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UFPI Announces Record Q3 2018 Earnings of $41.2M

Mon, 2018-10-22 14:17

The Universal Forest Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI) Board of Directors approved a semiannual dividend payment of $0.18 per share at their October 16, 2018, meeting. The dividend is payable on December 15, 2018, to shareholders of record on December 1, 2018.

Guidance for Complying with OSHA's New Silica Rule

Mon, 2018-10-22 13:50



The new silica regulation imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) limiting employee exposure to crystalline silica may be detailed and complex, but the agency takes compliance seriously and is not expected to cut an employer any slack if caught violating the rule.



CT Contractor Cited $146K for Fall Hazard Violations

Mon, 2018-10-22 13:43


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited L.L.E. Construction LLC for exposing employees to fall and other hazards at a construction worksite in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The company faces $146,554 in proposed penalties.


OSHA Publishes Important Rule on Injury Reporting

Mon, 2018-10-15 15:59

The following memorandum was published on Thursday, October 11, clarifying the Department of Labor’s position on workplace safety incentive programs and post-incident drug testing under 29 C.F.R. § 1904.35(b)(1)(iv).  

Top 10 NFC Framing News Headlines Q3 2018

Tue, 2018-10-09 19:55

These are the top ten most read NFC Framing News headlines of Q3 2018.

Framer Safety Promoted Through Huber Training Program

Tue, 2018-10-09 19:51

Huber Engineered Woods, LLC, an NFC title sponsor, recently initiated a mobile training program offering ZIP System instruction to Huber’s customers on multifamily jobsites.

Framer Overcomes Labor Shortage Through Efficiency

Tue, 2018-10-09 19:42

While the value Dean has received from his brief time as an NFC member has already been significant, he hopes to contribute to making NFC even more valuable.

Video Tour of FrameSAFE 4.0 Dashboard

Tue, 2018-10-02 16:32

Take few minutes to better understand the features of the new FrameSAFE Dashboard and all of the resources available to subscribers.

Framer Summit: Impact Our Industry, Oct. 22-24

Tue, 2018-10-02 15:53

The National Framers Council (NFC) invites you to join the industry at its inaugural Framer Summit, October 22 – 24 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in conjunction with the Building Component Manufacturers Conference (BCMC).

3M Issues Recall for Talon Self-Retracting Lifeline

Tue, 2018-09-25 20:29

3M Fall Protection is issuing the attached Stop Use and Recall Notice regarding the 3M DBI-SALA 16 Ft. Talon Self Retracting Life Line.

3M Issues Recall for Talon Self-Retracting Lifeline

Tue, 2018-09-25 20:29

3M Fall Protection is issuing the attached Stop Use and Recall Notice regarding the 3M DBI-SALA 16 Ft. Talon Self Retracting Life Line.

Boise Cascade Sells 3 Oregon Mills to Millwork Company

Tue, 2018-09-25 17:39

Boise Cascade Company (Boise Cascade) (NYSE: BCC) has entered into an agreement with Woodgrain Millwork to sell its northeast Oregon lumber mills in Pilot Rock and La Grande and the particleboard operations in Island City.

Boise Cascade Agrees to Sell 3 Northeast Oregon Operations to Woodgrain

Tue, 2018-09-25 17:39

Boise Cascade Company (Boise Cascade) (NYSE: BCC) has entered into an agreement with Woodgrain Millwork to sell its northeast Oregon lumber mills in Pilot Rock and La Grande and the particleboard operations in Island City.

VIDEO: ZIP Sheathing Eliminates Building Wrap Need

Tue, 2018-09-25 17:26

With a built-in air and water resistant barrier, ZIP System® sheathing and tape for roofs and exterior walls streamline the weatherization process.

VIDEO: ZIP System Sheathing – Taping Roof Valleys with 3.75-inch ZIP Tape

Tue, 2018-09-25 17:26

With a built-in air and water resistant barrier, ZIP System® sheathing and tape for roofs and exterior walls streamline the weatherization process.

Virginia Contractors Face $304K in OSHA Silica Fines

Tue, 2018-09-25 16:58

Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Compliance has issued five citations for crystalline silica dust-related violations and other violations to a Roanoke, Virginia, contractor and has proposed a total of $304,130 in fines, which could be the largest fine imposed to date under the new silica rule.

Virginia contractors Face $304K in OSHA Silica Fines

Tue, 2018-09-25 16:58

Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Compliance has issued five citations for crystalline silica dust-related violations and other violations to a Roanoke, Virginia, contractor and has proposed a total of $304,130 in fines, which could be the largest fine imposed to date under the new silica rule.

Lockout/Tagout Compliance Just Got Easier

Tue, 2018-09-25 16:51

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) rules for industrial equipment are among the least understood and most-often violated by employers. And probably no rule is as costly if you get it wrong.

Lockout/Tagout Compliance Just Got Easier

Tue, 2018-09-25 16:51

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) rules for industrial equipment are among the least understood and most-often violated by employers. And probably no rule is as costly if you get it wrong.

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