547 pages | 183 B/W Illus.
This book covers a wealth of knowledge from experts and informed stakeholders on the best ways to understand, prevent, and control fall-related risk exposures. Featured are subjects on: (1) a public health view of fall problems and strategic goals; (2) the sciences behind human falls and injury risk; (3) research on slips, trips and falls; (4) practical applications of prevention and protection tools and methods in industrial sectors and home/communities; (5) fall incident investigation and reconstruction; and (6) knowledge gaps, emerging issues, and recommendations for fall protection research and fall mitigation.
Fall Problems as a Public Health Matter. Sciences of Human Falls and Injury Risk. Research on Slips and Trips. Falls from Elevation. Evidence-based Applications—Research to Practices. Fall Incident Investigation and Reconstruction. Regulatory standards and industrial guidelines. Knowledge gaps, emerging issues, and recommendations for fall protection research and fall mitigation.