Katsutoshi OHDO

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The “International Conference on Fall Prevention and Protection 2013” was held at JNIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) (Tokyo, Kiyose) on 23–25th October, 2013. Researchers and administrative officials related to Slips, Trips and Falls (STF) from ten countries (the United States, Europe, and Asia) attended this international(More)
The high frequency of fall accidents is a serious problem in Japan. Thus, more stringent countermeasures for preventing falls from scaffolds were developed and incorporated into institutional guidelines. These countermeasures aim to decrease deaths caused by falls from scaffolds. Despite the improvements in such measures, however, the rate of accidental(More)
Many fatal accidents due to falls from heights have occurred at construction sites not only in Japan but also in other countries. This study aims to determine the fall prevention performance of two types of safety belts: a body belt, which has been used for more than 40 yr in the Japanese construction industry as a general type of safety equipment for fall(More)
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