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Homesafe tackles residential construction safety.

Authors
Borchert-C
Source
Insight 1998 Winter; 24(1):2-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20030945
Abstract
If you're interested in a really dangerous occupation, forget about becoming a fighter pilot, police officer, or lion tamer. The real, everyday dangers lie in those occupations we don't tend to equate with risk. It might surprise you to learn that the top three most hazardous occupations per capita in the United States are mining, farming, and construction. Then again, if you've visited a construction site lately, those facts may not come as such a shock. They certainly don't surprise Dr. Phil Bigelow, a Colorado State University assistant professor working to improve safety conditions for construction workers.
Keywords
Construction-industry; Work-practices; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Construction-workers; Construction; Occupational-health; Occupational-hazards; Safety-measures
Publication Date
19980101
Document Type
Newsletter
Funding Amount
588238
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1998
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-CCR-814123
Issue of Publication
1
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Intervention Effectiveness Research
Source Name
Insight
State
CO
Performing Organization
Colorado State University, Environmental Health Department, Fort Collins, Colorado
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
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