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Hard Hat Safety: Head Protection Tips and OSHA Guidelines - March 2022 Fri, Mar 11, 2022 More than two million disabling work injuries occur every year, 25 percent of which involve the head. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), hard hat safety is required in work areas where objects might fall from above... Read More

FRSA - 100 Years Strong - March 2022 Wed, Mar 09, 2022 Throughout 2022, this column will recap some of FRSA’s rich history, through accounts from minutes and a published book called FRSA The First Half Century. Read More

Fall Protection: Focus on Guardrail Systems - March 2022 Mon, Mar 07, 2022 Per OSHA regulations, section 29 CFR 1926.501(b)(1), there are only three types of conventional fall protection systems that are acceptable for use by any trade, in any leading-edge environment. Those three types of fall protection are 1. guardrail s... Read More

The Importance of Cover Boards in Roofing Assemblies - February 2022 Tue, Mar 01, 2022 When designing a roofing assembly, many factors need to be taken into consideration. Performance attributes, product quality, aesthetics, price and quantity must be carefully examined. One key product often overlooked during this process is a cover b... Read More

Six Strategies for Quickly Making High-Quality Hires - February 2022 Mon, Feb 28, 2022 Finding great talent at a time when there is so much tumult in the working world can be exasperating but moving too quickly may be something you come to regret. Instead, move strategically and carefully by identifying the best candidates, what they c... Read More

Should Florida Move to a State-Run OSHA Plan? - February 2022 Sat, Feb 26, 2022 Over the last few months, with the increase in vaccine mandates and the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19, many elected officials, including Governor Ron DeSantis, have suggested forming a Florida State OSHA plan rather than the current ... Read More

Preventing Cuts in the Workplace - February 2022 Thu, Feb 24, 2022 Most of us think that the most common workers’ comp claims in the roofing or sheet metal industry is falls but that is not always the case. Cuts and saw accidents account for a larger number of claims than you might expect, especially since these are... Read More

President's Column - FRSA Updates - February 2022 Tue, Feb 22, 2022 The holiday season is over and as we get back into the swing of things, we are still looking at material shortages as well as a labor shortage. Hopefully, all phases of business will get back to some type of “normal” soon as more people are beginning... Read More

New Year - Safety Minded - February 2022 Sun, Feb 20, 2022 There is always so much going on at the beginning of a new year, that it can be difficult to make sure you cover all your bases. Read More

Industry Updates - February 2022 Fri, Feb 18, 2022 Expansions and New Hires at Tri County Metals: For 14 years, Tri County Metals, a Florida-based company, has serviced the residential, commercial and architectural metal roofing markets throughout the state. As Tri County Metals (TCM) business contin... Read More

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