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Worker Deaths by Falls

By Rosenstock, Linda, M. D., M. P. H.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000159418
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 2.3 MB
Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: Worker Deaths by Falls  
Author: Rosenstock, Linda, M. D., M. P. H.
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Medical research, Medical reports
Collections: Medical Library Collection
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Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Many American workers, regardless of industry or occupation, are exposed to fall hazards daily during performance of their job tasks. This monograph describes the magnitude of the problem of occupational falls in the U.S., identifies potential risk factors for fatal injury, and provides recommendations for developing effective safety programs to reduce the risk of fatal falls.

Table of Contents
CONTENTS FOREWORD........................................................................................................................................ iii LIST OF FIGURES ............................................................................................................................... v LIST OF TABLES ................................................................................................................................ v ACKNOWLEDGMENTS .................................................................................................................... ix PUBLIC HEALTH SUMMARY ......................................................................................................... xi PART I FATAL FALLS FROM ELEVATIONS OVERVIEW OF POTENTIAL HAZARDS FOR FALLS FROM ELEVATIONS ......................... 3 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF FATAL FALLS FROM ELEVATIONS........................................................ 7 PREVENTION: ELEMENTS OF A FALL PROTECTION PROGRAM ....................................... 21 GLOSSARY ........................................................................................................................................ 32 REFERENCES .................................................................................................................................... 34

 
 



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