Designing for Construction Worker Safety AE

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1 Designing for Construction Worker afety Safety William F. Maloney CE 507 Overview Ethical and practical reasons why designers should care about designing for construction worker safety Opportunities for designing for construction worker safety Barriers to designing for construction worker safety
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2 Designing for Safety – What is it? The process of addressing construction site safety and health in the design of a project “Safety Constructability” Focus on the design of the permanent facility Construction site safety as a design criteria Why Designers Should Design for Safety Construction Accident Data SCE Code of Ethics ASCE Code of Ethics ASCE Policy Statement 350 ASCE/CI – OSHA alliance UK CDM Regulations g An ounce of prevention…. Design for safety pays
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3 Construction Accidents in U.S. Nearly 200,000 serious injuries and 1,200 deaths each year 7% of workforce but 21% of fatalities Every engineering and construction professional must do what they can to reduce these numbers ASCE Code of Ethics If construction workers are considered part of “the public,” civil engineers’ code of ethics mandates designing for safety: “CANON 1. Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of their professional duties. a. Engineers shall recognize that the lives, safety, health and welfare of the general public are dependent upon engineering judgments, decisions and practices incorporated into structures, machines, products, processes and devices.”
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4 ASCE Policy Statement 350 “Engineers have responsibility for: Recognizing that safety and constructability are important considerations when preparing construction plans and specifications….” ASCE/CI – OSHA Alliance Signed in November 2003 “OSHA and CI therefore agree to form an Alliance to use their collective expertise and share information and technical knowledge to promote safe and healthful working conditions for construction employees. py
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5 ASCE/CI – OSHA Alliance, continued “Through this Alliance, OSHA and CI will work together to encourage employers to increase employee access to safety and health information and training resources, especially in the area of rane safety, and incorporate safety crane safety, and to incorporate safety and health issues into the construction /constructability process. Construction (Design and Management) Regulations Implemented in UK in 1995 Designers shall “ensure that any design…includes among the design considerations adequate regard to the need (i) to avoid foreseeable risks to the healthy and safety of any person at work carrying out construction work….”
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6 CDM Regulations, continued “The design shall include “adequate information about any aspect of the project or structure or materials … which might affect the health and safety of any person at work carrying out onstruction work….” construction work….
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