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Construction guardrails: development of a multifunctional system.

Authors
Bobick-TG; McKenzie-EA Jr.
Source
Prof Saf 2011 Jan; 56(1):48-54
NIOSHTIC No.
20039599
Abstract
Fall-related incidents are the primary cause of fatalities in the U.S. construction industry. A NIOSH analysis of fatality data from the Bureau of Labor Statistcis Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) indicated that from 2004 to 2008, a total of 5,844 construction workers were killed from all causes (annual average 1,169) (BLS, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009). During the same period, 2,055 construction fatalities occurred due to falling (annual average 411).
Keywords
Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Protective-equipment; Protective-measures; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Engineering-controls; Control-technology; Fall-protection; Construction-industry; Construction-workers
CODEN
PRSAD5
Publication Date
20110101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
B09282011
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0099-0027
NIOSH Division
DSR
Priority Area
Construction
Source Name
Professional Safety
State
WV
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