Handbook of OSHA Construction Safety and Health Second Edition

Author: Charles D. Reese
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420006230
Release Date: 2006-03-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Accident Incident Prevention Techniques Second Edition

Author: Charles D. Reese
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439855232
Release Date: 2011-10-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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 Management

Author: Raymond Elliot Levitt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471599336
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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

Handbook of Modern Hospital Safety Second Edition

Author: William Charney
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420047868
Release Date: 2009-07-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

It is ironic that those whose job it is to save lives often find themselves injured in the course of performing their duties. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare workers have higher injury rates than agriculture workers, miners, and construction workers. The Handbook of Modern Hospital Safety, Second Edition covers exposure paradigms and offers solutions and models of protection for these individuals, presenting the latest science and intervention strategies that have proven successful in the scientific community. Extensively revised, this second edition explores a host of hazardous conditions that are faced by healthcare workers in today’s hospitals, including: infection and infectious diseases back injuries needlesticks workplace violence slip, trip, and fall injuries ergonomic issues electrocautery smoke toxic drugs ethylene oxide aldehydes pentamidine ribavirin In this long-awaited update to William Charney’s seminal work, experts from leading hospitals, universities, and health organizations explore these health risks and suggested preventive measures, discuss recent research and new information on technology to protect workers, cover new legislation and regulations, and provide insight into the philosophy of creating a safe hospital culture.

Safety Health and Asset Protection

Author: Richard Lack
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420032932
Release Date: 2001-12-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering

When you need accurate, up-to-date information in the rapidly changing field of asset protection, you need the most authoritative resource available. You need Safety, Health, and Asset Protection: Management Essentials, Second Edition. It covers regulatory compliance, technical standards, legal aspects, risk management, and training requirements. The chapters on communication and management skills assist you in functioning as an effective member of your unit's management team. In light of the global workplace, the book highlights some of the technical standards and cultural approaches to asset protection in the international arena. See what's new in the Second Edition: Fire Protection Security Safety Engineering Standards Get complete, updated coverage of: Safety and Health Systems Management Environmental Management Professional Management International Developments Standards of Competence Written by widely experienced asset protection practitioners and edited by one of the field's most experienced professionals, Safety, Health, and Asset Protection: Management Essentials, Second Edition has been extensively revised and expanded to ensure that you will have the essential information required to maintain competency and confidence in your profession.

Construction Technology for Tall Buildings

Author: Michael Yit Lin Chew
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 9789813101289
Release Date: 2009-01-13
Genre: Architecture

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.

Occupational Health and Safety Management

Author: Charles D. Reese
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420051810
Release Date: 2008-10-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Developed to provide safety and health students with an understanding of the how-tos of implementing an occupational safety and health initiative, the first edition of Occupational Health and Safety Management soon became a blueprint for occupational safety and health management for the smallest- to the largest-sized companies. Competently following in these oversized footsteps, the updated and expanded second edition continues to provide a comprehensive approach to the development and management of safety and health in the workplace. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Coverage of behavior-based safety and financing health and safety Expanded attributes of accident reporting How to make better use of accident investigations Revised information regarding multi-employer worksites and outsourcing Additional sections on professionalism and ethics Violence section expanded to cover the topic of bullying This book takes a total management approach to the development of written programs, the identification of hazards, the mitigation of hazards by the use of common safety and health tools, and the development of a safe workforce through communications and training. The author covers motivational techniques including behavior-based safety, involvement, and training, and addresses tracking and acceptable risk from both safety and health hazards. He provides the strong foundation students need to function as effective managers of workplace safety and health. Not just an informational text, this how-to book demonstrates how to write a program, identify hazards, involve workers and conduct their hazard hunting audits, and analyze job hazards using checklists, illustrations, diagrams, figures, photographs, and tables that clarify the content.

Construction Safety Management Systems

Author: Steve Rowlinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134494941
Release Date: 2004-04-29
Genre: Architecture

The construction industry has a distressingly poor safety record, whether measured in absolute terms or alongside other industries. The level of construction safety in a country is influenced by factors such as variations in the labour forces, shifting economies, insurance rates, legal ramifications and the stage of technological development. Yet the problem is a world-wide one, and many of the ways of tackling it can be applied across countries. Effective tools include designing, preplanning, training, management commitment and the development of a safety culture. The introduction and operation of effective safety management systems represents a viable way forwards, but these systems are all too rarely implemented. How can this be done? Should we go back to prescriptive legislation? This book considers these questions by drawing together leading-edge research papers from the proceedings of an international conference conducted by a commission (W099) on Safety and Health on Construction Sites of CIB, the international council of building research organisations.

Total Project Management of Construction Safety Health and Environment

Author: European Construction Institute
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 0727720821
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book provides an extensive list of factors that should be considered on all construction related projects, whilst highlighting, with the aid of worked examples, the key areas that will make the most significant contribution to success. Providing details on the very latest UK legislation. Including the recent CDM Regulations and European Directives, it: provides a framework for the development of pro-active management of Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) in the construction industry describes a systematic approach to construction SHE management which promotes continuing improvement in SHE performance in all construction activities defines the minimum She objectives to be considered during each construction activity

Safety and Health for Engineers

Author: Roger L. Brauer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471750925
Release Date: 2006-05-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Construction Safety Health

Author: David L. Goetsch
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780133005165
Release Date: 2012-06-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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. 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.

Safety Professional s Reference and Study Guide Second Edition

Author: W. David Yates
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482256666
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Genre: Science

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.

Construction Safety and the OSHA Standards

Author: David L. Goetsch
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134472911
Release Date: 2017-03-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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).

Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management Second Edition

Author: James T. Tweedy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420025460
Release Date: 2005-06-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Surpassing the standard set by the first edition, Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management, Second Edition presents expansive coverage for healthcare professionals serving in safety, occupational health, hazard materials management, quality improvement, and risk management positions. Comprehensive in scope, the book covers all major issues in the field. It presents information on physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic, and psycho-social hazards in an organized format. In addition to providing easily digested information, the author has constructed practical checklists and forms that can be readily put to use. He provides advice and guidance on management, hazard control, compliance, standards, and accreditation. Updates to the second edition include additional information on leadership, performance improvement, risk management, organizational culture, behavioral safety, root cause analysis, new OSHA and Joint Commission requirements, and regulatory changes. And if that weren't enough, the book supplies a blueprint for developing training and education programs, provides more than 25 appendices addressing healthcare-related safety topics and OSHA issues, and includes more than 30 safety checklists that cover a variety of hazards found in healthcare and long term care facilities. Not only will you use this reference on a daily basis, you may find yourself reaching for this book so often that it will not stay on your bookshelf.