NRCA Association News


NRCA offers Spanish toolbox talks publication

NRCA SmartBrief | May 27, 2016

NRCA has made available a Spanish version of NRCA Toolbox Talks, which is designed specifically for foremen and trainers to review an important safety lesson with their crews each week. Each lesson is structured to allow for various presentation styles and includes the latest safety-training tips and key points to stimulate questions and discussion. The member price for the Spanish version of NRCA Toolbox Talks is $75, and the nonmember price is $150. Additionally, a free electronic version is available for members. See more information.


Check out Professional Roofing's May Details!

NRCA SmartBrief | May 27, 2016

Professional Roofing profiles NRCA member Van Edwards in the May Details section. Each month in the Details section, Professional Roofing asks an NRCA member a variety of questions so readers can learn more about the individuals who are members of their association. See more information or view Professional Roofing's May Details.


NRCA releases statement expressing disappointment with DOL overtime rule

NRCA SmartBrief | May 25, 2016

NRCA has released a statement expressing its disappointment with the Department of Labor's (DOL's) final rule regarding overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The new rule is set to take effect Dec. 1 and will more than double the current salary threshold of workers who are eligible for overtime from $455 per week (or $23,660 per year) to $913 per week (or $47,476 per year). NRCA is concerned the new rule will add an additional paperwork burden and increase labor costs for employers while reducing workplace flexibility and pay for some workers. See more information.


There still is time to vote for your favorite children's art contest entries!

NRCA SmartBrief | May 25, 2016

Be sure to cast your votes for NRCA's 2016 Children's Art Contest, sponsored by A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply, Aurora, Ill. To celebrate National Roofing Week June 5-11, NRCA is holding the contest to promote the importance of having a roof and the value of a professional roofing contractor. Entries have been received, and voting is open through May 30. Vote for your favorite entries!


OSHA issues final rule to modernize injury data collection

NRCA SmartBrief | May 23, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to modernize injury data collection to better inform workers, employers, the public and OSHA about workplace hazards. Currently, little or no information about worker injuries and illnesses from individual employers is made public or available to OSHA. Under the new rule, employers in high-hazard industries will send OSHA injury and illness data employers already are required to collect for posting on OSHA's website. See more information!


Video offers sneak peek of National Roofing Week!

NRCA SmartBrief | May 23, 2016

National Roofing Week is taking place June 5-11, but check out NRCA's National Roofing Week video to see the celebratory activities that already are in motion, including voting for the Children's Art Contest, NRCA's social media card campaign for members and NRCA's new Thunderclap social media campaign. View the video.


Join forces to support National Roofing Week

NRCA SmartBrief | May 20, 2016

NRCA is trying something new this year to help all roofing professionals share in National Roofing Week, which will be held June 5-11. NRCA will be using Thunderclap, a crowdspeaking platform that allows people to Tweet or post a Facebook message on the same day -- and at the same time -- to achieve the maximum effect and rise above the noise on social media. Think of it as an online flash mob in support of the roofing industry. See more information and sign up to support the Thunderclap.


Vote for your favorite children's art contest entries!

NRCA SmartBrief | May 20, 2016

Voting is open for NRCA's 2016 Children's Art Contest, sponsored by A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply, Aurora, Ill. To celebrate National Roofing Week June 5-11, NRCA is holding the contest to promote the importance of having a roof and the value of a professional roofing contractor. Entries have been received, and voting is open through May 30. Cast your vote!


Visit NRCA at AIA Convention 2016!

NRCA SmartBrief | May 18, 2016

NRCA will be exhibiting at The American Institute of Architects' (AIA's) AIA Convention 2016 May 19-21 in Philadelphia. Be sure to visit NRCA at booth No. 500! See more information.


Register for NRCA University's May webinars

NRCA SmartBrief | May 18, 2016

There still is time to register for the remaining webinars NRCA University is offering in May. The webinar topics and presenters have been selected to offer you a unique experience tailored specifically to roofing contractors. Webinars include Creating an Effective Maintenance Program at Your Company on May 19 and Roof Recycling and Landfill Diversion on May 26. See more information.


NRCA offers Spanish versions of brochures

NRCA SmartBrief | May 16, 2016

NRCA has made available Spanish versions of its F.Y.I. and Insist on an NRCA Roofing Professional brochures in an electronic format. The F.Y.I. brochure highlights roofing material options and costs, how to choose an NRCA roofing professional and how to maintain a roof system. The Insist on an NRCA Roofing Professional brochure outlines the steps customers should take to ensure they are dealing with reputable and professional roofing contractors on every job. The brochures are free for members and $100 for nonmembers. See more information.


Second ProForeman participant completes program

NRCA SmartBrief | May 16, 2016

NRCA is pleased to announce David McKie, foreman for SR Building Services LLC, Redmond, Wash., is the second ProForeman participant to complete the program. Two years ago, NRCA debuted its ProForeman Certificate Program, which is meant to help foremen become better team leaders and representatives for their companies. The program consists of more than 20 elements, ranging from in-person programs to online modules, in various categories critical to a foreman's job, including leadership, safety, technology and customer service. See more information.


