Construction Safety Health Management

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9780130871732: Construction Safety Health Management

For junior/senior and graduate-level courses in Construction Safety and Construction Management.

This text presents clear, concise coverage of construction safety. It provides practical, easy-to-implement techniques that will help reduce or eliminate construction hazards and improve job site safety. This is a compilation of specially commissioned articles by world-renowned authorities in the field.

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RICHARD J. COBLE is an associate professor in the M.E. Rinker Sr., School of Building Construction and the director of the Center for Construction Safety and Loss Control at the University of Florida. He has extensive hands-on experience in construction, having undertaken several major construction projects throughout the U.S.A. His major research interest is in safety and health in construction, and he has recently been conducting investigative studies into workman's compensation fraud. He has shown a strong research interest in the area of automating the construction foreman, which is integral to scheduling safety into all aspects of the construction process. He is currently the international director of CIB W99, which is an international consortium of construction safety experts. He has published widely in the area of safety and health.

JIMMIE HINZE is the director of the M.E. Rinker Sr., School of Building Construction at the University of Florida. He has been involved in the construction industry with particular interest in the field of safety and health since the early 1970s. He is a strong proponent of the view that safety should be incorporated into every subject on construction. He has worked extensively with OSHA in conducting several research studies. He has authored several books and journal articles on safety and health issues as they relate to construction. His book, entitled Construction Safety, is considered one of the most practical and comprehensive texts in the field of construction safety.

THEO HAUPT is a lecturer at the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying at Peninsula Technikon, Cape town, South Africa. He has served as the chairperson of the Western Cape branch of the South African Institute of Building (SAIB). He remains a National Council member of SAIB and enjoys membership in Architects and Surveyors Institute, Chartered Institute of Building, and Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economics. His research interests include infrastructure policy and delivery in the context of developing countries. However, he is presently engaged in doctoral studies at the University of Florida, where his focus has been on construction safety issues. He has published several safety related articles and conference papers.

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A world-renowned panel of researchers and professionals in the field of construction management has compiled their best thinking on a range of subjects of interest to everyone in the field. The following articles were prepared for the Rinker Lecture Series sponsored by the University of Florida.

  • "Safety Program for Volunteer-Based Construction Projects," Boyd C. Paulson Jr.
  • "Incurring the Costs of Injuries versus Investing in Safety," Jimmie Hinze
  • "Scheduling for Construction Safety." Richard J. Coble, Brent R. Elliott, and Michael Adair"Human Factors in Construction Safety—Management Issues," Steve Rowlinson
  • "Innovative Fall Protection for Construction Workers on Low-Rise Roofs," Amarjit Singh
  • "Safety and Health Teambuilding," John Smallwood and Theo C. Haupt
  • "Implications of the Relationship Between Construction Quality and Safety," Kent Davis
  • "Designing for Safety," John A. Gmbatese
  • "An Owner Looks at Safety," Ronald W. Sykes, Tan Qu, and Richard J. Coble
  • "Health Consequences of Working in Construction," Marie Haring Sweeney, David Fosbroke, Linda M. Goldenhar, Larry L, Jackson, Kenneth Linch, Boris D. Lushniak, Carol Merry, Scott Schneider, and Mark Stephenson

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