Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

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    Title: Fall Injuries amongst Roofers and Carpenters
    Type: Text Slide

    • Roofing and carpentry workers confront serious hazards on a regular basis. Among these workers, falls from heights comprise significant portions of injuries and costs.
    • OSHA staff performed this analysis by looking at workers' compensation data for lost-time injuries resulting from falls from elevations, and from falls from ladders and scaffolds.
    • The data come from statistics collected from insured employers in 36 states, which comprises approximately 1/3 of total workers' compensation benefits. (Self insured firms and companies in 13 states are not included.) The data include claims counts and losses that occurred on policies that became effective in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
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