NORTH EAST ROOFING CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION

The North East Roofing Contractors Association (NERCA) represents premier roofing professionals.  Our territory is made up of the northeast region including: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

This site is for the roofing contractor as well as architects, engineers, consultants, manufacturers, distributors, developers, business owners, and general contractors.  We have hundreds of Contractor members and Associate members representing a wide segment of the roofing industry.  Our Association provides training to roof professionals on a variety of topics.  We also hold one of the biggest roofing conventions in the country.

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Upcoming Events

Update on OSHA Recordkeeping Webinar - October 4 @ 1:00 pm

The OSHA Recordkeeping Rule requires employers to electronically submit their OSHA injury and illness logs. The electronic recordkeeping rule requires employers to electronically submit their injury and illness logs—Forms 300A, 300, and/or 301—to OSHA depending on the size and industry of the employer.

Originally scheduled to become effective this summer, it has now been postponed until December 1, 2017. OSHA delayed this deadline, in part, to finalize its newly launched website, the Injury Tracking Application (“ITA”).  This website allows employers to submit injury logs annually moving forward.

The ITA is a secure website which is currently accessible to employers. To submit their logs, covered employers first have to create an online account and a profile. Finally, employers will have three ways to submit their data:

  • Manually entering data onto a web form;
  • Uploading a CSV template containing your data
  • Transmitting electronically via API, if the employer uses an automated recordkeeping system.

What is the best method for your company? Where can you find the ITA website?  How do you know if you fall under this rule?  Join us at the Webinar on October 4th to find out!

Peter Shackford of Hettrick Cyr and Associates will provided a refresher on the rule and even conduct a walkthrough on the new OSHA Reporting website where employers can submit their injury logs.

5 Ways Mobile Technology Has Changed Online Marketing for Roofing Contractors - November 1 @ 1:00 pm

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2018 NERCA Convention - March 28, 2018

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FMCSA Safety Measurement System

During the DOT webinar in September, Bruce Lawler of CRM mentioned that it was possible for companies to review their driver and fleet history through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website.

Several of our attendees told us that they would be interested in learning how to access their score. Anyone can easily look up a publicly accessible database with their Safety Measurement System (SMS) Score by navigating to THIS WEBSITE and entering in the name or DOT# of the business they are looking for.

However, this is not as detailed as the information that is accessible by logging into the SMS itself.  Owners and employees can log into the SMS HERE.

For companies that have not created a FMCSA account, you can create one HERE. To create an account, you will need your USDOT # as well as a FMCSA issues PIN to establish your online account.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Association office at 781-849-0555 and don’t forget a copy of the webinar is available in the members section if you need a refresher!

Spring Board of Directors Meeting & Golf Outing

The NERCA Board of Directors met to review the Association’s past year and begin planning for the future. In attendance at the meeting were President Louis Silver, 1st Vice President Bradley Sontz, 2nd Vice President Steve Harvey, Immediate Past President Chris Sears, Treasurer Brian Hurley, and NERCA Staff Members Thomas J. Gunning and Patsy Sweeney.

The various Committees met and dissected the 2017 Convention and other NERCA events. By taking a critical eye to the 2107 Convention, the Membership Committee hopes to build upon its success and ensure that the 2018 Convention is even better attended and valuable to our members.
The Safety and Education Committee looked at the NERCA training schedule to try and identify additional ways that the Association can add value to our members and increase interactions between them.

In addition, the Committee reviewed the recruitment of new membership and retention of current membership. We hope to continually grow our membership and hope to use past trends and data to identify which recruitment strategies are most successful. We look forward to another productive and successful year thanks to the dedication of our leadership and all those who contribute their time and effort to make the most of our Association.

FMCSA Safety Measurement System

During the DOT webinar in September, Bruce Lawler of CRM mentioned that it was possible for companies to review their driver and fleet history through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website. Several of our attendees told us that they would be interested in learning how to access their score. Anyone can easily look

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STOP USE – Evolution Leap Post

3M Fall Protection (formerly Capital Safety) has received field reports of broken end-posts (also known as Lead Energy Absorbing Posts, or “LEAP posts”) used in roof-mounted EvolutionTM Horizontal Lifeline Systems. 3M has launched a global Stop Use - Field Service Action to address this situation. The same Evolution end-posts are also used in Free Standing

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