.... Featuring proven safety management methods gathered from fifteen years or research at Stanford University and used by the most successful construction managers in the industry, Construction Safety Management is a comprehensive blueprint for CEOs, job-site managers, foremen, safety professionals, and owners on safely managing construction work at every level and phase of a project. Incorporating these management practices and policies into a practical format of real-life case studies and summary action steps, this new updated Second Edition offers each member of the construction management team specific advice on effectively upgrading an organization s total safety performance, including: * Building a corporate culture of zero accidents * Planning for high project performance * Establishing accountability for safety * Eliminating drugs and alcohol from the job site * Maintaining a communications safety net * Achieving the dual goal of safety and productivity * Maintaining effective crews * Measuring safety performance * Monitoring contractors for safety This new edition also reviews key requirements of the Comprehensive Safety and Health Reform Act of 1993 and discusses the potential of emerging management techniques and computing technologies for construction safety management, including Total Quality Management, partnering, robotics, automated process control, artificial intelligence, and expert systems. "The Second Edition is even better than the first. The information is timely but what s even more important, the techniques work!" Raymond Hays, Director Environmental Safety and Health/QA RUST Construction Services "The detailed guidance provided throughout the book will enable all segments and levels of the construction industry to increase productivity." Jim E. Lapping Director, Safety and Health Building and Construction Trades Department AFL-CIO

The Basics of Occupational Safety

Author: David L. Goetsch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134678719

Category: Industrial hygiene

Page: 576

View: 9800

For courses in industrial safety and industrial safety and health. Complete guide to basic workplace safety, across technical fields The Basics of Occupational Safety fills the need for a practical teaching resource introducing students to the basics of workplace safety. In his hallmark easy-to-read style, Goetsch examines the latest standards of OSHA, NIOSH, and other US regulatory bodies in the context of new and emerging industry trends. The text suits students in secondary and postsecondary technical programs who need one occupational safety course, such as students of manufacturing, welding, carpentry, and electronics. The 3rd edition is a major revision encompassing new and revised regulations and other updates of importance to students of occupational safety and health.

Safety and Health for Engineers

Author: Roger L. Brauer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471750921

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 758

View: 4634

The essential guide to blending safety and health with economical engineering Over time, the role of the engineer has evolved into a complex combination of duties and responsibilities. Modern engineers are required not only to create products and environments, but to make them safe and economical as well. Safety and Health for Engineers, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide that helps engineers reconcile safety and economic concerns using the latest cost-effective methods of ensuring safety in all facets of their work. It addresses the fundamentals of safety, legal aspects, hazard recognition, the human element of safety, and techniques for managing safety in engineering decisions. Like its successful predecessor, this Second Edition contains a broad range of topics and examples, detailed references to information and standards, real-world application exercises, and a significant bibliography of books for each chapter. Inside this indispensable resource, you'll find: * The duties and legal responsibilities for which engineers are accountable * Updated safety laws and regulations and their enforcement agencies * An in-depth study of hazards and their control * A thorough discussion of human behavior, capabilities, and limitations * Key instruction on managing safety and health through risk management, safety analyses, and safety plans and programs Additionally, Safety and Health for Engineers includes the latest legal considerations, new risk analysis methods, system safety and decision-making tools, and today's concepts and methods in ergonomic design. It also contains revised reference figures and tables, OSHA permissible exposure limits, and updated examples and exercises taken from real cases that challenged engineering designs. Written for engineers, plant managers, safety professionals, and students, Safety and Health for Engineers, Second Edition provides the information and tools you need to unite health and safety with economical engineering for safer technological solutions.

Occupational Health and Safety 2nd Edition

Practices, Policies and Procedures

Author: Edris Ocho

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494779269

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 164

View: 1075

This 2nd Edition includes additional topics on Ergonomics, Disability Management, Stress Management, Workplace Violence and Working Alone. The Author Edris Ocho shows the need for organizations to consider employee wellness as a critical element in managing occupational health and safety. The information given on these topics show the relationship between employee wellness and the benefits it brings to any organization economic stability. The Author Edris Ocho also discusses how employees are affected psychologically and physiologically when the work environment is not designed to provide the necessary support for employees to perform their job roles effectively. He also shows that workplace violence needs to addressed and there are some control measures that can be implemented to prevented this from happening. Other areas of discussion includes the management of workplace violence, how to implement a procedures to support a return to work program for employees who have had experienced workplace illnesses and injuries and why we need to ensure that employee health and wellness remains an integral function in any organization. The 2nd edition also includes information on the necessary requirements for employees working alone and what type of emergency and communication procedures should be in place to control their exposure to hazards and risks. Human resources personnel, health and safety officers, health professional, distribution companies, risk managers, construction and utility employees, security personnel will find this second edition valuable to their organization. The book also contains information on hazards and risks assessment for personnel involved in electrical, mechanical and operational functions that are relevant to various industries, including manufacturing staff. Anyone who desires to improve current health and safety management in their workplace must take advantage of the resources that is available in this book.

