Construction Safety Engineering Principles (McGraw-Hill Construction Series)

Designing and Managing Safer Job Sites

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Date

December 18, 2006

Format

Hardback, 416 pages

ISBN

007148244X / 9780071482448

$

Your Price

110.00



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

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I: Development of the Five Principles for Safety Design in ConstructionChapter 1: Principle One: Definition of a HazardChapter 2: Principle Two: The Standard of CareChapter 3: Principle Three: Categories of HazardsChapter 4: Principle Four: The Safe Design Hierarchy to Physically Control HazardsChapter 5: Principle Five: Control the Hazard with the Appropriate Design Improvement or ApplianceChapter 6: Reliability: A Method to Evaluate Probable Safety PerformancePart II: Examples of Engineering ControlChapter 7: Crane HazardsSection 1: Two-BlockingSection 2: Crane Upset from OverloadSection 3: Jib-Boom Stowage on Hydraulic CranesSection 4: Latticework Boom DisassemblySection 5: Crane Operator Protection from Upset to Falling ObjectsSection 6: Powerline ContactChapter 8: Other Equipment HazardsSection 1: Electronic-News-Gathering Van Powerline ContactSection 2: ConveyorsSection 3: Skid-Steer Front-End Loader and Rough-Terrain Telescoping-Boom Forklift Side UpsetSection 4: TrucksSection 5: Aerial LiftsSection 6: Unsafe Restraint SystemsSection 7: Equipment Leasing Chapter 9: Universal HazardsSection 1: Killer HooksSection 2: Blind ZonesSection 3: Dangerous Nuts, Bolts, Pins, and Other ConnectorsSection 4: Unsafe Control SystemsSection 5: Guarding of Moving PartsSection 6: Noisy Equipment and MachinesPart II: Examples of Engineering ControlSection 7: MoldSection 8: DustSection 9: VentilationSection 10: Pinch PointsSection 11: Compressed GasesSection 12: Hazardous Secondary VoltagesChapter 10: Access HazardsSection 1: Fall PreventionSection 2: Fall ProtectionSection 3: Falling ObjectsSection 4: LaddersSection 5: Dangerous Access to EquipmentSection 6: Traffic ControlSection 7: Haul RoadsChapter 11: Types of Construction HazardsSection 1: Wood-Frame ConstructionSection 2: Concrete Form WorkSection 3: Masonry FailuresSection 4: Tilt-UpSection 5: Lift SlabsSection 6: Steel ErectionSection 7: TrenchingSection 8: TunnelingSection 9: Diving/Underwater ConstructionChapter 12: Operation and Maintenance HazardsSection 1: Fire PreventionSection 2: Confined SpacesSection 3: LightingSection 4: Toxic Fumes and GasesSection 5: Wind and FloodingSection 6: SanitationPart III: Mechanics of Inherently Safer DesignChapter 13: Including Safety into Design PlanningSection 1: Architectural Design PlanningSection 2: Equipment Design PlanningChapter 14: Including Safety into Construction PlanningSection 1: Construction Safety PlanningChapter 15: The Economics of Inherently Safer DesignINDEX


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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