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Safety Management. CEE 474 – Engineering Project Management Lecture 3. Recent History. Safety of some historical American construction projects. Transcontinental Railroad. Number of deaths during construction?

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safety management

Safety Management

CEE 474 – Engineering Project Management

Lecture 3

recent history
Recent History
  • Safety of some historical American construction projects
transcontinental railroad
Transcontinental Railroad
  • Number of deaths during construction?
  • Unknown, deaths due to disease, explosion, derailments, weather, hostiles, avalanches, etc.
brooklyn bridge
Brooklyn Bridge
  • Construction fatalities – 20-30, including chief engineer and designer, John Roebling
panama canal
Panama Canal
  • During “French” era, 25,000 died
  • During “American” era, 5609 died
golden gate bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
  • During construction, 11 died, 19 others survived falling into a safety net
hoover dam
Hoover Dam
  • Between 96 “industrial” deaths, not including heat, pneumonia, health problems, etc.
empire state building
Empire State Building
  • Only 6 died in its construction, which lasted just over one year
empire state building9
Empire State Building
  • From the Empire State Building website:
  • Despite rumors that between 40 and 600 men lost their lives during construction of the Empire State Building, only six were killed. Here are their names:  Guiseppi Tedeschi, Laborer, 1/31/30; L. DeDominichi, Laborere, 1/31/30; Reuben Brown, Ironworker, 4/29/30; Sigus Andreasen, Carpenter, 7/14/30; Frank Sullivan, Carpenter, 7/30/30; A. Carlson, Carpenter, 12/9/30.One was hit by a truck while he was sawing a plank; one ran into a blast area; two fell from scaffolding; one was hit by a hoist and the final one fell down an elevator shaft.
for me personally
For me, personally
  • http://www.srmsc.org/
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safeguard_Program#Missile_Site_Radar_.28MSR.29
  • Don’t drink the water
  • Go for a slide
  • Propane in a hole
osha inspectors saving lives
OSHA Inspectors Saving Lives
  • http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/oshasaveslives.html
why safety
Why Safety?
  • Morally right
  • Legally required (criminal and civil penalties)
  • Economics
    • Fines
    • Worker’s comp rates
  • Schedule
  • Performance Appraisal
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OSHA
  • What does “OSHA” stand for?
  • There are two “OSHA”s
    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    • Occupational Safety and Health Act
osha presentations
OSHA Presentations
  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Excavations
  • Cranes
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Stairs and Ladders
  • Electrical Safety – Construction
  • Fall Protection
  • Materials Handling
  • Scaffolds
  • Tools – Hands and Power