OHS Online Article — “Construction Fall Fatalities Can Be Prevented”
Brad Evanoff and Vicki Kaskutas have written an article for Occupational Health & Safety Online on preventing falls in construction:
The statistics are grim. Falls are the number one killer of construction workers, accounting for approximately one-third of construction fatalities. A typical day sees one construction worker fall to his or her death on the job, with several more hurt and hospitalized.
Most studies suggest residential construction is even more hazardous than commercial construction. That’s why OSHA has launched a campaign to prevent falls in construction and why OSHA has a new, stringent fall protection policy for residential construction sites.