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Construction Safety Planning : Designing And Managing Safer Job Sites - David MacCollum

Construction Safety Planning

Designing And Managing Safer Job Sites

Hardcover Published: 8th January 2007
ISBN: 9780071482448
Number Of Pages: 416

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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 Equipment Hazards - 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

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
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
Skid-Steer Front-End Loader and Rough-Terrain Telescoping-Boom Forklift Side Upset
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
Pinch Points
Compressed Gases
Hazardous Secondary Voltages
Access Hazards
Fall Prevention
Fall Protection
Falling Objects
Dangerous Access to Equipment
Traffic Control
Haul Roads
Types of Construction Hazards Section 1
Concrete Form Work
Masonry Failures
Lift Slabs
Steel Erection
Diving/Underwater Construction
Operation and Maintenance Hazards
Fire Prevention
Confined Spaces
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
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ISBN: 9780071482448
ISBN-10: 007148244X
Series: McGraw-Hill Construction
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 8th January 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 18.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.9
Edition Number: 1