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OSHA fines Fastrack Erectors $511,000 for safety violations following worker fatality

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Fastrack Erectors Inc., Pacific, Mo., after a worker was killed because the company did not provide fall protection; OSHA has proposed penalties of $511,000 for the company.

On July 25, 2014, a 22-year-old apprentice ironworker fell more than 30 feet to his death while standing on a 9-inch-wide steel girder on a building under construction in Kansas City, Mo. The worker had been on the job for a few weeks and was not provided fall protection by his employer, Fastrack Erectors, a subcontractor on the construction job. After an investigation, OSHA has cited Fastrack Erectors for seven willful and three serious safety violations and placed the company in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

“This young man had his whole life ahead of him,” says Marcia Drumm, OSHA’s regional administrator. “His dreams of marriage, children and exploring the great outdoors were cut short because his employer failed to provide fall protection, a violation of its own safety manual and OSHA rules. This tragedy illustrates how quickly a worker can die when fall protection is not provided, and why it’s so important.”

OSHA’s inspection found that Fastrack Erectors violated its own safety manual and a signed contract with the site’s general contractor, ARCO National Construction-KC Inc., Riverside, Mo.; the contract required subcontractor personnel who worked at heights higher than 6 feet to be provided with adequate fall protection.

Fastrack Erectors also allowed workers to climb the scissor lift guardrails to access the steel frame and decking, as well as to climb the rails of the aerial lift basket. A total of seven willful violations were cited; a willful violation is one committed with intentional, knowing or voluntary disregard for the law’s requirement, or with plain indifference to employee safety and health.

OSHA also found Fastrack Erectors used makeshift devices on scaffold platforms to increase working height; did not inspect fall-arrest systems before use; and failed to instruct workers regarding the use and application of fall-protection equipment, resulting in three serious violations. An OSHA violation is serious when there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a hazard about which the employer knew or should have known.

ARCO National Construction-KC has been cited for four serious violations, including lack of fall protection during steel erection activities, using makeshift devices to increase working heights, and climbing the guardrails of aerial and scissor lifts. OSHA has proposed penalties of $24,000.

Fastrack Erectors employs 40 workers who specialize in structural steel, miscellaneous steel, pre-engineered metal buildings, ornamental metal handrails and precast installation. The company employs union ironworkers from local union halls; Ironworkers Local 10 in Kansas City represented the 16 employees at the site.

To view the current citations, click here.

OSHA maintains a Web page with detailed information in English and Spanish regarding fall-protection standards. The page offers fact sheets, posters and videos that vividly illustrate various fall hazards and appropriate preventive measures. To view the page in English, click here. To view the page in Spanish, click here.

Both companies cited have 15 business days from receipt of their citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

To ask questions; obtain compliance assistance; file a complaint; or report workplace hospitalizations, fatalities or situations posing imminent danger to workers, the public should call OSHA’s toll-free hotline at (800) 321-OSHA (6742) or the agency’s Kansas City Area Office at (816) 483-9531.


Tips to get the most out of a roofing investment

Gutters filled with granules, cracks in the shingle mat on the roof, leaks in the house—they’re all signs a home needs a new roof.

Brandon Schwierman, operator at Triple Nickel Roofing, offered up some tips on how to choose a contractor for a new roofing project.

One of the biggest mistakes he said people make is automatically going with the lowest priced contractor.

“Too many people base a job off of a price,” he said.

Instead of choosing the lowest bid, he recommended checking to see how long the companies have been in business and finding out what former clients have to say about each one.

Schwierman also said to check to see if the contractor offers a warranty.

“If you pick a certain contractor who has the certifications, they’re able to give you a warranty that basically covers a roof against any defects as long as the person owns the home,” he said.

An established company can more likely ensure they will be there if a warranty needs to be used, while he said shingle companies are less likely to certify a “pick-up truck roofer” to give these kinds of warranties.

Schwierman suggested trying to find out why a bid is low before choosing it. A low bid can indicate poor quality materials or work, but it also could indicate that the contractor has low overhead expenses, thus being able to offer services at a lower cost.

Schwierman said to find out the reputation of the contractors and that people can always ask the them how they arrived at their bids.

One way of finding out some information on contractors is by calling a local roofing distributor and asking them who’s one of their biggest clients as far as purchases go, he said. Also, ask the companies for references, as quality companies typically will be happy to put a potential client in contract with a past customer.

Since those references most likely would be from happy customers, the Better Business Bureau can be checked to see if any complaints have been made about the company and how they were handled.

Checking to ensure that the roofing company is licensed and insured is something else to look for when choosing a contractor, he said.

