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Construction Safety Auditing Made Easy

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This newly updated edition provides safety professionals with a methodical process for performing effective safety audits of their workplaces to ensure compliance with the federal OSHA regulations. Referencing the most current regulations available, this book uses a series of detailed checklists to help construction safety veterans and novices conduct self audits to determine deficiencies, achieve compliance, and maintain a safe working environment. All checklists are based on federal Occupational Safety and ...

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Overview

This newly updated edition provides safety professionals with a methodical process for performing effective safety audits of their workplaces to ensure compliance with the federal OSHA regulations. Referencing the most current regulations available, this book uses a series of detailed checklists to help construction safety veterans and novices conduct self audits to determine deficiencies, achieve compliance, and maintain a safe working environment. All checklists are based on federal Occupational Safety and Health Act requirements, and topics covered include the most commonly cited standards, the most frequently overlooked standards, and the workplace activities most likely to incur accidents and injuries. Checklists also include recommended practices, printed in italics for easy identification. Construction Safety Auditing Made Easy's user-friendly format allows readers to quickly determine where compliance problems exist for the principal issues most construction sites face. It also enables readers to determine their company's level of compliance with the regulations and the effectiveness of their programs using the author's own rating system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865879799
  • Publisher: Government Institutes
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 8.51 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction 1
Pt. II General procedures 9
Pt. III The checklists 21
Sect. 1 Battery management 23
Sect. 2 Carcinogenic and toxic dusts and fumes 29
Sect. 3 Chemical carcinogens requiring air monitoring 47
Sect. 4 Chemical carcinogens not requiring air monitoring 63
Sect. 5 Chemical storage procedures 75
Sect. 6 Compressed gases 83
Sect. 7 Confined space entry procedures 91
Sect. 8 Cranes 103
Sect. 9 Electrical hazards 115
Sect. 10 Emergency action plan 135
Sect. 11 Ergonomics 145
Sect. 12 Excavations and trenching 151
Sect. 13 Fall protection 161
Sect. 14 Fire protection and prevention 179
Sect. 15 Flammable and combustible liquids 193
Sect. 16 Hazard communication program 209
Sect. 17 Hazardous waste and emergency response activities 217
Sect. 18 Hearing conservation program 251
Sect. 19 Heat stress 257
Sect. 20 Ionizing radiation 263
Sect. 21 Laser equipment 275
Sect. 22 Local exhaust ventilation 281
Sect. 23 Lockout and tagging 299
Sect. 24 Manual lifting 305
Sect. 25 Personal protective equipment 311
Sect. 26 Portable power tools and equipment 319
Sect. 27 Powered industrial trucks - forklists and other specialized industrial 327
Sect. 28 Process safety management 335
Sect. 29 Respiratory protection program 349
Sect. 30 Scaffolds 359
Sect. 31 Stairways and ladders 371
Sect. 32 Toxic substance exposure monitoring 383
Sect. 33 Welding and cutting 391
Pt. IV Hazardous building materials 403
App. A OSHA statistics 413
App. B Elements of an effective voluntary protection program 417
App. C State OSHA consultation services 421
App. D Sample scorekeeper's notepad 429
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