25.11.2014

New web resource for residential construction employers to protect workers from falls

Falls are the leading cause of death for workers engaged in residential
construction. To assist employers in selecting effective fall protection
methods to protect workers in residential construction, a new website provides
details about equipment highlighted in OSHA's Guidance Document for Residential
Construction.



A description or purpose of each fall protection device is listed, as well as
the stage of construction where the device could be used, pictures of the
device in use, installation instructions, and information about the
manufacturer, vendors, and cost. The site, which incorporates input from
residential construction workers, safety personnel, trainers, and contractors,
was developed by Dr. Vicki Kaskutas, a researcher from Washington University
School of Medicine, with support from the Center for Construction Research and
Training through a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
cooperative agreement.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: U.S. Department of Labor