Construction Safety Engineering Principles (McGraw-Hill Construction Series)

Designing and Managing Safer Job Sites

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Date

December 18, 2006

Format

Mixed media product, 416 pages

ISBN

007148244X / 9780071482448

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Your Price

114.00



Overview


Main description

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


Author comments

David MacCollum is an award-winning engineer and principal founder of the Hazard Information Foundation, Inc.


Back cover copy

IDENTIFY AND CONTROL SAFETY HAZARDS ON CONSTRUCTION SITES TO REDUCE WORKER INJURIES AND INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY

Construction Safety Engineering Principles equips you with a step-by-step methodology for identifying and controlling potential hazards before construction begins.

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 you to:

  • Design and plan safer construction sites for residential, commercial, and industrial projects
  • Correct safety problems before construction begins
  • Dramatically reduce costly worked 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





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