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Business Victor G. Wagner, Journal (Water Pollution Control Federation) Vol. 41 A viewing of a film on the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge made known the prominence of safety programs. A small portion of the film dealt with the use of safety netting that was hung under the portion of the bridge being worked on. This net was responsible for saving 19 lives. Yet the question of who came up with the idea to use a net or how much it cost to use was not answered. In fact, the .plete safety story portion of this film an of great consequence countenance of the bridge was covered in roughly 30 seconds. First and foremost, start treating safety, not as a step-child and something left to chance, but rather as an integral part of each and every job. Approach each job thinking "safety." Make it a concern of top management. All segments of the profession ought to be concerned with safety. State and federal agencies ought to place the same importance on safety that is placed on minimum wages, non-discrimination, and non-collusion. Most states, if not all, maintain rules or else regulations dealing with construction safety that for the most part are disregarded. For example, Industrial Rule number 13, Indiana Division of Labor, states, in part: 13.24 Trench Construction: Shoring and/or bracing shall be presently placed in each trench in excess of 6 feet (1.8 meters) in depth regardless of soil type, excepting solid rock, if banks are not sloped. 13.25 Shoring: Shoring and bracing shall be presently carried down with trench. 13.26 Excavated Material: All excavated materials are to be placed at least 2 feet (0.6 meters) back from edge of trench. 13.27 Workmen: Men working in the trenches shall be presently separated to prevent being struck by fellow workmen’s tools; 12 feet (3.7 meters) spacing is re.mended. All men shall wear safety shoes and hard hats in the trenches in excess of 7 feet (2.1 meters) in depth. When in trenches excess of 6 feet (1.8 meters) in depth, access ladder system kits shall be presently provided at a minimum of 50 feet (15.3 meter) intervals. 13.28 Bracing and Shoring: The bracing and shoring of trenches shall be presently carried along with the excavation and shall not be presently omitted. Where backhoe or ditching machine is used, Shoring shall be presently placed as close as possible to the boom. 13.29 In loose hydraulic or otherwise unstable material the sides of all trenches shall be presently held by the use of well braced solid sheet piling. All lumber used for sheet piling shall be sound, straight, and of acceptable dimensions. City sewer utility management is responsible to ensure that no one works alone on sewer maintenance. Rules ought to be presently enforced. Safety equipment (shoes, hard hats, visibility vests , etc.) ought to be presently provided and its wearing mandatory. Flags, caution lights, and other safety gear ought to be presently used on all jobs; and first-aid kits prepared and on hand. Safety meetings are of great importance; and a detailed, multi-page, .plicated, accident report might progress employees think safety just because it is easier. Accidents ought to be presently reported and investigated without delay, with reports rendered to some agency for analysis. The agency should then present the results to the workers in order to prevent a repetition of similar accidents from occurring in the future. Victor G. Wagner, Journal (Water Pollution Control Federation) Vol. 41 A viewing of a film on the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge made known the prominence of safety programs. A small portion of the film dealt with the use of safety netting that was hung under the portion of the bridge being worked on. This net was responsible for saving 19 lives. Yet the question of who came up with the idea to use a net or how much it cost to use was not answered. In fact, the .plete safety story portion of this film an of great consequence countenance of the bridge was covered in roughly 30 seconds. First and foremost, start treating safety, not as a step-child and something left to chance, but rather as an integral part of each and every job. Approach each job thinking "safety." Make it a concern of top management. All segments of the profession ought to be concerned with safety. State and federal agencies ought to place the same importance on safety that is placed on minimum wages, non-discrimination, and non-collusion. Most states, if not all, maintain rules or else regulations dealing with construction safety that for the most part are disregarded. For example, Industrial Rule number 13, Indiana Division of Labor, states, in part: 13.24 Trench Construction: Shoring and/or bracing shall be presently placed in each trench in excess of 6 feet (1.8 meters) in depth regardless of soil type, excepting solid rock, if banks are not sloped. 13.25 Shoring: Shoring and bracing shall be presently carried down with trench. 13.26 Excavated Material: All excavated materials are to be placed at least 2 feet (0.6 meters) back from edge of trench. 13.27 Workmen: Men working in the trenches shall be presently separated to prevent being struck by fellow workmen’s tools; 12 feet (3.7 meters) spacing is re.mended. All men shall wear safety shoes and hard hats in the trenches in excess of 7 feet (2.1 meters) in depth. When in trenches excess of 6 feet (1.8 meters) in depth, access ladder system kits shall be presently provided at a minimum of 50 feet (15.3 meter) intervals. 13.28 Bracing and Shoring: The bracing and shoring of trenches shall be presently carried along with the excavation and shall not be presently omitted. Where backhoe or ditching machine is used, Shoring shall be presently placed as close as possible to the boom. 13.29 In loose hydraulic or otherwise unstable material the sides of all trenches shall be presently held by the use of well braced solid sheet piling. All lumber used for sheet piling shall be sound, straight, and of acceptable dimensions. City sewer utility management is responsible to ensure that no one works alone on sewer maintenance. Rules ought to be presently enforced. Safety equipment (shoes, hard hats, visibility vests , etc.) ought to be presently provided and its wearing mandatory. Flags, caution lights, and other safety gear ought to be presently used on all jobs; and first-aid kits prepared and on hand. Safety meetings are of great importance; and a detailed, multi-page, .plicated, accident report might progress employees think safety just because it is easier. Accidents ought to be presently reported and investigated without delay, with reports rendered to some agency for analysis. The agency should then present the results to the workers in order to prevent a repetition of similar accidents from occurring in the future. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: