December 19, 2014 12:00 AM
WAYNE, NJ

GAF Announces Partnership with NRCA and Western States to Provide OSHA Safety Training and Resources

According to OSHA, non-compliance can cost roofing contractors up to $7,000 for each occurrence of a serious violation. Committed to helping its customers maintain a safe work environment as well as avoid these fines, GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, has partnered with the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and the Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) to launch gaf.com/safety.

GAF recently conducted a survey that found 49% of roofing contractors who do low-slope roofing wanted more training on OSHA’s standards and required safety equipment. The creation of gaf.com/safety addresses this need and will provide a resource for contractors to access training, documents, and equipment that enhance their awareness regarding low-slope roofing safety. The site will feature:

A monthly webinar series hosted by NRCA, highlighting the most commonly cited safety issues with specific guidance on what is required to remain in compliance
An archive of NRCA University safety webinars free to download
A library of “Toolbox Talks” supplied by Western States available for download to help contractors supplement their OSHA training efforts
A GAF Low-Slope Safety Kit available for purchase, containing many common roof safety items needed on a commercial job, including an OSHA-approved first aid kit, fire extinguisher, perimeter flags, gloves, a hard hat, and NRCA Pocket Guide to Safety
“Ensuring roofing contractors are in compliance with OSHA standards not only helps keep them safe, but also helps avoid potentially significant fines,” stated Brian Impellizeri, senior marketing manager at GAF. While safety is a concern for roofing contractors, it’s also one for GAF, NRCA, and WSRCA. This partnership allows us to collectively leverage our assets and capabilities to deliver a resource that increases awareness and understanding of low-slope safety”.

To learn more about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.


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About GAF
Founded in 1886, GAF is the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple. GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles, which then evolved with the introduction of the GAF Lifetime Roofing System by extending the Lifetime coverage beyond just the roofing shingles.

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF developed Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, providing superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of natural resources. The company also developed single-ply and asphaltic roofing membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.

GAF also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. For more information about GAF, visit gaf.com.

About NRCA
NRCA is one of the construction industry's most respected trade associations and the voice of roofing professionals and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. It represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors; manufacturers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; building owners; and city, state and government agencies. NRCA's mission is to inform and assist the roofing industry, act as its principal advocate and help members in serving their customers. NRCA continually strives to enhance every aspect of the roofing industry. For information about NRCA and its services and offerings, visit www.nrca.net.

About WSRCA
The Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) was formed in 1974 to preserve and promote the roofing and waterproofing industry in the western region of the United States. WSRCA’s purpose is to share information that can help roofing contractors, affiliates, and manufacturers remain competitive and ensure continued success in today’s business market.
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