Safety and health in construction

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International Labour Office
International Labour Office, 1992 - Technology & Engineering - 162 pages
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"It goes a long way in mapping out the agenda for health and safety professionals in this most dangerous and populous industry." Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Derby, United Kingdom Changes in working practices and conditions in the construction industry over the past decade have meant that the competent authorities, health and safety committees, management or employers' and workers' organizations, in particular, should take a fresh look at such aspects as the safety of workplaces, health hazards, and construction equipment and machinery. This code of practice takes account of new areas in the sector which require improved health and safety practices and other protective measures.

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Contents

Contents
1
Safety of workplaces
14
Scaff0ldsanclladders
20
Lifting appliances and gear
27
Transport earthmoving and materialshandling equipment
40
Plant machinery equipment and hand tools
48
Work at heights including roof work
62
Cofferdams and caissons and work in compressed air
79
Piledriving
95
Demolition
103
Electricity
109
Health hazards first aid and occupational health services
118
Personal protective equipment and protective clothing
127
Infonnation and training
134
Index
144
Copyright

Structural frames formwork and concrete work
87

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