Falls are one of the leading causes of death and injuries in the construction industry. Your final assignment is to write a research paper on falls in construction. It is not intended for you to write an accident analysis or a paper on OSHA. Your paper should use an accident(s) to support your research, but should not be the focus of your paper. It is also not necessary to give the name of an injured person, describe the effect on family, and give the OSHA violation and fine amount, etc., as they are not desired in this paper.
An acceptable example would be falls from ladders, to include:
1. What are the common causative factors?
2. What does data indicate?
3. What are the effective proven corrective measures?
Always remember the most important aspect of a research paper is the summary analysis by the writer of the research.
Your Paper must be a minimum of five pages in length not including the cover page or reference page.
APA format is required. Be sure to have in text citations and more than one or two references.
The Unit VIII Research Paper is 30% of your final grade.