Building work. A compendium of occupational safety and health (OSH 42)

ILO pub. Manual comprising guidelines for occupational health and occupational safety in the construction industry - discusses safety measures against occupational accidents and occupational diseases and for improved occupational health and work organization, covering building machinery, dust, noise, toxic substances, etc. Illustrations.

Prevention of accidents and occupational diseases requires an exact knowledge of the sequence of causes, for only then can the necessary preventive measures be correctly chosen and fully applied. Owning to the constantly changing conditions as well as the great variety of equipment and processes in building operations the nature of accidents varies much more than might be supposed.