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”
Proper licensure is part of what separates us from a public perception of distrust. Therefore, we have to ensure our licenses are up to date. Massachusetts and Rhode Island are cracking down on unlicensed contractors and soon, many licenses will be expiring. Continue reading “Licensure Continuing Ed Requirements”
According to an analysis by the International Renewables Energy Agency (IRENA), the United States increased green energy jobs by 6% in 2015 to reach 769,000 jobs. While this is a good trend in the US, it represents a small fraction of global renewable energy employment which is at 8.1 million jobs. Continue reading “Energy Report with Bright News for Solar Industry”
Silica, often referred to as quartz, is found in many materials common on construction sites, including soil, sand, concrete, masonry, rock, granite, and landscaping materials. The dust created by cutting, grinding, drilling or otherwise disturbing these materials can contain crystalline silica particles which create a potential health hazard. Continue reading “How to Work Safely with Silica”
The Banker and Tradesman had a timely opinion piece from the law firm Bowditch and Dewey which laid out a recent Massachusetts Appeals Court decision. Downey v. Chutehall Construction Co., Ltd. was a case in which a roofing contractor was hired to install a new rubber membrane over the existing roof. Several years after the work was completed, it was discovered that there were four layers of roofing materials even though the code only allows two layers on a building. Continue reading “Your Responsibilities Under the Building Codes”
NERCA wants to thank our members for their participation in National Roofing Week from June 5-11!
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”
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”
Applications must be postmarked by May 15. Find more information on our NEREF page.