Construction Safety Handbook: A Practical Guide to OSHA Compliance and Injury Prevention

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Government Institutes, Jul 1, 2003 - Social Science - 451 pages
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This much anticipated new edition provides employers and employees with a day-to-day guide to reducing accidents and injuries, ensuring compliance, avoiding fines and penalties, and controlling workers' compensation costs. You'll not only find comprehensive discussions on all of the construction safety regulations found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 29
Chapter 1926, but you'll also find the actual legal text of the regulations and overviews for each sub
Chapter for easier reference. This Construction Safety Handbook covers both the obvious and the hidden dangers of construction and addresses the latest changes in OSHA standards, including new recordkeeping requirements, new ergonomic guidelines, new requirements in the Steel Erection standard, and new additions to signs, signals, and barricades requirements. Written in plain English, this comprehensive handbook provides you with the legal background, practical advice, and ready-to-use written compliance programs you need to ensure your sites meet workplace safety requirements, protect workers, and comply with the standards. Each
Chapter provides a description of the requirements of the standard, and a sample written compliance program, checklists, and the appropriate citations from the 29 CFRs. The latest changes in enforcement and inspection policy are also detailed, and a list of OSHA's most frequently cited construction standards is given.

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Contents

Chapter
1
Duties of Employers and Employees
4
Chapter
7
Chapter
10
Chapter
11
OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements
16
1 Partially Exempt Industries
18
Questions About the New Rule
22
1 Danger Sign
206
Chapter 8
211
Introduction
220
Program Evaluation
229
2 Construction Ergonomics Checklist
231
Chapter 9
237
Foot Protection
245
1 PPE Checklist
250

OSHA Recordkeeping Forms
26
1 OSHA 300 Log
27
2 OSHA 300A Form
33
Maintaining Your Records
39
4 Incidence Rates
42
Definition of Terms
46
5 Do I Record the Injury or Not?
51
6 Recordable WorkRelated Injuries and Illnesses
53
Reporting Occupational Hearing Loss Cases
54
Enforcement of the Recordkeeping Rule
60
Chapter 3
67
Subpart TDemolition lll
68
Subpart DOccupational Health and Environmental Controls
76
Subpart FFire Protection and Prevention
82
Subpart LScaffolding
93
Chapter 4
100
Subpart VPower Transmission and Distribution
115
1 Alternating CurrentMinimum Distances
117
of Chemicals to Workers
123
1 Sample Request for Material Safety Data Sheets
127
Explanation of Terms Used on Material Safety Data Sheets
134
Chapter 5
149
Matching Training to Employees
156
1 Code of Blasting Signals
179
Chapter 6
182
Noise Control
183
1 Permissible Noise Exposures
184
1 Hearing Conservation Program CheckList for a Mine Operation
193
Chapter 7
197
Preventing Falls at Your Worksite
255
Developing a Fall Protection Program
264
1 Sample Fall Protection Program
268
Chapter 11
273
1 Maximum Allowable Slopes for Excavations Less Than 20 Feet
282
1 Excavations made in Type A soil
283
Soil Classification
286
Chapter 12
293
Overloading
308
1 Types of Cranes Generally Found in the Workplace
323
Chapter 14
332
1 A Sample Forklift Safety Program
339
Powered Industrial Truck Training
346
Chapter 15
347
Housekeeping
357
1 Sample Airborne Lead Notification Form
365
Chapter 16
367
Employee Information and Training
370
1 Sample Asbestos Medical Questionnaire
375
1 Process Safety Management Standard Requirements
390
4 Process Safety Managment Flow Chart
396
Chapter 18
399
Respond to an Inspection
405
Tips on What to Do When an OSHA Inspector Appears at Your Worksite
411
1 Sample Handout for Contractors and Subcontractors
429
Glossary
433
Index
445
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