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NIOSH Testimony on Limited Reopening of the Rulemaking Record for Comments on Precast Concrete and Residential Construction Issues by R. W. Niemeier, May 28, 1993.
NIOSH 1993 May:8 pages
This testimony summarized information and comments from NIOSH regarding the proposal to reopen the docket on safety standards for fall protection. Information is presented from NIOSH concerning the proportion of workers' compensation claims in the residential building construction industry that involve falls from elevations to the proportion of workers' compensation claims in other sectors of the construction industry that involve falls from elevations. The first analysis indicated that injured residential construction workers had at least as high a proportion of their injuries due to falls from elevation as all other construction workers. A second analysis performed indicated that injured residential construction workers had at least as high a proportion of their injuries due to falls from elevation as nonresidential construction workers. Based on these analyses, fall protection requirements for employees in residential construction should not be less stringent than fall protection requirements for employees in other construction categories.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Niemeier-R-W; Accident-statistics; Construction-workers; Personal-protective-equipment; Safety-equipment; Traumatic-injuries;
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NIOSH, 8 pages, 1 reference
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