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Safety Information Profile: Heavy Construction, Concrete and Masonry, Non-Highway.


PB84153782

Publication Date 1979
Personal Author Hunt, D. B.
Page Count 62
Abstract A safety information profile is presented for heavy concrete and masonry construction, excluding highway construction (Standard Industrial Classification 162, subdivisions 1622, 1623, 1629). A description of the basic process is given. Potential health, safety, and physical hazards are discussed. Current controls are detailed. Graphs of accident and illness statistics by type of construction are presented, along with a brief discussion. Industry growth trends are mentioned. Existing federal and state standards are described, and the clarification and consolidation of OSHA regulations are recommended. Names and addresses of industry associations, unions, and other interested parties are provided. It is concluded that the accident rate for this industry is high, and the major accident categories are 'struck by or against,' 'strain or overexertion,' and 'falls.' However, it is stressed that much data are either unavailable or outdated. More extensive engineering controls, such as guardrials and barriers, are recommended, as well as the use of hard hats and other protective equipment, and personnel training in the use of machinery and equipment. Further study is suggeested to collect revise industry safety data.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Concrete
  • Safety
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Standards
  • Trends
  • Protective clothing
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 1629
  • SIC 162
  • SIC 1622
  • SIC 1623
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors Radian Corp., Salt Lake City, UT.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV. Div.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198409
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-78-0130
Safety Information Profile: Heavy Construction, Concrete and Masonry, Non-Highway.
Safety Information Profile: Heavy Construction, Concrete and Masonry, Non-Highway.
PB84153782

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Concrete
  • Safety
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Standards
  • Trends
  • Protective clothing
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 1629
  • SIC 162
  • SIC 1622
  • SIC 1623
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-78-0130
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