News and notes from the National Roofing Contractors Association

NRCA Co-sponsors Golf Tournament

NRCA will co-sponsor a charity golf tournament held by Rebuilding Together®, a national nonprofit organization that rehabilitates homes for low-income families and elderly or disabled people. The Eighth Annual Washington Open will be held July 21 in Potomac, Md., and is expected to raise more than $100,000 for the organization. In addition to the golf tournament, live and silent auctions will feature tickets for sporting events, golf outings, vacation packages, artwork and political memorabilia. For more information about becoming a sponsor of the tournament, contact John Whitaker, Rebuilding Together’s director emeritus, at 202.483.9083 or visit

NRCA Releases Second Series of Toolbox Talks

NRCA has released NRCA Toolbox Talks II, a series of 52 safety lessons. The toolbox talks allow foremen and trainers to review one of 52 safety lessons with their crews each week. To make the trainers’ jobs easier, each lesson has been structured to allow for various presentation styles and includes safety training tips and illustrations that detail key points to stimulate questions and discussion.

Topics addressed by this toolbox talks series include electrical safety, equipment safety, fall protection, fire prevention, general Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements, hazard communication, hot asphalt safety, personal protective equipment, personal safety, repetitive-stress disorders and more.

NRCA Toolbox Talks II is available for $75 to members and $95 to nonmembers. The original NRCA Toolbox Talks is available for $45 to members and $60 to nonmembers. Both toolbox talks sets can be purchased for $95 and $125, respectively. To order the toolbox talks, contact NRCA InfoExpress at 866.ASK.NRCA (275.6722); fax 847.299.1183; or visit NRCA’s virtual store at

NRLRC Schedules Educational Seminar

The National Roofing Legal Resource Center, a legal resource for roofing contractors formed by NRCA, has scheduled its annual educational seminar for Sept. 11-13 at Fess Parkers Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara, Calif.

NRLRC’s 2003 seminar will address current legal, technical, insurance and safety issues affecting professional roofing contractors. Details and registration now are available by calling Janice Davis, NRCA’s manager of NRLRC and risk management, at 800.323.9545 or 847.299.9070, ext. 7505, or e-mailing