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Construction Safety - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0133779127

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ISBN13: 978-0133779127
ISBN10: 0133779122
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Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1997
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Construction Safety - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0133779127

Jimmie W. Hinze

ISBN13: 978-0133779127
ISBN10: 0133779122
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

Written to help the future construction manager, engineer, or architect understand the basic principles and latest research in construction safety. Much more than a review of OSHA guidelines, this text summarizes the latest research in a way that managers can use immediately. There is an emphasis on the principles of accident prevention.

Highlights the influence that managers and supervisors have upon construction worker safety, recognizing safety as a managerial responsibility that cannot be delegated from person to person.

Presents the major findings of a wealth of construction safety research studies and emphasizes that these conclusions are not hypothetical, but are supported by solid construction research.

Illustrates key points through figures, case studies and examples to provide visual, actual representations of the concepts described.

Covers topics not commonly addressed, such as theories on accident causation, contract provisions dealing with safety, the role of project coordination in safety and the role played by designers in safety.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. Injury Accidents and Their Causes.

2. When Do Injuries Occur?

3. The True Costs of Construction Worker Injuries.

4. OSHA.

5. Problem Areas in Construction Safety.

6. Elements of an Effective Safety Program.

7. Job-Site Safety Assessment.

8. Safety Meetings.

9. Safety Incentives.

10. Safety in Construction Contracts.

11. Substance Abuse.

12. Safety Record Keeping.

13. Safety Culture.

14. Safe Workers.

15. Safety and First-Line Supervisors (Foremen).

16. Safety and Middle Managers (Superintendents).

17. Top Management Practices, Company Activities, and Safety.

18. Safety Personnel.

19. Subcontractor Safety.

20. Project Coordination and Construction Safety.

21. Owners and Construction Safety.

22. Designer Influence on Construction Worker Safety.

Key Terms.
Index.

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