|Document ID (ISN)||112410|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Lombardi D.A., Smith G.S., Courtney T.K., Brennan M.J., Kim J.Y., Perry M.J.
||Work-related falls from ladders - A follow-back study of US emergency department cases
||Nov. 2011, Vol.37, No.6, p.525-532. Illus. 23 ref.
||Work-related_falls_from_ladders_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
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||Ladder falls comprise 16% of all United States workplace fall-related fatalities and ladder use may be particularly hazardous among older workers. This follow-back study of injured workers from a nationally representative sample of US emergency departments (ED) focused on factors related to ladder falls in three domains of the work environment: work equipment, work practices, and worker-related factors. Risk factors for fractures, the most frequent and severe outcome, were also evaluated. Workers injured from a ladder fall, treated in one of the 65 participating ED in the occupational National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) responded to a questionnaire on demographics, injury, ladder and work equipment and environment characteristics, work tasks, and activities. Findings are discussed.
||USA; ladders; occupational accidents; causes of accidents; falls of persons
||fractures; survey; statistical evaluation; emergency services; older workers
||D - Periodical articles
||Safety organization and training
Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Falls from heights
Health care services