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Construction Safety Planning

  • ID: 2211795
  • Book
  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Construction Safety Planning David V. MacCollum Construction Safety Planning is a comprehensive, practical, step–by–step guide for those who design and oversee large and small projects. Designed to facilitate compliance with new OSHA objectives, it presents, for those who are responsible for construction safety, what questions to ask in order to avoid conditions that invite injury or death on site. The book shows how to integrate safety planning into existing design and construction scheduling in order to avoid duplicating paperwork that is normally associated with safety planning. Advice is given on how to involve all supervisory personnel as hazard hunters, so that timely prevention measures can be taken. Author David V. MacCollum is a forty–five–year veteran safety engineer who participated in the development of safety planning concepts used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on big dam projects in the Pacific Northwest during the 1950s. In this clearly written reference he highlights the concepts and practices that reduced construction deaths by 75 percent and are today still enabling the Corps of Engineers to enjoy the same reduction nationwide, when compared to similar work not under its supervision the end result being savings of several billion dollars each year. The risk of death on the job for construction workers is five times greater than that of the average American worker. A new OSHA era will change that. With this book, everyone working in the field of construction from design to maintenance will have the tools and knowledge to make a difference.
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Partial table of contents:

Construction Safety Chaos.

The Role of Insurance in Construction Safety.

Bringing Order Out of Chaos.

Project Safety Planning Concepts.

Safety and the Design Team.

Prebid Safety Conference.

Selecting the Contractor for the Job.

Fall Prevention and Protection.


Project Monitoring.

Phase Planning.

Phase Planning for Electrical Systems.

Phase Planning for Roofs.

Surviving the Crisis of Unmet Planning for Changing Circumstances.


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About the author David V. MacCollum is a past president of the American Society of Safety Engineers and was a member of the first U.S. Secretary of Labor′s Construction Safety Advisory Committee [1969–1972]. He has specialized in safety research and technical assistance on high–risk hazards to enterprise, insurance companies, universities, trade associations, attorneys, and government for over twenty years and was involved in the development of rollover protections and other safeguards and innovative construction methods and procedures. Mr. MacCollum holds a B.S. degree from Oregon State University and is a Registered Professional Engineer and Certified Safety Professional.
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