OSHA has identified four categories of hazards that account for more than 50% of all construction fatalities: Falls (36.5%),Struck by object (10.1%)
Electrocutions (8.6%), and Caught-in/between (2.5%)
OSHA has identified four categories of hazards that account
OSHA has identified four categories of hazards that account for more than 50% of all construction fatalities:
Firstly, Falls (36.5%)
Secondly, Struck by object (10.1%)
Thirdly, Electrocutions (8.6%)
Fourthly, Caught-in/between (2.5%)
The assignment is to write a research paper involving one of these four construction hazard categories. You may narrow your topic down to a more specific type of accident within the major category. For example, under falls, you could focus your research on falls from ladders. When writing the paper, consider the following questions:
Firstly, What are the common causative factors?
Secondly, What does data indicate?
Thirdly, What are the effective proven corrective measures?
The submission must be a minimum of three pages in length, not including the title page or reference page. Use a minimum of three scholarly reference sources from the CSU Online Library. Scholarly sources include:
Peer-reviewed journal articles (Click here to access a webinar outlining peer-reviewed articles.) safety reference books and textbooks, and other publications by safety professionals and organizations (print or online).
Note that wikipedia.com, answers.com, ask.com, about.com, and similar broad-based Internet sites are not considered scholarly sources.
Use government and professional safety-related sources, such as osha.gov, niosh.gov, asse.org, nsc.org, and nfpa.org. Contact your professor if you have any questions about the validity of a reference source.
Be sure to use in-text citations for direct quotes and paraphrased information.