Construction Safety Engineering Principles Designing and Managing Safer Job Sites

ISBN-10: 007148244X

ISBN-13: 9780071482448

Edition: 2007

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Description: Identify and Control Safety Hazards on Construction Sites to Reduce Worker Injuries and Increase Productivity "Construction Safety Engineering Principles: Designing & Managing Safer Job Sites" equips architects, engineers, and construction managers with a step-by-step methodology for identifying and controlling hazards before construction starts. The book explains how to look beyond the utility of machinery and equipment to how they will actually be used on a construction site_and thereby spot potential hazards in advance. Safety expert David MacCollum presents examples of the 50 most common construction hazards, showing how they can be eliminated by means of proven design techniques and technologies. He explains how to prevent falls from elevations with safe access systems, get rid of blind zones behind mobile equipment, utilize control systems that cannot be unintentionally activated, avoid crane accidents, and much more. Packed with detailed illustrations, "Construction Safety Engineering Principles" enables construction professionals to: Design and plan safer construction sites for residential, commercial, and industrial projects Correct safety problems before construction begins Dramatically reduce costly worker injuries and job delays Increase productivity and create a more cost-effective project Improve Safety Conditions on Any Construction Site!-Hazard Definition (Dormant, Armed, or Active) - Hazard Prevention through Design Features and Safety Appliances - Hazard Categories (Natural, Structural/Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Radiant Energy, Biological, Automated) - Safe Design Hierarchy - Hazard Identification and Prevention Matrix - Crane Hazards - Other EquipmentHazards - Universal Hazards - Access Hazards - Types of Construction - Operation and Maintenance - Planning - Including Safety in the Design - Including Safety in the Master Construction Plan - Economics of Safer Design

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Book details

List price: $119.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 1/8/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Development of the Five Principles for Safety Design in Construction
Principle One: Definition of a Hazard
Principle Two: The Standard of Care
Principle Three: Categories of Hazards
Principle Four: The Safe Design Hierarchy to Physically Control Hazards
Principle Five: Control the Hazard with the Appropriate Design Improvement or Appliance
Reliability: A Method to Evaluate Probable Safety Performance
Examples of Engineering Control
Crane Hazards
Two-Blocking
Crane Upset from Overload
Jib-Boom Stowage on Hydraulic Cranes
Latticework Boom Disassembly
Crane Operator Protection from Upset to Falling Objects
Powerline Contact
Other Equipment Hazards
Electronic-News-Gathering Van Powerline Contact
Conveyors
Skid-Steer Front-End Loader and Rough-Terrain Telescoping-Boom Forklift Side Upset
Trucks
Aerial Lifts
Unsafe Restraint Systems
Equipment Leasing
Universal Hazards
Killer Hooks
Blind Zones
Dangerous Nuts, Bolts, Pins, and Other Connectors
Unsafe Control Systems
Guarding of Moving Parts
Noisy Equipment and Machines
Examples of Engineering Control
Mold
Dust
Ventilation
Pinch Points
Compressed Gases
Hazardous Secondary Voltages
Access Hazards
Fall Prevention
Fall Protection
Falling Objects
Ladders
Dangerous Access to Equipment
Traffic Control
Haul Roads
Types of Construction Hazards Section 1
Concrete Form Work
Masonry Failures
Tilt-Up
Lift Slabs
Steel Erection
Trenching
Tunneling
Diving/Underwater Construction
Operation and Maintenance Hazards
Fire Prevention
Confined Spaces
Lighting
Toxic Fumes and Gases
Wind and Flooding Section 6
Mechanics of Inherently Safer Design
Including Safety into Design Planning
Architectural Design Planning
Equipment Design Planning
Including Safety into Construction Planning
Construction Safety Planning
The Economics of Inherently Safer Design
Index
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