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Exoskeleton Standards Could Spur Broader Use on the Jobsite

Thu, 2019-07-18 12:02

Construction work, with all of its reaching and lifting, can take a toll on the body, and some in the industry are looking to exoskeletons to relieve some of that burden on workers. 

Musculoskeletal Disorders Rank Second Worldwide in Curbing ‘Productive Life’

Thu, 2019-07-18 11:56

Musculoskeletal disorders rank No. 2 worldwide in shortening people’s working years, according to a recent analysis of data compiled by the World Health Organization.

Fatal Fall Leads to $1.7M in Fines & Manslaughter Indictment

Thu, 2019-07-18 11:52

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Shawn D. Purvis, owner of Purvis Home Improvement Co. Inc. for egregious willful, repeat, and serious workplace safety violations. Purvis - a Saco, Maine, roofing contractor - faces a total of $1,792,726 in penalties.

Don’t Get Nailed! New FrameSAFE Resources Focus on Nail Gun Safety

Thu, 2019-07-18 11:44

According to the CDC, more than 25,000 workers suffer nail gun injuries each year and several injuries have led to construction worker deaths.

Daily Safety Huddles Bring Attention to Potential Hazards, Keep Crews on Track

Thu, 2019-07-18 11:13

“The safety huddles happen on every jobsite every morning before the start of the day,” says NFC member Pedro Loureiro, president of Nomad Framing in Monroe Township, New Jersey.

BFS Purchases Sun State Components

Mon, 2019-07-15 14:27

Builder’s FirstSource (BFS) has acquired the assets of Sun State Component’s three operating companies located in Las Vegas, NV, Surprise, AZ, and Kingman, AZ.

LP FlameBlock Sheathing Used in Active Adult Townhome Community

Tue, 2019-07-09 12:25

In July 2017, Fleming Homes started work on The Tapestry, a 99-unit townhome project designed for active adults, located in Garner, North Carolina.

Simpson Strong-Tie Launches Enhanced Online Deck Planner Software Center for Deck Builders, Homeowners, DIYers

Tue, 2019-07-09 12:19

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced it has launched an enhanced online Deck Planner Software tool to help deck builders and homeowners quickly and easily design their dream deck.

Builder Rebate Announced for DAP Smartbond Adhesive

Tue, 2019-07-09 12:12

DAP Products is pleased to announce a new builder rebate of $5 per can for DAP Smartbond Polyurethane Subfloor Adhesive.

Great Safety Leaders Establish Relationships as First Step of Leadership

Tue, 2019-07-09 11:51

Safety leaders and managers use a wide variety of attempted styles of leadership and direction, but very few start with making the connection.

Infographic: The Benefits of a Drug-Free Workplace

Tue, 2019-07-09 11:43

On average, 15.6% of American workers live with a substance abuse disorder, according to the National Safety Council (NSC).

Top 10 Framing News Headlines for Q2 2019

Tue, 2019-07-09 11:34

The top ten most read Framing News headlines for the second quarter of 2019. 

Safe+Sound Resources Work to Eliminate “Fatal Four”

Tue, 2019-07-09 11:00

Serious fall protection violations once again topped OSHA’s list for citations in 2018.

Marine Veteran Stunned by Industry Generosity

Mon, 2019-07-08 15:50

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran and his family are one step closer to living in their brand new mortgage-free home thanks to many component manufacturers, local businesses and Texas-based nonprofit Operation FINALLY HOME.

Protect Your Framing Packages from Mold

Tue, 2019-06-25 12:33

Wood Protection Technologies, Inc. offers a suite of robust, factory applied topical wood coatings that protects against surface molds.

Take a Virtual Tour of Shelter Systems

Tue, 2019-06-25 12:23

Watch Shelter Systems new video showing their plant and processes.

TYPAR Drainable Wrap Names Hot 50 Product by Green Builder Magazine

Tue, 2019-06-25 12:15

The editorial staff at Green Builder magazine selected TYPAR Drainable Wrap as one of its Hot 50 Products for 2019.

Active Shooter Survival: “Run, Hide, Fight”

Tue, 2019-06-25 12:12

Six months into 2019, the United States is experiencing an average of two mass shootings per month.

OSHA Cites Four Florida Construction Contractors For Exposing Employees to Safety Hazards at Residential Worksite

Tue, 2019-06-25 12:07

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited four Florida-based residential construction contractors for exposing employees to safety hazards at a Naples, Florida, worksite.

Be Prepared for OSHA: Demonstrating Safety Culture After a Citation

Tue, 2019-06-25 12:01

A culture that values safety can be apparent to an OSHA compliance officer (CO) based on how you handle inspections, but what if a CO catches one of your employees in the act of a safety violation before you have a chance to demonstrate that to him?

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