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.

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.

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

Health and Safety Law for the Construction Industry

Author: Simon Joyston-Bechal
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 0727731238
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Construction industry

This new edition highlights the main health and safety duties in a convenient and readable format, and provides extensive bibliographies that identify any related legislation and approved codes of practice and guidance. The chapters on CDM and work equipment have been comprehensively revised to account for the new approved code of practice on CDM and the provision of Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and Lifting Operators and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 respectively. Two new chapters have been added to reflect the increasing tendency for construction fatalities to be investigated by the Police (with a view to bringing manslaughter charges) and the usefulness of comprehensive management plans in place to deal with such crisis. This book will be an essential reference source for all those who are involved in construction projects.

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.

Principles of Construction Safety

Author: Allan St John Holt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470680247
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The construction industry has not had a good record on health and safety and faces tough legal and financial penalties for breaches of the law. This book provides a unique resource for all those who construct or procure the construction of projects of all sizes and in all countries and for clients who need to keep abreast of their own and their contractors' responsibilities. It gives practical guidance on best practice, including: measuring performance and recording information developing a safety policy and method statements assessing risk training and understanding people the basics of the construction/environment interface The book addresses several topics not found in other reference works, discussing techniques of health and safety and basic environmental management as applied to the industry. It uniquely provides 50 quick reference guides setting out solutions to common problems. These include falls, manual and mechanical handling, work with asbestos and noise. It also summarises the main UK legal requirements on construction safety and health and includes a number of useful checklists and model forms. Written by a very experienced health and safety practitioner, who is also author of the highly successful IOSH book Principles of Health and Safety at Work, this book will be welcomed by all responsible for health and safety. It will also provide an excellent text for the NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) Construction Safety and Health national certificate.

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).

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.

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.

Industrial Safety and Health for Administrative Services

Author: Charles D. Reese
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420053833
Release Date: 2008-10-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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: 1420053817
Release Date: 2008-10-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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: 142005385X
Release Date: 2008-10-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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: 1420053795
Release Date: 2008-10-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Health and Safety In Brief

Author: John Ridley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136399619
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Now the fundamental contents of the acclaimed Safety At Work are presented here in a user-friendly format, suitable for readers whose roles demand knowledge and competence in health and safety practice. This will include students for the NEBOSH National General Certificate examinations, and the IOSH Managing Safely and Working Safely awards. However, Health and Safety, 2nd Edition also encompasses other readers whose roles demand a level of knowledge and competence in health and safety practice, including human resources managers, office and site managers and all line staff with health and safety responsibilities. Health and Safety In Brief 2nd Edition will prove to be as indispensable as its predecessor to a much wider audience, and as such will be an invaluable addition to the bookshelves of anyone working within the field of safety at work.