A comprehensive introduction to OSHA regulations and construction safety practices
Accounting for about six percent of the American workforce but twenty percent of industrialized onsite fatalities, construction is among the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Minimizing the risk of accidents and potential environmental hazards is paramount to construction management and Construction Project Safety covers everything you need to know to maintain a safe workplace.
Approaching construction safety issues from a uniquely hands-on angle, Construction Project Safety provides a project context to enhance your understanding of regulations and accident prevention. You will follow the construction of Fire Station 39 in Lake City, Washington, as it navigates site safety issues and interacts with construction protocol. This book outlines potential hazards and explains how to mitigate or prevent them in construction. Though packed with detail for construction management personnel, this guide is straightforward enough for professionals and students focusing on project site safety issues.
Complete with engaging photographs, drawings, contract documentation, and an online three-dimensional BIM model, Construction Project Safety helps you visualize onsite scenarios and includes:
- Guidelines for tweaking your own accident prevention program
- OSHA compliance parameters
- Safety suggestions for site preparation, earthwork, foundation, superstructures, exterior enclosures, and interior constructions
- Chapter-by-chapter summaries, review questions, and exercises
Observing OSHA safety measures is essential to avoiding costly accidents. Construction Project Safety is your definitive guide to managing a safe and productive worksite.