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Development of a SafetyBelt for Construction Workers, Final Performance Report.


PB2004106214

Publication Date 1999
Personal Author Mohan, S.
Page Count 36
Abstract This project has established the techncal merit and feasibilty of using ultrasonic technology in developing electronic safety devices, to protect constrction workers from two of the major construction worksite accidents: (1) 'struck-by', 'struck-against', and 'caught in/under/between equipment, and (2) falls from roofs, and open-sided floors/platforms. These accidents account for 18.9% ofthe construction accidents and cost the nation $981 millon anually. The devices wil be built into the rear-side of the worker's tool-belt or waist-belt and warn the worker via sound and/or vibration alarm whenever he/she is closer than a safe distance from the approaching equipment or the edge ofthe roof/open-sided floors.
Keywords
  • Safety belts
  • Construction equipment
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Construction industry
  • Accident prevention
  • Industrial safety
  • Protective equipment
  • Personnel
  • Worksites
  • Roofs
  • Platforms
  • Ultrasonic sensors
  • Safety devices
  • Work environment
  • Construction workers
  • Electronic safety devices
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Corporate Authors Technological Systems Research, Design and Education, Williamsville, NY.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Rept. for 30 Sep 97-31 Oct 98.
NTIS Issue Number 200422
Development of a SafetyBelt for Construction Workers, Final Performance Report.
Development of a SafetyBelt for Construction Workers, Final Performance Report.
PB2004106214

  • Safety belts
  • Construction equipment
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Construction industry
  • Accident prevention
  • Industrial safety
  • Protective equipment
  • Personnel
  • Worksites
  • Roofs
  • Platforms
  • Ultrasonic sensors
  • Safety devices
  • Work environment
  • Construction workers
  • Electronic safety devices
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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