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The Complete Guide to OSHA Compliance
by Robert D. Peterson (Contributor), Joel M. Cohen (Contributor)
Amazons price: $79.95 (ISBN: 0873716817)
Hardcover - 416 pages (December 1995)

Review Comments: Booknews, Inc. , August 1, 1996
A manual outlining the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) standards , compliance, and procedures in the case of a citation. Peterson (an OSHA defense attorney) and Cohen (President, The Cohen Group) offer their expertise in making the regulations accessible to ordinary business people, direction in making the standards applicable in individual workplaces, and guidance on participating in OSHA inspections. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

The publisher, CRC Press, August 19, 1996
Easy-to-understand. One stop resource!
COMPLETE GUIDE TO OSHA COMPLIANCE is designed to help safety professionals, industrial hygienists, and human resources personnel ensure compliance with existing and upcoming OSHA regulations. This essential book explains employer and employee rights and responsibilities, and it provides everything you need to know about employer standards and standards for specific operations.

COMPLETE GUIDE TO OSHA COMPLIANCE will be an indispensable guide for helping you establish an injury/illness recrodkeeping and reporting system required by OSHA. It will also enable you to conduct a self-audit to determine whether you are in full compliance. Furthermore, it informs you of your rights in an inspection and shows you how to handle citations and appeals should they arise.

Keller's Official OSHA Construction Safety Handbook (201-ORS-7)
by Tricia Hodkiewicz (Editor)
Amazons price: $4.50 (ISBN: 1877798398)
Mass Market Paperback - 224 pages 2nd edition (March 1, 1997)

Review Comment: This construction-specific handbook helps you provide employee training for 15 key construction-related topics and helps reinforce your own company's safety programs/policies. Each topic is covered in 8 to 14 pages and includes color illustrations, charts, and easy-to-read lists. Plus, end-of-chapter quizzes help reinforce key points. Some of the topics covered include confined space entry, electrical safety, excavation/trenching, PPE, fall protection, hazcom, lifting techniques, scaffolding and lockout/tagout. Includes a removable employee receipt page for easy training documentation.

Estimator's Piping Man Hour Manual
by John S. Page
List price: $85.00, Amazons price: $59.50 (ISBN: 0872017087)
You Save: $25.50 (30%) Spiral-bound 4th edition (November 1987)

Plumbing Estimating Methods : Includes : Standard Plumbing & Fire Protection Systems, Special Systems Such As Medical Gas & Glass Piping
by Joseph J. Galeno, Sheldon T. Greene
Amazons Price: $59.95 (ISBN: 087629212)
Paperback - 330 pages (May 1991)

Review Comment: Booknews, Inc. , February 1, 1992
This practical guide walks the reader through a plumbing estimate, from basic materials and installation methods through change order analysis. In addition to standard plumbing and fire protection systems, the authors cover more sophisticated systems, such as glass piping for acid waste. The book also provides forms, checklists, sample drawings, both negotiated and competitive bids, and covers renovations, as well as many other issues in plumbing estimates. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Walker's Building Estimatior's Reference Book
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by Scott Siddens (Editor), Frank R. Walker Co.
Amazon's Price: $69.95 (ISBN: 0911592261)
Paperback - 1728 pages (December 1996)

Description: A guide to estimating material and labor costs, the Walker Building Estimator's Reference Book is renowned for the depth of detail and description contained in its 1,728 pages, providing the user a reference that is unique among books relating to estimating.

Updated continuously since 1915, this hands-on manual covers updated construction methods, material and labor costs and labor productivity (man-hours). It walks you through each phase of the estimate in each CSI Division, 1 to 16. It also contains valuable information on construction finance, scheduling, construction management, bidding, negotiating contracts, value engineering, types of cost estimates, overhead, insurance, profit, change orders, and more.

It is this level of substance that makes "Walker's Building Estimator's Reference Book" a standard in the curriculum of dozens of universities' construction programs.

Used by builders, contractors, architects, engineers, adjusters, appraisers, home-craftsmen, colleges, universities and technical schools. It is also mandated reference for the State of Florida General License Examination, in addition to 16 states which license contractors on the basis of competency exams.

Accepted in many courts as industry-normative data for construction dispute resolution.

Estimator's Man-Hour Manual on Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilating, and Plumbing
by John S. Page

Amazon's Price: $85.00 (ISBN: 0872013642)
Hardcover - 218 pages 2 edition (December 1978)

Description: None available.

