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Comprehensive safety recommendations for the precast concrete products industry.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1984 Jun; :1-148
NIOSHTIC No.
00184090
Abstract
This document provided guidance for protecting workers in the precast concrete products industry. The industry was characterized, and operations, tasks and processes required in the manufacturing of precast concrete products were described. Injury and illness incidence rate data were presented. A detailed analysis was undertaken of 1,319 case histories of accidents; the tasks, tools, and equipment most hazardous to the worker were identified. Of the total injuries studied, materials handling tasks, both manual and mechanical, accounted for 28 percent. Tasks associated with welding, burning and cutting accounted for 4.6 percent of the accidents. Hoists and cranes were involved in 4.4 percent of the accidents, unpowered hand tools were involved in 5.7 percent, and powered hand tools in 5.8 percent of the total injuries. A section was also included on safety management principles to aid safety managers in small to middle sized precasting facilities.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-80-0040; Construction-materials; Factory-workers; Concretes; Safety-measures; Accident-statistics; Hand-tools
Publication Date
19840601
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Criteria Document
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB85-220051
NTIS Price
A08
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 84-103; Contract-210-80-0040
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV
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