“You need to make sure whoever you’re hiring has the proper workman’s compensation insurance and have it faxed or e-mailed directly from the insurance company so you know it’s legitimate,” he said.

Knowing that your roofers are covered by insurance can protect a homeowner from a variety of risks, such as damage to property and liability for personal injury.

Also worth checking out is the type of training or skills the workers have, whether the company cleans up the job site, and whether that cost is included in the price.

As far as do-it-yourself roofing jobs, Schwierman a professional job will typically always yield better results.

“If someone wanted me to build them a garage, I have the knowledge to do it, but I don’t do it every day. There are certain things with any kind of job where when you do it every day you know to look out for things that other people don’t, even if they know the basics,” he said.

For those considering a new roof, Schwierman said September and October are the best months of the year to have it done.

‘Nigeria Spends Over N500bn To Import Building Materials Yearly


Nigeria spends over N500 billion ($3.3 billion) every year to import building items such as roofing sheets, nails, roof tiles, headpans, gauze wire, the minister of industry, trade and investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, has disclosed.

He said that these building materials were produced from steel and iron ore minerals.

Aganga made this known in Ilorin, Kwara State during a pre-commissioning visit of the cold roll mill project of Kamwire Steel Industries, Ilorin.

He said the money spent on the importation may increase from $3.3 billion to $15 billion in the next few years if necessary measures were not put in place in the nation’s industrial policy.

The minister, who said that despite Nigeria being the second largest producer of steel and iron ore in Africa, it imports products from steel and iron into the country, added that any country that relies entirely on exporting raw materials without having a strong industrial and related services sector would remain poor.

“So if people like Alhaji Kamaldeen Yusuf and others do not do what they are doing, we will remain poor as a nation, our youths will not have jobs in this country. That is why it is important we all embrace industrial revolution plan and encourage industrialisation,” he said.

The minister, who said Kamwire industry presently creates more than 3,000 jobs, added that the employment capacity could multiply to 9,000, going by industrial standard and talking of the end users like housing industry etc.

He also described the sector as the backbone of economic or industrial development of any nation, saying the country was blessed for having one of its own leading in that sector.

He said the federal government would continue to create the enabling environment for the private sector to drive the economy, adding that “that is what we have done so far and which we need to do a little bit more.”

The minister said the industrial revolution plan of the present government was the most robust and comprehensive industrial plan Nigeria has ever had,emphasising that the objective of the policy was to diversify the nation’s economy and revenue sources.

How solar roof energy could power the mega cities of the future

by Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsumme.

Seven billion people will live and work in urban areas by 2050 and the demand for energy for all these people will be huge. Local production of energy will be needed with building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) key to make cities at least partially self-sufficient with energy. Rapid development in thin film solar cell efficiency strengthens the business case for BIPV, with great opportunities for suppliers of roofing materials and construction companies.

More than half of the planet’s population live in urban regions today. This will grow to 75 per cent in the next 30 to 35 years. That would mean seven billion people living in more or less congested areas, all needing shelter, food – and lots of energy.

There is a growing consensus that the mega cities in the future cannot rely entirely on energy produced far away. Besides supply constraints, there are energy losses in the transport of the electricity, logistical nightmares, security issues and of course environmental concerns.

There is a very healthy debate about distributed energy generation, often defined as electricity generation from many small sources. This discussion must be encouraged. We simply cannot solve the energy challenges of tomorrow with energy solutions of yesterday.

The distributed energy discussion has so far mainly centered on local smaller power plants, district energy, more efficient electricity distribution, the ‘smart grid’ etc. That is good. But we must also talk about the potential for local production of renewable energy by the end users on a micro scale, the very individuals who consume all this energy.

What do the end users have in common? Well, they all need a roof over their heads, at home and at work. These roofs can produce renewable energy! So the building industry can play a major role in solving the mega cities’ energy challenges.

Look at an aerial image of a city and you will see an area densely covered by buildings – crisscrossed by roads and the occasional recreational area. All these buildings – houses, apartment blocks, garages, offices, factories, schools and municipal buildings of all sorts – have roofs. New development in solar energy has transformed all these roofs – and even walls – into potential giant solar energy receivers.

The electricity produced by ‘roof solar energy’ could be used for heating, cooling, running office machinery or even fed back to the grid, earning the building owners money.

What I call ‘roof energy’ is of course building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), one of the fastest growing segments of the photovoltaic industry. Photovoltaic materials are used to replace (or are added on to) conventional building materials in not only roofs but also skylights and facades. They can be incorporated into the construction of new buildings as a principal or ancillary source of electrical power and existing buildings may be retrofitted with similar technology.

