Construction Industry Digest: and All About OSHA

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To successfully comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's construction safety requirements, employers, supervisors, and safety and health personnel must first identify and understand the standards, and this compact, insider's guide written by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides the insight and guidance to do just that. Featuring the safety standards most frequently overlooked by employers and the standards covering particularly hazardous situations, this convenient ...

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Overview

To successfully comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's construction safety requirements, employers, supervisors, and safety and health personnel must first identify and understand the standards, and this compact, insider's guide written by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides the insight and guidance to do just that. Featuring the safety standards most frequently overlooked by employers and the standards covering particularly hazardous situations, this convenient handbook includes the Code of Federal Regulations Title 29 Part 1926 safety and health standards most pertinent to the construction industry. Readers will find overviews of each standard—presented alphabetically—a brief discussion of the essential elements of a safety and health program, key points to remember when planning employee training, and a description of OSHA's voluntary programs. An "All About OSHA" section examines fundamental issues related to OSHA.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865877238
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 3/26/2008
  • Pages: 98
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     ix
General     1
Emphasis Programs     1
Other Initiatives     2
Safety and Health Management Systems     2
Frequently Used Standards in Construction     6
Access to Medical and Exposure Records     6
Aerial Lifts     6
Air Tools     7
Asbestos     7
Belt Sanding Machines     8
Chains (See Wire Ropes, Chains, and Hooks)     8
Compressed Air, Use of     8
Compressed Gas Cylinders     9
Concrete and Masonry Construction     9
Confined Spaces     10
Cranes and Derricks     11
Disposal Chutes     12
Diving     12
Drinking Water     13
Electrical Installations     13
Electrical Work Practices     14
Excavating and Trenching     15
Exits     16
Explosives and Blasting     16
Eye and Face Protection     17
Fall Protection     18
Fire Protection     19
Flaggers     20
Flammable and Combustible Liquids     20
Gases, Vapors, Fumes, Dusts, and Mist     21
General Duty Clause     21
Grinding     21
Hand Tools     22
Hazard Communication     22
Hazardous Waste Operations     23
Head Protection     23
Hearing Protection     24
Heating Devices, Temporary     25
Hoists, Material and Personnel     25
Hooks (See Wire Ropes, Chains, and Hooks)     26
Housekeeping     26
Illumination     26
Jointers     27
Ladders     27
Lasers     28
Lead     29
Lift Slab     30
Liquified Petroleum Gas     30
Medical Services and First Aid     31
Motor Vehicles and Mechanized Equipment     31
Noise (See Hearing Protection)     31
Personal Protective Equipment     31
Powder-Actuated Tools     32
Power Transmission and Distribution     32
Powered Industrial Trucks     32
Power Transmission, Mechanical     33
Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals     33
Program Safety and Health Requirements     33
Radiation, Ionizing     34
Railings      34
Recordkeeping: Recording and Reporting Requirements     35
Reinforcing Steel     35
Respiratory Protection     35
Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS)     36
Safety Nets     36
Saws     37
Scaffolds     39
Signs, Signals, and Barricades (Also See Flaggers)     43
Silica     43
Stairs     44
Steel Erection     45
Storage     46
Tire Cage     47
Toeboards     47
Toilets     47
Underground Construction     47
Welding, Cutting and Heating     48
Wire Ropes, Chains, and Ropes     50
Woodworking Machinery     50
OSHA Programs, Services, and Products     51
OSHA Related Publications     54
OSHA Regional Offices     56
OSHA Area Offices     58
OSHA Consultation Projects     60
All About OSHA     63
OSHA's Mission     66
Introduction     66
OSHA Coverage     69
State Programs     70
Standards & Guidance     71
The Standards-Setting Process      72
Reporting     74
OSHA Enforcement Activities     75
Enhanced Enforcement Program     76
The OSHA Whistleblower Program     76
Filing a Complaint     77
Outreach, Education and Training, and Compliance Assistance     78
OSHA's Cooperative Programs     80
Business Feedback     86
OSHA National Office Directorates     86

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