Structural hazards pertaining to the demolition project aLoad bearing walls

Structural hazards pertaining to the demolition

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Structural hazards pertaining to the demolition project a) Load bearing walls b) The roof height c) Any overhead obstructions d) Fire or natural disaster damage Any Hazardous conditions a) Determine the types of hazardous chemicals, gases, explosives, and flammable materials which have been used in any pipes, tanks, or other equipment on the property. b) Survey for asbestos c) Samples of the air and on the surfaces of the wood should be conducted and tested by a qualified lab. Emergency control measures a) The possibility of a fire hazard during the demolition process should be addressed. b) Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is available on-site. c) The project site perimeter must have posting of warning signs d) Notification of medical personnel, fire department, utility companies & local authorities The engineering survey is the most important part of a any demolition project. An engineering survey determines not only how a building will be demolished, but also establishes control measures to ensure the health and safety of the employees of the demolition project. The engineering survey also addresses issues related to adjacent buildings and structures as well as preventing premature collapse of the structure that is being demolished. With any demolition project, safety is paramount. Engineering surveys are crucial in reducing the risks and dangers that are involved in working around a demolition site. Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA]. (n.d). OSHA Technical Manual. Retrieved from Demolition Construction OSHA Safety Program. (n.d.). Retrieved from written-safety-programs-demolition-construction-safety-program-free-index/
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