December 2021 Blog Archive

Giving Back - RCASF - November 2021 Sun, Dec 19, 2021 Make-A-Wish Receives $225,000 Donation from RCASF Annual Fishing Tournament Read More

Why You Need a Succession Plan - November 2021 Sat, Dec 18, 2021 When things are rolling along for your business, a succession plan is not necessarily a topic that is looming in the front of your mind. Read More
By John Kenney, CEO, Cotney Consulting Group

Human Resources Update - November 2021 Fri, Dec 17, 2021 Unemployment Compensation can be a large expense for employers in terms of taxes and time spent responding to unemployment claims. Read More
By Sandy Seay, Owner, Seay Management Consultants

Pasco County to Become Home for Tunnel to Towers Foundation Village - November 2021 Thu, Dec 16, 2021 The Pasco County Commission has cleared the way for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to create a neighborhood in Land O’Lakes devoted to recipients of mortgage-free homes for catastrophically injured veterans, surviving widows and child... Read More

Lightning Safety When Working Outdoors - November 2021 Wed, Dec 15, 2021 Lightning strikes can severely injure or kill workers whose jobs involve working outdoors. Read More
By OSHA and NOAA

"We're Using the Fall Safety Monitoring System." Really? - November 2021 Tue, Dec 14, 2021 In the OSHA regulations section 29 CFR 1926.501(b) (10) it states that for roofing work on low-slope roofs “on roofs 50-feet (15.25m) or less in width (see Appendix A to subpart M of this part), the use of a safety monitoring system alone [i.e. witho... Read More
By Kevin Lindley, Safety Consultant, FRSA Self Insurer's Fund

Here's Why You Should Consider Restoration Before Replacement - November 2021 Mon, Dec 13, 2021 Today’s professional roofing contractors have options when a customer calls about a leak. Before considering a full tear-off and replacement, it’s important to investigate whether a restoration job would be more beneficial for everyone. Read More
By Dan White, Technical Project Manager, APOC and John Walker, Field Systems Coordinator, APOC

Is Modified Bitumen Part of Your Roofing Arsenal? A Few Reasons Your Answer Should Be, "Yes" - November 2021 Sun, Dec 12, 2021 “I have been doing this a long time…” My Dad used to tell me that when I first started working with him in the roofing industry and would ask why we did things the way we did them. Read More
By Jody Dove, CPRC, Vice President Commercial Roofing, Southland Rowe Roofing Inc.

Demand for Material Outpacing Supply - November 2021 Sat, Dec 11, 2021 Everyone in the roofing industry is familiar with the severe shortage of almost all the materials we use. Lead times are extraordinarily long, if not completely unknown. Read More
By Mike Silvers, CPRC, FRSA Technical Director

Orlando Roofing Apprenticeship Graduates - November 2021 Fri, Dec 10, 2021 In January 2019, I wrote a Florida Roofing article announcing the start of the first Orlando Roofing Apprenticeship Program that was launched at FRSA in partnership with Associated Builders and Contractors Institute (ABC). Read More

OSHA Addresses the Hazards of Extreme Heat - November 2021 Thu, Dec 09, 2021 After a summer of record heat, it is no surprise that the White House and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have taken notice and are taking action. Read More
By Trent Cotney, CEO, Cotney Attorneys & Consultants, FRSA Legal Counsel

Thankful - President Joe Byrne - November 2021 Wed, Dec 08, 2021 It was great seeing everyone in person at the Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa in beautiful Jensen Beach for my first Board and Committee meetings as FRSA President. Read More
By Joe Byrne, Owner, Byrne Roofing & FRSA President

How Profit Fade Will Eat at Your Bottom Line - October 2021 Tue, Dec 07, 2021 Profit fade for roofing companies is always an issue, but with rising material costs and stiff competition, it becomes an even greater problem during these trying times. Read More
By John Kenney, CEO, Cotney Consulting Group

Giving Back - Supreme Roofing & Construction - October 2021 Mon, Dec 06, 2021 In our extreme South Florida weather, the importance of a structurally sound roof cannot be understated. One Miami Gardens roofing company is setting the standard for service and showing how important it is to cover your community. Read More

What to Do About Animals or Insect Infestation in Roof Spaces - October 2021 Sun, Dec 05, 2021 Animals or insects like to find a safe haven in the attic or roof spaces of a home – and these unwanted visitors can wreak havoc for homeowners. Read More
By Liza Barth, GAF

A Silent Epidemic: Suicide in the Construction Industry and How Employers Can Help - October 2021 Sat, Dec 04, 2021 For more than a decade, headlines across Florida have been sounding the alarm on mental health. Read More
By Brad Bush, Senior Vice President, HUB International Florida

Benefits of Becoming a Manufacturer Certified Installer - October 2021 Fri, Dec 03, 2021 Manufacturer certification programs can be a source of confusion. Most often, the confusion stems from using words like “certified,” “approved,” “authorized,” and “qualified” interchangeably. Read More
By Kathi Miller, Architectural National Accounts, McElroy Metal

Metal Roofing by the Sea - October 2021 Thu, Dec 02, 2021 In 2010, 123.3 million people lived in U.S. coastal counties according to a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management. That’s a lot of people who require a lot of residential structures, whic... Read More

2020 FRSA-SIF Outstanding Safety Awards - October 2021 Wed, Dec 01, 2021 Each year, the FRSA Self Insurers Fund Safety and Loss Control Consultants select a member company in their area to receive an award for safety. Read More

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