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June/July 2008 (vol. 05/1)

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Construction injuries

A systematic review of papers published to June 2006 was designed to assess the effectiveness of interventions to prevent injuries in the construction industry. Just five papers were of sufficient research quality for inclusion. Research methodology was of generally low quality and there was no evidence that construction regulations are effective in reducing injury rates. There was ‘limited evidence’ that a multifaceted safety campaign and a multifaceted drug-misuse prevention programme can reduce non-fatal injuries.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007; 4: no. CD006251.

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2008 (vol. 05/1) pp34