Synopses & Reviews
The field of construction safety and health is undergoing significant changes in technology and regulations. This test teas written to fill the need for up-to-date information. Construction Safety and Health
is an invaluable source of information for both the construction professional and those studying construction engineering, construction technology, and construction management. This practical and up-to-date text covers all sections of OSHA's 29 CFR 1926, OSHA's Construction Standard.
Some key features include:
- Coverage of critical topics not found in 29 CFR 1926, such as cost of accidents, ethics and safety, bloodborne pathogens, and ISO 14000
- Safety Facts & Finesreal-world cases that shoes what can happen if contractors fail to observe safety requirements and practices
- Key terms, review questions, and critics! thinking/discussion activities reinforce the important concepts learned in each chapter
This book offers an up-to-date, practical resource that focuses specifically on the needs of modern construction professionals and on the requirements set forth by OSHA and other regulatory agencies relating specifically to construction. Extensive coverage of construction safety and health with topics including: job safety and hazard analysis, emergency response plan, and preventing violence in the workplace. Includes comprehensive and current coverage of all sections of 29 CFR 1926 of OSHA's Construction Standard. For construction professionals.
About the Author
David L. Goetsch is provost of the joint campus of the University of West Florida and Okaloosa-Walton Community College in Fort Walton Beach and professor of safety and quality. In addition, Dr. Goetsch is president of The Management Institute (TMI), a private consulting firm dedicated to the continual improvement of organizational performance, safety, and quality. He teaches construction safety and occupational safety in both the traditional and distance learning formats.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Safety Movement and the Construction Industry.
I. THEORIES AND CONCEPTS. 1. Cost of Accidents: Why Safety is Important.
2. Roles of Construction Personnel in Safety and Health.
3. Accident Causation Theories.
4. Ethics and Safety.
5. Workers' Compensation.
6. OSHA Compliance.
II. OSHA'S CONSTRUCTION STANDARD (29 CFR 1926) AND CORRESPONDING SAFETY PRACTICES. 7. Subparts A-E and Related Safety Practices.
8. Subparts F-J and Related Safety Practices.
9. Subparts K-O and Related Safety Practices.
10. Subparts P-U and Related Safety Practices.
11. Subparts V-Z and Related Safety Practices.
III. APPLICATIONS ON THE JOB. 12. Construction Safety and Health: Program and Policies.
13. Job Safety and Hazard Analysis.
14. Accident Investigation, Reporting and Record Keeping.
15. Emergency Response Plan.
16. Total Safety Management (TSM).
IV. OTHER SAFETY AND HEALTH ISSUES AND PRACTICES. 17. Preventing Violence in the Workplace.
18. Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace.
19. Stress in the Workplace.
20. Environmental Safety: ISO 14000.
21. Promoting Safety.