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Health and safety guide for the commercial roofing industry.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1978 Sep; :1-78
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00108448
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
NIOSH-Author; Materials-handling; Work-practices; Workplace-studies; Risk-factors; Climatic-factors; Industrial-equipment; Emergency-care; Health-services; Standards
Publication Date
19780901
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-103052
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 78-194
NIOSH Division
DTS
SIC Code
1761
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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