OSHA National Safety Stand-Down Week FREE Webinar Series

May 4, 5, 6
11 a.m. - Noon CDT
Online webinar

Price: FREE to all roofing industry professionals

Class description

NRCA’s National Safety Stand-Down Week’s three-day webinar series features Tom Shanahan, Harry Dietz and Rich Trewyn from NRCA’s Enterprise Risk Management Department sharing insights into various fall-protection topics.

As an employer, it is your responsibility to comply with OSHA’s fall-protection regulations. Don't miss this unique opportunity to stay current with the latest fall-protection compliance strategies to keep your workers safe and company OSHA compliant.

This special series consists of three 30-minute sessions plus an additional 30 minutes for questions and answers. Topics include:

  • May 4, 11 a.m. – Noon CDT
    Register here to learn about ladder use and setup, and stay current by listening to a discussion about three points of contact, guardrails, and warning-line and safety-monitoring systems.
  • May 5, 11 a.m. – Noon CDT
    Register here to learn about personal fall-arrest systems (PFA), including calculated clearance distances.
  • May 6, 11 a.m. – Noon CDT
    Register here to learn about rescue techniques and suspension trauma.

There’s no easier way to participate in National Safety Stand-Down Week and keep abreast of fall-protection regulations and related safety practices for the roofing industry! Even better—it’s free!

Tom Shanahan

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

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.


Rich Trewyn

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.

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