OSHA has identified four categories of hazards that account for more than 50% of all construction fatalities:
ï· Fallsâ(36.5%) ï· Struck by objectâ84 (10.1%) ï· Electrocutionsâ71 (8.6%) ï· Caught-in/betweenâ21 (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? Remember that a significant aspect of any research paper is the summary analysis by the writer of that research (in this case, you). BOS 3401, Construction Safety 4 The submission must be a minimum of three pages in length, not including the title page or reference page.