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

March 20, 2018
NRCA's office
Rosemont, Ill.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CDT

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Item #: CLA-001331

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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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.

Harry Dietz
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.

Richard Trewyn
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.

Location and Hotel Information

Class location:
NRCA's office
10255 W. Higgins Road
Suite 600
Rosemont, IL 60018

Hotel location:
Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago O'Hare
10233 W. Higgins Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Telephone: (847) 954-8600
Toll-free: (888) 551-3843

To receive NRCA's discounted room rate ($99 plus tax), use one of the following methods to book your room. To take advantage of the group discount, you must reserve your room by Feb. 26.
  • Click here to reserve your hotel room online. This link and discounted rate will be available until Feb. 26.
  • Call (847) 954-8600 or (888) 551-3843 and mention the group name "National Roofing Contractors Association" or group code "MR1" to receive the 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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