WIT Press


Archaeological Safety Considerations On Construction Sites

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE130351

Volume

134

Pages

9

Page Range

391 - 399

Published

2014

Size

1,297 kb

Author(s)

E. S. Patterson

Abstract

When archaeological remains are uncovered due to construction operations, construction workers, archaeologists, Cultural Resource Management (CRM) personnel and even the general public are potentially exposed to additional hazards. This paper reports on specific hazards and their causes associated with archaeological excavations and other exposures on construction sites. Various protective measures for archaeological work are reviewed to help ensure safe operations on construction sites. Keywords: safety, risk management, archaeology, construction, job sites, risk assessment, cultural resource management.

Keywords

safety, risk management, archaeology, construction, job sites, risk assessment, cultural resource management