“Work safely. Go home safely.” 
The National Framers Council develops and implements
best practices to help ensure framers leave the jobsite
each day in the same health as they arrived.


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“Having a program like FrameSAFE really gives carpenters the sense that something was designed specifically for them. We feel like the program is very well put together and implementing it was an easy process.”

          -Frank Mudd, COO, Southernwood Framing LLC, La Plata, MD


Bilingual Safety Program Based on OSHA 1926

The National Framers Council’s highest priority since its inception has been the development of a comprehensive jobsite safety program specific to the framing industry. Now in its third edition, FrameSAFE Safety Manual Template (A Bilingual Guide for Safety on the Jobsite) provides an excellent resource for framers to create their own safety program that is based on OSHA Standard 1926.20. The manual is designed such that the English runs on the left-hand pages and the Spanish runs on the right-hand pages, for ease in use on the jobsite.

Subscribers to the FrameSAFE program will receive access to a pdf of the Safety Manual Template that has been customized with their company’s information, as well as pdfs of Toolbox Talks  and Safety Posters on the topics that coincide with the six sections of the Safety Manual Template. NFC provides subscribers with an implementation plan and Orientation Checklist to assist in providing a comprehensive safety overview for new employees on a jobsite. Plus, subscribers receive all program updates and new Toolbox Talks and posters as they become available. Most recently, a new set of safety awareness checklists, guidelines for handling OSHA inspections and a plan for controlling respirable silica exposure were added to the program.

Consider the following benefits to your company by using the FrameSAFE program:

  • A jobsite safety program designed specifically for the framing industry will standardize safety training among Professional Framers across the country.
  • The program is easy to use and understand – the graphical English/Spanish layout makes training accessible to everyone.
  • A Site-Specific Fall Protection Plan Template allows for additional customization on jobsites where the use of non-conventional fall protection may be necessary for certain work tasks.
  • By encouraging your Skilled Subcontractors to participate in this program, your potential liability for injuries and building defects will be reduced. (Read more about NFC’s roadmap for protecting the framer/subcontractor relationship.)
  • Your Skilled Subcontractors will be in compliance with OSHA regulations with regard to safety training and a more consistent approach to safety on jobsites will develop among the subcontractor base.
  • General Contractors will be provided with consistent safety across their jobsites.
  • Better compliance with third party inspection companies will be achieved.
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NFC Mission

NFC will develop standards for framing field operations and management to be used as industry best practices, nationally.

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NFC Orientation Checklist

The FrameSAFE Orientation Checklist provides a safety overview for new employees.

Site-Specific Safety Program

The newly expanded version of FrameSAFE is now available! It includes four new modules, along with Toolbox Talks on dozens of topics and a site-specific fall protection plan template!

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