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!
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”
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”
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”
Applications must be postmarked by May 15. Find more information on our NEREF page.
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”
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.