Construction Safety and Health

Author: David L. Goetsch
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0132374692
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

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).

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

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.

The Basics of Occupational Safety

Author: David L. Goetsch
Publisher:
ISBN: 0134678710
Release Date: 2018-01-11
Genre: Industrial hygiene

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.

Construction Safety Handbook

Author: Mark McGuire Moran
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 9780865878136
Release Date: 2003-07-01
Genre: Law

This much anticipated new edition provides employers and employees with a day-to-day guide to reducing accidents and injuries, ensuring compliance, avoiding fines and penalties, and controlling workers' compensation costs. You'll not only find comprehensive discussions on all of the construction safety regulations found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 29 Chapter 1926, but you'll also find the actual legal text of the regulations and overviews for each sub Chapter for easier reference. This Construction Safety Handbook covers both the obvious and the hidden dangers of construction and addresses the latest changes in OSHA standards, including new recordkeeping requirements, new ergonomic guidelines, new requirements in the Steel Erection standard, and new additions to signs, signals, and barricades requirements. Written in plain English, this comprehensive handbook provides you with the legal background, practical advice, and ready-to-use written compliance programs you need to ensure your sites meet workplace safety requirements, protect workers, and comply with the standards. Each Chapter provides a description of the requirements of the standard, and a sample written compliance program, checklists, and the appropriate citations from the 29 CFRs. The latest changes in enforcement and inspection policy are also detailed, and a list of OSHA's most frequently cited construction standards is given.

Safety Professional s Reference and Study Guide

Author: W. David Yates
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439834862
Release Date: 2010-12-09
Genre: Science

While journals provide up-to-the minute information and textbooks prepare you for certification, maintaining a library suitable for a comprehensive practice can become quite costly. A collection of information drawn from textbooks, journals, and the author’s 25 years of experience, Safety Professional's Reference and Study Guide provides, as the title implies, not just a study guide but a reference that has staying power on your library shelf. A single source for technical information, the book provides: A "quick desk reference" for the experienced, practicing safety professional in comprehensive or specialized practice A useful resource to supplement more in-depth textbooks for students A primary study resource for those individuals preparing to take the Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST), and the Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST) examination The book covers topics such as math review, ventilation, noise, gases and particulates, radiation, toxicology, industrial hygiene, biological hazards, thermal stressors, statistics, fire protection and prevention, accident investigation, mechanics, hydrostatics and hydraulics, electrical safety, engineering economy, and workers compensation. It provides step-by-step instructions on how to solve the equations and formulas on the exam and gives examples on how and when to use them. With roots that extend as far back as 1700 B.C., the safety profession has evolved over the centuries. Passage of legislation has highlighted the need for educated and knowledgeable professionals and changes in science and technology requires them to have a broad range of knowledge in areas such as biology, chemistry, mathematics, and chemistry. This book consolidates practical information and puts it within easy reach, saving you the time and trouble of searching through a myriad of resources to find what you need.

Health and Safety Pocket Book

Author: Garry Hunt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351608794
Release Date: 2018-03-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The second edition of the Health and Safety Pocket Book has been fully revised and updated to include all the relevant legal, HSE ACoP/Guidance and practice references. It remains a handy reference tool for practising health and safety professionals, auditors, managers, HR personnel, employee representatives and anyone with health and safety responsibilities. The book is an essential compilation of guidance, data and checklists covering a wide range of health and safety topics, supported by extensive key glossary terms. The A–Z arrangement within the chapters and extensive cross-referencing make it easy to navigate, while its size and scope make it the ideal volume for ready reference and site visits. The book will also be useful for health and safety courses at all levels. Key features include: The principal health and safety legal requirements for every industry Safety management elements and systems Checklists for major hazards affecting all industries A wealth of charts, hard-to-remember details and data A glossary of the main concepts of health and safety A list of important health and safety courses, publications and organisations Revision tips for key examination themes.

Safety in the Process Industries

Author: Ralph King
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483104997
Release Date: 2016-06-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Safety in the Process Industries tackles safety issues concerning the process industry. The book covers the various hazards, policies, and safety measures in the process industry. The first part of the text presents policies and case histories. Part II discusses the various hazards present in the process industry, such as electrical, fire, explosives, corrosive chemicals, and hardware. Part III tackles hazard control in design and maintenance. Part IV deals with other related topics that concern safety, such as management, safety training, and emergency planning. The book will be of great help to individuals involved in the management, development, planning, design, construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of a process plant.

Safety Health and Environmental Auditing

Author: Simon Watson Pain
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351366823
Release Date: 2018-02-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This new edition builds on the success of the first edition. It has been enhanced to embrace new topics including Due Dilgence, EHS Auditing, Process Safety Auditing, and a chapter summarizing auditing with the relevant ISO standards. The rest of the book has been updated to fit with the guidance and requirements set out with the changes in the ISO standards. The goal of this book remains the same, to provide a "down to earth" guidance for managers and specialists in organizations who are committed to improving their safety, health, and environmental performance, but are not sure where to start or do not wish to employ consultants to do this for them, They do it themselves using this book.

Construction Quality Management

Author: Tim Howarth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317191391
Release Date: 2017-09-11
Genre: Architecture

Quality management is essential for facilitating the competitiveness of modern day commercial organisations. Excellence in quality management is a requisite for construction organisations who seek to remain competitive and successful. The challenges presented by competitive construction markets and large projects that are dynamic and complex necessitate the adoption and application of quality management approaches. This new edition of Construction Quality Management provides a comprehensive evaluation of quality management systems and tools. Their effectiveness in achieving project objectives is explored, as well as applications in corporate performance enhancement. Both the strategic and operational dimensions of quality assurance are addressed by focusing on providing models of best practice. The reader is supported throughout by concise and clear explanations and with self-assessment questions. Practical case study examples show how various evaluative-based quality management systems and tools have been applied. Subjects covered include: business objectives – the stakeholder satisfaction methodology organisational culture and Health and Safety quality philosophy evaluation of organisational performance continuous quality improvement and development of a learning organisation. New chapters consider the influence of Building Information Modelling (BIM) on quality management. The text should be of interest to construction industry senior managers, practicing professionals and academics. It is also an essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of construction management, project management and business management courses.

Professional Negligence in Construction Second Edition

Author: Ben Patten
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351372879
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Architecture

What is professional negligence? What are the obligations of construction professionals in contract and in tort? In what circumstances might the difference between the obligations be important? These questions are of crucial importance not only to construction lawyers but also to contractors, architects, quantity surveyors, engineers, project managers, and multi-disciplinary practitioners. With an emphasis on the practical aspects of professional negligence in the construction industry and written in a straightforward yet authoritative way, this book is ideal for lawyers and students of construction and law as well as construction professionals at all levels.

Remedies in Construction Law

Author: Roger ter Haar
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317194941
Release Date: 2017-06-14
Genre: Law

Remedies in Construction Law brings together various well-established strands of the law and considers practical remedies for breach of contract and tort in connection with construction projects. Now in a fully updated second edition, it covers topics such as: Damages Termination Quantum Meruit Recovery Injunctions Limitation ADR This book continues to be a vital reference to lawyers and construction professionals seeking specialist insight into how remedies function in the construction sector.