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Tips for Ensuring an Ergonomic Home Workspace

Tue, 2020-04-07 10:33

For people working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new fact sheet from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries explains how to set up a safe and efficient home workstation.

Video: Cornell Doctor's Tips on Protecting Yourself from COVID-19

Mon, 2020-04-06 13:35

Dr. David Price of Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City shared information in a Mar. 22 Zoom call with family and friends on how to protect yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic.

OSHA Guidance for Respiratory Protection During N95 Shortage

Mon, 2020-04-06 09:05

On Friday, OSHA issued interim enforcement guidance to help combat supply shortages of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators (N95 FFRs).

Infographics: Status of COVID-19 Vaccines & Treatments

Fri, 2020-04-03 11:23

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to skyrocket, healthcare researchers around the world are working tirelessly to discover new life-saving medical innovations.

9 Tips for Employers With New Telecommuting Workers

Thu, 2020-04-02 14:21

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, it is anticipated that a large portion of the workforce will be asked to work from home for their own protection and for the protection of others.

Daily Update: COVID-19 Coronavirus Data

Thu, 2020-04-02 13:28

We have pulled together data tables for a daily snapshot of the facts behind the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus in order to provide context to any numbers you may come across in other media channels.

OSHA Postpones Safety Stand-Down Event Due to COVID-19

Thu, 2020-04-02 09:35

According to a recent press release, OSHA has postponed the 7th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, originally scheduled for May 4-8, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be rescheduled this summer.

IRS Updates FAQs on Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave

Thu, 2020-04-02 09:29

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020, provides small and midsize (under 500) employers refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave wages to their employees for leave related to COVID-19.

Framers Share Ideas for Keeping Essential Workers Safe

Wed, 2020-04-01 10:45

While OSHA, the CDC, and other organizations are providing clear guidance on how to handle the COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace in general ways (see Resources page on NFC’s website), it’s ideas from NFC members and other readers that are often the best at addressing specific needs on the jobsite.

An Important Letter from the NFC Steering Committee

Tue, 2020-03-24 12:14

The NFC Steering Committee has communicated on a regular basis to discuss the challenges we face related to Coronavirus. The challenges vary from state to state, but all present issues that could significantly impact your business and the framing industry.

In heavily populated areas we have already seen job closures and demobilizations. As local and state governments react to the spread of the virus it will inevitably impact businesses around the country, so now is the time to prepare.

Chemistry Nobel Laureate: ‘We’re Going to Be Fine’

Mon, 2020-03-23 16:38

Michael Levitt, a Nobel laureate and Stanford biophysicist, began analyzing the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide in January and correctly calculated that China would get through the worst of its coronavirus outbreak long before many health experts had predicted.

Innovative Building Department Continues Inspections Despite Closure

Mon, 2020-03-23 15:04

Virginia’s Arlington County Permit Office (building department) recently announced virtual inspections as a safe and efficient alternative to in-person inspections that enable prompt service, productive follow-ups, and more specific scheduling. 

Video: The Cost of Ignoring Pandemic Precautions

Mon, 2020-03-23 08:51

The following video provides a very concise explanation as to why it is so important to “flatten the curve” when it comes to the COVID-19 Coronavirus contraction rate.

Framer-Focused Resources for COVID-19 Preparation & Response

Fri, 2020-03-20 11:44

As businesses in every industry navigate these unprecedented times, the National Framers Council (NFC) is committed to providing framers with updates and industry specific information.

Guidance & FAQs for Employers Regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Mon, 2020-03-16 10:53

This guidance document addresses the many employment-related issues facing truss manufacturers with regard to their employees with respect to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

HKA Enterprises Acquires Talus Partners

Mon, 2020-03-09 17:16

HKA Enterprises, a leading provider of staffing and payroll solutions, announced its acquisition of Talus Partners, a staffing and technology solutions company.

DAP Makes Repairing Plastic Easier than Ever

Mon, 2020-03-09 17:02

Repairing plastic? No problem. With new DAP® RapidFuse™ Plastic Primer Kit, hard-to-bond plastic surfaces are no match, offering a fast and flawless repair where other quick-fix adhesives fall short.

LP Salutes Women in Construction

Mon, 2020-03-09 16:55

While there are nearly 10.7 million workers in construction today, the overall number of women in the industry has hovered between 9 and 10 percent since 1996.

Beware of These Common Multifamily Design Mistakes

Mon, 2020-03-09 16:08

Although I'm an architect by training, I've worked for nine years as a sustainability consultant on low-rise multifamily projects.

How to Get Your Hands on the Right Safety Gloves

Mon, 2020-03-09 15:07

Hands are the most used tools in the workplace, making their protection from on-the-job hazards critically important to maintaining employee productivity.


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