If you have acrophobia, proceed with caution.

For employees at Nations Roof LLC, working on top of structuresas tall as 50 stories is the norm. From new construction in NewYork City to reroofing in Boise, Idaho, the company's roofers areexposed to extreme risks such as fatal falls and heat illnesses.Not surprisingly, these are the top sources of workers'compensation claims for the fast-growing national roofingcontractor.

In just four years, Nations Roof has grown 61% in revenue andhas been ranked fourth on roofing industry trade magazineRoofing Contractor's Top 100 Roofing Contractors list. Yetwhile the company has been experiencing this tremendous growth,claims frequency throughout its 22 offices in the U.S. hasdecreased by 25%.

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