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Fall Prevention and Protection

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This book covers a wealth of knowledge from experts and informed stakeholders on the best ways to understand, prevent, and control fall-related risk exposures. Featured are subjects on: (1) a public health view of fall problems and strategic goals; (2) the sciences behind human falls and injury risk; (3) research on slips, trips and falls; (4) practical applications of prevention and protection tools and methods in industrial sectors and home/communities; (5) fall incident investigation and reconstruction; and (6) knowledge gaps, emerging issues, and recommendations for fall protection research and fall mitigation.

Fall Prevention and Protection

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This book covers a wealth of knowledge from experts and informed stakeholders on the best ways to understand, prevent, and control fall-related risk exposures. Featured are subjects on: (1) a public health view of fall problems and strategic goals; (2) the sciences behind human falls and injury risk; (3) research on slips, trips and falls; (4) practical applications of prevention and protection tools and methods in industrial sectors and home/communities; (5) fall incident investigation and reconstruction; and (6) knowledge gaps, emerging issues, and recommendations for fall protection research and fall mitigation.

Special Issue Fall Prevention and Protection

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Slip Trip and Fall Prevention

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More than one million people suffer from a slip, trip, or fall each year and 17,700 died as a result of falls in 2005. They are the number one preventable cause of loss in the workplace and the leading cause of injury in public places. Completely revised, Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention: A Practical Handbook, Second Edition demonstrates how, with proper design and maintenance, many of these events can be prevented. This well-illustrated and carefully researched volume covers standards and best practices for facility design, effective management control programs, test methods and standards relating to pedestrian safety, and slip resistance methods in the U.S. and abroad. It includes checklists, handouts, case studies, rich online resources, and an extensive bibliography. See what’s new in the Second Edition: Enhanced photographs and tables, profiles of online resources, updated examples, case studies, and sidebars A new chapter on the unique hazards and controls to protect staff and patrons in food service A new chapter on known parameters and causes of patient falls, assessment methods, and methods for reduction of staff falls Discussion of flooring and floor maintenance, cleaning products and methods, outsourcing, and maintenance Coverage of management controls, a holistic approach to integrating slip/fall prevention controls into existing functions, hazard mapping, and electronic inspection systems Physical aspects of rubber walkways surfaces, expanded floor mats, new stairway statistics, visibility, and design Roughness measurements, perception of slipperiness, overseas standards, profiles of high risk industries, and accident investigation Contrary to popular belief, most slips and falls are not due to carelessness. This handbook examines the many options available in the design and maintenance of facilities that can reduce or eliminate the potential for slips and falls.

Safe access fall prevention and fall protection involving self propelled mobile equipment

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Fall Protection Introduction 33462

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The proper use of fall prevention and fall protection controls can reduce the risk of deaths and injuries caused by falls. This course, Fall Protection Introduction (#33462), is designed as an introduction to various types of recognized fall prevention and fall protection systems at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), including guardrail systems, safety net systems, fall restraint systems, and fall arrest systems. Special emphasis is given to the components, inspection, care, and storage of personal fall arrest systems (PFASs). This course also presents controls for falling object hazards and emergency planning considerations for persons who have fallen.

Presentations And Publications Combined Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA Fall Protection And Scaffolds

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Over 1,400 total slides and pages …. 1. Examples Of Included Presentation Topics: Introduction to OSHA Fall Protection - OSHA 10-hour Outreach Training General Industry Scaffolding Design For Construction Safety Fall Protection Training Fall Protection Refresher Orientation Is This a Fall Hazard? Construction Safety Slips, Trips, and Falls Awareness Training 2. Examples Of Included Publication Topics: DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY (DON) FALL-PROTECTION GUIDE Safety Standards for Scaffolds Used in the Construction Industry FALL PROTECTION IN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION OSHA Training Institute Construction Focus Four: Fall Hazards Fall Hazards Personal Fall Arrest System Checklist - Student Copy Construction Focus Four: Fall Hazards Student Handouts Small Business Handbook Reducing Falls During Residential Construction: Re-Roofing Portable Ladder Safety

Research and Practice for Fall Injury Control in the Workplace Proceedings of International Conference on Fall Prevention and Protection

