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Nile University Project Safety Management CHAPTER (14) SAFETY MANAGEMENT 1.0 Definition Safety management is a

Safety Management

Nile University Project Safety Management CHAPTER (14) SAFETY MANAGEMENT 1.0 Definition Safety management is a

CHAPTER (14) SAFETY MANAGEMENT

1.0 Definition

Safety management is a performance-oriented approach to safety and

health management that gives organization a sustainable competitive

advantage in global marketplace by establishing a safe and health work

environment that is conducive to consistent peak performance and that

is improved continually forever. This definition contains several key

elements that must be under stood if one is to fully understand TSM.

2.0 Benefits of Safety

Reduced expenses related to injuries and illnesses.

Reduced absenteeism .

Lower employee complaints.

Improved employee morale and satisfaction.

Reduced insurance cost.

Reduced hidden cost.

2.1 Hidden cost

- Workers compensation cost.

- Replacement and training for new or substitute employee.

- Poor quality.

- Penalties for non compliance .

3.0 Importance of a safety plan

It is designed to protect :

- Personnel.

- Environment.

- Public.

- Operation equipment.

- Government regulation.

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Nile University Project Safety Management 5.0 Hazards and Solutions of some Dangerous Cases 5.1 Scaffolding Hazard

Safety Management

Nile University Project Safety Management 5.0 Hazards and Solutions of some Dangerous Cases 5.1 Scaffolding Hazard

5.0 Hazards and Solutions of some Dangerous Cases

5.1 Scaffolding

Hazard. When scaffolds are not erected or used properly, fall hazards can occur. About 2.3 million construction workers frequently work on scaffolds. Protecting these workers from

scaffold-related accidents would prevent an estimated 4,500 injuries and 50 fatalities each year. Solutions.

• Scaffold must be sound rigid and sufficient to carry its own weight plus four times the maximum intended load without settling or displacement. It must be erected on solid footing.

• Unstable objects such as barrels boxes, loose bricks or concrete blocks must not be used to support scaffolds or planks.

• Scaffold must not be erected moved dismantled or altered except under the super-vision of a competent person.

• Scaffold must be equipped with guardrails, mid rails and toe boards.

• Scaffold accessories such as braces brake- etc, trusses, screw legs or ladders that are damaged or weakened from any cause must be immediately repaired or replaced.

• Scaffold platforms must be tightly planked with scaffold plank grade material or equivalent. •“Competent person” must inspect the scaffolding and at designated intervals reinsert it.

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Nile University Project Safety Management • Rigging on suspension scaffolds must be inspected by a competent

Safety Management

Nile University Project Safety Management • Rigging on suspension scaffolds must be inspected by a competent

• Rigging on suspension scaffolds must be inspected by a competent

person before each shift and after any occurrence that could affect structural integrity to ensure that all connections are tight and that no damage to the rigging has occurred since its last use.

• Synthetic and natural rope used in suspension scaffolding must be protected from heat-producing sources.

scaffolding must be protected from heat-producing sources. Figure 1. Metallic Scaffold • Employees must be

Figure 1. Metallic Scaffold

Employees must be instructed about the hazards of using diagonal braces as fall protection.

Scaffold can be accessed by using ladders and stairwells.

Scaffolds must be at least 10 feet from electric power lines at all directions.

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Figure 2. Standard condition

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Figure 3. In site conditions

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