In a typical work setting, roofers:
- Are substantially responsible for the health and safety of other workers and clients.
- Have a medium level of job-required social interaction. They usually talk to others over the phone or face-to-face.
- Are greatly responsible for the work done by other roofers.
- Usually work as part of a team.
Physical Work Conditions
- Always work outdoors.
- Are often exposed to high places. There is some possibility of moderate injury.
- Are often exposed to very hot or very cold temperatures, either from weather or equipment.
- Are often exposed to contaminants.
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- Are often exposed to hazardous equipment, conditions, and situations that may produce cuts or minor burns.
- Often wear knee pads or safety gear.
- Are occasionally exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting and uncomfortable.
- Are sometimes exposed to extremely bright or dim lighting.
- Sometimes have to work in cramped places or in awkward positions.
- Travel to and from work sites in a truck or van.
- May work physically close to others during installations.
- Must be exact in their work and be sure all details are done. Errors could result in roof leaks or injuries to roofers.
- Repeat the same physical activities.
- Must sometimes match the pace of work to the speed of equipment.
- Sometimes make decisions that greatly impact coworkers and the result of their work. They sometimes must make decisions on the spot, but often seek input first.
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- Set some of their daily tasks and goals without talking to another first.
- Must meet strict daily and weekly deadlines.
- Usually work all year, except in northern states.
- May work irregular hours because of the weather. Roofers may work more hours one week to make up for lack of hours the previous week.
- Most work 33 hours per week on the average.