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Roofing Industry Occupational Hazards.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1977 Oct:316-320
NIOSHTIC No.
00075438
Abstract
Roofing, classified with sheet metal work, includes installation and repair of roofing, siding, gutters, skylights, and similar sections of building structures. The term roof includes the roof deck, insulation, and the overall weather protecting surface. The surface cover may be made of shingles of wood, slate or treated asbestos (1332214) tiles of fired clay, flexible membranes of tar treated felt or paper, sheet metals of lead (7439921), copper (7440508), or galvanized steel, and corrugated sheets of asbestos and cement or aluminum (7429905), or iron (7439896). Polyvinyl-chloride (9002862) film is used commonly as a nonflammable vapor barrier below the roof covering. The only substances of potential concern are the bitumens, tars and pitch in the case of built-up roofing. On melting, they give out volatile aromatic compounds which cause burns and skin irritations. (Contract No. 210-77-0120)
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-77-0120; Skin-irritants; Skin-disorders; Toxic-gases; Height-operations; Workers; Roof-workers; Construction-workers; Roofing-industry; Plastics; Polymers; Metals; Dusts; Insulation-materials;
CAS No.
1332-21-4; 7439-92-1; 7440-50-8; 7429-90-5; 7439-89-6; 9002-86-2;
Publication Date
19771001
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-210-77-0120
Source Name
Information Profiles on Potential Occupational Hazards, NIOSH Contract No. 210-77-0120, October 1977
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