Author : U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Falls represent a serious hazard to workers in many industries. Workers who perform tasks at elevation—workers in the construction, structural metal working, and tree trimming industries, for example—are at risk of falls from heights, with frequently grave or even fatal consequences. Many more workers, in nearly every industry, are subject to falls to floors, walkways or ground surfaces. These falls, characterized as fall on the same level, are responsible for well over half of nonfatal injuries that result in days away from work. The etiology of falls as injury-producing events is multi-factorial, and encompasses multiple mechanisms of exposure. Working at heights involves completely different fall risks than those found on workplace surfaces and floors. The different exposures represent serious safety risks in both cases, resulting in fatal and serious nonfatal injury. To address the various causes of multi-factorial events such as these, there needs to be wide-ranging and multidisciplinary injury-mitigation approaches provided to practitioners based on a wide variety of research methods. To advance our knowledge of occupational fall injuries, the International Conference on Fall Prevention and Protection (ICFPP), held in May of 2010, was convened to provide a forum for researchers from NIOSH, its stakeholders, and the community of fall-prevention specialists and experts to present research findings, recommendations and expert advice on the latest tools and methods to reduce the incidence of injury from falls. At the conference, a wide variety of research approaches and methods were presented, and these approaches reflected the multidisciplinary orientation of the different stakeholders in attendance, as well as the individual interests and expertise of participating researchers. This document represents a wealth of knowledge from experts and informed stakeholders on the best way to understand, prevent, and control fall-related risk exposures. It is anticipated that these presentations will serve to bring together the communities of interest that attempt to prevent and ameliorate fall-related injuries, and will spur efforts that will continue in the form of joint and supported research investigations, research consortia, and informed dialogue in support of a common goal. NIOSH hopes to continue to sponsor forums for the presentation of methods and findings related to occupational fall injury protection and prevention in the future.

Research and Practice for Fall Injury Control in the Workplace

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"Falls represent a serious hazard to workers in many industries. Workers who perform tasks at elevation - workers in the construction, structural metal working, and tree trimming industries, for example - are at risk of falls from heights, with frequently grave or even fatal consequences. Many more workers, in nearly every industry, are subject to falls to floors, walkways or ground surfaces. These falls, characterized as fall on the same level, are responsible for well over half of nonfatal injuries that result in days away from work. The etiology of falls as injury-producing events is multi-factorial, and encompasses multiple mechanisms of exposure. Working at heights involves completely different fall risks than those found on workplace surfaces and floors. The different exposures represent serious safety risks in both cases, resulting in fatal and serious nonfatal injury. To address the various causes of multi-factorial events such as these, there needs to be wide-ranging and multidisciplinary injury-mitigation approaches provided to practitioners based on a wide variety of research methods. To advance our knowledge of occupational fall injuries, the International Conference on Fall Prevention and Protection (ICFPP), held in May of 2010, was convened to provide a forum for researchers from NIOSH, its stakeholders, and the community of fall-prevention specialists and experts to present research findings, recommendations and expert advice on the latest tools and methods to reduce the incidence of injury from falls. At the conference, a wide variety of research approaches and methods were presented, and these approaches reflected the multidisciplinary orientation of the different stakeholders in attendance, as well as the individual interests and expertise of participating researchers." - NIOSHTIC-2

2010 International Conference on Fall Prevention and Protection

Author : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The U.S. Bureau of labor Statistics reported a total of 5,657 fatal work injuries for calendar year 2007 [BLS 2009]. Of the fatality cases, 847 were associated with falls. In addition, of the 1,078,140 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in 2008, there were 260,610 cases associated with slips and falls [BLS 2010].

Fall Prevention Training Guide

Author : U.S. Department of Labor
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Falls cause more deaths in construction than any other hazard. In 2011, falls accounted for over a third of the 721 total construction deaths. Workers performing tasks 6 feet or more above lower levels are at risk of fatal falls or serious injuries. This training guide will help you plan how to prevent injuries and fatalities from falls among your crew, and provide training to your workers. It includes the following tools: Instructions for using the Toolbox Talks to train workers in fall prevention; A series of Toolbox Talks about various fall prevention topics. Preventing falls can mean the difference between life and death. Hundreds of workers die from falls each year. You can prevent such deaths by planning to get the job done safely, providing the right fall protection equipment, and training all workers to use the equipment safely. Many construction workers perform tasks at a height that requires protection from fall hazards. Having a serious injury or death occur at work affects everyone at a worksite. A fall can occur in a split second without any time for the worker to react.

