TUNNELING: RECOMMENDED SAFETY RULES

THIS PUBLICATION IS DESIGNED TO BE HELPFUL IN PROMOTING HEALTH AND SAFETY IN TUNNELING AND RELATED OPERATIONS. THE FORMAT HAS BEEN SELECTED AND ARRANGED TO PROVIDE A CONDENSED GUIDE FOR SAFETY PERSONNEL, INSPECTION AND INVESTIGATIVE AGENCIES, DESIGN AND PROJECT ENGINEERS, AND OTHERS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF WORKMEN. ALL THE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES RECOMMENDED ARE BASED ON ACTUAL CONDITIONS OBSERVED, FROM INVESTIGATIONS OF FATAL OR SERIOUS ACCIDENTS, AND FROM RESEARCH CONDUCTED TO FIND WAYS AND MEANS OF ALLEVIATING HAZARDS AND UNHEALTHFUL CONDITIONS. MANY OF THE RECOMMENDED RULES ARE INCLUDED IN STATE LAWS AND IN THE GENERAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. EXPLANATORY, DESCRIPTIVE, AND QUALIFYING INFORMATION HAS BEEN LARGELY OMITTED TO KEEP BASIC DATA IN MORE USEFUL AND COMPACT FORM. INCLUDED IN THE APPENDIXES ARE SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR GASSY (METHANE ATMOSPHERES) TUNNELS AND TUNNELS WHERE PETROLEM PRODUCTS ARE ENCOUNTERED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Bull No 644, 48 PP, REFS, 3 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Mines /US

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  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Accession Number: 00215319
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1970 12:00AM