GUIDELINES FOR IMPROVED RAPID TRANSIT TUNNELING SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. VOLUME I. SAFETY

Two of the major objectives of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration Tunneling Program are to lower subway construction costs and reduce construction hazards and damage to the environment. This study consists of a two-volume report and aims to develop guidelines for improved rapid transit tunneling safety and environmental impact, that is, this effort is directed toward underground construction applicable to modern transit subway systems in urban areas. Examination of construction safety regulations, tunnel construction accident data, and features of underground construction leading to unsafe work show that a systems approach to safety is required. Ten guidelines were drafted to supplement current construction safety regulations (OSHA 29CFR1926). Recommendations for further study and evaluation were made to complete the systems safety approach.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-271 048.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mathews (AA) Incorporated

    11900 Parklawn Drive
    Rockville, MD  USA  20852

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bledsoe, J D
    • Chase, A P
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 117 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-77-2-I Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-802-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1981 12:00AM