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Occupational Injuries in the General Building and Heavy Construction Industuries (Final Report).
NIOSH 1979 May; :16-16
Safety hazards and injury rates in the general building and heavy construction industries (SIC-15 and SIC-16, respectively) ) were evaluated. Pertinent laws, regulations, and standards were reviewed, and the magnitude of the safety problem was evaluated. Individual accident/injury cases were examined to determine the cause of the accident and the extent of OSHA coverage. Most injuries were related to inadequacies in the following areas: directed supervision and training; protective headgear; medical screening; restraint (scaffolding); and safety nets. New or revised regulations and standards are recommended in these five categories.
Contract-210-77-0032; NIOSH-Contract; Construction-workers; Industrial-hazards; Control-measures; Safety-research; Occupational-safety-programs; Work-environment; Work-practices; Accidents
Final Contract Report
NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, 84 pages 16 references
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division