Tackling the Consequences of Workplace Falls

Cyber-Physical-System-600x400Falls from heights are the most common cause of injury on work sites and are a particular concern for the construction industry.

Now there is a new way to tackle this hazard, virtual models such as the Cyber-Physical System.

The Cyber-Physical System has been described as a system consisting of a seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components, already being used in the manufacturing, transportation and healthcare sectors. There are safety benefits for the construction sector as well.

For more about this intriguing development, visit :https://sourceable.net/virtual-models-can-prevent-fall-related-injuries-work-sites/

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Another Fall from a Roof

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Source: roofplumber3.blogspot.com

Another workplace accident has taken place, this time at a work site in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

A man in his twenties was seriously injured on Wednesday morning after sustaining a fall from the roof of a 2 storey building.

The young worker was on the roof at the time of the incident.

Emergency services personnel arrived at the scene at 11:00am and the man was stabilised at the scene before being rushed to hospital in Kogarah in a critical condition. He had sustained serious injuries to his head and chest.

See more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/08/man-critical-falling-roof-sydney/#.V7rcbbfNtdg

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