Construction Safety Engineering Principles (McGraw-Hill Construction Series) Designing and Managing Safer Job Sites

Construction Safety Engineering Principles (McGraw-Hill Construction Series)
By:MacCollum, David;
Pub Date:January 8th 2007
Format:Hardback 416 pages
ISBN:007148244X / 9780071482448
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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


Table of contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: Development of the Five Principles for Safety Design in Construction

Chapter 1: Principle One: Definition of a Hazard

Chapter 2: Principle Two: The Standard of Care

Chapter 3: Principle Three: Categories of Hazards

Chapter 4: Principle Four: The Safe Design Hierarchy to Physically Control Hazards

Chapter 5: Principle Five: Control the Hazard with the Appropriate Design Improvement or Appliance

Chapter 6: Reliability: A Method to Evaluate Probable Safety Performance

Part II: Examples of Engineering Control

Chapter 7: Crane Hazards

Section 1: Two-Blocking

Section 2: Crane Upset from Overload

Section 3: Jib-Boom Stowage on Hydraulic Cranes

Section 4: Latticework Boom Disassembly

Section 5: Crane Operator Protection from Upset to Falling Objects

Section 6: Powerline Contact

Chapter 8: Other Equipment Hazards

Section 1: Electronic-News-Gathering Van Powerline Contact

Section 2: Conveyors

Section 3: Skid-Steer Front-End Loader and Rough-Terrain Telescoping-Boom Forklift Side Upset

Section 4: Trucks

Section 5: Aerial Lifts

Section 6: Unsafe Restraint Systems

Section 7: Equipment Leasing

Chapter 9: Universal Hazards

Section 1: Killer Hooks

Section 2: Blind Zones

Section 3: Dangerous Nuts, Bolts, Pins, and Other Connectors

Section 4: Unsafe Control Systems

Section 5: Guarding of Moving Parts

Section 6: Noisy Equipment and Machines

Part II: Examples of Engineering Control

Section 7: Mold

Section 8: Dust

Section 9: Ventilation

Section 10: Pinch Points

Section 11: Compressed Gases

Section 12: Hazardous Secondary Voltages

Chapter 10: Access Hazards

Section 1: Fall Prevention

Section 2: Fall Protection

Section 3: Falling Objects

Section 4: Ladders

Section 5: Dangerous Access to Equipment

Section 6: Traffic Control

Section 7: Haul Roads

Chapter 11: Types of Construction Hazards

Section 1: Wood-Frame Construction

Section 2: Concrete Form Work

Section 3: Masonry Failures

Section 4: Tilt-Up

Section 5: Lift Slabs

Section 6: Steel Erection

Section 7: Trenching

Section 8: Tunneling

Section 9: Diving/Underwater Construction

Chapter 12: Operation and Maintenance Hazards

Section 1: Fire Prevention

Section 2: Confined Spaces

Section 3: Lighting

Section 4: Toxic Fumes and Gases

Section 5: Wind and Flooding

Section 6: Sanitation

Part III: Mechanics of Inherently Safer Design

Chapter 13: Including Safety into Design Planning

Section 1: Architectural Design Planning

Section 2: Equipment Design Planning

Chapter 14: Including Safety into Construction Planning

Section 1: Construction Safety Planning

Chapter 15: The Economics of Inherently Safer Design

INDEX


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