Results of a fall prevention educational intervention for residential construction

15/08/2016

Source: Safety Science, 2016, Vol 89 p. 301-307

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Date of publication: November 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls from height remain the leading cause of fatalities in residential construction. This study used results from a comprehensive needs assessment to guide changes in fall prevention training in a joint union-contractor carpenter apprenticeship program. The revised training utilized hands-on, participatory training methods preferred by the learners to address the safety gaps in the curriculum; including ladder use, leading edge work, truss setting, and use of scaffolding and personal fall arrest. The revised training resulted in improved fall safety knowledge, self-reported worksite behaviours, risk perceptions, and safety climate, even after adjusting for temporal trends.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Semi-supervised near-miss fall detection for ironworkers with a wearable inertial measurement unit

21/06/2016

Source: Automation in Construction, 2016, Vol 68 p. 194-202

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Date of publication: August 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Accidental falls are the leading cause of injury and death in construction work. Near misses can provide valuable data about the causes as a proactive prevention measure, but collecting information can be challenging. This study aims to develop a method to automatically collect such data using wearable inertial measurement units, which could ultimately prevent fall accidents.

Length of publication: 8 pages

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