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Falls in residential carpentry and drywall installation: findings from active injury surveillance with union carpenters.

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Lipscomb, HJ; Dement, JM; Nolan, J; Patterson, D; Li, L; Cameron, W
Published in: J Occup Environ Med
August 2003

Active injury surveillance was conducted with a large, unionized workforce of residential and drywall carpenters over a 3-year period. Injured carpenters were interviewed by trained carpenter investigators and sites were visited where falls occurred. Qualitative information was collected on exposures, risk perception, training, and mentoring. Falls accounted for 20% of injuries. Same-level falls were often related to weather, carrying objects-sometimes with an obstructed view-housekeeping, terrain of the lot, and speed of work. Falls from height occurred from a variety of work surfaces and involved ladders, scaffolding, roofs, work on other unsecured surfaces, unprotected openings, speed, and weather conditions. Recognized fall protection strategies, such as guardrails, toe boards, tying off to appropriate anchors, and guarding openings, would have prevented many of these falls; these practices were not the norm on many sites.

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J Occup Environ Med

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ISSN

1076-2752

Publication Date

August 2003

Volume

45

Issue

8

Start / End Page

881 / 890

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Population Surveillance
  • Missouri
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Labor Unions
  • Humans
  • Housing
  • Female
 

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Lipscomb, H. J., Dement, J. M., Nolan, J., Patterson, D., Li, L., & Cameron, W. (2003). Falls in residential carpentry and drywall installation: findings from active injury surveillance with union carpenters. J Occup Environ Med, 45(8), 881–890. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.jom.0000083037.56116.d4
Lipscomb, Hester J., John M. Dement, James Nolan, Dennis Patterson, Leiming Li, and Wilfred Cameron. “Falls in residential carpentry and drywall installation: findings from active injury surveillance with union carpenters.J Occup Environ Med 45, no. 8 (August 2003): 881–90. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.jom.0000083037.56116.d4.
Lipscomb HJ, Dement JM, Nolan J, Patterson D, Li L, Cameron W. Falls in residential carpentry and drywall installation: findings from active injury surveillance with union carpenters. J Occup Environ Med. 2003 Aug;45(8):881–90.
Lipscomb, Hester J., et al. “Falls in residential carpentry and drywall installation: findings from active injury surveillance with union carpenters.J Occup Environ Med, vol. 45, no. 8, Aug. 2003, pp. 881–90. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/01.jom.0000083037.56116.d4.
Lipscomb HJ, Dement JM, Nolan J, Patterson D, Li L, Cameron W. Falls in residential carpentry and drywall installation: findings from active injury surveillance with union carpenters. J Occup Environ Med. 2003 Aug;45(8):881–890.

Published In

J Occup Environ Med

DOI

ISSN

1076-2752

Publication Date

August 2003

Volume

45

Issue

8

Start / End Page

881 / 890

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Population Surveillance
  • Missouri
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Labor Unions
  • Humans
  • Housing
  • Female