AFL-CIO report shows construction industry has highest number of Latino, immigrant deaths

NRCA SmartBrief | May 13, 2016

AFL-CIO's 2016 report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, reveals the construction industry had the most Latino worker and immigrant worker deaths of any industry in 2014, according to www.constructiondive.com. According to the report, Latino immigrant construction worker deaths rose 32 percent between 2010 and 2014. Additionally, there were 233 Latino worker deaths and 217 immigrant worker deaths in the construction industry in 2014 -- the most of any industry. See more information.


Register for the 14th China International Roofing & Waterproofing Expo

NRCA SmartBrief | May 13, 2016

NRCA, China National Building Materials Group (CNBM) and the China National Building Waterproof Association (CWA) are co-sponsoring the 14th China International Roofing & Waterproofing Expo, July 14-16, at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. Additionally, the 2016 (Shanghai) International Waterproofing Forum, hosted by the International Roofing Alliance (jointly established by NRCA, Central Association of German Roofing Contractors and CWA), will take place July 13 at the InterContinental Shanghai Expo Hotel in Shanghai. See more information.


FM Global clients will receive $465 million membership credit

NRCA SmartBrief | May 11, 2016

Commercial property insurer FM Global has announced its clients will collectively receive an estimated $465 million in premium credit when they renew their policies between June 30, 2016, and June 29, 2017, as a result of the company's favorable operating performance. The "membership credit" each policyholder will receive will be based on annual premium and client tenure. See more information.


Register online for the NRLRC seminar

NRCA SmartBrief | May 11, 2016

Online registration is available for the National Roofing Legal Resource Center's (NRLRC's) 37th annual legal seminar, Roofing Issues: Decks to Dockets, Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at The Sagamore Resort on Lake George in Bolton Landing, N.Y. The NRLRC seminar offers in-depth information about current legal, safety, technical and business issues in an intimate, hands-on format. See more information.


NRCA's new affinity program offers safety equipment savings for members

NRCA SmartBrief | May 09, 2016

NRCA has partnered with Emergent Safety Supply, a national distributor of safety supplies, to provide members with competitive pricing for a wide variety of brand-name safety and personal protective equipment; hand, head and hearing protection; eyewear; ergonomics; first-aid supplies; fall protection; gas monitors; signage; janitorial products; AEDs; and more. See more information.


NRCA releases statement supporting new approach to immigration reform

NRCA SmartBrief | May 09, 2016

NRCA has released a statement commending Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) for introducing the "Willing Workers and Willing Employers Act" in the U.S. Senate. This legislation (S. 2827) takes an innovative approach to immigration reform that will help NRCA members address the challenging workforce development needs of the 21st century. NRCA has long supported immigration reform that increases border security; improves enforcement without burdening employers; provides an avenue for workers to enter the U.S. legally in response to economic conditions; and addresses the problem of the existing illegal workforce in a balanced manner. See more information.


RCI seeks abstracts for 2017 convention

NRCA SmartBrief | May 06, 2016

RCI is seeking abstracts for its 32nd International Convention & Trade Show March 16-21, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. RCI is requesting abstracts spanning a variety of topics, including materials performance, forensic investigation, research, business management, case studies and environmental effects. Abstracts of each paper should be 200 words and should be received at RCI headquarters by May 20. See more information.


Professional Roofing's May issue is available online

NRCA SmartBrief | May 06, 2016

Professional Roofing's May issue features a look at how federal and state governments are cracking down on the underground construction economy; recommendations for roofing contractors who want to provide exemplary customer service; and an explanation of best practices for business management, among other topics. Check it out here!


OSHA is holding national safety stand-down

NRCA SmartBrief | May 04, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is holding its third annual National Safety Stand-Down May 2-6 to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls, which account for the highest number of deaths in the construction industry. OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Center for Construction Research and Training are leading the effort to encourage employers to pause during their workdays for topic discussions, demonstrations and training regarding how to recognize hazards and prevent falls. See more information.


Register for NRCA's May webinars

NRCA SmartBrief | May 04, 2016

NRCA University will be offering four webinars in May. The webinar topics and presenters have been selected to offer you a unique experience tailored specifically to roofing contractors. May webinars include NRCA University Webinar: A Quick Guide to Selling Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems on May 5; NRCA University Webinar: Wind-uplift Testing and Liability on May 12; NRCA University Webinar: Creating an Effective Maintenance Program at Your Company on May 19; and NRCA University Webinar: Roof Recycling and Landfill Diversion on May 26. See more information.


RISE™ is accepting applications for the CSRP™ exam

NRCA SmartBrief | May 02, 2016

Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ (RISE) Inc. is accepting applications for its next Certified Solar Roofing Professional™ (CSRP) exam, which will be held Sept. 8. The CSRP designation is a voluntary certification for professionals who plan and oversee installation of roof-mounted photovoltaic systems. The exam will be scheduled at a testing center within 150 miles of your home. The application deadline is Aug. 5. See more information.


NRCA will hold Roofing Industry Regional Summit

NRCA SmartBrief | May 02, 2016

Engage with fellow roofing professionals and learn about the latest roofing industry issues at NRCA's Roofing Industry Regional Summit June 9 in Atlanta. Roofing professionals from the region are encouraged to participate, regardless of their affiliation with NRCA, and take advantage of this one-day learning experience, which will provide in-depth information about the most critical safety, risk management, technical, building code and legislative issues affecting roofing businesses. The early bird price for the summit is $99; after May 25, the price will be $149. See more information.




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