3238.0 Research on Hazards in Construction

Monday, November 5, 2007: 12:30 PM
This session will present emerging data on energized work practices among construction electricians. Additionally, it will discuss the barriers to conducting field research in residential carpentry and an evaluation of ergonomic intervention strategies for drywall installation. This session will identify ways to reduce metal working fluid exposures, and discuss factors associated with falls in apprentice carpenters. Lastly, we will present data on how the relative risks of ladder fatalities are increasing precipitously by age compared to other work fatalities in the US.
Session Objectives: 1. Recognize factors affecting the safety of construction electricians 2. Assess carpenter apprentices individual concerns regarding field research participation 3. Describe the incidence of fatal work-related ladder injuries falls by age in the US 4. Identify predictors of falls from height in a population of apprentice carpenters
Brad Evanoff, MD, MPH

12:45 PM
Barriers to Conducting Field Research in Residential Carpentry
Julie J. Gary, BS, Ann Marie Dale, OTR/L, PhD, Craig Hood, John Gaal, D Ed, Jaime Strickland, MA and Bradley A. Evanoff, MD, MPH
1:15 PM
Factors associated with falls in apprentice carpenters
Vicki Kaskutas, MHS, OTR/L, Hester J. Lipscomb, PhD, Ann Marie Dale, OTR/L, PhD, John Gaal, EdD, Mark Fuchs, BA and Brad Evanoff, MD, MPH
1:30 PM
Relative risks of ladder fatalities increase precipitously by age compared to other work fatalities in the US
Gordon S. Smith, MD, MPH, David A. Lombardi, PhD, Helen Corns, Theodore Courtney, MS, CSP, Jack T. Dennerlein, PhD, Xiuwen Sue Dong, DrPH and Melissa Perry, ScD

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Organized by: Occupational Health and Safety

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing