National Demolition

National Demolition

Over one-thousand demolition and removal companies throughout the United States and Canada are supported by the National Demolition Association, which is located in Doylestown, PA. Members receive information on educational tools and programs that will help companies stay current with all of the latest safety measures and regulatory laws. In addition, National Demolition Association also disperses all the latest news regarding the newest technology, equipment and services in the demolition industry to contractors in the field. Their direct mission is to make certain that everyone within the demolition industry is well informed regarding all aspects of the demolition market while assisting companies by offering the necessary tools for their business to succeed and flourish.

The National Demolition Association works very closely with OSHA, which is known as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They have worked to educate many professionals about OSHA compliances while training them in courses that are OSHA-approved to help them ensure that all work done on job sites is executed properly, by law and by OSHA regulations. Special courses include a 10-hour OSHA training course that is specific to demolition jobs in addition to courses that specialize in aerial lift, confined spaces, demolition legal issues, accident investigations, etc. As a part of their alliance with OSHA, the National Demolition Association has developed a special course known as Disaster Site Worker Training and Certification Program. They have also offered many courses in management for superintendants and foremen within the demolition industry. Here is a look at a few of the programs that are on offer through the National Demolition Association and some topics that you might learn about:


  • OSHA 10-Hour Training Class:  Injury management, employee safety training, demolition industry challenges, debris management, hazard identification, use of cranes, project surveys, etc.

  • OSHA Cranes and Derricks Subpart CC:  ground conditions, power lines, assembly and disassembly, inspections, safety devices, fall protection, operational aids, etc.

  • Prep Operations and Pre-Start Engineering Survey:  project information, survey, structural hazards, site conditions, safety and environmental, confined space, structural condition, confined space, utility protection, hazardous material, etc.

  • Risk Management:  environmental concerns, hazardous materials, safety, self insurance, worker’s comp, insurance, bonds, liability, liens, how to avoid court, etc.

  • Lead in Demolition:  OSHA and Lead, lead identification, lead hazards, lead compliance checklist, lead removal, medical surveillance, exposure assessment, protective clothing, respiratory protection, other personal protective equipment (PPE), etc.

Benefits of Members

As with any membership association, the National Demolition Association has their own share of benefits that their members will receive. Here is a look at what you have to gain when you join the National Demolition Association apart from just being a part of a large group of what is considered to be some of the best contractors in America:


  • Receive decals from the Association, the Demolition Safety Manual and a manual outlining Hazard Communications.
  • Assistance with public relations, regulatory questions, etc.

  • Annual convention and Demolition Academy.

  • The name of your company will be included in their website search.

  • Free subscription to Demolition Magazine.

  • And much more!