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Annotated Dictionary of Construction Safety and Health

1st Edition

By Charles D. Reese, James Vernon Eidson

CRC Press

264 pages

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The Annotated Dictionary of Construction Safety and Health covers the most common types of risks or hazards that impact the safety and health of construction workers. Arranged in alphabetical order for ease-of-use, the Dictionary meshes regulations, common sense, and practical construction work aspects in a logical style.

The author discusses a vast range of issues in construction safety. He covers the most common types of risks or hazards that impact the safety of construction workers, and includes the OSHA requirements where applicable. This comprehensive view of safety in the construction industry has its foundation in the author's belief that jobsite safety is a critical factor in good business practices, productivity, and cost containment.

The construction industry has always been viewed as an industry with unique hazards. The Annotated Dictionary of Construction Safety and Health provides you with a tool for addressing occupational safety issues in the construction industry. As a guide and reference, it will be the foundation upon which you can build stronger safety initiatives and prevent jobsite deaths and injuries.

Reviews

"This up-to-date dictionary will greatly assist contractors, workers, and safety and health professionals, especially when used in conjunction with Reese and Edison's 1999 book."

Choice, September, 200, Vol. 38, No. 1

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Table of Contents

Construction Safety A Through H

Abrasive Grinding

Aerial Lifts

Air Receivers

Alarms

Arc Welding and Cutting

Barricades

Barriers

Batteries

Change Rooms

Compressed Air, Use of

Compressed Air, Working Under

Compressed Gas Cylinders

Compressed Gas Welding

Concrete Construction

Concrete - Cast-in-Place

Confined Spaces

Construction Masonry

Conveyors

Cranes and Derricks

Crane- and Derrick-Suspended Personnel Platforms

Demolition

Disposal Chutes

Diving

Eating and Drinking Areas

Egress

Electrical

Employee Emergency Action Plans

Excavations/Trenches

Explosives and Blasting

Eye and Face Protection

Fall Protection

Fire Protection and Prevention

Flagperson

Floor and Wall Openings

Food Handling

Foot Protection

Hand Protection

Hand and Power Tools/Guarding

Hand Tools

Hazard Communications

Hazardous Waste Operations

Head Protection

Hearing Protection - Occupational Noise Exposure

Heating Devices

Heavy Equipment, Preventing Slips and Falls

Helicopters

Hoist, Base-Mounted Drum

Hoist, Materials

Hoist, Overhead

Hoist Personnel

Housekeeping

Construction Safety: I Through W

Illumination

Jacks

Ladders

Lift-Slab Construction

Liquid-Fuel Tools

Liquid Petroleum Gas

Lockout/Layout

Marine Equipment

Material Handling and Storage

Material Handling Equipment

Medical Services and First Aid

Motor Vehicles and Mechanized Equipment

Nonpotable Water

Personal Protection Equipment

Pile Driving

Pneumatic Tools

Potable Water

Powder-Actuated Guns

Power Tools

Power Tools, Electrical

Power Tools, Fuel Driven

Power Tools, Hydraulic, Power Transmission and Distribution

Precast Concrete

Process Chemical Safety Management

Radiation, Ionizing

Radiation, Non-Ionizing

Rigging

Rollover Protective Structures

Safety Harness

Safety Nets

Scaffolds

Signs, Signals, and Barricades

Site Clearance

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Stairways

Steel Erection

Temporary Sleeping Quarters

Tire Cages

Toeboards

Toilets

Transportation

Tunnels/Shaft

Vermin Control

Washing Facilities

Welding

Woodworking Tools

Working Over Water

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety