Construction Safety by Rita Yi Man Li, Sun Wah Poon (auth.)

By Rita Yi Man Li, Sun Wah Poon (auth.)

A close-to-ideal combination of suburb and town, quickly building of towers of Babylon, the gleaming percentage of glass and metal constructions’ facade at evening exhibit the knowledge of people. additionally they witness the footsteps, sweats and tears of architects and engineers. regrettably, those signatures of human civilizations are swathed in towering figures of building injuries. Fretting approximately those on websites, various nations undertake various measures on websites. This ebook to begin with sketches the development injuries on websites, by way of a evaluation on safeguard measures in many of the constructing international locations comparable to Bermuda, Egypt, Kuwait and China; in addition to constructed international locations, for instance, the U.S., France and Singapore. It additionally highlights the large repayment expenses with the courts’ reports within the uk and Hong Kong.

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5. Project-specific meetings and training programmes: it establishes and communicates project-specific safety plans, goals and policies before construction. 6. Frequent site inspection: inspection visits are performed by an OSHA consultant, contractor’s safety committee, safety manager, representative of the contractor’s insurance provider to identify uncontrolled hazardous exposures. 7. Employment of a safety and health professional: hiring individuals with experience and/or formal education background of safety and health who can serve as a resource for employees; an individual with construction safety and health knowledge.

Li and S. W. 1007/978-3-642-35046-7_3, Ó Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013 25 26 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 3 Supply of Safety Measures in Developing and Developed Countries Periodical formal safety meetings organized by safety committees improve safety performance at the project level (El-Mashaleh et al. 2010). Occupational health and safety management system: effective management develops safer systems of construction, reduces injuries (Lin and Mills 2001), mitigates and identifies on-site work hazards and risks (Zou 2011).

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