NRCA releases fall-protection compliance program

The National Roofing Contractors Association has released its fall-protection compliance program, Serving up Safety: A Recipe for Avoiding Falls on the Job, a video program addressing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s fall-protection requirements for roofing work, including requirements for state-plan states.

NRCAThe comprehensive training program includes a DVD with six hours of video content explaining fall-protection rules pertaining to each of the 50 states, as well as a companion instructors guide, student guide and student handout, regulatory excerpts from state and federal agencies, a final examination tailored to specific states, and a customizable certificate of completion.

The program is available in English and Spanish and discusses terms and definitions, low- and steep-slope roofing, and self-rescue and assisted rescue from falls. Additional resources include federal OSHA regulations, as well as regulations from states enforcing their own rules that differ from federal OSHA and interpretations from each jurisdiction.

Serving up Safety: A Recipe for Avoiding Falls on the Job is $250 for NRCA members and $295 for nonmembers. For more information and to order the program, go to or contact NRCA’s Customer Service Department at (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722).

NRCA is one of the construction industry’s most respected trade associations and the voice and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. It represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors; manufacturers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; building owners; and city, state and government agencies. NRCA’s mission is to inform and assist the roofing industry, act as its principal advocate and help members in serving their customers. NRCA continually strives to enhance every aspect of the roofing industry. For information about NRCA and its services and offerings, visit

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