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NRCA will hold roofing industry fall protection from A to Z class

The National Roofing Contractors Association will hold a free Roofing Industry Fall Protection from A to Z class in Brookfield, Wis. September 13. This class focuses on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations applying to fall-protection systems and current … Read more »

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Post-Frame R&T: Fall arrest system testing

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By Daniel P. Hindman  Ph.D., P.E., LEED Green Associate  / A fall is one of the most traumatic events that can happen on a jobsite. The effects of a fall, much like those of a wave spreading from a pebble … Read more »

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Safety Update: Fall protection and heat stress

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recently addressed two significant safety and health issues of great importance to post-frame contractors: fall protection and heat stress. Fall protectionAn effective discussion of how fall-protection requirements affect the post-frame contractor cannot begin … Read more »

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Virginia Tech researcher supports campaign to reduce construction falls

Falls in construction represent 14 percent of the fatalities on the job and are estimated to cost construction firms approximately $27,000 in direct costs per incident.  Daniel Hindman, Virginia Tech associate professor of wood engineering in the College of Natural … Read more »

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NRCA to host fall protection classes throughout U.S.

The National Roofing Contractors Association will hold its Roofing Industry Fall Protection From A to Z class free of charge in various U.S. cities beginning Jan. 24, 2013, and ending May 30, 2013. Made available for free through an Occupational … Read more »

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OSHA postpones new fall-protection rule again

From Builder Online: It was supposed to go into effect on March 15. Then September 15. Then on December 15. Now, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has decided to postpone enforcement of new fall protection rules for residential construction … Read more »

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OSHA residential construction regulations compliance

Before Dec. 15, conduct an on-site compliance check. Confirm that workers elevated 6 feet or more above the lower level of a structure have OSHA-acceptable forms of fall protection. (This article originally appeared in the November 2012 issue of Occupational … Read more »

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$102,300 in fines issued to roofer for hazards at three sites

From the Occupational Health and Safety website: OSHA has cited Martha M. Alvarez, a residential roofing contractor based in Houston, with six safety violations for failing to provide fall protection at three Wisconsin jobsites. OSHA’s inspections were conducted at two … Read more »

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The excalating costs of safety’s legal aspects

November 2011

By Gary Auman, Legal counsel for NFBA —— Last issue, in the first of a series of articles, I discussed the current status of fall protection as it applies to post-frame contractors. The article addressed many of the more practical … Read more »

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Getting in compliance

Adjusting to changing safety requirements for fall protection By Gary Auman, Legal counsel for NFBA This is the first of a series of articles on various business related legal topics for all contractors, but which should provide important information for … Read more »

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