Safety is the most vital part of construction management today. Construction Foreman's Safety Handbook is an invaluable source of safety information, specifically written for job-site supervisor's. This book provides all the essential information you'll need to ensure construction sites are as safe as they can be and comply with OSHA regulations. You'll learn how to avoid potentially dangerous situations, construct a safety program that suits the job-site, and hear eyewitness accounts of accidents that happened while on the job.
INTRODUCTION. WHY IS SAFETY IMPORTANT TO YOUR COMPANY? YOUR SAFETY RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES. Knowledge of Safety Programs. Safety Program Implementation. Accident Prevention..ACCIDENT CAUSES AND CONTROLS. What Is a Hazard? How Hazards Interrupt Work. Accidents Dont Just Happen. Hazard Control. SAFETY COMMITTEE. Purpose. Members. Holding Meetings. Actions. EMPLOYEE INDOCTRINATION. Day One. Safety Program Indoctrination. Job Site Indoctrination. WORKER SAFETY TRAINING AND EDUCATION. Doing the Job the Right Way. Key to Preventing Accidents. Never Assume a Worker Knows How to Do the Job. Job Hazard Analysis. Toolbox Safety Talks. Follow-Up. SAFETY RULES AND PROCEDURES: ENFORCEMENT AND COMPLIANCE. Basic safety rules. Employee Review of Rules. Compliance. Enforcement. Disciplinary Action. SUBSTANCE ABUSE. Alcohol. Illegal Drugs. Prescription and Over the Counter. Signs and Symptons of Abuse. WHAT TO DO IF AN ACCIDENT OCCURS. Emergency Procedures. Obtaining Medical Care. Notifying the Office. Securing the Accident Area. Controlling Spectators. HOW TO INVESTIGATE AN ACCIDENT. Obtaining Information About What Happened. Taking Pictures of the Accident Site. Making Diagrams. Performing the Investigation. Completing Accident Investigation Forms. Taking Action to Correct Hazards. HOW TO HANDLE THE MEDIA. Never Say No Comment. Who Is in Charge. Managing the Media. What the Media Wants from You. Media Checklist. HOW TO HANDLE AN OSHA INSPECTION. Checking Credentials. Opening Conference. Touring the Job. Correcting Hazards. Closing Conference. Citations and Penalties. Informal Conference. Notice of Contest. Formal Hearing. Other Options. WHERE TO FIND GOVERNMENT SAFETY RULES AND REGULATIONS. Services Available from OSHAs Area Office. OSHA Publications Office. Government Printing Office. Library. Department of Transportation. Environmental Protection Agency. State Code Rules and Regulations. Examples of Available Materials. WHERE YOU CAN GET HELP AND INFORMATION. OSHA. State Consultant Services. Insurance Companies. Trade Associations. National Safety Council. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. MAKING INSPECTIONS. Purpose of Inspections. What Must Be Inspected. Inspection Frequency. Who Should Make Inspections. Documenting Inspections. Corrective Action. RECORD KEEPING REQUIREMENTS. OSHA Forms. Accident Reports. Training Records. Daily Activities Log. Inspection Reports. DO YOU NEED MORE SAFETY AND HEALTH TRAINING? Training Is Important to Your Career. What Type of Training Is Needed. Where to Find Training. OSHA REGULATIONS IN A NUTSHELL..