Traditional wafer-based silicon solar cells are efficient but rigid, thick and heavy, ideal for large solar parks in sparsely populated areas but not in dense cities. They are too heavy for most roofs. However, thin films solar cells made out of a copper-indium-gallium-selenium metal alloy (CIGS) are thin, light and flexible. They can be made frameless and can be bent and are ideal for buildings and other structures that are uneven, moving or weak.

The business case for thin films solar cells are strengthening rapidly since they are becoming increasingly efficient. A Swedish supplier of thin film solar cell manufacturing equipment (Midsummer) has managed to increase the aperture efficiency (the area on the solar panel that collects energy) from six per cent four years ago to 11 per cent two years ago and a record breaking 17 per cent today by using a revolutionary all-dry, all vacuum process where all layers are deposited by sputtering.

An office, school, storage facility or factory with a flat rood in a Mediterranean country like Italy could annually yield 1,250 kWh from every kW installed, at a production cost of 5.6 euro cents (7.2 US cents). The production cost would decrease if the roof is slanted, by up to 20 per cent for an optimal 35 degree angle. The production cost would obviously be higher in colder countries and lower in countries nearer the equator. But even in Sweden the production cost could be as low as 8 cents.

A production cost of 5 to 10 cents is well below the current – not to mention the expected future – electricity prices in Europe. There are great variations in the price of electricity in Europe today, but many users pay between 10 and 30 cents per kWh (incl taxes). Commercial and residential users pay even more.

So there is already a business case for thin film solar cells on roofs, either retrofitted or new construction. The payoff time is five years for a building in Rome, nine years in Munich, 14 years in Paris and 19 years in Stockholm – well below the 25+ years lifespan of the panels.

The $100bn global roofing material market is in a healthy state, growing at 3.7 per cent per annum and driven by an uptick in residential building construction (especially reroofing) in both developed and developing markets. Here is an excellent opportunity for architects, roofing material suppliers and construction companies to take a leading position in what is destined to be the material of choice for urban planners in the future.

Concrete tiles and bituminous products dominate the roofing markets but both have disadvantages. Asphalt singles have a short life span and concrete tiles are heavy and cannot be used on flat roofs. And none of them can produce renewable energy!

Thin film BIPV solar energy solutions, on the other end, can be made light and are flexible. They can be fitted or retrofitted onto roofs without perforating the roofs and can be curved or bent. Installation is easy and cost-efficient, with no racks or ballast needed. There are no weight constraints and no access limitations (you can walk on the panels). And they can be integrated on both bitumen and TPO membranes.

Selling roofing solutions and electricity together opens up to completely new business models: suppliers can offer a discounted roofing price in combination with a stable and independent supply of electricity. Customers can secure electricity price – and get a new roof.

Municipalities and city planners in today’s and tomorrow’s mega cities will make efforts to make their cities greener and more sustainable. It is no wild guess that green buildings with ‘roof energy’ systems will get preferential treatment in public tenders, and maybe even subsidies. Building owners will like the prospect of lower energy costs.

So the question to the world’s architects, roof manufacturers and construction companies is: Do you feel lucky? Do you feel confident enough to keep doing business as usual, selling traditional roofs to consumers who might sooner than expected demand energy producing and cost saving roofs and buildings? Or will you grab an unparalleled opportunity to gain market share by offering state of the art products that will change the world, or at least the way the world’s urban population power their daily lives?

For me, the answer is simple: If end users can produce part of the energy consume, in a sustainable fashion, where they live and work, that would go a long way towards solving the energy and climate challenges of the future. Flexible, efficient, thin film solar cells for buildings and moving vehicles are an integral part of this solution.

6 ways to prevent weather damage to your roof Before the snow flies, inspect your roof and make any needed repairs

This week’s early snowfall in South Dakota and Canada is a reminder that the rest of us should get ready for what the Farmers’ Almanac predicts will be a rough winter. One of the most vulnerable parts of your house is the roof, which can sustain damage from wind, snow, ice, heavy rains, and fallen trees. Failing to make needed repairs is one reason a roof can fall prey to the elements. Here are some things you should do before the snow flies as well as the best roofing materials from Consumer Reports’ tests.
“Many types of severe weather can put added stress on roofs, from high-speed winds ripping off shingles, heavy debris and ice getting caught in gutters, to the weight of excess snow,” said Jim Gustin, Senior Property Specialist, Risk Control at Travelers Insurance. “As we gear up for fall, there’s no better time to inspect roofs for damage, make any necessary repairs and clean the gutters to help prevent some of the most common causes of damage that occur.”

