NERCA Goes to Washington

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”

NERCA Convention at Foxwoods

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”

OSHA Updates Silica Regulations

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.