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 ma ...show morenagerial 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.