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

Fall Golf Outing

Thank you to all those who attended our Fall Golf Outing at Red Tail Golf Club in Devens, MA!

You can check out our photo album on Facebook HERE

And a special thank you to our sponsors!

 

The North East Roofing Educational Foundation would like to thank our Fall Golf Outing sponsors

ABC Supply Company, Inc.

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply

Allied Building Products Corp.

Atlantic Asphalt & Equipment Co., Inc.

Barrett, Inc.

Boston Roofing Contractors Association

Canopy Roofing Systems

Carlisle SynTec Systems

DP Carney Construction, Inc.

JP Carroll Construction, Inc.

Joseph T. Cazeault & Sons, Inc.

Dataforma, Inc.

Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.

Eastern Architectural Reps

Firestone Building Products

Hurley Construction & Roofing Company, Inc.

J&S Building Exteriors, Inc.

Johns Manville

JVS Restoration

Lincoln Equipment Associates, Inc.

Marshall Roofing & Sheet Metal Company, Inc.

North Bridge Building Products

North/East Roofing Contractors Association

Northstar Construction Services Corp.

O’Lyn Contractors, Inc.

OMG Roofing Products

Peck Brothers LLC

Polyglass, USA

R.K. Hydro-Vac

Rockwell Roofing, Inc.

Royal Adhesives & Sealants

Saco Roofing

John F. Shea Company, Inc.

Silver Roofing, Inc.

SMR Inc.

Max Sontz Roofing Services, Inc.

SRC Roofing Inc.

Vanguard Organization, Inc.

 

We’d also like to congratulate the winners!

First Place – 61  

Mark Puleo     Steve Amoroso    Kevin Malloy    Rick Nelson

Tie – Second Place – 62

Tom Gunning     Skip Gentile     Paul Cappello     Jay Curry

Tie – Second Place – 62

Rich MacKenzie     Jeff Hunt     Eric Asikainen    Chris Quercia

Longest Drive

Chadd Lewis

Closest to the Pin

Don Gleason

Changes to MA Construction Supervisor License Renewal Procedures

UPDATE: For those who need a list of Continuing Education Courses and Providers,

CLICK HERE for MA 

CLICK HERE FOR RI

 

The Association was notified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, that the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) approved certain changes to construction supervisor license continuing education requirements. These changes will become effective on January 1, 2018.

The current continuing education requirement is to complete the following amount of hours over a two year period.

  • Construction Supervisors License (CS) – 12 Hours
  • Construction Supervisors License (1-2 Family Dwellings) (CSFA) – 10 Hours
  • Construction Supervisor Specialty License (CSSL) – 6 Hours

Now there are requirements for these licenses regarding the amount of hours that must be spent on specific topical categories such as:

  • Code Review – 4 hours for CS and CSFA; 2 hours for CSSL
  • Workplace Safety – 1 hour for all
  • Business Practices – 1 hour for all
  • Energy – 1 hour for all
  • Lead Safe Practices – 1 hour for 1st renewal

In addition, there are new restrictions on the amount of training that each license category may take online. Now CS and CSFA licensees may only take a maximum of 6 hours of online continuing education for credit.  CSSL may complete all 6 hours of their training online if they wish.  However, online courses are also required to administer pop quizzes every 30 minutes and a final exam to ensure that attendees are paying attention and active on the seminar.

For more information on MA CSL and continuing education credits, please contact the Association office, or visit the Mass.gov webpage here.

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!

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 Counterweight Anchor systems. There have been no reports of fall-related injuries associated with this condition.

Continue reading “STOP USE – Evolution Leap Post”

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.

Thank you to Spring Golf Sponsors

NERCA and NEREF would like to thank all of the sponsor of our Spring Golf Outing!

ABC Supply Company, Inc.

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply

A.R.M. Roofing Inc.

Allied Building Products Corp.

Barrett, Inc.

Boston Roofing Contractors Association

Canopy Roofing Systems

Carlisle SynTec Systems

DP Carney Construction, Inc.

Alexander Doyle, LLC

Eastern Architectural Reps

GCP Applied Technologies

Hurley Construction & Roofing Company, Inc.

J&S Building Exteriors, Inc.

Karnak Corporation

Lincoln Equipment Associates, Inc.

North/East Roofing Contractors Association

Peck Brothers LLC

Quality Roofing Supply Company

R.K. Hydro Vac

Saco Roofing

John F. Shea Company, Inc.

SMR Inc.

SRC Roofing Inc.