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NIOSH Testimony on Walking and Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems) by J. D. Millar, July 9, 1990.
NIOSH 1990 Jul:4 pages
This testimony supports the position of OSHA regarding the proposed rule for walking and working surfaces and fall protection devices. NIOSH Fatal Accident Circumstances and Epidemiology (FACE) reports relating to fatalities involving slips or falls are listed. These deal with falls at construction sites, electrocutions of construction workers and other individuals falls through and from the roof, falls from trusses and beams, falls inside water tanks, falls through skylights, falls from scaffolds, falls from utility poles, and warehouse falls. Reports related to working surfaces, working at heights, working with metal ladders, and working on flowable/unstable surfaces are also listed. Data from the National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities indicate that 2705 occupationally related fatal falls have occurred from elevations from 1980 through 1985. The 6 inch minimum tread depth for fixed stairs is discussed.
NIOSH-Testimony; NIOSH-Author; Millar-J-D; Accident-statistics; Safety-measures; Accident-analysis; Construction-industry; Electrical-workers; Painters; Roofers; Roofing-industry; Personal-protective-equipment; Walking-surfaces;
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Infectious Diseases; Disease and Injury; Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment; Research Tools and Approaches;
NIOSH, 4 pages, 1 reference
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division