Preparation of Surveying Safety Manual for Missouri

by Ward R. Malisch, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, Mo.,
Arthur W. Jacobs, Chf. of Administrative Services; Office of the State Land Surveyor, Rolla, Mo.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Surveying and Mapping Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 1, Pg. 129-135

Document Type: Journal Paper


The Manual includes suggestions for making field and office operations of land surveyors safer and detailed reporting requirements under the OSHA for job-related deaths, injuries, and illnesses. Accident questionnaires were used to determine the types of accidents or illnesses that occurred most frequently in surveying operations and surveying activities were also observed in the field. Safety literature was obtained from a number of sources, and information was abstracted and categorized, e.g., snake bite, surveying in traffic, fire prevention, and electrical storms. The manual was divided into six major sections dealing with responsibilities for safety and health, accident reporting, public relations, general safety practices, field surveying safety, and office safety.

Subject Headings: Land surveys | Traffic accidents | Geomatic surveys | Safety | Diseases | Traffic safety | Fire resistance | Traffic surveys | Missouri | United States

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