|Safety & Health on Construction Sites|
|Edit date: 25-02-2015|
These State-of-the-Art Reports are a compilation of papers on construction safety and health, some of which were included in the Fifth Annual Rinker International Conference on Construc-t-ion Safe-ty and Loss Control. This Conference was conducted at the University of Florida through the Center for Con-struc-t-ion Safety & Loss Control at the M.E. Rinker School of Building Construction. As a pre-lu-de to the formation of W99, this Conference provided an opportunity for safety professionals from around the world to share ideas and stimulate thought processes leading to the furtherance of con-struc--t-ion safety. The diversity of the papers provided a substantial resource for those interested in con-struction safety.
The parts of this report provide a cross section of safety concerns that construction managers are re-qui-r-ed to deal with on a recurring basis. Construction safety has become an international issue that in-volves every construction worker, regardless of his country or work environment. The international per-spective on worker safety, management's role in safety, and the costs associated with safety through-out industry and government are the basis for this report.
PARTS I - IV OVERVIEWS
Part I: Managing Construction Safety – 9 Papers
Includes discussion of the reasons why companies have strong safety programs, with emphasis on the primary and secondary benefits of such programs. The relationship of safety to Total Quality Manage-ment (TQM) is also discussed. Authors were encouraged to develop models of implementation. Many diverse points of the management of Construction safety are visited, with a focus on leading edge ma-na-ge-ment concepts.
Part II: Worker Protection – 6 Papers
Includes discussion of ergonomics, protective equipment, training, and pre-event planning. Authors were encouraged to investigate existing procedures and potential areas of study to advance worker pro-tection. Discussion of model worker protection programs was also encouraged. Practical aspects of worker protection are developed and discussed in this part.
Part III: Design for Safety – 4 Papers
Includes discussion of how safety for construction workers, the public and ultimate facility users, starts in the design process. Authors were encouraged to provide case studies of successful implementa-tion and development strategies. New methodologies in the process of design are discuss-ed from dif-fe-r--ent aspects.
Part IV: Loss Prevention – 6 Papers
Includes discussion of the concept of loss prevention and the relationship to safety. Authors were en-cou-raged to explore implementation techniques for establishing loss prevention programs and meth-ods of fostering existing programs. In this part, authors provide concepts and methodologies which dir-ect-ly affect a contractor's bottom line.
Table of Contents
Papers included are accompanied by an Abstract
These State-of-the-Art Reports are the first in a series of Reports from W99. Subsequent Reports will in--clude future trends of Construction Safety and Health, as well as developments in leading-edge tech--nology.
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