ISBN 978-0979085406; 2006, softcover, 451 pages.
This text presents valuable information to the proactive construction manager, engineer, or safety manager on the basic principles and latest research in construction safety. This is more than a compliance guide for OSHA as this text summarizes the latest research on how companies and managers have succeeded in delivering safe construction projects through the implementation of various techniques and programs. The suggestions are presented so managers can immediately use and apply the information. This book focuses on all major aspects of construction safety that relate to behavioral issues. Early chapters discuss safety culture, the timing of the occurrence of most construction injuries, the total costs of injuries. In later chapters, more specific aspects of the components of a safety program are discussed, including jobsite safety assessment, safety as addressed in construction contracts, substance abuse testing, and safety record keeping. Subcontractor safety, project coordination and construction safety, and owner involvement in construction safety are also discussed in depth. All chapters contain review questions and an instructor’s guide is available.