Roofing Industry Fall Protection from A to Z

Dec. 5
NRCA
Rosemont, Ill.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST

Member price: $595.00
Nonmember price: $895.00

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

Thomas Shanahan, MBA, CAE
NRCA's vice president of enterprise risk management and executive education

Tom Shanahan joined the NRCA staff in 1989. He attended Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., graduating with a degree in business administration. Shanahan holds a master of business administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a graduate certificate in leadership coaching from Georgetown University. He worked in the hotel industry for 11 years before NRCA where his responsibilities included departmental management, food and beverage controller, and executive positions.

Shanahan is a speaker, instructor and facilitator at roofing and construction industry educational and governmental events. He is known for developing and delivering educational programs; his expertise regarding roofing safety and health concerns; involvement and contribution to health and safety issues affecting the industry on national and international levels; contributions to NRCA’s Professional Roofing magazine; and effective communication, leadership, management and training strategies.

Throughout his tenure at NRCA, he has been responsible for directing its enterprise risk management section where he oversees health, safety and insurance matters impacting the roofing industry. Activities include representing NRCA to regulatory agencies such as OSHA and DOT, developing health and safety educational materials and classes, and overseeing business and health insurance programs for members. He was appointed by Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to OSHA’s Advisory Committee.

In addition, he directs NRCA’s executive leadership programs. NRCA’s Future Executives and Executive Management Institutes are held at Northwestern’s Kellogg School and as part of the faculty, Shanahan teaches the strategic planning, coaching and risk management courses, and provides company-specific coaching. At various times throughout his tenure, he also has directed NRCA University, the National Roofing Legal Resource Center, NRCA’s international membership, state legislative and regulatory activities, and the National Roofing Foundation.


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 fall-protection and CERTA train-the-trainer classes.

Class location:
National Roofing Contractors Association Headquarters
10255 W. Higgins Road
Suite 600
Rosemont, IL 60018


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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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