Roofing professionals know their trade can be dangerous. And in
an industry where the risk of falling is prevalent, most
contractors are committed to educating their crews about safe work
However, despite their training, many workers still choose not
to comply with safety rules.
Because of concerns about injuries and deaths caused by falls in
the roofing industry, NRCA and the National Safety Council (NSC)
are embarking on a landmark pilot study that will reveal the
specific reasons for such accidents. The study will begin in spring
2003 and last one year. The joint project, "A Longitudinal Study
for Identifying Risk Factors Associated with Falls from
Roofs—A Pilot Study," is being funded by NRCA with the hope
that a larger study will be funded by a National Institute of
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) grant at a later date.
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