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Bracing Demonstration Will Show What Framers Already Know

Tue, 2017-10-10 17:19

At the BCMC show in Omaha, SBCA will be setting up two roof truss systems comprised of five identical 50-foot trusses.

Mid-Atlantic Framers Share Training Best Practices

Tue, 2017-10-10 17:10

The most recent Mid-Atlantic Regional meeting of the NFC had it all. “Really good demonstrations of how to get our crews trained [on OSHA’s new silica standard],” noted Rich Reeser of Blue Valley Carpentry. “Good networking with other companies.”

Ways Employers Can Help Avoid Workplace Violence

Tue, 2017-10-10 17:04

David Daniels, chair of the National Safety Council’s government and public sector division, spoke to attendees at the 2017 National Safety Congress in Indianapolis about preventing bullying, harassment and violence with a focus on the public sector.

OSHA Delays Crane Operator Certification Enforcement

Tue, 2017-10-10 17:01

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the employer's responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification to Nov. 10, 2018.

Prestressed (Pre-Compressed) Walls Using the QuickTie System

Tue, 2017-10-10 14:16

Conventional anchoring systems provide resistance to uplift by “reacting” to the uplift load as it is being applied. The uplift force applied at the roof level is a tensile force, transmitted through the intervening floors, walls and connections to the foundation.

New Drift Strut Connector from Simpson Strong-Tie Simplifies Panelized Installation in Cold-Formed Steel Construction

Tue, 2017-10-10 14:10

Simpson Strong-Tie, an industry leader in engineered structural connectors and fasteners, introduces the easy-to-install DSSCB bypass framing drift strut connector to support cold-formed steel bypass framing while accommodating horizontal building drift.

MiTek® Launches Its New ProSeries™ Fasteners, Offering Exterior-Grade & Interior-Grade Structural Wood Screws

Tue, 2017-10-10 14:03

MiTek ProSeries™ Offers High-Grade, Code-Compliant, Structural Fasteners for Professional Builders, Remodelers, Deck Builders, DIYers, and Pro-sumers

Warranty for Deckorators Vault, Frontier Decking Now Covers Water and Ground Contact

Tue, 2017-10-10 13:53

Boards feature patented technology that allows virtually no water absorption.

MiTek Launches New Line of High-Grade Fasteners

Mon, 2017-10-02 12:47

MiTek today announced that it has launched a new line of fasteners, called MiTek ProSeries. MiTek ProSeries includes MiTek Washer Head structural wood screws, MiTek Bugle Head structural wood screws, and MiTek Hex Head structural wood screws.

OSHA Suspends Inspections in Hurricane Affected Areas

Mon, 2017-10-02 10:56

Planned workplace safety and health inspections in areas impacted by Hurricane Irma have been halted by OSHA, the Department of Labor announced Sept. 12.

LP Introduces Stronger, Stiffer Subflooring Solution

Wed, 2017-09-27 11:31

LP Building Products, the leader in high-performance building solutions, is answering the call for tougher sub-flooring with the launch of LP Legacy, APA rated with the highest bending stiffness and as one of the strongest sub-floor panels in the industry.

Hurricane Irma Provides Real-World Test of QuickTie System

Wed, 2017-09-27 11:27

The QuickTie system has been tested in full-scale wall uplift tests providing a higher level of confidence in system performance than systems where only individual system components have been tested.

TYPAR Develops Flashing Panels for Quick Installation

Wed, 2017-09-27 11:19

The makers of the TYPAR Weather Protection System have expanded its portfolio of high-performance weatherproofing products with the introduction of TYPAR Flashing Panels.

Norbord Donates $1M to Construction Worker Training

Wed, 2017-09-27 10:59

Norbord Inc. is pleased to announce that it is donating US$1 million to the Home Builders Institute (HBI) to help with the rebuilding efforts following the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida.

Fall Protection Training Makes OSHA's Top 10 Citation List

Wed, 2017-09-27 10:46

The preliminary list of OSHA’s Top 10 violations for Fiscal Year 2017 remained largely unchanged from FY 2016, except for one new addition: Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) entered the list at No. 9 with 1,523 violations

Optimizing Safety Through Leading Indicators

Tue, 2017-09-26 15:03
In the past, the most common way to measure the safety performance of a business was to look at “lagging” indicators. The number of incidents and injuries would be metrics tasked with painting a comprehensive picture of the EHS performance of an organization, even if they entirely were based on historic data. Lagging indicators are easy to measure, but typically offer insight into the outcome of a process only after an incident has taken place. That means they’re rather tricky to influence.
 

NYC Construction Worker Plummets 28 Floors to His Death

Tue, 2017-09-26 14:54

Authorities are saying that a 43-year old concrete worker who plummeted 28 stories to his death on Sept. 21 probably fell through a hole in the floor at the Manhattan high rise.

No Excuses: A Safety Director’s View on Implementation of OSHA Standards

Tue, 2017-09-26 14:51

Change can be difficult, but managers and workers must realize that, when changes in safety requirements occur, it’s always in the best interest of the worker. All injuries in the work place are preventable; there is no excuse for a worker to sustain an injury in modern construction.

NFC Receives Harwood Grant for Development of Fall Prevention Education

Tue, 2017-09-26 14:46

The Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) and its National Framers Council (NFC) are pleased to announce confirmation of approval for a Susan Harwood Training Grant through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Susan Harwood Training Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations to help fund the development of training and education courses for workers and employers exposed to workplace safety and health hazards.

CFS Component Framing Saves Time, Nets Owner $100K

Mon, 2017-09-25 11:27

Because the framing system installed quickly, Kirchberger was able to take occupancy of his building and begin its rent cycle sooner. He netted, he says, a total of $100,000 in earlier rent collections.

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