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Unformatted text preview: C E M 6 2 C o n s t r u c t i o n M e t h o d s CEM 602 Construction Methods Lecture 2 Construction Safety 1 L e c t u r e 2 C o n s t r u c t i o n S a f e t y C E M 6 2 C o n s t r u c t i o n M e t h o d s A Quick Management Perspective L e c t u r e 2 C o n s t r u c t i o n S a f e t y 2 C E M 6 2 C o n s t r u c t i o n M e t h o d s Need for Safe Practice • Impact of fatal accident on job site – Accident Cost – Worker Moral • Fatality Rates decreasing, but still behind hazardous industries • Factors that Motivate Safe Practice – Humanitarian Concerns – Economic Costs and Benefits – Legal and Regulatory Considerations L e c t u r e 2 C o n s t r u c t i o n S a f e t y 3 C E M 6 2 C o n s t r u c t i o n M e t h o d s Humanitarian Concerns • Loss of life or ability to be gainfully employed • Responsibility of society • Employer’s responsibility: – To provide a reasonably safe workplace – To provide reasonably safe appliances, tools, and equipment – To use reasonable care in selecting employees – To enforce reasonable safety rules – Tor provide reasonable instructions regarding dangers of employment L e c t u r e 2 C o n s t r u c t i o n S a f e t y 4 C E M 6 2 C o n s t r u c t i o n M e t h o d s Economic Concerns • Direct cost of Safety – Insurance premiums and ratings – Mandatory accident prevention methods – Records, safety personnel • Direct Cost of each accident occurrence – Delay to the project – Uninsured damages • Indirect costs – Investigation L e c t u r e 2 C o n s t r u c t i o n S a f e t y 5 C E M 6 2 C o n s t r u c t i o n M e t h o d s Uninsured Accident Costs L e c t u r e 2 C o n s t r u c t i o n S a f e t y 6 C E M 6 2 C o n s t r u c t i o n M e t h o d s Laws and their application • The U.S implemented a formal program of construction safe practice in 1969 called “Construction Safety Act” • The law mainly applied to workers in federally funded projects • Later a more comprehensive law was passed called the “Occupational Safety and Health Act” • The law is implemented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) L e c t u r e 2 C o n s t r u c t i o n S a f e t y 7 C E M 6 2 C o n s t r u c t i o n M e t h o d s Laws and their application • The U.S implemented a formal program of construction safe practice in 1969 called “Construction Safety Act” • The law mainly applied to workers in federally funded projects • Later a more comprehensive law was passed called the “Occupational Safety and Health Act” • The law is implemented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) L e c t u r e 2 C o n s t r u c t i o n S a f e t y 8 C E M 6 2 C o n s t r u c t i o n M e t h o d s Laws and their application L e c t u r e 2 C o n s t r u c t i o n S a f e t y 9 C E M 6 2 C o n s t r u c t i o n M e t h o d s Laws and their application • The OSHA regulations is composed of six standards – Volume I: General Industry Standards...
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