It is an employer's responsibility to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) regulations that apply to his or her workplace and employees.
This interactive class focuses on fall-protection systems and includes up-to-date state-specific OSHA requirements. This one-day class also features demonstrations of equipment and techniques for self-rescue and relief of suspension trauma.
After attending this program, students should be able to:
Recognize fall hazards that are present during roofing installation and repair
Use appropriate controls for fall hazards on low-slope and steep-slope roofing projects
Identify strategies and techniques for rescue and self-rescue operations
Thomas Shanahan, MBA, CAE
NRCA's vice president of enterprise risk management and executive education
Tom joined NRCA in 1989. He graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and holds a master's in business
administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He is recognized as an industry health and
safety expert and represents NRCA at industry and nonindustry events. The U.S. secretary of labor appointed him to
serve on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) Advisory Committee of Construction Safety and
Health from 2007 to 2011. He is a sitting member of the National Occupational Research Agenda's Construction Sector
Council, which sets the U.S. research agenda for construction safety and health. He also has served on the oversight
committee for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH's) Prevention Through Design national
initiative. Tom is active in regulatory actions affecting the roofing industry, working with officials from the
Department of Transportation, OSHA and NIOSH. He also is known for his contributions to NRCA's Professional
Roofing magazine and executive educational programming.
NRCA's director of risk management
Harry joined NRCA in 2002. He is a graduate of DePaul University and John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Harry grew up
in the roofing business. His grandfather started Dietz Roofing Co. in Chicago in the early 1920s, and his family
operated the business until the 1970s. Harry has had a variety of construction-related work experience, worked in
private law practice, and reported on the area of foreign taxation for a business and legal publisher.
At NRCA, Harry's responsibilities include serving as staff liaison to the Health and Safety Committee and Silica Task
Force as well as updating and developing content for NRCA's Safety Manual and other safety-related products. He is a
member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, American National Standards Institute's A-10 Construction Standards
Committee and ASTM Skylight Human Impact Workgroup and regularly writes for Professional Roofing magazine. Harry
is an authorized trainer for the 10- and 30-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Cal/OSHA
construction safety classes and teaches NRCA's fall-protection training classes. He regularly presents at the
International Roofing Expo and for other roofing industry groups. He also handles member inquiries on rules and
regulations related to OSHA, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Transportation and related state
agencies that affect the roofing industry.
NRCA's director of enterprise risk management
Rich joined NRCA in 2015. Prior to joining NRCA, he was the national safety director for Tecta America, Rosemont, Ill.,
and began his career at F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Cos., Milwaukee, in 1996. With a degree in occupational safety and
health from the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater and his numerous certificates and certifications within the
safety field, he brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to NRCA. He is an authorized trainer for the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration's 10- and 30-hour construction safety classes and an CERTA trainer of
torch-applied system classes. He also teaches NRCA's fallprotection and CERTA train-the-trainer classes.
"The class was very informative on defining differences in regulations and how to apply them to everyday situations to avoid hazards/accidents."
—William Beyer, Nations Renovations, Dallas
"Safety—it's important information that was explained perfectly."
Jimmy Griffin, Porter Roofing, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
"Harry Dietz was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful and patient. Great presentation."
—Tyson Ramirez, Geisler Roofing, Concordia, Kan.
"This was a very informative class that was worth attending to learn the issues other companies face with safety and learn how to better interpret OSHA regulations."
—Molly Hounsom, United Materials, Denver
"NRCA Fall Protection is full of helpful information/regulations that are needed in the real world to keep your guys safe on the roof!"
—Jason Bennett, Cardinal Roofing, Grand Prairie, Texas
"I learned how to read and navigate through OSHA regulations and apply them to job situations."
—Scott Zimmerman, Houck Services Inc., Harrisburg, Pa.
"I learned a lot about the similarities and differences between OSHA and Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act and construction regulations."
—Maureen Kane, Atlas-Apex Roofing Inc., Ontario, Canada
"Tom and Harry are knowledgeable and engaging instructors who have a firm grasp of the material and the applicable OSHA regulations. The course is organized and presented in such a manner that it applies not only to roofing, but many similar fall protection applications."
—Mark Aaronson, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies, Coatesville, Pa. and San Francisco, Calif.
"The course answered a lot of technical questions we have had! Made things clear on what to do in questionable circumstances."
—Christopher Wallner, Commercial Roofing, Plover, Wis.
"Federal OSHA and Cal/OSHA regulations can be very confusing but with the knowledge and fluency this class offered, it was easy to understand."
—Jean P. Chavez, Regan Roofing Inc., Carlsbad, Calif.
"The seminar provided an easy way to understand OSHA rules that apply to the roofing industry and construction in general."
—Jorge A. Zenil, AAA Roofing Co., Indianapolis
NRCA understands circumstances may arise that require you to cancel your registration. If you cancel up to 10 business
days before an event, your registration fee will be refunded. If your cancellation is received 10 business days or less
before an event, you may send another person in your place or receive a credit voucher that can be applied toward any
NRCA University program during the next 12 months. Registrants who do not cancel before the seminar or do not attend
are liable for the entire registration fee. All cancellations must be in writing. NRCA reserves the right to cancel any
programs. If such a cancellation is necessary, registrants will be notified and an attempt will be made to reschedule
or make alternative arrangements. Registrants will receive a full tuition refund for the program. NRCA is not
responsible for other costs incurred. The registration fee is due and payable before the start of a seminar.
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