September 28, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

By Cass Jacoby 

Focus on fall protection this year and meet OSHA requirements. Have your employees take the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) in-person course. 

This autumn season, we are reminded by name of the importance of fall protection, especially when the weather is starting to get colder. More customers are requesting fall protection training in their contracts. The stakes are high on roofs where the difference between life and death can be a small slip-up. For this reason OSHA is requiring contractors to appoint at least one person responsible for fall-protection training for their employees.  

NRCA provides an in-person training course specifically designed to help address fall-protection concerns and comply with OSHA regulations and the Army Corp. of Engineers’ EM 385 24-hour fall-protection training requirements. The Fall Protection Competent Person Training course is a three-day, roofing-specific educational program for foremen, crew leaders, safety directors and NRCA Qualified Trainers. 

Participants learn: 

  • Fall hazard prevention (including job hazard analysis and hazard recognition) 

  • Fall-protection system limitations and specifications  

  • Fall-protection equipment inspection protocols and how to assess roof deck integrity 

  • Self and assisted rescue from an arrested fall  

By the end of the program, successful participants will meet critical aspects of OSHA’s competent person requirements as a fall-protection trainer and safety monitor and satisfy the Army Corps of Engineers’ EM385 24-hour fall-protection training requirements. All participants who successfully complete the course also will receive certificates from  NRCA that prove they have met these requirements. 

Classes will take place December 6-8 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Building and Fire Code Academy in Elgin, Illinois. NRCA members will receive $1,000 off the nonmember price of $2,995. 

Make sure you are keeping your employees up to date on the latest in fall protection. Register for this class today! 

Learn more about NRCA in their RoofersCoffeeShop® Directory or visit

About Cass  

Cass works as a reporter/writer for RoofersCoffeeShop, AskARoofer and MetalCoffeeShop. When she isn’t writing about roofs, she is putting her master’s degree to work writing about movies and dancing with her plants.

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