Setting Sights on Safety

by Dominic Preziosi, Asst. Editor; Civil Engineering�ASCE, 345 E. 47th St., New York, NY 10017,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1989, Vol. 59, Issue 1, Pg. 44-46

Document Type: Feature article


Despite enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 20 years ago, annual construction fatalities still number in the thousands. Various agencies and institutions have their own prescriptions, from restructuring OSHA to assessing total costs of accidents as a compelling case for increased safety. Engineering firms, meanwhile, are doing their part by sponsoring training programs and safety awareness seminars, the notion being that safety starts with management and a safe project is a reflection on the firm.

Subject Headings: Occupational safety | Safety | Training | Engineering firms | Construction management | Benefit cost ratios | Accidents

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