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IMT 102 Industrial Research Project

2. Explore Your Topic

After thoroughly examining your assignment, now it's time to look for some initial background research on your topic.  The following links will help you learn more about your topic:

  1. Falls
  2. Struck by object
  3. Electrocution
  4. Caught-in / caught-between

Analyze Your Topic

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Who is at risk? Who is responsible for construction fatalities?


What do you already know about this topic?


 Keep in mind, regulations, laws and statistics change frequently.  Make sure your sources are current (published within the last 2-3 years). 


For this topic, you will rely heavily on information and statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  You may want to provide national statistics (US) or local statistics (SC).  You will find this information on the OSHA website.


Why is this topic considered a top cause of construction fatalities?