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Residential fall protection case study - Habitat for Humanity St. Louis.

Authors
Kaskutas-V; Hunsberger-K
Source
Wood Des Focus 2013 Mar; 23(1):6-12
NIOSHTIC No.
20042622
Abstract
Residential construction builders and contractors must quickly comply with OSHA's new fall protection requirements for residential construction. This paper describes the change process a charitable home building organization went through in order to comply with these new requirements; including the building methods and fall protection equipment used for each phase of the construction process. Reliance on a volunteer workforce poses unique challenges; however the many solutions described in this paper are also applicable to commercial residential builders. This organization used creative problem-solving, collaborated with local professionals and equipment suppliers, and consulted regularly with OSHA compliance representatives to overcome the many obstacles encountered when transitioning to the use of conventional fall protection during new home construction.
Keywords
Fall-protection; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Construction; Personal-protection; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Safety-equipment
Publication Date
20130301
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
kaskutasv@wustl.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement; Construction
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-009762; B20130531
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1066-5757
Priority Area
Construction
Source Name
Wood Design Focus
State
MO; MD
Performing Organization
CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, Maryland
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