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.
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 email@example.com.
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