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Document ID (ISN)111477
CIS number 11-0122
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kaskutas V.K., Dale A.M., Lipscomb H.J., Evanoff B.A.
Title Development of the St. Louis audit of fall risks at residential construction sites
Bibliographic information 4th quarter 2008, Vol.14, No.4, p.243-249. Illus. 24 ref.
Abstract This article describes the development and pilot of a worksite audit system to assess fall prevention safety practices on residential construction sites. The audit was tested at sixteen residential construction sites in the city of St. Louis, United States, showing excellent inter-rater reliability. Results suggest that the audit has good face and content validity and is a reliable instrument for measuring fall safety risks at residential construction sites. It is practical, easy, and safe to administer, making it a potentially useful instrument for field research as well as regular safety monitoring by foremen and crew.
Descriptors (primary) USA; hazard evaluation; building industry; falls of persons
Descriptors (secondary) scaffolds; safe layout; housekeeping; fall arresters; safe working methods; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Falls from heights
Construction industry and civil engineering
Risk evaluation