Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, and DeWalt released handbooks on two of the most important topics in construction, code adherence and jobsite safety.
The DeWalt Construction Safety and OSHA Handbook is the most recent addition to the DeWalt Professional Reference series. This new title covers topics on general safety management and current Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements.
The DeWalt Construction Safety & OSHA Handbook takes important safety topics and OSHA regulations and breaks down the complex language into an organized handbook of simple, straight-forward text. This new book provides comprehensive coverage on the requirements, standards and safe work practices that should be adhered to on jobsites. It offers guidance for creating a jobsite safety program, and includes numerous forms, checklists and examples. The DeWalt Construction Safety & OSHA Handbook also provides straightforward explanations of how to comply with OSHA recordkeeping requirements and detailed instructions that explain the process of an OSHA inspection, among other topics.
“We think that workers will be pleased with this new addition to the Delmar and DeWalt Professional Reference series,” says Greg Clayton, vice president, Delmar. “Many competing books on jobsite safety management and OSHA requirements simply replicate complex OSHA language and offer little explanatory information surrounding the core concepts. With the DeWalt Construction Safety and OSHA Handbook, which was created specifically for professionals rather than classroom use, workers can focus on OSHA-compliant practices and prepare themselves for real-world situations without being bogged down by complicated regulatory language. The book’s step-by-step approach uses many illustrations and diagrams to depict critical concepts and techniques for maximum comprehension of the material presented.”
The DeWalt Construction Safety & OSHA Handbook is an addition to the Delmar and DeWalt Professional Reference series, which presents a series of products covering broad topical appeal, retail-friendly manufacturing specifications and content presentation geared specifically for professionals. For more information on the DeWalt Construction Safety & OSHA Handbook, the Professional Reference series or any other product from Delmar, please visit dewalt.cengage.com.
The DeWalt Residential Construction Codes Complete Handbook presents the 2012 International Residential Code in a clear, logical format so that professionals can easily understand and identify the most common code requirements for building one- or two-family dwellings. Sections of the book cover a wide range of residential construction topics, including administrative standards, definitions of terms, building planning, foundations, floors, walls, roofs, chimneys and fireplaces, energy efficiency, mechanical, plumbing and electrical. Topics are accompanied by detailed illustrations that help to explain how the codes are applied in real-world situations. A few examples of the many compelling features include:
· Consolidated Coverage — The text within provides a comprehensive summary covering all facets of the 2012 International Residential Code in a condensed and easy to read format.
· Less Text-Heavy — Research and experience have indicated that professionals prefer content to be presented in short, powerful textual elements, as opposed to long, paragraph-heavy sections.
· Instructional Illustrations — Dynamic, real-world illustrations provide clear instruction on complex code topics.
· Inexpensive Code Reference Option — The DeWalt Residential Construction Codes Complete Handbook provides broad code coverage at an affordable price.
“We are excited to present another addition to our popular Complete Handbook series of DeWalt reference titles,” says Greg Clayton, vice president, Delmar. “The author, Lynn Underwood, is certified by the International Code Council and has been in the industry for 27 years. He uses his extensive knowledge of code development and building safety to translate intricate code language into an easy-to-follow guide that will be useful for all residential construction professionals.”
For more information about these new titles from Delmar and DeWalt, visit dewalt.cengage.com.
About the Authors
Dan Johnson, author of the DeWalt Construction Safety and OSHA Handbook, has over 15 years of experience in the construction safety industry. Throughout his career he has helped hundreds of companies with the development, implementation and improvement of their safety programs. Johnson is authorized to teach the OSHA 10-hour and OSHA 30-hour courses for both Construction and General Industry. He is also a CPR, First Aid and AED instructor and instructor trainer with over 14 years of training experience.
Lynn Underwood, author of Common Code Problems and the DeWalt Residential Construction Codes Complete Handbook, from Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, is a Building Code Official with the City of Norfolk, Va.. He has worked in the building safety and building code development industries for over 27 years and is a Certified Building Official. Underwood is fully certified in all aspects of construction by the International Code Council and sits on four national code development committees. He has participated in developing significant changes in the codes over the past 10 years, and regularly testifies at ICC code hearings for or against proposed code changes. Formerly, Underwood served as the president of the Virginia Building and Code Official’s Association. A graduate engineer, Underwood is a former home builder, a licensed contractor in Virginia and teaches construction and building code classes with the Virginia Building Code Academy, Eastern Shore Community College and Tidewater Community College.
About Cengage Learning and Delmar
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, is the leading provider of lifelong learning products and services for the health care, technology and trades, and career education markets. Delmar’s market-leading imprints include Chilton, Milady and NetLearning. For more information please visit www.cengage.com or www.delmar.cengage.com.
DeWalt is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools with more than 300 power tool and equipment products as well as 800 power tool accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors and nailers, as well as saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw driving accessories and more. DeWalt tools can be found wherever tools are sold, nationally and internationally. With over 1,000 factory owned and authorized locations, DeWalt has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America.