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Preventing falls through the design of roof parapets.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2014-108, 2014 Jan; :1-4
Workers are exposed to risks from falls during construction, operation, maintenance, and demolition of buildings. Parapets are the parts of the wall assembly that extend above the roof [Rajendran and Gambatese 2013] and can prevent falls from low-sloped (flat) roofs. Other design features that can prevent falls include using guardrail systems and permanent anchor points (for use with personal fall arrest systems and lifelines)
Workers; Humans; Men; Women; Roofers; Roofing-and-sheet-metal-work; Roofing-industry; Fall-protection; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Risk-factors; Safety-measures; Safety-equipment; Exposure-levels
Numbered Publication; Workplace Design Solutions
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2014-108; M122013
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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