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An Investigation on the Dynamic Stability of Scissor Lift
Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology: March 2012 / 2(1):8–15

Assessment of Fall Arrest Systems for Scissor Lift Operators: Computer Modeling and Manikin Drop Testing
Human Factors: June 2012 / 54(3):358–372

NIOSH Alert:  Preventing Injuries and Deaths from Skid Steer Loaders
NIOSH Publication No. 2011-128 (December 2010)
NIOSH studies in the 1990s suggested that employers, supervisors, and workers may not fully appreciate the potential hazards associated with operating or working near skid-steer loaders and they may not follow safe work procedures for controlling these hazards. This Alert describes six deaths involving skid-steer loaders and recommends methods for preventing similar incidents.

Fall Arrest Characteristics of a Scissor Lift
Journal of Safety Research: June 2010 / 41(3):213–220 

Scissor Lift Safety – An Initiative to Model Static Stability 
Professional Safety: April 2009 / 54(4):43–48 

NIOSH Alert: Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths from Mobile Crane Tip-Over, Boom Collapse, and Uncontrolled Hoisted Loads
NIOSH Publication No. 2006-142 (September 2006)
This Alert describes six incidents resulting in the deaths of eight workers and injuries to two others who were either working near or operating mobile cranes. In each incident, these injuries or deaths could have been prevented by using proper safety procedures.

Workplace Solutions: Preventing Injuries When Working With Ride-On Roller/Compactors
NIOSH Publication No. 2005-101 (November 2004)
Workers who operate or work around roller/compactors are at risk of injury from a machine rollover or being struck by the machine or its components. NIOSH recommends that injuries and deaths be prevented through wider use of rollover protective structures (ROPS) and seat belts on roller/compactors, training, establishing and adhering to safety plans and safe work practices, and use of appropriate personal protective equipment.

Preventing Injuries When Working with Hydraulic Excavators and Backhoe Loaders
NIOSH Publication No. 2004-107 (November 2003)
Workers who operate or work near hydraulic excavators and backhoe loaders are at risk of being struck by the machine or its components or by excavator buckets that detach from the excavator stick. NIOSH recommends that injuries and deaths be prevented through training, proper installation and maintenance, work practices, and personal protective equipment.

Ergonomic Risk Factors: A study of Heavy Earthmoving Machinery Operators
Professional Safety: October 2002 / 47(10):38–45

RI 9657: Recommendations For Testing Radar-Based Collision Warning Systems on Heavy Equipment
NIOSH Publication No. 2002-135 (May 2002)
Researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health investigate technologies that could be used to detect objects, small vehicles, and pedestrian workers that may be in the blind areas of haulage equipment used in mining and construction. This report discusses several different test procedures and test targets and recommends methods to determine how effective a radar system will be in detecting a person near heavy equipment.

NIOSH ALERT: Preventing Injuries and Deaths of Workers Who Operate or Work Near Forklifts
NIOSH Publication No. 2001-109 (June 2001)
Each year in the United States, nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents. Forklift overturns are the leading cause of fatalities involving forklifts; they represent about 25% of all forklift-related deaths.

Machinery-related Fatalities in the U.S. Construction Industry, 1980-1992
NOIRS 1997 Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 1997. Washington, DC: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, October 1997:2

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Skid-Steer Loader-Related Fatalities in the Workplace–United States, 1992-1995
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: July 1996 / 45(29):624–628

 

 
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