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Behavioral Analysis of Workers and Job Hazards in the Roofing Industry.


PB83176529

Publication Date 1975
Personal Author Prather, K.; Crisera, R. A.; Fidell, S.
Page Count 186
Abstract This study investigated safety hazards in the roofing construction industry and examined behavioral and psychological variables potentially related to high accident occurrence. In particular, 123 volunteer roofers (60 with low and 63 with high accident records) were interviewed and tested for variables that might account for differences in their individual accident histories. Roofers were selected because of their high lost time accident frequency rate. This rate is approximately 70 accidents per million man-hours, excluding industry occupations such as sheet metal workers, truck drivers, carpenters, etc. Roofing has one of the highest lost time frequency rates of any large occupational group in the U.S. including coal miners.
Keywords
  • Safety
  • Construction industry
  • Roofing
  • Accidents
  • Behavior
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 89 - Building Industry Technology
Corporate Authors Barry (Theodore) and Associates, Los Angeles, CA.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Supplemental Notes Prepared in cooperation with Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., Canoga Park, CA.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198313
Contract Number
  • PHS-HSM-99-72-121
Behavioral Analysis of Workers and Job Hazards in the Roofing Industry.
Behavioral Analysis of Workers and Job Hazards in the Roofing Industry.
PB83176529

  • Safety
  • Construction industry
  • Roofing
  • Accidents
  • Behavior
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 89 - Building Industry Technology
  • PHS-HSM-99-72-121
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