construction research paper 1

Unit VII Research Paper 

OSHA has identified four categories of hazards that account for more than 50% of all construction fatalities: 

  •   Falls—(36.5%) 
  •   Struck by object—84 (10.1%) 
  •   Electrocutions—71 (8.6%) 
  •   Caught-in/between—21 (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? 

BOS 3401, Construction Safety 3 


Remember that a significant aspect of any research paper is the summary analysis by the writer of that research (in this case, you). 

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. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below. 

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