Roofing is just one part of the construction industry that exposes workers to certain risks. In California, roofers face a few hazards that could be detrimental to their health. The most alarming risks are:
- Falls – Falls are considered the leading cause of death in construction occupations, including roofers. Between 2003 and 2013, 3,500 fall deaths occurred. In 2013, there were a total of 367 falls among roofers, including falls from ladders, scaffolds, and into openings.