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Annotated dictionary of construction safety and health
Reese, Charles D.
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Publication Information:
Boca Raton : Lewis Publishers, [2000]

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256 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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"From the Handbook of OSHA construction safety and health by Charles D. Reese and James V. Edison."
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The Annotated Dictionary of Construction Safety and Health covers the most common types of risks or hazards that impact the safety and health of construction workers. Arranged in alphabetical order for ease-of-use, the Dictionary meshes regulations, common sense, and practical construction work aspects in a logical style.
The author discusses a vast range of issues in construction safety. He covers the most common types of risks or hazards that impact the safety of construction workers, and includes the OSHA requirements where applicable. This comprehensive view of safety in the construction industry has its foundation in the author's belief that jobsite safety is a critical factor in good business practices, productivity, and cost containment.
The construction industry has always been viewed as an industry with unique hazards. The Annotated Dictionary of Construction Safety and Health provides you with a tool for addressing occupational safety issues in the construction industry. As a guide and reference, it will be the foundation upon which you can build stronger safety initiatives and prevent jobsite deaths and injuries.uide and reference, it will be the foundation upon which you can build stronger safety initiatives and prevent jobsite deaths and injuries.

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Reese and James Edison published Handbook of OSHA Construction Safety and Health (1999), from which Reese has excerpted this dictionary. By providing a ready source that acts as an easily used guide, the author hopes to build stronger initiatives for safety and health within the construction industry. The definitions, combined with generous use of illustrations, graphs, and charts, offer straightforward explanations of the most common types of construction risks and hazards. OSHA requirements for protecting workers on job sites and providing training programs that accord with OSHA standards are also included. The safety hazards are presented alphabetically. A detailed table of contents helps locate information. This up-to-date dictionary will greatly assist contractors, workers, and safety and health professionals, especially when used in conjunction with Reese and Edison's 1999 book. These two publications provide information in greater detail and depth than Construction Safety and Health Compliance Manual (Neenah, WI, 1999). Highly recommended. J. M. Coggan; University of Florida

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Elements of Braking Performance, Design, and Safetyp. 1
1.1 Functions of a Braking Systemp. 1
1.2 Brake System Overviewp. 2
1.3 Pedal Force and Pedal Travelp. 7
1.4 Vehicle Deceleration and Stopping Distancep. 8
1.5 Elements of Engineering Designp. 18
1.6 Basic Safety Considerationsp. 23
1.7 Elements of Product Liabilityp. 25
1.8 Elements of Braking Safety Standardsp. 28
1.9 Basic Brake System Design Considerationsp. 31
Chapter 2 Design and Analysis of Friction Brakesp. 37
2.1 Different Brake Designsp. 37
2.2 Brake Shoe Adjustmentp. 46
2.3 Lining Wear and Pressure Distributionp. 49
2.4 Parking Brake Designp. 63
2.5 Disc Brake Installationp. 65
2.6 Disc and Drum Brake Comparisonp. 66
2.7 Brake Lining Materialsp. 68
2.8 Brake Torque Analysisp. 73
2.9 Effect of Shoe and Drum Stiffness on Brake Torquep. 92
2.10 Analysis of External Band Brakesp. 96
2.11 Auxiliary Brakesp. 100
2.12 Analysis of Sealed Brakesp. 105
Chapter 3 Thermal Analysis of Friction Brakesp. 111
3.1 Temperature Analysisp. 111
3.2 Thermal Stress Analysisp. 151
3.3 Thermal Design Measuresp. 157
3.4 Test Resultsp. 162
3.5 Design of Heavy Equipment Disc Brakesp. 164
Chapter 4 Analysis of Mechanical Brake Systemsp. 173
4.1 General Observationsp. 173
4.2 Wheel Brakesp. 174
4.3 Driveshaft-Mounted Brakep. 176
Chapter 5 Analysis of Hydraulic Brake Systemsp. 179
5.1 Manual Hydraulic Brakesp. 179
5.2 Boost System Analysisp. 181
5.3 Brake Line Pressure Control Devicesp. 199
5.4 Brake Fluid Volume Analysisp. 213
5.5 Dynamic Response of Hydraulic Brake Systemsp. 243
Chapter 6 Analysis of Air Brake Systemsp. 249
6.1 Basic Conceptsp. 249
6.2 Brake System Plumbing Schematicsp. 250
6.3 Brake System Componentsp. 257
6.4 Air-Over-Hydraulic Brake Systemsp. 277
6.5 Brake Torquep. 278
6.6 Vehicle Decelerationp. 283
6.7 Response Time of Air Brake Systemsp. 284
6.8 Braking by Wirep. 290
Chapter 7 Single Vehicle Braking Dynamicsp. 293
7.1 Static Axle Loadsp. 293
7.2 Dynamic Axle Loadsp. 295
7.3 Optimum Braking Forcesp. 297
7.4 Actual Braking Forces Developed by Brakesp. 307
7.5 Comparison of Optimum and Actual Braking Forcesp. 308
7.6 Tire-Road Friction Utilizationp. 311
7.7 Braking Efficiencyp. 313
7.8 Fixed Brake Force Distribution Analysisp. 315
7.9 Variable Brake Force Distribution Analysisp. 323
7.10 Vehicle Stability Analysisp. 334
7.11 Braking Dynamics for Three-Axle Vehiclep. 341
7.12 Braking Dynamics While Turningp. 350
Chapter 8 Braking Dynamics of Combination Vehiclesp. 361
8.1 Car-Trailer--No Brakes on Trailerp. 361
8.2 Braking Dynamics for Trailer with Surge Brakesp. 364
8.3 Braking of Three-Axle Tractor-Trailer Combination (2-S1)p. 367
8.4 Braking Dynamics of Combination Vehicle Equipped with Tandem Axlesp. 399
Chapter 9 Anti-Lock Brake Systems (ABS)p. 425
9.1 Historical Overviewp. 425
9.2 Fundamentals of ABS Analysisp. 428
9.3 Hydraulic Systemsp. 446
9.4 ABS System Componentsp. 456
9.5 ABS Systems for Air Brakesp. 462
9.6 In-Use Factors and Operation of ABS Systemsp. 466
Chapter 10 Analysis of Brake Failurep. 471
10.1 Basic Considerationsp. 471
10.2 Development of Brake Failurep. 472
10.3 Analysis of Partial Brake Failurep. 473
10.4 Comparison of Dual Brake Systemsp. 491
10.5 Vacuum Assist Failurep. 494
10.6 Full Power Brake Failurep. 494
10.7 Degraded Braking Due to Air Inclusionp. 495
10.8 Brake Fluid Considerations in Design and Failure Analysisp. 496
10.9 Seal and Rubber Materialsp. 499
10.10 Failure of Air Brake Systemsp. 500
Appendix A. Conversion of Unitsp. 503
Referencesp. 505
Indexp. 509
About the Authorp. 525