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NRCA will hold free fall-protection classes throughout U.S.

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) will hold its Roofing Industry Fall Protection From A to Z class free of charge in various U.S. cities beginning Jan. 24, 2013, and ending May 30, 2013.

Made available for free through an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) grant extended to NRCA, the one-day Roofing Industry Fall Protection From A to Z class discusses fall-protection systems and current OSHA state-plan requirements. The class also features hands-on equipment demonstrations and techniques for self-rescue and relief-of-suspension trauma. Tom Shanahan, NRCA’s associate executive director of risk management, and Harry Dietz, NRCA’s director of risk management, are class instructors.

NRCA’s Roofing Industry Fall Protection From A to Z classes will be held free of charge in the following cities:

Jan. 24, 2013, in Minneapolis
Feb. 21, 2013, in Chicago
March 14, 2013, in Boston
March 20, 2013, in Denver
March 28, 2013, in New York
April 11, 2013, in Miami
April 18, 2013, in Charlotte, N.C.
May 16, 2013, in Seattle
May 30, 2013, in Phoenix

For more information and to register for a class, go to or contact NRCA’s Customer Service Department at (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or