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February 2022 Blog Archive

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

Giving Back - FRSA Members Giving Back to the Community - February 2022 Wed, Feb 16, 2022 Local Veteran Gets New Roof Thanks to Nationwide Roof Deployment Project. Read More

The Importance of Cover Boards in Roofing Assemblies - February 2022 Tue, Feb 15, 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

FRSA - 100 Years Strong - February 2022 Mon, Feb 14, 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

Catching Up With Previous Scholarship Winners - Cole Springer - February 2022 Sat, Feb 12, 2022 In 2010, Cole Springer graduated from Lakeland High School. That fall, he entered the freshman class at University of Florida in Gainesville, graduating from the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management in 2014. Read More

2022 Legislative Session The Top Five Issues - February 2022 Thu, Feb 10, 2022 The Florida Legislature kicked-off the 2022 Regular Session on January 11 amid another surge in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Zones, Uplift Pressures and Demonstrating Compliance. What Do I Need to Know and Where Do I Find It? Tue, Feb 08, 2022 It seems like almost all I talk about lately is ASCE 7-16. If you’re roofing in Florida and haven’t heard about it, maybe you haven’t been paying close enough attention. The updated 2020 Florida Building Code (FBC) 7th edition reference standard has ... Read More

ASCE 7-16 Tue, Feb 08, 2022 Does ASCE 7-16 really change everything? Obviously, ASCE 7-16 doesn’t change everything. But it does change almost everything about how we attach roof coverings. More specifically, it changes the uplift (or negative pressures –referred to as "pressur... Read More

FRSA Helps Clarify the 25% Rule Tue, Feb 08, 2022 At the beginning of the year, after the adoption of the Florida Building Code (FBC) 7th Edition (2020), a fellow codes professional called me to voice a concern about an inadvertent deletion during a renumbering of Chapters 4, 5 and 6 in the FBC 7th ... Read More

Roof Assemblies - Significant Changes in Roofing Requirements - BASF Tue, Feb 08, 2022 The 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Code includes several key changes to the requirements for roof assemblies. Many changes strengthen the code to improve the resistance of wind and water infiltration damage. Several of the changes apply to both ... Read More