Lecture 2- Construction Safety

Lecture 2- Construction Safety - C E M 6 2 C o n s t r u c...

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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 Employers 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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