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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:
What are the common causative factors?
What does data indicate?
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 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,,,, and similar broad-based Internet sites are not considered scholarly sources. Use government and professional safety-related sources, such as,,,, and 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.

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