OSHA document describes methods to help prevent injuries,
deaths among residential construction workers
Fall Protection in Residential Construction
Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction
Fall Protection in Construction
OSHA's analysis of fall injuries for roofers and carpenters found that: falls from elevations by roofers cost an average of approximately $106,000 each; falls from elevations by carpenters cost an average of over $97,000 each. To find out more information, view the PowerPoint presentation of Workers' Compensation Costs of Falls in Construction* posted on OSHA's Residential Fall Protection Web page.