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Stairway and Handrail Design for Reducing Fall Injuries.


PB85199388

Publication Date 1982
Personal Author Templer, J.; Archea, J.; Cohen, H. H.
Page Count 60
Abstract Two research reports concerning traumatic, work-related injuries associated with stairway falls are included. One report describes an analysis of workers' compensation reports of injuries associated with stairs. Among the numerous findings, the records indicate that 92% of the injuries occurred when the worker was descending the stairway. The second report describes an observational study of workers using stairs encountered during their routine work. Several characteristics of the stairs, surrounding environment, and people were found to be associated with increased risk of falling. Features of the stairs which were correlated with increased risk included: riser height, tread depth, and the depth of nosing projections.
Keywords
  • Industrial accidents
  • Stairways
  • Occupational injuries
  • Accidents
  • Safety
  • Risk
  • Occupational safety and health
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors Georgia Tech Research Inst., Atlanta.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV. Div.; Safety Sciences, Inc., San Diego, CA.
Supplemental Notes Prepared in cooperation with Safety Sciences, Inc., San Diego, CA.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 198518
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-79-0020
Stairway and Handrail Design for Reducing Fall Injuries.
Stairway and Handrail Design for Reducing Fall Injuries.
PB85199388

  • Industrial accidents
  • Stairways
  • Occupational injuries
  • Accidents
  • Safety
  • Risk
  • Occupational safety and health
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-79-0020
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