Why Join RCAW?

By Amanda Fields

Three benefits of being a member of RCAW.

Why join RCAW? It is not just another association you pay dues to and don’t get anything in return. RCAW is a powerful networking tool that provides the roofing industry in the state of Washington with the knowledge and connections to stay informed, protect your businesses and employees with access to valuable information from safety, legal, legal to legislative and more. We fight for issues that affect us all, and maybe enjoy an afternoon or evening with others who have the same priorities. Below are only three of our many benefits of being an RCAW member.

1 – RCAW member benefit – safety

Did you know that as a member of the Roofing Contractors Association of Washington (RCAW) you have the ability to obtain safety information and find safety classes? On the RCAW website, www.RCAW.com you can click on Members Club House and Safety, and it will bring you to a page full of safety information provided by Safety Matters Training Institute. 

The Safety Matters Training Institute, which is also a member of RCAW, offers a Safety Advantage Program exclusively for RCAW members. It is a very comprehensive program that will always keep your company compliant and up to date. They also can provide you with Safety classes that protect you from the top 10 WISHA violations, such as:

  1. Fall protection
  2. Accident prevention programs (construction)
  3. Globally harmonized system for hazard communication
  4. Ladder safety
  5. First-aid training & certification
  6. Asbestos, tremolite, anthophyllite and actinolite
  7. Personal protection equipment
  8. Safety committee and safety meetings
  9. Accident prevention program (general industry) 
  10. Basic electrical rules

RCAW is in partnership with Safety Matters Training Institute who are proud to offer RCAW members discounts on classes. Go to www.RCAW.com to find out more or call Safety Matters Training Institute at (206) 708-1830 or email admin@smtiseattle.com. Be sure to tell them you’re with RCAW!

2 – RCAW member benefit – legal

As a member of the Roofing Contractors Association of Washington (RCAW) you receive a huge member benefit when it comes to legal help. Adam and Reese, LLP, is a law firm dedicated to fighting for the roofing industry in Washington state. Their attorneys have backgrounds in construction, ranging from working estimators, roofers, manufacturers, and supply house distributors so they truly understand our trade. Their knowledge and experience allow them to provide clients with both legal and practical advice. They too are RCAW members!

As an RCAW member, YOU are eligible for a FREE 15-minute consultation every month through Adams and Reese, LLP. WOW! That is a pretty amazing member benefit that you should take advantage of. If you have any legal questions, please contact Mr. Trent Cotney at Trent.Cotney@arlaw.com to set up a FREE 15-minute consultation exclusively for you.

3 – RCAW member benefit – legislative

Members of the Roofing Contractors Association of Washington (RCAW) are automatically members of the Independent Business Association of Washington (IBA). This means that on your behalf, RCAW pays IBA for its knowledge on construction and roofing businesses in Washington and their direction and guidance while lobbying and legislating for our roofing community in Olympia.

Each month RCAW emails you the IBA Monthly Small Business Report about proposed new laws, how it will affect you and your small business and what you can do to influence their track of defeat. You will alsDetails about new state regulations that will alter small business and how you can influence their adoption or non-adoption. IBA alerts you to ways to avoid fines, penalties, assessments, etc. YOU get to vote on significant matters affecting small businesses, like yours. Learn how to save money, save time and solve problems. Contact RCAW or IBA at www.ibaw.net or contact Mr. Gary Smith at iba@isomedia.com for more information. 

Above are only three of RCAW’s member benefits that you can take advantage of and find online. As you know, we have many more select benefits, including posting jobs on social media, exclusive membership discounts, etc. You can find all RCAW member benefits at www.RCAW.com or email Director@RCAW.com or call us at (253) 561-7229 for more information. 

Thank you for being a member of the Roofing Contractors Association of Washington (RCAW) and contributing to the roofing community across Washington state.

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