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Columbia Southern Ladder Safety Construction Hazard Categories Research

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Question Description

Unit VII Research Paper

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%)

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:

1. What are the common causative factors?

2. What does data indicate?

3. 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. A minimum of

three scholarly reference sources must be used from the CSU/Waldorf 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.

APA format is required. Be sure to use in-text citations for direct quotes and paraphrased information.

below are a few CSU sites:

https://search-proquest-com.libraryresources.colum...

https://search-proquest-com.libraryresources.colum...

https://search-proquest-com.libraryresources.colum...

Final Answer

Attached.

Running head: UNIT VII RESEARCH PAPER: LADDER SAFETY

Unit VII Research Paper: Ladder Safety

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Institutional Affiliation

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UNIT VII RESEARCH PAPER: LADDER SAFETY
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Unit VII Research Paper: Ladder Safety

Portable ladders are among the handiest tools to use and comprise of stepladders,
extension, and straight ladders. Every year in America, there are an estimated 300 deaths causes
by accidents involving ladders and 30,000 disabilities as well as 130,000 injures that require
urgent medical attention (Liang, 2016). The primary causes of ladder accidents include ladders
that are in poor condition, poorly located or incorrectly positioned ladders, ladders placed in
uneven, dirty, or greasy surfaces, lack of proper techniques for working using a ladders (Liang,
2016). The fundamental thing to not regarding ladder safety is selection of the right ladder,
setting it up to guarantee stability, and being attentive to working techniques.
Common Causative Factors
There are pervasive factors that result in ladder accidents. First ladders that are too heavy
result in injuries related to sprains and strains related to handling the ladder. For instance when
making numerous visits a day when using a ...

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