CONSTRUCTION SAFETY STANDARDS

'CONSTRUCTION SAFETY STANDARDS' IS DEDICATED TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE SAFETY RECORD IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. SAFETY STANDARDS HAVE BEEN INCORPORATED IN THE BUREAU OF RECLAMATION CONTRACT SPECIFICATIONS FOR MANY YEARS IN ORDER TO INSURE THAT SAFE WORKING CONDITIONS ARE MAINTAINED AND SAFE PRACTICES FOLLOWED IN ALL CONTRACT OPERATIONS. NUMEROUS LIVES ARE LOST EVERY YEAR DUE TO FAILURE TO PROPERLY GROUND ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, FAILURE TO CONSTRUCT AND SAFELY MAINTAIN ADEQUATE SCAFFOLDING, ABSENCE OF TRENCH SHORING, INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND UNSAFE OPERATION OF HEAVY EQUIPMENT, AND LACK OF SAFETY SUPERVISION AND EMPLOYEE SAFETY EDUCATION. EFFECTIVE ACCIDENT PREVENTION CAN BE ADVANCED BY KNOWING AND OBSERVING THE SAFETY STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO EACH OPERATION OR ACTIVITY. SAFETY TECHNIQUES AND STANDARDS MUST CHANGE AND IMPROVE IN ORDER TO KEEP ABREAST OF THE INNOVATIONS AND CHANGES TAKING PLACE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. FOR EXAMPLE, CONSTRUCTION SAFETY STANDARDS CURRENTLY CONTAINS PROVISIONS FOR EQUIPPING HIGH-SPEED OFF-HIGHWAY EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT WITH ROLLOVER PROTECTION AND EMERGENCY BRAKING SYSTEMS. THESE STANDARDS COVER THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CONTRACTOR, THE INDOCTRINATION OF THE EMPLOYEES, CARE AND HANDLING OF MATERIALS AND TRAFFIC CONTROL ON THE CONSTRUCTION SITES. /AUTHOR/

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    Bureau of Reclamation /US

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  • Publication Date: 1968-6

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  • Accession Number: 00215124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 379 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1994 12:00AM