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Nov. 23—OSHA COVID ETS, Preparing Your Roofing Business for Winter and more

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The Nov. 23 Roofing & Exteriors Business Update newsletter.

As roofers gather with family, friends and co-workers this Thanksgiving, there’s plenty to give thanks for. To get everyone in the spirit of the holiday, Gary Thill writes that are three things that happened this year roofers can be grateful for, followed by gratitude from industry leaders and roofers around the country.

OSHA issued a vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard on Nov. 5—and within days, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the ETS. The federal appeals court upheld its ruling. In the weeks to come, other cases will likely be consolidated, and eventually, the Supreme Court may have to make the final decision. In the meantime, as you consider how the ETS could affect your company, you may not fully understand which workers you must count, what workers are affected, and how to handle those who work outside. Trent Cotney of Cotney Attorneys & Consultants explains.

Roofing contractors should consider how they can alter their marketing messages, offers, and tactics to make the most of the off-season. Many roofing companies find themselves subjected to seasonal fluxes in business, which may also impact their investments in other business activities, like marketing and recruiting. Josey Parks of J. Wales & Cognitive Contractor offers his thoughts and expertise.

The 2022 International Roofing Expo is set for Feb. 1-3 in NOLA. Check out the show guide, what organizers are doing about sustainability and the 13th annual Community Service Day. 

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