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Building a Community to Build Your Business

Tue, 2018-01-09 21:05

Getting the National Framers Council off the ground has taken a lot of effort from several committed framers across the country.

MiTek Industries Launches Internal Leadership Development Initiative

Tue, 2018-01-09 21:02

MiTek® Industries, a Berkshire Hathaway company, today announced that Richard Sullivan has joined its leadership team as Vice President, Enterprise Operational Excellence.

DowDuPont Develops New Flexible Adhesive Tape

Tue, 2018-01-09 20:58

DuPont FlexWrap EZ was designed specifically to help create an air- and water-tight seal when installed around penetrations of all different shapes and sizes.

Court of Appeals Rejects Industry Concerns Over Silica Rule

Tue, 2018-01-09 20:39

OSHA’s silica rule has weathered its court challenge and remains in effect, with a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Dec. 22 rejecting all five objections raised by industry groups.

Tips for Staying Safe During Jobsite Snow Removal

Tue, 2018-01-09 20:34

Snow is no joking matter. With recent record snowfalls in Pennsylvania and Western New York, frigid temperatures in the Northeast and Midwest and another winter storm expected to impact the east coast, OSHA is urging all those involved in snow removal and cleanup to take precautions and focus on safety.

MiTek Creates Position to Focus on Philanthropy

Sun, 2018-01-07 19:47

MiTek Industries today announced that Rachel Seward has joined MiTek as the Vice President of Enterprise Communications and Philanthropy

Simpson Promoting BIM and Hardware to Builders

Sun, 2018-01-07 19:35

Simpson Strong-Tie will showcase new construction planning technologies and innovative time-saving structural engineering products at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) January 9–11 in Orlando, FL.

Simpson Releases Skewable Fire Wall Hanger for Trusses

Mon, 2017-12-18 10:38

To provide more options for multi-family construction builders, the new Simpson Strong-Tie® DGH fire wall hanger can now be ordered with a skewed or offset option. This hanger is part of the new DG fire wall hanger series designed for connecting floor trusses and joists to wood stud walls.

Truss Collapse Underscores Need for New Bracing Guidance

Mon, 2017-12-18 10:28

The need for truss bracing guidance that is easier to install and still sufficient to resist buckling was made very clear when three framers were injured this past Monday as the pole barn they were building in Minnesota collapsed on them.

Huber's Zip System Significantly Reduces Install Times

Tue, 2017-12-12 16:05

Code-compliant ZIP System sheathing and tape creates a rigid air barrier that reduces air leakage, leading to greater efficiency and cost savings for homeowners.

MiTek Develops Heavy Duty Fire Wall Hanger for Beams

Tue, 2017-12-12 16:01

MiTek USA, a leading manufacturer of code-approved structural connectors, anchors, and epoxy, and a developer of software tools for design and workflow, today announced the national availability of a new FWH Fire Wall Hanger connector: FWHBP, for Fire Wall Hanger for Beams and Purlins.  

Kidde Issues Recall on 40M Fire Extinguishers

Tue, 2017-12-12 15:53

On November 2, 2017, Kidde, a producer of commonly-used fire extinguishers, recalled nearly 40 million of these devices because they may not function in the event of an emergency. This recall includes two styles: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button fire extinguishers.

Recent Fines Emphasize Cranes & Power Lines Don't Mix

Tue, 2017-12-12 15:50

Compass General Construction, of Kirkland, Wash., is facing a large fine for workplace safety violations from the state’s Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) for operating a crane too close to high-voltage power lines without taking proper safety precautions.

Colorado Homebuilder Starts School to Develop Workers

Tue, 2017-12-12 15:46

In the Colorado Homebuilding Academy, students can enroll in a free, eight-week “boot camp” to learn how to saw, tile, drill, plaster and paint and a bunch of other skills they need to enter the construction industry.

OSHA Funds Free Framer Training Through the NFC

Tue, 2017-12-12 15:42

The Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) and its National Framers Council (NFC) have received approval from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on all training curriculum for the Susan Harwood Training Grant.

What Do You Get Out of Safety Training?

Tue, 2017-12-12 15:39

A recent framer training emphasized the point developing a safety culture and sustaining an ongoing commitment to protecting employees is not a one-person responsibility.

Simpson Develops News Epoxy Anchor Adhesive

Mon, 2017-12-11 10:37

Formulated to yield superior performance in threaded rod anchor and rebar dowel installations in cracked and uncracked concrete at elevated temperatures, the new SET-3G high-strength anchoring adhesive is the latest innovation in epoxy anchoring adhesives from Simpson Strong-Tie.

New Video Showcases Simpson Structural Wood Screw

Mon, 2017-12-04 11:33

Designed to provide an easy-to-install, high-strength alternative to through-bolting and traditional lag screws, the Strong-Drive SDWS Timber screw is ideal for the contractor and do-it-yourselfer alike.

Safety Tips for Deep Frying Your Turnkey...er...Turkey

Tue, 2017-11-21 20:26

Thinking about what to prepare for your holiday feast? If your menu plans include deep-frying a turkey, here is some important safety information to keep in mind.

OSHA Recordkeeping: Top 3 Challenges Coming Down the Line

Tue, 2017-11-21 17:32

In May 2016, OSHA published its new recordkeeping rule, officially named “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.”

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