|Document ID (ISN)||103275|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2004-156
||NIOSH Alert - Preventing falls of workers through skylights and roof and floor openings
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2002, USA, Aug. 2004. 12p. Illus. 16 ref.
||http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-156/pdfs/2004-156.pdf [in English]
||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.
||occupational accidents; floor openings; USA; falls from heights; building industry; fatalities; injuries
||accident descriptions; safety guides; safe working methods
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Construction industry and civil engineering
Falls from heights