NERCA wants to thank our members for their participation in National Roofing Week from June 5-11!
Register as Home Improvement Contractor in MA
In Massachusetts, the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations (OCABR) is cracking down on unregistered Home Improvement Contractors (HIC). Continue reading “Register as Home Improvement Contractor in MA”
Industry Lost 15,000 Jobs in May
According to a new jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. construction industry lost 15,000 jobs in May making it the second consecutive month of employment losses. Continue reading “Industry Lost 15,000 Jobs in May”
National Roofing Week
This week is National Roofing Week! Help us celebrate by tagging #nationalroofingweek on all your social media!
International Road Check 2016 – June 7-9
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has been putting on an International Roadcheck for 29 years. It is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute across North America during a 72-hour period. Continue reading “International Road Check 2016 – June 7-9”
NERCA Goes to Washington
Recently, John Ferrante, NERCA’s Director of Government and Industry Affairs was in Washington DC for a legislative conference. Trips such as this are part of the value delivered by NERCA and our affiliated trade associations because it allows us to relate our needs to lawmakers and to provide a connection between our members and the people who represent them in government. Continue reading “NERCA Goes to Washington”
2016 NEREF Scholarship Applications
Applications must be postmarked by May 15. Find more information on our NEREF page.
NERCA Convention at Foxwoods
On March 30-31, NERCA held its annual convention at Foxwoods Resort. The event continued its long success, providing educational seminars and the opportunity for over 100 exhibitors to interact with customers.
Particularly successful were the educational seminars, which all drew positive reactions from attendees. NERCA brought in local and national experts who provided valuable insights into today’s roofing industry. The seminars were: Continue reading “NERCA Convention at Foxwoods”
OSHA Updates Silica Regulations
UPDATE: Thank you to Peter Shackford from Hettrick Cyr and Associates for his seminar on the Silica Awareness. We will post the recording to the members only section!
OSHA released an updated regulation for employee exposure to respirable silica. The new rule sets the permissible exposure limit (PEL) at 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air averaged over an eight-hour shift. Contractors Risk Management, Inc. identified six additional requirements: Sets action level at 25 micrograms per cubic meter of air, option to assess exposure through air monitoring or implementing personal protective equipment (PPE) controls, develop an exposure control plan, train employees on silica control measures, medical monitoring for exposed employees, and an emphasis on engineering controls prior to the use of respirators. Employers covered by the construction standard have until June 23, 2017 to comply with most requirements.