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Roofing Industry Fall Protection from A to Z (Live course)

April 20, 2017
Rosemont, Ill.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CDT

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Item #: CLA-001083

Class description

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

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Harry Dietz

Harry Dietz is NRCA's director of risk management. Dietz joined NRCA's staff in 2002 and 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. Dietz also is an authorized trainer for the 10- and 30-hour OSHA construction safety classes and teaches NRCA's fall-protection class, CERTA torching safety and foremen training classes.

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is NRCA's associate executive director of enterprise risk management. Shanahan is a regular speaker at roofing industry events, covering topics including safety and health issues, effective communication, and management and training strategies. He also is active in regulatory actions affecting the roofing industry, working with officials from the Department of Transportation, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

Location and Hotel Information

This course will be held at NRCA's office:
10255 W. Higgins Road
Suite 600
Rosemont, Ill. 60018

Hotel accommodations:
Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago O'Hare-Rosemont
10233 W. Higgins Road
Rosemont, Ill. 60018
Telephone: (847) 954-8600
To receive NRCA's discounted room rate ($125 + tax), use one of the following methods to book your room. In order to take advantage of the group discount, you must reserve your room by March 19.
  • Click here to reserve your hotel room online. This link will be available until March 19.
  • Call toll-free (888) 551-3843 and mention the "National Roofing Contractors Association" or group code "NRC" to receive your discounted rate.


"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

Cancellation Policy

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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