Designing for construction saftey

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Unformatted text preview: e type lifeline system for storage towers3 Weinstein, “Can Design Improve Construction Safety”, 2005 1 2 Gambatese, “Viability of Designing for Construction Worker Safety”, 2005 Gambatese, “Viability of Designing for Construction Worker Safety”, 2005 3 Behm, “Linking Construction Fatalities to the Design for Construction Safety Concept”, 2005 DfCS Practices Around the Globe DfCS Designers first required to design for construction safety in the United Kingdom in 1995 Other European nations have similar requirements Australia also leading in DfCS http://www.ascc.gov.au/ascc/HealthSafety/SafeD esign/Understanding DfCS Success Spurs Collaboration DfCS OSHA Alliance Roundtable Success has led to collaboration with NIOSH NIOSH NORA Construction Sector Council DfCS Workgroup NIOSH Prevention Through Design National Workshop in July 2007 DfCS Resources DfCS www.designforconstructionsafety.org Construction Industry Institute database • www.construction­institute.org/scriptcontent/more/rr101_11_ United Kingdom Health & Safety Executive designer guides • www.hse.gov.uk/construction/designers/index.htm CHAIR • www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/Publications/OHS/SafetyGui des/chairsafetyindesigntool.htm 2 to 4 Hour Course for Design Professionals1 Professionals To provide design and construction professionals with skills to identify construction safety hazards To provide design and construction professionals with skills to eliminate or reduce the risk of a serious injury in the design phase 1www.designforconstructionsafety.org 2 to 4 Hour Course for Design Professionals1 Professionals Safety Engineering­skills to recognize hazards and uncover “hidden” hazards Design features to eliminate or reduce the risk of an injury due to a hazard OSHA resources for DfCS 1www.designforconstructionsafety.org Summary Summary Designing for safety can improve safety and health on construction sites Many countries require or promote designing for safety National organizations are working to create tools, eliminate barriers and facilitate adoption of this important process in the United States Thanks for listening! Thanks Questions? Comments?...
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