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S&H Network: Industry Partnerships & Working Groups: Roofing r2p Partnership

In the fall of 2014, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and the United Union of Roofers and Waterproofers & Allied Workers, working with CPWR, established the Roofing r2p Partnership to work toward the shared goal of eliminating job-related injuries and illnesses in the roofing  industry. These partners represent a broad cross-section of the industry and representatives from both participate in national and local industry committees. 

Concerns raised by this new Partnership about potential exposure to an emerging hazard led to the establishment of a new multi-trade, labor-management RF Radiation Work Group. This Work Group is focused on identifying ways to protect construction workers from being overexposure to radio frequency radiation from visible and hidden antennas and other devices.

The result is the RF Radiation Awareness Program for the Construction Industry.   This program is tailored for use by employers, trainers, and workers to raise awareness of the potential risk and steps to work safely. 

CPWR’s work with this Partnership is informing the construction industry’s understanding of the role of partnerships in advancing research to practice and lessons learned will be incorporated into the Construction Research to Practice (r2p) Partnership Toolkit.