DEWALT Construction Safety/OSHA Professional Reference

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Many of the essential safety requirements for construction job sites across the US are brought together into this one, single-volume resource for industry professionals. More than 350 pages of OSHA-compliant reference material gives readers total access to critical safety information as it applies to scaffolding, ladders, fall protection, protective equipment, electricity, working in trenches, demolition, and much more. Information is featured for everything that contractors, service technicians, maintenance personnel, plant managers, engineers, designers, and architects need to know about OSHA. Effective safety plans and sample forms are also included.
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"Jobs today don't have room for mistakes. That is why I outfit all of my crews with DEWALT reference books. They give the real-world answers needed to work fast and smart - without all of the fluff." - (Name of Company Withheld), General Contractor, Philadelphia PA recently shared with us the importance of good jobsite reference.
From the Publisher
"Jobs today don't have room for mistakes. That is why I outfit all of my crews with DEWALT reference books. They give the real-world answers needed to work fast and smart - without all of the fluff." - (Name of Company Withheld), General Contractor, Philadelphia PA recently shared with us the importance of good jobsite reference.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977718337
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/20/2006
  • Series: DeWalt Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 687,847
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Rosenberg has an extensive background in the construction, data, electronic, HVAC and plumbing trades. He is a leading voice in the electrical industry with years of experience from an apprentice to a project manager. Paul has written for all of the leading electrical and low voltage industry magazines and has authored more than 50 books.In addition, he wrote the first standard for the installation of optical cables (ANSI-NEIS-301) and was awarded a patent for a power transmission module. Paul currently serves as contributing editor for Power Outlet Magazine, teaches at Iowa State University and works as a consultant and expert witness in legal cases. He speaks occasionally at industry events.

American Contractors Educational Services has successfully prepared candidates for state required licensing exams since 1991. A team of full time instructors comprises field experience, training expertise and formal education to formulate an effective and dynamic approach to concisely present pertinent test information in a seminar format.

