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Document ID (ISN)110988
CIS number 10-0576
Year 2011
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2010-143
Title Occupational injuries and fatalities due to falls
Original title Lesiones y muertes ocupacionales por caídas [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, 2010. PDF document. 2p. Illus. 4 ref.
Internet access DHHS_(NIOSH)_Publication_No.2010-143.pdf [in English]
DHHS_(NIOSH)_Publication_No.2010-143.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract An estimated 15.9 million people worked in the manufacturing sector in the United States during 2008, which accounted for approximately 10.9% of the employed workforce. In 2008, 411 manufacturing sector workers died from occupational injuries, of which 58 from falls, which comprised the third most important cause of occupational accident mortality after equipment and transport. Aimed at employers in manufacturing industries, this leaflet outlines the strategic goals of a partnership programme between NIOSH and participating enterprises aimed at identifying the most critical workplace issues related to fall accidents.
Descriptors (primary) USA; manufacturing industries; occupational accidents; risk factors; falls of persons
Descriptors (secondary) injuries; responsibilities of employers; public OSH institutions; fatalities; internet document
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes
Falls from heights