An important part of an organization's overall safety and health program involves safety management for contractors. A contractor with a poor safety program can adversely affect quality, productivity, schedules, and overall cost. This book explains how to manage project safety and improve the odds of an injury-free workplace. If project managers are to apply their judgment wisely, they need to know the rationale for each requirement, and how to implement it. They must know what is to be done, who is to do it, and when and how it should be done. The author considers all these factors. Construction Site Safety addresses the fundamental elements of a successful construction safety program. The author explains the industry trends and best practices that enable job site managers or field engineers to understand the necessary steps to ensure that contractors have and follow safety guidelines. Features
As an immediately useful ready-for adaption model, this manual is a valuable tool for contractors and subcontractors in the construction industry implementing the overwhelming OSHA requirements. Successfully utilized in the field, the Manual can be customized to accomodate all areas of construction. Construction Safety and Loss Control Program Manual: -- is topically organized for easy access to essential information; -- provides interpretations of the generic OSHA requirements specifically suited to the construction industry; -- offers checklists, summaries, and step-by-step directions for implementation of the requirements. Liability for every construction company, no matter how large or small, is enormous. The Manual, packed with valuable, applicable, and useable information, is just the tool necessary to minimize a company's liability and improve safety programs and employee awareness.
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. It also provides 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; and defines the minimum She objectives to be considered during each construction activity.
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.
This introduction to construction safety for construction management personnel takes a project-based approach to present potential hazards in construction and their mitigation or prevention. After introducing Accident Prevention Programs and OSHA compliance requirements, the book integrates safety instruction into the building process by following a building project from site construction through interior finish. Reinforcing this applied approach are photographs, drawings, contract documentation, and an online 3D BIM model to help visualize the onsite scenarios.
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.
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.
Unpacking Construction Site Safety provides a different perspective of safety in practice. • examines how useful the concept of safety actually is to the development of effective management interventions • providing new insights and information to the audience, and assist in a more informed development of new approaches in practice • aimed at safety and construction management practitioners as well as academics
Designing safety into every facet of your construction organizationisn t just sensible, it s also profitable.... Featuring provensafety management methods gathered from fifteen years or researchat Stanford University and used by the most successful constructionmanagers in the industry, Construction Safety Management is acomprehensive blueprint for CEOs, job-site managers, foremen,safety professionals, and owners on safely managing constructionwork at every level and phase of a project. Incorporating thesemanagement practices and policies into a practical format ofreal-life case studies and summary action steps, this new updatedSecond Edition offers each member of the construction managementteam specific advice on effectively upgrading an organization stotal 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 ComprehensiveSafety and Health Reform Act of 1993 and discusses the potential ofemerging management techniques and computing technologies forconstruction safety management, including Total Quality Management,partnering, robotics, automated process control, artificialintelligence, and expert systems. "The Second Edition is even better than the first. The informationis timely but what s even more important, the techniques work!"Raymond Hays, Director Environmental Safety and Health/QA RUSTConstruction Services "The detailed guidance provided throughout the book will enable allsegments and levels of the construction industry to increaseproductivity." Jim E. Lapping Director, Safety and Health Buildingand Construction Trades Department AFL-CIO