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Document ID (ISN)103275
CIS number 04-461
Year 2004
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2004-156
Title NIOSH Alert - Preventing falls of workers through skylights and roof and floor openings
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2002, USA, Aug. 2004. 12p. Illus. 16 ref.
Internet access http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-156/pdfs/2004-156.pdf [in English]
Abstract Fatalities caused by falls remain a serious occupational safety issue throughout the United States. Falls are one of the leading causes of traumatic injury death in the workplace, accounting for 808 of 5900 (13.7%) of such fatalities in 2001. Contents of this booklet on the prevention of serious injuries and fatalities from falls: current standards; short case reports; recommendations aimed at employers, skylight manufacturers and designers, building owners and workers. A detachable poster is included.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; floor openings; USA; falls from heights; building industry; fatalities; injuries
Descriptors (secondary) accident descriptions; safety guides; safe working methods
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Falls from heights