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Falls from height remain the most common cause of construction worker fatalities, and falls continue to happen at an alarming rate – especially in residential construction. OSHA has recently imposed more stringent safety standards on the sector, but many residential construction contractors still have limited knowledge of the array of fall protection devices commercially available. The research team sought to develop a user-friendly online inventory ( of fall protection devices suitable to residential construction. Leveraging substantial experience in construction fall prevention research, and an extensive network of industry contacts, the Washington University team developed a web-based catalogue users could search either by the type of fall prevention device or by the stage of construction in which it is used.


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