Slip and Fall Prevention

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The average cost of a worker fall is $12,470, increasing to over $26,000 when lost production and other costs are factored in. At a profit margin of 10%, more than $250,000 of revenue needs to be generated to cover a single slip/fall loss. Costs are higher for falls sustained by the public. Slip and Fall Prevention: A Practical Handbook resp

Fall Protection

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MARCOM's Videotape Training Program Fall Prevention in the Workplace provides the information employees need to work safely when they are "off the ground", and satisfies the major training requirements in the OSHA Standard on Fall Protection. Areas covered in the program include: The Seriousness of Fall Hazards, Types of Environments Where Falls May Occur, The "Fall Protection Plan", Concentrating and Keeping a Clear Had, The Importance of Housekeeping in Preventing Falls, Measure That Can Be Taken to Protect Against Falls, Protective Equipment, and more. The Videotape Program comes with a comprehensive Leader's Guide, reproducible Scheduling & Attendance Form, Employee Quiz, Training Certificate and Training Log.

Falling for Work A Story of Death and Determination

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Fall Prevention Training and Its Impact to Southern Nevada Construction Workers

Author : Vedaspati Joshi
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"Death and injury from falls are a long-standing and continuing problem in construction, responsible for at least a third of the construction deaths in the U.S. from 2004 to 2007. Each of those years, Nevada has exceeded the national percentage. Although 29 CFR 1926.503 sets forth Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)'s requirements that construction employers train employees exposed to fall hazards and document such training, the incidence of deaths and injuries from falls are an indicator that this training was not provided or else was not effective. Conventional fall protection training is more narrowly focused on recognizing fall hazards and using fall protection systems. Therefore the specific aim of this study is to :(1) design, deliver, and evaluate an effective fall prevention training program for the Southern Nevada construction workers; (2) produce English and Spanish curricular materials, including the training approach, for dissemination; and (3) measure the impact of training on worker's job site behavior. This study also assesses the participants' knowledge, teaches them how to use fall safety equipment, summarizes the feedback of the participants, and provides the findings from the follow-up survey conducted with the participants to measure the impact of training on job site behavior. The participants' feedback of the class showed that the training classes were excellent. The trainees' competency evaluations showed that majority of the trainees were able to identify the fall hazards and safety of equipment. The follow-up interviews showed that the majority of the participants found this training helpful for their construction career."--Abstract.

Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety

Author : International Labour Office
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Developed through an extensive process of consultation with leading professionals and health and safety institutions worldwide, the new, expanded, and long-awaited Fourth Edition of this well-respected reference provides comprehensive, timely, and accurate coverage of occupational health and safety. Aimed at the specialist and non-specialist alike, such as lawyers, doctors, nurses, engineers, toxicologists, regulators, and other safety professionals, this compendium is organized and designed to provide the most critical information in an easy-to-read format. It uses more than 1,000 illustrations, a new attractive layout, and provides thousands of cited references that provide up-to-date literature reviews. Indexes by subject, chemical name, and author make navigating through information quick and easy. The CD-ROM version includes the same information as the print volumes, plus the benefit of a powerful search and retrieval engine to make searching for information as easy as a mouse click. Here's a sampling of what's covered in each volume and the CD-ROM: Volume 1: The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches Volume 2: Psychological and organizational factors, hazards, the environment, accidents, and safety Volume 3: Chemicals, industries and occupations Volume 4: Index by subject, chemical name, author, cross-reference guide, directory of contributors.

Personal Fall Protection Equipment Personal Fall Protection Systems

Author : British Standards Institute Staff
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Safety lines, Safety anchorages, Safety harnesses, Restraint systems (protective), Safety devices, Occupational safety, Accident prevention, Falling (accident), Ropes, Fall arrest systems, Marking, Instructions for use

Fall Prevention Through Design in Construction

Author : Imriyas Kamardeen
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The role of designers has traditionally been to design a building so that it conforms to accepted local building codes. The safety of workers is left up to the contractor building the designs. Research shows, however, that designers can have an especially strong influence on construction safety during the concept, preliminary and detailed design phases. This book establishes the new knowledge and conceptual frameworks necessary to develop a mobile computing-enabled knowledge management system that can help reduce the high rate of construction falls. There are three main objectives of this book: 1. To create a new Prevention through Design (PtD) knowledge base to model the relationships between fall risks and design decisions; 2. To develop a PtD mobile App to assist building designers in fall prevention through design; 3. To evaluate the practical implications of the PtD mobile App for the construction industry, especially for building designers and workers. The cutting edge technologies explored in this book have the potential to significantly reduce the rate of serious injuries that occur in the global construction industry. This is essential reading for researchers and advanced students of construction management with an interest in safety or mobile technologies.

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 1999

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IEEE Trial Use Guide for Fall Protection for the Utility Industry

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