Stay Informed: Resources, Essential Industries, State Orders, County Orders, NAHB Map, Lumber Map

“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.

Subscribe to Framers Council Headlines feed
Framers Council Headlines from SBC Magazine
Updated: 2 hours 43 min ago

OSHA to Issue COVID Temporary Standard

Wed, 2021-04-28 08:38

On Monday, OSHA submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) / Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Subpart U, Emergency Temporary Standard – COVID-19 for regulatory review.

Contest: Stand Down for Safety and Win!

Tue, 2021-04-27 15:42

OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down, May 3-7, raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

As Material Delays Persist, Know Your Contracts

Tue, 2021-04-27 15:27

Pandemic-related material and equipment delays are challenging contractor schedules and wallets. But when do delays turn from costly inconveniences into contractual headaches?

NIOSH Develops Work Health Assessment Tool

Tue, 2021-04-27 09:47

In order to help employers understand well-being and design interventions to achieve well- being, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health ( NISOH) announced on April 9 the Worker Well-Being Questionnaire (WellBQ).

Report: These Hazards Lead 41% Increase in Construction Deaths

Tue, 2021-04-27 09:44

The number of construction workers killed on the job reached its highest level in at least nine years in 2019, according to a new report from CPWR – The Center for Construction Training and Research.

Infographic: Dispelling 4 Myths About COVID Vaccines

Tue, 2021-04-27 09:40

The infographic below was developed by the Virginia Department of Health and was distributed to employers as part of Vaccine Awareness Week in Construction, which occurred last week.

Are You Following OSHA’s Trash Box Regulations?

Tue, 2021-04-27 09:36

OSHA considers the use of improvised wooden trash boxes and other homemade attachments on construction sites as a SERIOUS and WILLFUL breach.

Support Stand-Down, Take Action by April 16th

Wed, 2021-04-14 08:50

Since 2012, OSHA has partnered with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) - Construction Sector on the Fall Prevention Campaign to raise awareness among workers and employers about common fall hazards in construction, and how falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs can be prevented.

Huber Introduces New Advantech X-Factor Sheathing

Mon, 2021-04-12 13:32

AdvanTech X-Factor is a new, premium subflooring that rises to meet the evolving needs of craft builders.

Webinar: How to Properly Fit a Fall Protection Harness

Mon, 2021-04-12 13:27

In order for a personal fall arrest system to effectively protect workers in the event of a fall, it's critical that the harness fits properly and is worn as intended.

Resources: April Is Distracted Driver Awareness Month

Mon, 2021-04-12 12:48

Thank you for joining NSC in recognizing Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Use these resources to create or enhance a distracted driving program to engage your workforce, share safe driving messages, and help keep your roadways and people safer.

Video: New Labor Secretary Addresses America’s Workforce

Mon, 2021-04-12 12:45

Watch a video message from Marty Walsh on his first day as U.S. Secretary of Labor.

Video: Five Framers Discuss How They Grew Their Businesses

Mon, 2021-04-12 12:42

Chris Tatge, Pedro Loureiro, Scott Stevens, and Bruce Jones know what it takes to grow and lead a highly successful wood framing contracting business.

OSHA Backing Off Push for Emergency COVID Standard

Sun, 2021-04-11 17:08

After missing a March 15 presidential deadline, the development of an emergency temporary standard for COVID-19 has now been put on hold by Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, as the urgency for its issuance declines among rising vaccination numbers and the political will for its implementation has thinned, according to media reports and expert analysis.

Webinar Addresses Contracts in Volatile Lumber Market

Wed, 2021-03-24 10:42

“Turnkey framing subcontractors are finding themselves in a bind as the cost of raw materials increase, or become scarce, but their contracts with the general contractor don’t give them much of an ability to escalate their payment terms in an equitable way,” says Kent Pagel, legal counsel for SBCA and the National Framers Council (NFC).

Will Proposed PRO Act Change the Contracting Business?

Mon, 2021-03-22 16:21

The construction industry’s use of independent contractors and subcontractors, even sub-subcontractors, is standard practice.

DOL Revisits Independent Contractor; Joint Employer Rules

Mon, 2021-03-22 16:18

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it intends to withdraw the independent contractor final rule issued on Jan. 7, 2021, and rescind a current rule on joint employer relationships under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which took effect on March 16, 2020.

Simpson Adds Washer-Head Profile to Screw Anchor Line

Mon, 2021-03-22 16:12

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced today the launch of its Titen HD Washer Head screw anchor, a heavy-duty screw anchor for use in cracked and uncracked concrete and masonry.

Updates on OSHA’s COVID-Related Standard and NEP

Mon, 2021-03-22 16:07

March 15 was the deadline outlined in Executive Order 13999 for OSHA to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for COVID-19. 

Framers Encouraged to Participate in Vaccine Awareness

Mon, 2021-03-22 16:04

The SBCA’s National Framers Council (NFC) is a member of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC), which is made up of 30 trade associations from all sectors of the construction industry, including commercial building, heavy industrial production, home building, road repair, specialty trade contractors, material suppliers, and construction equipment manufacturers.


Learn more about components and build faster, stronger and create less waste

NFC Orientation Checklist

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

NFC Mission

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

Frame Safe Logo Safety Manual Template

Site-Specific Safety Program

Version 4 of FrameSAFE is now available! It includes a new module on silica exposure, expanded Implementation Guide and a new, searchable online dashboard!

NFC is a council of the
Structural Building Components Association
SBCA logo