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Worker Deaths by Falls

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

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Book Id: WPLBN0000159419
Format Type: PDF eBook
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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

Excerpt
This monograph summarizes surveillance data and investigative reports of fatal work-related falls from elevations. The surveillance data were derived from the National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) surveillance system maintained by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The NTOF data are based on death certificates for workers aged 16 years or older who died from traumatic injuries in the workplace. The fatality investigations were conducted as part of the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program, a research program for the identification and investigation of fatal occupational injuries. The goal of the FACE program is to collect information on factors that may have contributed to occupational fatalities, using an epidemiologic approach, and to develop and disseminate recommendations for prevention of similar incidents in the future.

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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