Construction Safety & Health

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
David L. Goetsch  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
360
Pub.-date
December 2011
ISBN13
9780132374699
ISBN
0132374692
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Description

For courses in construction safety and health at any university, college, community college, technical school, or corporate training environment, as part of programs in construction engineering, construction technology, construction management, or various construction-related trades.

 

This up-to-date and practical teaching resource makes the theories and principles of construction safety and health useful in a real-world setting, and integrates up-to-the-minute research throughout. Direct and straightforward, it focuses on the specific needs of modern construction professionals and on the requirements set forth by OSHA and other regulators., Each chapter focuses on one key area of concern, and chapters are sequenced to reflect the typical organization of college-level construction safety and health courses. Extensive updates include: LEED accreditation; effects of design on construction safety; new material on ergonomics, human factors, and behavior-based safety; and much more. Every chapter includes review questions, listings of key terms and concepts, and activities promoting critical thinking, discussion, and hands-on application. Student resources are available on the companion website www.pearsonhighered.com/careersresources/.

Features

For courses in construction safety and health at any university, college, community college, technical school, or corporate training environment, as part of programs in construction engineering, construction technology, construction management, or various construction-related trades.

 

This up-to-date and practical teaching resource makes the theories and principles of construction safety and health useful in a real-world setting, and integrates up-to-the-minute research throughout. Direct and straightforward, it focuses on the specific needs of modern construction professionals and on the requirements set forth by OSHA and other regulators., Each chapter focuses on one key area of concern, and chapters are sequenced to reflect the typical organization of college-level construction safety and health courses. Extensive updates include: LEED accreditation; effects of design on construction safety; new material on ergonomics, human factors, and behavior-based safety; and much more. Every chapter includes review questions, listings of key terms and concepts, and activities promoting critical thinking, discussion, and hands-on application.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Gives students a single authoritative source for all contemporary information on construction safety and health. Covers everythingconstruction managers, engineers, and technologists should know about safety and health, from accident causes to OSHA regulations, recordkeeping to emergency response.

 

Engages students in critical thinking, discussion, and hands-on learning. Contains carefully crafted exercises in every chapter designed to promote deeper engagement and more active learning.

 

Supports students no matter what type of construction they will engage in. Presents specific examples and coverage associated with residential, commercial, industrial, and infrastructure-related construction.

 

Helps students place their health and safety work in realistic context. Includes coverage of key issues ranging from cost-justifying health and safety measures to promoting safety when team members are under pressure to meet budgets and schedules.

 

Prepares students for the latest trends and challenges they will face in the construction workplace. Includes up-to-date coverage of key emerging issues ranging from workplace violence to bloodborne pathogens.

 

Helps students build a consensus for safety in their workplaces. Includes thorough coverage of every tool available for promoting safety in the workplace, including rules and regulations, employee participation, safety training, suggestion programs, visual awareness, incentives, competitions, teamwork, and more.

 

Prepares students to face thorny issues of ethics and corporate responsibility. Covers the challenges of ethical behavior in organizations; construction profssionals' roles and responsibilities; questions to ask when making decisions; and the question of whistleblowing.

New to this Edition

This edition has been extensively revised to reflect the latest trends, challenges, and regulatory requirements faced by construction professionals concerned with health and safety.

 

New! Updates all dated material and references as needed-especially “Safety Facts & Fines” sections discussing current regulatory requirements from OSHA and other agencies.
  • Prepares students to address the safety and health issues the industry faces right now, and is likely to face in the foreseeable future 
New! Provides more international coverage-including new sections on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling (GHS) and on overcoming language barriers in planning for construction safety and health
  • Helps students succeed in construction projects involving international companies and stakeholders, and/or construction team members for whom English is not the primary language

Improved! Updated and expanded coverage of construction equipment safety-including many new photographs

  • Shows students how to use modern heavy equipment safely, helping them understand complex spatial issues intuitively through visual images 

Expanded! New section on LEED certification-offering broader coverage of “green building” linkages to construction health and safety

  • Helps students combine safety with the “green” philosophy of construction

Expanded! Significant new material on ergonomics, human factors, and behavior-based safety-helping students understand and prepare for major trends in the field

  • Helps students understand new and emerging approaches to safety that are becoming increasingly important on real construction sites 

New! Includes new section on gaining commitment to safety-as part of a full chapter on promoting safety

  • Helps students play leadership roles in achieving consensus around safety plans, and getting their colleagues to take action for safety 

New! Adds section on the effects of design on construction safety-as part of a full chapter on theories of accident causation

  • Offers more context on what causes accidents, helping students recognize important potential risks associated with design

New! Coverage of the types of accidents that occur most frequently on construction sites-nowprovided upfront in Chapter 1

  • Gives students an early understanding of the types (and seriousness) of accidents they are seeking to prevent

Table of Contents

Introduction: Safety Movement  and the Construction Industry

Part 1. Theories and Concepts

1. Cost of Accidents: Why Safety is Important

2. Role of Construction Personnel in Safety and Health

3. Accident Causation Theories

4. Ethics and Safety

5. Workers' Compensation

6. OSHA Compliance

 

Part 2. OSHA's Construction Standard and Related Safety Practices

7. Subparts A through E and Related Safety Practices

8. Subparts F through J and Related Safety Practices

9. Subparts K through O and Related Safety Practices

10. Subparts P through U and Related Safety Practices

11. Subparts V through Z and Related Safety Practices

 

Part 3. Application on the Job

12. Construction Safety and Health: Program and Policies

13. J  Hazard Analysis and Construction Equipment Safety

14. Accident Investigation, Reporting, and Record Keeping

15. Emergency Response Plan

16. Total Safety Management

 

Part 4. Other Safety and Health Issues and Practices

17. Preventing Violence in the Workplace

18. Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace

19. Stress, Ergonomics, and Behavior-Based Safety

20. Environmental Safety and ISO 14000

21. Promoting Safety

 

Glossary

Index