Construction Safety and Health Management

Construction Safety and Health Management

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For junior/senior and graduate-level courses in Construction Safety and Construction Management.This text presents clear, concise coverage of construction safety. It provides practical, easy-to-implement techniques that will help reduce or eliminate construction hazards and improve job site safety. This is a compilation of specially commissioned articles by world-renowned authorities in the field.
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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 210 x 279 x 19.05mm | 567g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130871737
  • 9780130871732

About Jimmie W. Hinze

RICHARD J. COBLE is an associate professor in the M.E. Rinker Sr., School of Building Construction and the director of the Center for Construction Safety and Loss Control at the University of Florida. He has extensive hands-on experience in construction, having undertaken several major construction projects throughout the U.S.A. His major research interest is in safety and health in construction, and he has recently been conducting investigative studies into workman's compensation fraud. He has shown a strong research interest in the area of automating the construction foreman, which is integral to scheduling safety into all aspects of the construction process. He is currently the international director of CIB W99, which is an international consortium of construction safety experts. He has published widely in the area of safety and health.JIMMIE HINZE is the director of the M.E. Rinker Sr., School of Building Construction at the University of Florida. He has been involved in the construction industry with particular interest in the field of safety and health since the early 1970s. He is a strong proponent of the view that safety should be incorporated into every subject on construction. He has worked extensively with OSHA in conducting several research studies. He has authored several books and journal articles on safety and health issues as they relate to construction. His book, entitled Construction Safety, is considered one of the most practical and comprehensive texts in the field of construction safety.THEO HAUPT is a lecturer at the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying at Peninsula Technikon, Cape town, South Africa. He has served as the chairperson of the Western Cape branch of the South African Institute of Building (SAIB). He remains a National Council member of SAIB and enjoys membership in Architects and Surveyors Institute, Chartered Institute of Building, and Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economics. His research interests include infrastructure policy and delivery in the context of developing countries. However, he is presently engaged in doctoral studies at the University of Florida, where his focus has been on construction safety issues. He has published several safety related articles and conference papers.
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Table of contents

1. Safety Program for Volunteer-Based Construction Projects, Boyd C. Paulson, Jr. Abstract. Keywords. Introduction. The Nature of Volunteer-Based Construction. Applicability of Safety Research and Practice. Example Condominium Project. Volunteer Safety Program. Problems and Results. Implications for the Construction Industry. Conclusion. References.2. Incurring the Costs of Injuries versus Investing in Safety, Jimmie Hinze. Introduction. Cost of Safety Versus Cost of Injuries. The True Costs of Injuries. Indirect Costs Related to Medical Case Injuries. Indirect Costs Related to Restricted Work/Lost Workday Injuries. Recap on Indirect Costs. Investment in Safety. Example of Investing in Safety on a Small Project. Example of Investing in Safety on a Large Project. The Bottom Line on Investing in Safety. Final Comments on Investment in Safety. Conclusion. References.3. Scheduling for Construction Safety, Richard J. Coble, Brent R. Elliott. Abstract. Keywords. Introduction. Determining Safety Needs. Assessing When Hazard Exposure Will Occur. Linking Interactively Between Activity Schedule and Safety Training. The Future of Scheduling for Construction Safety. Human Factors Involved in Scheduling for Safety. Conclusion. References.4. Human Factors in Construction Safety-Management Issues, Steve Rowlinson. Abstract. Keywords. Introduction. Background on Hong Kong. The Cost of Lack of Safety. Safety as an Integral Part of the Project. Accident Causation. Trends in Accident Causation-An Example. Changing Attitudes. Prerequisites for BSM and Other Initiatives to be Effective. Assuring Safe Performance. Industry Level Issues. Effectiveness in Safety Management. Conclusion. Acknowledgements. References.5. Innovative Fall Protection for Construction Workers on Low-Rise Roofs, Amarjit Singh. Abstract. Keywords. Introduction. Objectives of Study. Fall Statistics. Background and Literature Review. Research Methodology. Analysis Approach. State of Compliance. Relative Danger of Roofing Surfaces. Use of Different Fall Protection Systems. Slope Considerations in Fall Protection Methods. Work Pressure. Problem with Regulations. Actions to Increase Worker Protection. Typical Roof Construction Schedule. Roof Construction Schedule for Prefabrication. Illustration of Prefab Systems for Residential Roofs. Summary. Conclusion. Acknowledgements. References.6. Safety and Health in Team Building, John Smallwood, Theo C. Haupt. Abstract. Keywords. Introduction. The Nature of the Construction Industry. Total Safety Culture (TSC). Teamwork, Team Building, and Value Systems. Participants in the Construction Process. Strategies, Systems, and Processes. Conclusion. References.7. Implications of the Relationship Between Construction Quality and Safety, Kent Davis. Abstract. Keywords. Introduction. Construction Quality Management. Construction Safety Management. Similarities Between Construction Quality and Safety. Differences Between Construction Quality and Safety. The Interaction of Construction Quality and Safety. A Survey of the Integration of Quality and Safety. Conclusion. References.8. Designing for Safety, John A. Gambatese. Abstract. Keywords. Introduction. Expanding the Responsibility for Safety. Safety and the Designer. Design-for-Safety Research: The Role of the Designer. Design-for Safety Research: Capturing and Retrieving Design-for-Safety Issues. Designer Liability. Conclusions. References.9. An Owner Looks at Safety, Ronald W. Sykes, Tan Qu, Richard J. Coble. Introduction. Current Role of Owners in Safety and Health Management. Taking a Proactive Position as an Owner. Thoughts and Trends Regarding the Allocation of Responsibility for Safety. Fostering a Total Safety Culture. What Owners Can Do to Promote Job-Site Safety. Other Owner Considerations. Additional Concerns of Owners. Conclusion. References.10. Health Consequences of Working in Construction, Marie Haring Sweeney, David Fosbroke, Linda M. Goldenhar, Larry L. Jackson, Kenneth Linch, Boris D. Lushniak, Carol Merry, Scott Schneider, Mark Stephenson. Abstract. Keywords. Introduction. Illnesses, Injuries, and Mortality Among Construction Workers. Eye Injuries. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. Silicosis. Musculoskeletal Disorders in Construction Workers. Occupational Skin Diseases. Women in Construction. Conclusion. References.
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