Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Portland, OR: Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation, 2005 May; :1
In 3 years, 22 Oregon workers died in falls. Risk increases greatly over age 35, and again over age 65. Fall hazards are everywhere. Falls from ladders are #1. Please observe the following safety tips. Reccomendations: Make sure ladder is in good condition, base and locks are secure. Set base 1/4 working length from wall, supported at top by both rails extending 3-4 ft above dismount level. Three-point rule: Get a firm grip with three of four limbs, especially in icy conditions. Beware losing your balance from the unexpected release of a weight you are carrying or pulling, or from overreaching. Avoid standing up from a kneeling position next to a ledge, where momentary dizziness can cause you to lose balance. Cover and guard holes securely.
Accident-prevention; Injury-prevention; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Traumatic-injuries; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Fall-protection; Ladders; Roofing-industry; Construction-workers; Construction-industry
Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) Program, Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park, L606, Portland, OR 97239-3098
Oregon Health and Science University