Construction Safety & Health

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/27/2011
  • Publisher: Pearson

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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, CONSTRUCTION SAFETY & HEALTH, 2/efocuses 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.

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




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