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Habitat for Humanity Fall Protection Case Study

By on Apr 18, 2013 in Updates |

Habitat for Humanity is known for its volunteers – many with no knowledge of construction – who help remodel and build new housing for those in need. So the organization takes steps to ensure the safety of its volunteers.

CPWR Researcher Vicki Kaskutas documented the process of incorporating fall protection into the entire building process on a St. Louis Habitat project. Kaskutas tracked the director’s collaboration with local businesses and professionals, including a tool rental company, an engineer, and machine shop, then noted all solutions he implemented to construct a two-story home with basement – using fall protection in every situation that arose. Read the case study here.