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Safety Analysis of High Risk Activities within the Roofing Industry.


PB85163236

Publication Date 1984
Personal Author Parsons, T. J.; Pizatella, T. J.
Page Count 50
Abstract This report describes a study to identify high risk tasks within the roofing occupation. In this study, an analysis of injury data from BLS Workmen's Compensation Statistics from 1977 to 1980 was performed. Additionally, injury statistics for over 1000 roofer and slater injury reports from the NBS report 'Roofing Accident Data Base' and a supplemental NIOSH report 'Accident Descriptions in the Roofing Industry' were reviewed and extensively analyzed. The analysis of these injury statistics resulted in the identification of the four highest risk accident categories within the roofing occupation. A further analysis of this data determined hazardous tasks within each high risk category. The report contains numerous statistical tables which categorize each of the four high risk injury-types in detail, including estimated medical and indemnity costs associated with each category. Recommendations for reducing the risk of injury from each of the four high risk categories are given. Also included are proposed areas for further research.
Keywords
  • Safety
  • Roofing
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Hazardous materials
  • Risk
  • Exposure
  • Accidents
  • Roofing materials
  • Workmens compensation
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 15
  • SIC 17
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV. Div. of Safety Research.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 198511
Safety Analysis of High Risk Activities within the Roofing Industry.
Safety Analysis of High Risk Activities within the Roofing Industry.
PB85163236

  • Safety
  • Roofing
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Hazardous materials
  • Risk
  • Exposure
  • Accidents
  • Roofing materials
  • Workmens compensation
  • Occupational safety and health
  • SIC 15
  • SIC 17
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
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