Capitol Hill

Face time with Congress

In May, NRCA testified before the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee. The hearing was held to review regulatory policies of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Lisa Sprick, president of NRCA member Sprick Roofing Co. Inc., Corvallis, Ore., testified on behalf of NRCA to provide the perspectives of a professional roofing contractor regarding workplace safety regulations.

Sprick Roofing is a longtime NRCA member founded in 1952 with 25 employees. The company has an excellent safety record and has completed 1,360 workdays (more than five years) without a time-loss accident.

The testimony

Sprick testified there is concern among NRCA members that OSHA's overreaching regulatory approach will do little to promote safe workplaces and could be counterproductive in many instances.