Industrial Safety and Health for Administrative Services

Author: Charles D. Reese

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420053838

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 418

View: 455

Industrial Safety and Health for Administrative Services constitutes a much-needed source for the identification and prevention of most of the injuries and illnesses occurring in the financial and information sectors. The text thoroughly explains the issues of office health management, major safety and electrical hazards, and emergency response to violence. This volume: Uses real-world examples and relevant illustrations as an integral part of each chapter Provides guidance on removal, delimiting, and mitigation of safety and health hazards Includes a checklist and other tools to assist in assuring the achievement of a safer workplace, free from safety and health hazards This comprehensive resource also covers office ergonomics in preventing physical injuries due to overexertion, lifting, slips, and falls. It provides a valuable tool for managers trying to maintain a safe and healthy office environment in the areas of professional, scientific, and technical services.

Industrial Safety and Health for Infrastructure Services

Author: Charles D. Reese

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420053814

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

View: 3133

Industrial Safety and Health for Infrastructure Services provides an in-depth look into the areas of transportation, utilities, administrative, waste management, and remediation. It covers OSHA regulations in reference to the major safety and health hazards associated within these five fields. This user-friendly text: Provides guidance on removal, delimiting, and mitigation of safety and health hazards Includes a checklist and other tools to assist in assuring the achievement of a safer workplace, reasonably free from safety and health hazards Uses real-world examples and relevant illustrations as integral parts of each chapter The content describes the safety hazards applied to chemical waste, confined spaces, electrical hazards, excavations/trenches, falls, flammable gases, and machine safety (motor vehicle and power tools). It also discusses the occupational illnesses that transpire in the service industry, while placing emphasis on the prevention of these exposures to help ensure a safer workplace.

Industrial Safety and Health for People-Oriented Services

Author: Charles D. Reese

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420053852

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 9509

Industrial Safety and Health for People-Oriented Services focuses on the safety requirements of the tertiary sector of industry’s education, health, and hospitality services. This is an instruction manual on managing a safe and healthy environment— one free of biological, chemical, and ergonomics hazards – while adhering to OSHA regulations. In addition to addressing interventions and preventive approaches to help ensure a safe workplace and applicable safety standards, this book: Explains workplace fire prevention relating to hot processes and radiation (both ionizing and non-ionizing) Uses real-world examples and relevant illustrations as an integral part of each chapter Provides guidance on removal, delimiting, and mitigation of safety and health hazards Contains a checklist and other tools to assist in assuring a safer workplace This must-have guide covers workplace emergency planning, customer and coworker safety, health, security, and violence in the workplace. It is an essential tool for keeping service industry employees protected and should sit in every service manager’s library.

Industrial Safety and Health for Goods and Materials Services

Author: Charles D. Reese

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420053791

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 2458

Industrial Safety and Health for Goods and Materials Services focuses on the safety requirements of the wholesale and retail trades, including warehousing. This detailed text describes the hazards associated with chemicals, compressed gases, and fire. In addition to discussing the ergonomics behind hand tools, ladders, machine guarding, material handling, and industrial trucks, the book: Addresses interventions and preventive approaches to help ensure a safe workplace Uses real-world examples and relevant illustrations Provides guidance on removal, delimiting, and mitigation of safety and health hazards Includes safety checklists and other tools for immediate use Identifies energy source exposures, potential hazards, and applicable regulations This resource provides a comprehensive review of applicable safety standards that impact these industries, and addresses how to work with OSHA to comply with its regulations. This text is a valuable reference for promoting safety in the workplace, and every manager in these fields would benefit from a copy.

Safety Professional's Reference and Study Guide, Second Edition

Author: W. David Yates

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351231391

Category: Science

Page: 872

View: 9159

While there are numerous technical resources available, often you have to search through a plethora of them to find the information you use on a daily basis. And maintaining a library suitable for a comprehensive practice can become quite costly. The new edition of a bestseller, Safety Professional's Reference and Study Guide, Second Edition provides a single-source reference that contains all the information required to handle the day-to-day tasks of a practicing industrial hygienist. New Chapters in the Second Edition cover: Behavior-based safety programs Safety auditing procedures and techniques Environmental management Measuring health and safety performance OSHA’s laboratory safety standard Process safety management standard BCSPs Code of Ethics The book provides a quick desk reference as well as a resource for preparations for the Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), and the Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST) examinations. A collection of information drawn from textbooks, journals, and the author’s more than 25 years of experience, the reference provides, as the title implies, not just a study guide but a reference that has staying power on your library shelf.

Fire Loss Control

A Management Guide, Second Edition,

Author: P. M. Bochnak

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824784133

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 9316

Provides managers, architects, plant engineers, technicians, and others with a concise background in the principles of fire protection and property loss control (a new chapter on life safety elements was added to the second edition). Some of the topics are the characteristics and behavior of fire, t

Intermediate GNVQ Construction and the Built Environment, 2nd ed

Author: Des Millward,Kemal Ahmet,Jeff Attfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317883195

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 3997

GNVQ Construction and the Built Environment: Intermediate provides essential coverage of the general skills, knowledge and understanding required for the four mandatory units in the Intermediate GNVQ. The book covers all the underpinning knowledge the student needs to know to satisfy the evidence indicators of the course and this is reinforced by worked examples, short answer questions as well as some more detailed assignments. This second edition has been revised in line with the 1997 content revision. Each chapter is written around the specifications of one unit and includes: brief introduction key areas covered by the chapter list of key learning objectives, drawn from the performance criteria key terms picked out in bold type, and included in glossary student tasks interspersed throughout the text improved integration of key skills While the text is primarily designed to satisfy the requirements of the Intermediate GNVQ course, it can also be used as a reference source at Foundation level.