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Table of Contents

Construction Sites     1
Fall Protection     1
Head Protection     1
Scaffolding     2
Ladders     3
Stairways     4
Hazard Communication     5
Ground Fault Interrupters     6
Equipment Grounding Conductor Program     6
Conductor Color Code     8
Power Wiring Color Code     8
Power-Transformer Color Code     8
Size of Extension Cords for Portable Tools     9
Trenching     10
Allowable Slopes     11
Cranes     12
Standard Hand Signals for Controlling Crane Operations     13
Manila Rope Slings - Straight Leg     18
Manila Rope Slings - Basket     19
Rope Characteristics     20
Safe Loads for Shackles     21
Wire Rope Slings - Straight Leg     22
Wire Rope Slings - Basket     23
Wire Rope Characteristics for 6 Strand By 19 Wire Type     24
Cable Clamps for Wire Rope     25
Forklifts     26
Indoor Minimum Illumination Intensities in Foot-Candles     27
Safety - Pipe Legends     28
Types of Fire Extinguishers     29
Fire-Resistive Labeled Equipment     30
Fire Retardation Ratings     32
Classification of Softwood Plywoods Rates Species for Strength and Stiffness     38
Plywood Marking     39
Plywood Grades and Usage     40
Softwood Plywood Veneer Grades     43
Exposed Plywood Panel Siding     44
Allowable Spans for Exposed Particleboard Panel Siding     44
Allowable Spans for Particleboard Subfloor and Combined Subfloor-Underlayment     45
Allowable Spans for Plywood Combination Subfloor-Underlayment     45
Load Limits for Wood Girders     46
Loading Tables for Floor/Ceiling Trusses Built with 2 x 4 Chords     47
Allowable Uniform Loads for W Steel Beams     50
Optimum Spacing of Spring Clips for Ceiling     51
Heating Temperatures of Roof Asphalt     52
Roof Nailer Spacing     52
Tightening Torque in Pound-Feet-Screw Fit     53
Screw Torques     53
Construction Safety and Health Resources     54
Scaffolding and Ladders     1
Scaffold Loads     1
Allowable Scaffold Spans     1
Maximum Number of Planked Levels     2
Safety Nets      2
Scaffold Maximum Vertical Tie Spacing Wider Than 3' Bases     3
System Scaffold     4
Tube and Coupler Scaffold     5
Single Wood Pole Scaffolds     6
Independent Wood Pole Scaffolds     8
Minimum Size of Members - Tube Scaffolds     10
Schedule for Ladder-Type Platforms     11
OSHA Scaffolding - Key Provisions     12
OSHA Scaffolding - Competent Person     13
OSHA Scaffolding - Oversight     15
OSHA Scaffolding - Miscellaneous Requirements     17
Suspension Scaffolds     22
Suspended Scaffold Welding Precautions     23
Suspension Scaffold Requirements     24
Fall Protection     29
Fall Protection Required for Specific Scaffolds     30
Fall Arrest Systems     31
Falling Object Protection     31
Ladders - General Requirements     33
Rules for All Ladders     34
Rules for Job - Specific Ladders     37
Rules for Stepladders     37
Rules for Portable Ladders     38
Rules for Fixed Ladders     39
Cages for Fixed Ladders     42
Wells for Fixed Ladders     43
Ladder Safety Devices for Fixed Ladders     43
Requirements for Mounting Ladder Safety Devices for Fixed Ladders     44
Rules for Detective Ladders     45
Rules for Stairways     46
Personal Protection     1
Safety Checklists - PPE     1
Safety Checklists - Scaffolding     3
Safety Checklists - Electrical     4
Safety Checklists - Miscellaneous     5
Safety Checklists - Cranes     6
Safety Checklists - Forklifts     8
Selection of Respirators     10
Eye and Face Protectors     12
Eye Protection     13
Filter Lens Shade Numbers for Protection Against Radiant Energy     14
Sound Awareness and Safety     15
Hearing Protection Levels     15
Decibel Levels of Sounds     16
Worker Safety Instructions     1
Warning Tags     1
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Construction, Demolition, and Other Related Workplaces     2
Respiratory Protection     4
Fall Protection Guidelines     6
Supported Scaffold Guidelines     6
Portable Ladder Safety     8
Aerial Lifts     10
Crane Safety      11
Electrical Safety     13
Portable Generator Safety     14
Trench Safety     15
Demolition Safety     16
Work Zone Traffic Safety     18
Tree Trimming and Removal Safety     20
Chain Saw Safety     22
Chipper Machine Safety     24
Rodents, Snakes, and Insects     26
West Nile Virus     28
Silicosis     30
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning     32
Permit-Required Confined Spaces     34
General Decontamination     36
Lead in Construction/Demolition     38
Hydrogen Sulfide Gas     40
Hand Hygiene (Disaster Areas)     42
Mold Exposure     44
Heat Stress Guidelines     46
Excavation     1
Soil Types     1
Terms Used in Grading     3
Maximum Allowable Slopes     3
Excavating Toward an Open Ditch     4
Sequence of Excavation in High Groundwater     5
Angle of Repose for Common Soil Types     6
Cone of Depression     7
Excavations Made in Type A Soil     8
Excavations Made in Type B Soil     9
Excavations Made in Type C Soil     10
Excavations Made in Layered Soils     12
OSHA Excavation Decision Chart     13
Timber Trench Shoring Minimum Timber Requirements - Type A Soil     16
Timber Trench Shoring Minimum Timber Requirements - Type B Soil     20
Timber Trench Shoring Minimum Timber Requirements - Type C Soil     24
Load-Carrying Capacities of Soils     27
A Wellpoint System Depressing the Water Table     28
Electrical Safety     1
Basic Electrical Safety Guidelines     1
Effect of Electric Current on Human Body     2
Lockout/Tagout Guidelines     3
Lockout/Tagout Training     4
Lockout/Tagout Rules     4
Lock Removal Rules     5
Work Area Control     5
Minimum Depth Working Clearances     6
Elevation of Unguarded Live Parts Above Working Space     6
Minimum Clearance - Live Parts     7
Underground Installation Requirements     8
Minimum Cover Requirements for Underground Installations     10
Basic Grounded Conductor Rules     12
Basic Grounding Connections     14
Minimum Sizes of Grounding Electrode Conductors for AC Systems     15
Resistivities of Various Soils     15
Minimum Size Conductors - Grounding Raceway and Equipment     16
Types of Grounding Methods per the NEC     17
Grounding Different Types of Circuits     18
GFCI Wiring Diagrams     20
Classifications of Hazardous Locations     21
Standard and Optional Hazardous Location Systems     22
Lamp Disposal     1
PCB-Containing Ballasts     1
Identifying PCB Ballasts     2
Non-Leaking PCB Ballast Disposal     2
Leaking PCB Ballasts     3
State Requirements for PCB Ballasts     4
High-Temperature Incineration of PCB Ballasts     4
Recycling Ballasts     5
Disposing PCB Ballasts at a Chemical or Hazardous Waste Landfill     5
Packing PCB Ballasts for Disposal     5
Disposal Costs for PCB Ballasts     6
High-Temperature Incineration Costs for PCB Ballasts     7
Recycling Costs for PCB Ballasts     7
Disposal Costs for PCB Ballasts at a Chemical or Hazardous Waste Landfill     7
Ballast Decision Chart     8
Transportation Fees     9
Profile Fees     9
Recordkeeping     9
Disposal of Mercury-Containing Lamps     10
Testing Lamps     11
Lamp Recycling Costs     13
Disposal Costs for Lamps at a Chemical or Hazardous Waste Landfill     13
Packing Lamps for Disposal     13
Informational Resources     15
OSHA     1
OSHA     1
Top 100 OSHA Violations (2001)     3
OSHA Safety Color Codes     9
Hazard Assessment     10
Selecting Personal Protective Equipment     12
Training Employees in the Proper use of PPE     14
Eye and Face Protection     15
Eye Protection     16
Head Protection     17
Foot and Leg Protection     19
Hand and Arm Protection     22
Chemical Resistance Selection Chart for Protective Gloves     26
Electrical Glove Inspection     30
Care of Protective Gloves     31
Body Protection     31
Hearing Protection     32
Jacks     34
Concrete     35
Safety Nets     42
Warning Lines     43
Roofs and Wall Openings     45
Signs     46
Welding Operations     47
Filter Lenses for Protection Against Radiant Energy     48
Construction Industry Requirements for Filter Lens Shade Numbers for Protection Against Radiant Energy     50
Laser Operations     51
Selecting Laser Safety Glass     51
Wiring Design and Protection     52
Company Safety Plan     1
Sample Policy Statement     1
Goal     2
Specific Steps     2
Safety Manager     3
Notice to All Employees     4
Supervisor/Foreman     5
Employee Responsibilities     6
Discipline and Enforcement     7
Control of Hazards     8
Fire Prevention     9
Training and Education     10
Emergency Response to Hazardous Substances     11
Emergency Response Plan     13
Recordkeeping and OSHA Log Review     13
Accident Investigation     15
Safety Rules and Procedures     16
Employee Emergency Action Plan - Fire and Other Emergencies     19
Injury and Illness Incident Report     20
Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses     24
Glossary and Abbreviations     1
Glossary      1
Abbreviations     31
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