Safety and Health in Construction

Safety and Health in Construction
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Safety and Health in Construction by International Labour Office Geneva. The practical recommendations of this code of practice are intended for the use of all those, both in the public and the private sectors, who have responsibility for safety and health in construction. The code does not replace national laws, regulations, or accepted standards. It has been drawn up with the object of providing guidance to those who may be engaged in the framing of provisions of this kind in particular, governmental or other public authorities, committees, management or employers’ and workers’ organizations in this industrial sector.

The Contents of Safety and Health in Construction

  • General Provisions
  • General Duties
  • Safety of workplaces
  • Scaffolds and ladders
  • Lifting appliances and gear
  • Construction Safety Talk
  • Transport, earth-moving, and materials-handling equipment
  • Plant, machinery, equipment, and hand tools
  • Work at heights including roof work
  • Excavations, shafts, earthworks, underground works and tunnels
  • Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction
  • Cofferdams and caissons work in compressed air
  • Structural frames, formwork, and concrete work
  • Pile-driving
  • Work over water
  • Demolition
  • Electricity safety
  • Health hazards, first aid, and occupational health services
  • Personal protective equipment and protective clothing.

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