Travelers recommends taking the following steps to ensure your roof is in good condition and to prevent potential damage:

  • Trim trees and remove dead branches so they won’t damage your home if they fall because of wind, ice, or snow.
  • Clear gutters and downspouts of debris. As the leaves fall, make sure they aren’t building up in the gutters.
  • Check for any roof damage. Pay attention to surface bubbles and areas with missing gravel on flat roofs, or missing or damaged shingles or tiles on sloped roofs.
  • Add extra insulation in the attic to guard against ice dams. When too much heat escapes, it can melt the ice and snow on the roof. When it refreezes, it can cause an ice dam, causing water to back up into your home.
  • Check the flashing on the roof to make sure it’s in good condition to help prevent water penetration.
  • If your roof needs replacing, consider impact-resistant roofing materials, especially if you live in a hail-prone area.

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The best roofing materials from our tests
In Consumer Reports’ roofing tests, we pull and pound shingles for months to simulate the high winds, temperature extremes, hail, and falling branches that a roof is subject to. And we expose them to ultraviolet light to simulate the fading effects of sunlight. Here are the winners from our tests.

Owens Corning Berkshire Collection, $225 per 100 square feet, and CertainTeed Grand Manor, $325, are tied at the top of the roofing Ratings. Both were excellent in our strength and impact tests although the Owens Corning was a bit better than CertainTeed on the weathering test in which the shingles are subject to water spray, heat, and ultraviolet light. Both brands also made our list of CR Best Buys including Owens Corning Oakridge, $68, and CertainTeed Landmark, $70. Both did very well on the strength, impact, and weathering tests.

Shingles from Tamko and Atlas also made our list of top roofing picks. Keep in mind that some installers may push certain brands. But given the wide differences in overall quality that we found, we suggest that you insist on the roofing you want, even if you have to pay extra for a special order or hire a different installer. For more choices see our full roofing Ratings and recommendations.

Roof alert: What falls in fall can cost you; 3 ways to prevent that

A roofer in Boulder adds caulking to a newly finished roof. (Daily Camera file photo)

If you own a home, what falls in fall could cost you.

In my own completely unscientific poll, one of the prime sources of homeowner dread is the roof. You can’t see it easily; it’s somewhat technical; it’s expensive to replace; and neglecting it, especially at this time of the year, can lead to other expensive damage to your house.

But as some Zen master somewhere once said, embrace your fears. No matter how old your roof is, knowing what kind of shape it’s in is better than not knowing, because you can do necessary repairs and heave a sigh of relief, or just bite the bullet and fix what’s broken. So pick up the phone and get somebody up there.

We posed a few essential roof-maintenance questions via e-mail to Jim Gustin, senior property specialist with insurance company Travelers. (There are more fall maintenance tips at

Here are some options for alternative shingles

Here are some options for alternative shingles


Simulated green tiles are made from recycled plastics and have a 50-year warranty.

My houses have always had typical dark asphalt shingles, but they don’t seem to last more than 15 or 20 years. Now that my roof is leaking again, what are some of my options other than standard shingles?

Fifteen years is a short life for even the least expensive asphalt shingles. Inspect the condition of the shingles. If the edges are not curled up and you do not see any breaks, the shingles may still be fine. Have a roofer inspect for other sources of the leak.

There are several alternative roofing materials which will last much longer than asphalt shingles. Many also reduce your air-conditioning costs during summer. From an energy-efficiency standpoint, there really is nothing worse than your dark asphalt shingles.

Asphalt shingles get very hot in the summer sun, and this heat radiates down into your house well into the evening. This heat also causes the degradation of the shingle base material and shortens its life. Although it may not look as good, white is the best choice for shingles.

Metal roofs are probably the most durable and energy efficient. I have a simulated wood shake roof on my own house. It is made from recycled aluminum beverage cans. It looks great, will have a longer life than I will and blocks the summer heat. Its only drawback, as with many alternative roofing materials, is it costs substantially more to install.

Learn the Signs That your Roof Needs Repair or Replacment. Part IV

Dark, “Dirty-Looking” Areas
On Your Roof

danger-signalPossible cause: Loss of granules due to age of shingles

Energy Costs

danger-signalPossible cause: Insufficient attic ventilation causes heating/cooling system to run excessively

In warm weather, inadequate ventilation will trap hot air in the attic, causing air conditioning systems to work harder, or leaving your home’s interior hotter and less comfortable. Attic Ventilation: In both hot and cold weather, insufficient attic ventilation may cause moisture in the attic to become trapped and condense on the rafters. This condensed moisture can drip down onto the insulation and reduce its effectiveness. Excessive energy costs can result.

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