Notice on Anti-Harassment and Nondiscrimination Policies

All employers are aware of the new climate surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace. #MeToo and other viral movements have led to a more than 12% increase in sexual harassment claims according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and a 22% leap in the amount of money paid out in settlements by employers from $47.5 million in FY17 to $70 million in FY18. This represents a dramatic shift in the way employers must deal with the possibility of a sexual harassment claim. Continue reading “Notice on Anti-Harassment and Nondiscrimination Policies”

Congratulations to the Fall Golf Outing winners & Thank you to our sponsors!

On September 26th, the North East Roofing Eduacational Foundation held its Fall Golf Outing.  The NEREF Trustees would like to thank all those who participated and our sponsors as well as congratulate the following winners.

First Place – 55 

Steve Harvey, Chick Gorman, Mike Michael, Shawn Mackie

Second Place – 58

Glenn Szalay, David Klein, Matt Brown, Marty Gorman

Third Place – 59

Tom Gunning, Skip Gentile, Tommy Gunning, Matthew Therrien

 

              Longest Drive                               Closest to the Pin                      Air Cannon Winner

                 JC Marcone                                    Victor Szala                              Marshall Fox

 

The  NEREF Trustees would like to thank all of our golf outing sponsors

A&M Roofing Services LLC

ABC Supply Company, Inc.

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply

A.R.M. Roofing Inc,

Atlantic Asphalt & Equipment Co., Inc.

Barrett, Inc.

Beacon Sales Company

Boston Roofing Contractors Association

Canopy Roofing Systems

Carlisle SynTec Systems

DP Carney Construction, Inc.

Cazeault Roofing & Solar

CertainTeed Corporation

Dataforma, Inc.

Alexander Doyle LLC

Eastern Architectural Reps

FiberTite Roofing Systems

Firestone Building Products

Hunter Panels

Hurley Construction & Roofing Company, Inc.

J&S Building Exteriors, Inc.

Johns Manville

Lincoln Equipment Associates, Inc.

Marshall Roofing & Sheet Metal Company Inc.

North Bridge Building Products

North/East Roofing Contractors Association

O’Lyn Contractors, Inc.

OMG Roofing Products

Peck Brothers LLC

R&S Construction Services Inc.

R.K. Hydro Vac Inc.

Rockwell Roofing, Inc.

Saco Roofing

John F. Shea Company, Inc.

Silver Roofing, Inc.

SMR Inc.

Max Sontz Roofing Services, Inc.

SRC Roofing Inc.

Tech Roofing Services Inc.

Uni-Ply Roofing Inc.

Vanguard Organization, Inc.

Continue reading “Congratulations to the Fall Golf Outing winners & Thank you to our sponsors!”

3M DBI-SALA Fall Protection Recall

3M Fall Protection has detected a small quantity of DBI-SALA® 16 Ft. Talon™ Self Retracting Lifelines that are defective due to an assembly error. This notice only applies to the 16 ft version of the Talon; no other versions of the Talon are affected by this condition. There have been no reports of fall-related injuries associated with this condition. However, this assembly error would result in the unit not arresting a fall, which could result in serious injury or death. Continue reading “3M DBI-SALA Fall Protection Recall”

Contact NERCA for Hot Works Training

In an email to those currently registered as hot works trainers, the NFPA announced that Massachusetts has recently amended their state fire prevention regulations to require anyone performing hot work to have successfully completed the NFPA program.

The NFPA also stated that they would be setting up a database for verifying who has completed the training requirements.  Starting on June 18, 2018, the database will be available at www.nfpa.org/hotwork-lookup where users can find the first and last name, city/town and state of residence, certificate number, and successful exam date. The database will not include information on people who have taken the class, but have not passed the exam or earned their certificate.

For those who have already passed the course, no action is required, but for those who haven’t, they will have until July 1, 2018 to comply.

NERCA is a certified hot works training provider with the help of Contractors Risk Management (CRM). We would be happy to offer an additional hot works course if there is sufficient interest. Courses for individual contractors may have fees associated with the use of CRM, however NERCA might also offer courses if there is sufficient interest.

If any of our members require training, please contact the Association office or email jferrante@nerca.org.

Safety Recall on MSA Gravity Welder Harnesses

 MSA a manufacturer of personal protective equipment has issued a safety recall on its Gravity Welder Harnesses.  Affected Harnesses are marked with one of the following part numbers and a manufacturing date from July 2015 through and including January 2018.

 

10151154  |  10158954  |  10158956  |  10158957

For more information, visit nerca.org  or click HERE