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Handbook of OSHA Construction Safety and Health
Second Edition
by Charles D. Reese

andbook of OSHA Construction Safety and Health covers a vast range of issues including program development, safety and health program implementation, intervention and prevention of construction incidents, regulatory interpretations, understanding, and compliance, OSHA's expectations, health and safety hazards faced by those working in the construction industry, and sources of information.


  • Explores how to organize an approach in which everyone at the site knows their responsibility and how they are held accountable for safety and health
  • Covers techniques for analyzing the potential hazards prior to starting the project, the site's specific hazards and hazardous jobs
  • Contains updated appendices on training requirements, construction job audit, OSHA offices, and definitions
  • Provides the tools for assessing incidents, preventing incidents, and tracking incidents at the worksite
  • Delineates compliance requirements related to OSHA regulations and some of the mechanisms that can be used to attain safety and health compliance



  • Construction Industry
  • Construction as a Business
  • Contractor Liability
  • Management/Professional Positions
  • Supervisors
  • The Competent Person(s)
  • Women in Construction
  • The Construction Trades
  • Unions of the Building and Construction Trades Department
  • Why the Hazards
  • Cost of Accidents/Incidents
  • Why Do Accidents Occur
  • Construction Deaths
  • Construction Injuries
  • Construction Illnesses
  • Construction Hazards
  • Construction's Relationship to OSHA

Perceptions in the Construction Industry

  • Survey
  • Agreement
  • Disagreement
  • Contractors and Mixed Views
  • Other Areas
  • How to Use This Survey

The People Issue in Construction Safety and Health

  • Setting the Stage
  • The Motivational Environment
  • Goal Setting
  • Self-Motivation
  • Dealing with People Along the Continuum
  • Motivational Leadership
  • The Ever-Changing Motivational Plan
  • Supervisory Motivational Initiatives
  • Motivational Techniques

Construction Safety and Health Programs

  • Reasons For a Comprehensive Safety Program
  • Building a Safety and Health Program
  • Explaining the Requirements and Elements of OSHA Guidelines for a Safety and Health Program
  • Model Construction Safety and Health Program
  • Safety and Health Program
  • Evaluation of Your Responses
  • Other Required Written Programs

Analyzing Construction Hazards and Accidents/Incidents

  • Preconstruction Conference
  • Worksite Hazard Analysis
  • Accident/Incident Analysis
  • Job Safety Analysis
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Analyzing Accident Data

Construction Accident Prevention Techniques

  • Safety and Health Management
  • Communications
  • Toolbox Talks
  • Training
  • Hazard Identification
  • Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • When an Engineer is Needed
  • Special Programs
  • Preventive Maintenance Programs
  • Fleet Safety Program
  • Accident Investigation
  • Job Safety Observations
  • Safety and Health Audits


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Handbook of OSHA Construction Safety and Health
Second Edition
by Charles D. Reese

2006 984 pages $103.95 + shipping
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