ROSEMONT, Ill. — The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has received a grant from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to provide ten free Roofing Industry Fall Protection From A to Z courses. The course satisfies a requirement for NRCA's ProForeman Certificate Program, updating participants on fall-protection systems and including current OSHA state-plan requirements. The one-day class also features hands-on equipment demonstrations and techniques for self-rescue and relief-of-suspension trauma.
Tom Shanahan, NRCA's associate executive director of risk management, and Harry Dietz, NRCA's director of risk management, will be the class instructors. The class will take place in the following cities: Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 21; Honolulu, Dec. 11; Atlanta, Jan. 23; Cincinnati, Feb. 6; Houston, March 6; Springfield, Ill., March 20; Iowa City, Iowa, April 3; Salt Lake City, May 15; San Francisco, May 29; and San Diego, June 12.