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Preventing falls through the design of roof parapets.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2014-108, 2014 Jan; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20043516
Abstract
Workers are exposed to risks from falls during construction, operation, maintenance, and demolition of buildings. Parapets are the parts of the wall assembly that extend above the roof [Rajendran and Gambatese 2013] and can prevent falls from low-sloped (flat) roofs. Other design features that can prevent falls include using guardrail systems and permanent anchor points (for use with personal fall arrest systems and lifelines)
Keywords
Workers; Humans; Men; Women; Roofers; Roofing-and-sheet-metal-work; Roofing-industry; Fall-protection; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Risk-factors; Safety-measures; Safety-equipment; Exposure-levels
Publication Date
20131201
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Workplace Solutions
Fiscal Year
2014
NTIS Accession No.
PB2014-103074
NTIS Price
A01
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2014-108; M122013
NIOSH Division
EID
Priority Area
Construction; Manufacturing
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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