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The Institution of Civil Engineers has published a new Health and Safety Manual 

With 21 chapters across five sections, the manual covers the following topics.

Section I - legal principles and the relationship between construction processes and health hazards.

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 lifting equipment.

 Details are available at the ICE web site

 

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