Conceptual Cost Estimating Manual (Estimator's Man-Hour Library)
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by John S. Page
Amazon's Price: $85.00 (ISBN: 0884152677)
Paperback - 326 pages 2nd edition (May 1996)

These time-honored manuals provide the tried-and-true information you need for making the most thorough and accurate labor and cost estimates in the most efficient manner. The hundreds of man-hour tables in these manuals are the product of hundreds of time and method studies conducted in the field and in the shop. As a result, these respected manuals and their tables provide you with a dependable, proven basis for obtaining production efficiency percentages by applying all known local conditions and variables. These manuals also allow you to obtain direct labor rates for the crafts involved. In short, you'll be able to make accurate, reliable estimates anytime and anywhere with complete confidence. Computers are wonderful tools, solving problems as no human can. But construction estimating is not only a science and a craft, it is an art. The field-tested information in the Estimator's Man-Hour Library is designed for those who understand that.

About the Author: John S. Page has wide experience in cost and labor estimating, having worked for some of the largest construction firms in the world. He has made and assembled numerous types of estimates including lump-sum, hard-priced, and scope, and has conducted many time and method studies in the field and in fabricating shops. Mr. Page has a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Arkansas and received the Award of Merit from the American Association of Cost Engineers in recognition of outstanding service and cost engineering.

Estimator's Piping Man-Hour Manual (Estimator's Man-Hour Library)
by John S. Page

Amazon's Price: $75.00 (ISBN:  0884152596)
Paperback - 256 pages 5th Sprl edition (July 1999)

Description: In addition to the solid estimating data this manual has provided for years, this new edition is expanded and updated to include installation of pneumatic mechanical instrumentation, which is used in monitoring various process systems.

About the Author: John S. Page has wide experience in cost and labor estimating, having worked for some of the largest construction firms in the world. He has made and assembled numerous types of estimates including lump-sum, hard-priced, and scope, and has conducted many time and method studies in the field and in fabricating shops. Mr. Page has a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Arkansas and received the Award of Merit from the American Association of Cost Engineers in recognition of outstanding service and cost engineering.

Cost Estimating Manual for Pipelines and Marine Structures (Estimator's Man-Hour Library)
by John S. Page
Amazon's Price: $68.00 (ISBN: 0872011577)
Paperback - 336 pages (June 1977)

Description: These time-honored manuals provide the tried-and-true information you need for making the most thorough and accurate labor and cost estimates in the most efficient manner. The hundreds of man-hour tables in these manuals are the product of hundreds of time and method studies conducted in the field and in the shop. As a result, these respected manuals and their tables provide you with a dependable, proven basis for obtaining production efficiency percentages by applying all known local conditions and variables. These manuals also allow you to obtain direct labor rates for the crafts involved. In short, you'll be able to make accurate, reliable estimates anytime and anywhere with complete confidence. Computers are wonderful tools, solving problems as no human can. But construction estimating is not only a science and a craft, it is an art. The field-tested information in the Estimator's Man-Hour Library is designed for those who understand that.

About the Author: John S. Page has wide experience in cost and labor estimating, having worked for some of the largest construction firms in the world. He has made and assembled numerous types of estimates including lump-sum, hard-priced, and scope, and has conducted many time and method studies in the field and in fabricating shops. Mr. Page has a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Arkansas and received the Award of Merit from the American Association of Cost Engineers in recognition of outstanding service and cost engineering.

Estimator's Equipment Installation Man-Hour Manual
by John S. Page

Amazon's Price: $85.00 (ISBN: 087201276X)
Hardcover 2nd edition (March 1998)

Description: This new edition is expanded to include 26 new man-hour tables on compressors, dryers, dampers, filters, coolers, and heaters. This manual eliminates guesswork and enables you to produce fast, accurate equipment installation labor estimates.

About the Author: John S. Page has wide experience in cost and labor estimating, having worked for some of the largest construction firms in the world. He has made and assembled numerous types of estimates including lump-sum, hard-priced, and scope, and has conducted many time and method studies in the field and in fabricating shops. Mr. Page has a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Arkansas and received the Award of Merit from the American Association of Cost Engineers in recognition of outstanding service and cost engineering.

Air Contaminants and Industrial Hygiene Ventilation : A Handbook of Practical Calculations, Problems, and Solutions
by Roger L. Wabeke

Amazon's Price: $49.95 (ISBN: 1566703077)
Hardcover - 240 pages (May 1998)

Description: None available.

Alternative Methodologies for the Safety Evaluation of Chemicals in the Cosmetic Industry
by Nicola Loprieno, Mannfred Hollinger

Amazon's Price: $169.00 (ISBN: 0849385466)
Hardcover - 272 pages (June 1995)

Description: None available.

1999 National Plumbing & Hvac Estimator
by James A. Thomson, Ray E. Prescher

Amazon's Price: $38.60 (ISBN: 1572180633)
Paperback Bk&Cd Rom edition (November 1998)

Description: None available.

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