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Topic: Construction - General (Industry-Related)

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Written Safety Program: ABC Construction, Tareq Ismail

In this document, we will discuss a Safety Program that we have drafted in order to establish responsibility and accountability from Management to Subordinates, identify hazards, and to help prevent accidents for a safe working environment day in and day out. Through this safety program many aspects of safe work environment is created including; Assigning Responsibility and Accountability, Enforcement Policy, Jobsite Safety Inspections, Accident Investigations, Safety Training and Meetings, Reporting, Records, and Emergency/Evacuation Procedures.


Multicausal Nature of Construction Incidents, John W. Mroszczyk

It is well known that construction work is dangerous. Construction employment is only 5% of the total workforce, yet has 15% to 22% of the total workforce fatalities (Mroszczyk, 2015a). While the construction industry and government agencies have made progress in reducing construction incidents, construction remains a risky place to work. Understanding the nature of construction incidents is important so that further improvements in safety can be realized.


Prevention Through Design: For Hazards in Construction, Bruce K. Lyon, Georgi Popov and Elyce Biddle

•As indicated in the prevention through design (PTD) hierarchy of controls model, the most effective means of preventing and controlling occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities in construction is to avoid, eliminate or minimize hazards and risks early in the planning and design process. •Applying PTD concepts in the construction process in both the system’s physical design and the means and methods of executing the construction tasks are vital in eliminating and reducing risk to constructors and users. •Despite the recent attention given to PTD in construction, many promising control technologies have not been transferred from research into practice.


Indoor GPS: A Tool for Creating Safer Construction Sites, Antti Korhonen & Jonathan Horne

Improving job site safety, responding to emergencies, and analyzing incidents after the fact are enhanced when worker location can be monitored and recorded throughout a project.


Near-Hit Reporting Reducing Construction Industry Injuries, Eric Marks, Ibukun G. Awolusi and Brian McKay

•The construction industry continues to rank as one of the most hazardous work environments, experiencing a high number of workplace injuries and fatalities. •Safety performance improvement is needed to achieve zero injuries, illnesses and fatalities on construction sites. One systematic method of achieving this improvement is through the collection and analysis of safety data such as near-hits. •This article highlights best practices for collecting and analyzing near-hit information. A near-hit management program for assessing collected data is created so that lessons learned from reported events can be applied to mitigate future hazards on construction sites.


703 NIOSH Guardrail System--From Research to Field Evaluation to Production, Thomas G. Bobick, Brandon C. Takacs, E. A. McKenzie, Jr., Mark D. Fullen and Douglas M. Cantis

Workers falling from elevations is the primary cause of fatalities in the U.S. construction industry. The focus of this paper is on using guardrails to prevent workers from falling from elevated workplaces in residential construction.


704 Growing Your Own Construction Safety Professionals, Richard Baldwin and Chris Claggett

Construction safety leaders are responsible for the development of safety professionals that they supervise. No matter what the source or the qualifications and experience of a staff member, improvement of their skills should always be emphasized and the resources allocated to make them more effective. College degrees and certifications are becoming ever more the standard among construction safety professionals. Yet there is ample opportunity for zealous and dedicated craft workers to progress to positions of responsibility as safety managers on construction projects and then further to more senior positions.


Prevention Through Design in Construction Engineering, Ali A. Karakhan

Prevention through design (PTD), or design for construction safety, is the concept of protecting construction workers addressing safety in the design process. PTD is the most effective way of eliminating construction hazards. It represents the highest level of the hierarchy of controls


S52 Global LEED, Lean, Leadership & Sustainability - For SH&E International Results, Anibal Franco, Paola Cárdenas and Michelle Vargas

As highly respected Safety, Health and Environmental (SH&E) leaders and professionals, we are challenged on a daily basis globally to improve SH&E results, benefits and outcomes. At the same time, we are held at a very high standard of excellence in professional areas other than SH&E. What are some innovative and effective solutions to help us succeed? We will explore global LEED, Lean, leadership and sustainability strategies, tools and solutions that occupational safety and health leaders and professionals can utilize and apply for success.


777 Encouraging Safety Innovations by Construction Workers, Sathyanarayanan Rajendran and Clark Vermillion

Safety innovation should be a key component of a construction company’s safety and health program. However, anecdotal evidence suggests not many companies implement a stand -alone “safety innovation program,” similar to, for example, an incentive program. For the purpose of this paper, we defined safety innovation as “the development and implementation of a new process, product or program that will minimize or eliminate a worker’s risk of injury or illnesses improving the overall safety and health performance of a project, company, and/or industry.”


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