For roofing contractors, the top three most frequently cited Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations involve the requirement to have fall protection at heights of 6 feet or greater, ladder usage and fall-protection training for workers.
NRCA devotes a great deal of time delivering training in these areas and provides training materials to help roofing contractors address these specific OSHA regulations.
NRCA’s fall-protection training module, Serving Up Safety: A Recipe for Avoiding Falls on the Job, focuses on fall hazards, control methods and federal and state regulations applicable to roofing work. This program provides content that is state-specific and unique and pertinent to roofing workers.
In addition, NRCA has been awarded the Susan Harwood OSHA grant to conduct Roofing Industry Fall Protection A to Z, a free full-day of training at a number of locations throughout the U.S. in 2015. Some locations will offer sessions delivered in English and Spanish.
Roofing contractors can reduce their chances of getting hit with an OSHA fine by making use of these valuable NRCA resources. More information about NRCA training materials and educational sessions is available at www.nrca.net.