|Document ID (ISN)||77116|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2000-116
||Worker deaths by falls - A summary of surveillance findings and investigative case reports
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, Nov. 2000. xi, 322p. Illus. 35 ref.
||http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/00-116pd.html [in English]
||Between 1980 and 1994, there were 8,102 deaths in the United States due to falls from heights at work, accounting for 10% of all occupational fatalities in the country. This report summarizes surveillance data and investigative reports of fatal work-related falls from elevations. Part I provides an overview of fall hazards at the workplace, a summary of the epidemiology of fatal occupational falls, and recommended elements for an effective safety program for the prevention of falls at the workplace. Part II contains case summaries and prevention recommendations from 90 investigation reports of fatalities from falls from heights.
||USA; work at height; falls from heights; accident investigation; fatalities
||case study; report; epidemiologic study; hazard evaluation; statistics
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Falls from heights