Commercial Roofing Safety and OSHA Inspections

Commercial Roofing Safety and OSHA Inspections OSHA Guidlines for Roof Safety Commercial Roofing Safety and OSHA Inspections: Permanent Guardrail can protection your workers and save you from thousands of dollars in fines. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ruled that, effective November 2017, all commercial roofs need top ridge anchors installed that inspectors … Continued

6 Tips For Commercial Roof Maintenance This Winter

6 Tips For Commercial Roof Maintenance This Winter 6 Tips For Commercial Roof Maintenance This Winter: Winter is just around the corner! Now is the time to prepare your commercial roof for the winter. Let’s look at a few things you should be doing before the first snowfall to ensure your roof’s longevity.

Proactive vs Reactive Maintenance

Frequent readers of roofing blogs and other publications may recognize a compelling and frequently quoted argument for preventive maintenance made in Buildings.com and Roofing Contractor: According to the Buildings.com story, building owners and facility managers who inspected and repaired their roofs routinely were able to identify potential problems before they happened. As a result, they … Continued

Why should I join Midwest Roofing Contractors Association? 

Greg Sprague, MRCA President, explains why it is important for contractors to become members of MRCA.  Over the past year I have attended many barbecues, golf outings, cocktail parties, luncheons and educational seminars in the official capacity as the MRCA President. At all of these various functions I have promoted the 2018 MRCA Conference and Expo which will be … Continued

Hurricane Safety Provisions

By Cotney Construction Law. Ensure your contracts include provisions for fairly allocating responsibilities for implementing safety measures. As the most active months of hurricane season approaches, it is important to review your company’s protocols and procedures should a storm make landfall near one of your jobsites. Many Florida counties and municipalities have statutory requirements for … Continued

NRCA issues Action Alert regarding the industry’s labor shortage

Roofing industry employers continue to have difficulty finding workers to fill job openings, and it is crucial Congress pass legislation to help address this labor shortage issue. NRCA is encouraging NRCA members to urge their legislators to approve the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act (H.R. 6536). This legislation is designed to address the chronic … Continued

Duke University Health System Roof Replacement Posed Special Challenges – CFE Inc.

By FiberTite. CFE Inc – Working around preinstalled steel beams with 44 recessed roof areas at various elevations were just part of the challenge. In early 2006, work began to replace the hospital’s old and failing built up roof (BUR). As part of the complete re-roofing project, Duke University Health System officials wanted to incorporate … Continued

Ladder Safety 5 Questions to Ask

Ladder Safety and the 5 Questions to Ask   1.)  Did you know that ladders are the cause of 25% of construction industry fatal falls? 2.)  Do you or your contractors use extension ladders in your business operations? 3.)  Do your ladder users step off from extension ladders to roofs as an example? 4.)  Do you know that OSHA … Continued