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September 1990, Vol. 113, No. 9

Profiles in safety and health: roofing and sheet metal work

Martin E. Personick
Economist, Division of Safety and Health Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Roofing, siding, and sheet metal work had the highest rate of occupational injuries and illnesses for a nonmanufacturing industry.  Falls were the leading cause of roofing injuries.  This article examines safety and health in the roofing and sheet metal work industry.

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