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Health and Safety Guide for the Commercial Roofing Industry.


PB82103052

Publication Date 1978
Page Count 94
Abstract Guidelines for safe work practices in the commercial roofing industry (SIC-1761) are presented. Hazards are identified and specific preventive measures are proposed. High risk operations are identified and hazards relating to emissions of hot bitumen, tearoff operations, burns, organic solvent exposure, climatic extremes, lifting devices, perimeter guards, power lines, ladders, tankers and towing kettles, materials handling, and equipment cleaning are described. Considerations for worker training and provisions for medical and first aid care are also discussed. OSHA standards applicable to roofing practices are listed.
Keywords
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Hazards
  • Materials handling
  • Roofing
  • Occupational safety and health
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Technical Services.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198201
Health and Safety Guide for the Commercial Roofing Industry.
Health and Safety Guide for the Commercial Roofing Industry.
PB82103052

  • Industrial hygiene
  • Hazards
  • Materials handling
  • Roofing
  • Occupational safety and health
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
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