On July 25, 2019, 3M Fall Protection announced an immediate stop use and product recall of the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ edge and the Twin-Leg Nano-Lok™ Wrap Back Self-Retracting Lifelines. 3M determined that in a fall and under certain conditions, the energy absorber of these devices may not properly deploy which could expose the worker to serious injury or death. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries associated with this issue, but these products must be removed from service immediately.
The North East Roofing Educational Foundation Scholarship Application for 2019 is now available for your employees and their families. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2019.
The North East Roofing Educational Foundation (NEREF) has established this scholarship program to assist employees, immediate family members of employees or immediate family of NERCA members, who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college, technical and vocational programs. Thirteen scholarships will be awarded this year in the amount of $3,000 each.
For further information, please contact Patsy Sweeney at the association office either by telephone, fax or email at email@example.com. We thank you for your cooperation.
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”
Recently, OSHA published an 11 minute video on determining soil types for trenches. With trench work being one of the most hazardous working conditions, we encourage all of our employers to view it!
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.
Beacon Sales Company
Boston Roofing Contractors Association
Canopy Roofing Systems
Carlisle SynTec Systems
DP Carney Construction, Inc.
Cazeault Roofing & Solar
Alexander Doyle LLC
Eastern Architectural Reps
FiberTite Roofing Systems
Firestone Building Products
Hurley Construction & Roofing Company, Inc.
J&S Building Exteriors, Inc.
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.
John F. Shea Company, Inc.
Silver Roofing, Inc.
Max Sontz Roofing Services, Inc.
SRC Roofing Inc.
Tech Roofing Services Inc.
Uni-Ply Roofing Inc.
Vanguard Organization, Inc.
Natalia Grove of Cotney Construction Law would like to provide the best practices for I-9 compliance to all of NERCA’s members. She has written a guest contribution to provide these to our members. Below is the full article. Continue reading “ICE AGE – BEST PRACTICE TIPS FOR I-9 COMPLIANCE”
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”
Philip Siegel of Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman & Siegel would like all of NERCA’s members to be aware that the new Massachusetts Non-compete law affects any non-compete signed after October 1, 2018. He has written a guest contribution to inform members of the new law. Continue reading “Massachusetts Enacts New Noncompetition Law”
The new federal Crane Operator Certification Rule is effective November 2018. Check out this guidance document created by NERCA regarding the federal rule, state license laws, and third party certification!
MSA, a manufacturer of safety products, has implemented a recall of all green MSA V-Gard Protective Caps due to the occurance of cracking without and impact.