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FATAL falls from elevation in construction: analysis of incidents in Washington.

Spielholz P; Sjostrom T; Clark R
American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, June 2-7, 2007, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fairfax, VA: American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2007 Jun; :1-16
Washington FACE Program--Goal: Prevent work-related fatal injuries and acute trauma injuries Three Primary Program Activities: 1) Tracking all work-related acute trauma fatalities in Washington State. 2) Investigations of a select number of these incidents. 3) Developing and disseminating interventions for the prevention of fatal injuries. WA FACE Preventions Efforts--Four Types of Written Materials: 1) Fatality Narratives: Monthly email distribution of construction fatality narratives for each incident in the industry. 2) Investigation Reports: In-depth investigations of selected fatalities based on NIOSH and Washington FACE priorities using root-cause analysis. 3) Hazard Alerts: Brief documents alerting an industry to a specific incident and hazard based on a recent fatal outcome. 4) Case Series: A document similar to a hazard alert but highlighting a hazard that has resulted in multiple recent incidents in the state. Falls from Elevation in Construction: 1. 48 fatal falls out of 137 construction fatalities in Washington 1998-2006 2. Between 1998-2005 Over 50% of fatal falls were from less than 20 ft
Fall-protection; Humans; Men; Women; Construction-industry; Construction; Construction-workers; Workers; Work-environment; Work-areas; Education; Training; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Risk-factors
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Conference/Symposia Proceedings
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Cooperative Agreement
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Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008336; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008487
Source Name
American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, June 2-7, 2007, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Performing Organization
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
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