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The Institution of Civil
Engineers has published a new Health and Safety
chapters across five sections, the manual covers
the following topics.
Section I - legal principles and the
relationship between construction processes and
Section 2 - workforce issues, key duty
holders, and the various conventions and
interventions currently or recently initiated
within the industry.
Section 3 - management of the construction
process, including an examination of the
different phases of construction, establishing
control processes, management and planning,
designersí responsibilities for assessing both
health and safety issues, and procurement.
Section 4 - health hazards and how to
control exposure to them, including chemical
hazards (such as asbestos, respirable
crystalline silica dust, lead, solvents),
biological hazards (such as leptospirosis,
legionella, tetanus, hepatitis), and physical
hazards (such as compressed air, noise,
vibration, radiation, temperature extremes).
Section 5 - safety issues in construction,
including such topics as working at height, in
excavations, in confined spaces and near water;
demolition; falsework design; and
transportation, vehicle movements, work and
are available at the
ICE web site