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SD-86 – Zero Accident Techniques

Executive Summary:

This source document describes the results of the research conducted to identify those techniques which have clearly proven to be successful in achieving “safety excellence” with the goal of eliminating all accidents. A second objective was to develop relative cause and effect relationships among techniques, results and costs.

The research resulted in identifying eight safety-related techniques which, if implemented in a quality manner within a total safety program, will result in excellent project safety performance. Furthermore, of the eight techniques, five of them: Pre-Project/Pre-Task Planning, Safety Orientation/Training, Safety Incentives, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program, and Accident and Near Miss Investigation have the greatest impact, in the order shown, on and attaining a zero or near zero accident project.

Table of Contents:

Executive Summary

I. Introduction

II. Research Methodology

III. Review of Related Literature

IV. Research Findings

V. Conclusions and Recommendations

Bibliography

Appendix A: Construction Safety Questionnaires

Appendix B: Interview Questions, Time for Safety, Rankings of Safety Attributes, Safety Programs

Appendix C: Agenda

Appendix D: Instructions to Conduct Interviews

Appendix E: Safety Attribute Checklist

Appendix F: Interview Logs

Appendix G: Closeout Checklist

Appendix H: Comprehensive Listing of Safety Techniques

Appendix I: Typical Responses: Three most effective safety techniques used on a project

Appendix J: Three Most Effective Safety Techniques

Appendix K: Time Spent on Safety Attributes by Project

Appendix L: Time Spent on Safety Attributes by Project Model Construction Crew

Appendix M: Time Spent on Safety

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