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OSHA Steps Up COVID-19 Workplace Inspections & Enforcement

Thu, 2020-05-21 09:46

OSHA recently announced that it has adopted revised policies for in-person inspections and recordkeeping requirements with respect to the virus as economies reopen throughout the country.

CDC's New COVID-19 Transmission Guidance Affects Employers

Thu, 2020-05-21 09:39

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says the coronavirus “does not spread easily” through touching surfaces or objects.

Importance of Mental Health Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

Thu, 2020-05-21 09:31

Since 1949, May has been Mental Health Awareness Month, and coincidentally or not, there’s never been a greater need than right now to address the incidence of serious anxiety, depression, insomnia and suicidal thoughts amongst the population.

Simpson Strong-Tie Launches Free Online Pergola Planner Software

Tue, 2020-05-12 14:31

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has launched a free online Pergola Planner Software™ tool to help contractors, lumberyards, and homeowners quickly and easily design dream backyards.

Chinquapin Contracting’s Musser Remembered as Master Craftsman

Tue, 2020-05-12 14:25

Richard James Musser, 59, of Westminster, MD, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

‘All About Protecting People’ - 6 FrameSAFE Toolbox Talks Now Available on COVID-19 Safety Best Practices

Tue, 2020-05-12 14:07

While the video address from NFC President Pedro Loureiro on April 22 to NFC members outlines the dangers of working in framing, it also celebrates the ways this reality has prepared the industry for dealing with the world’s newest danger: the COVID-19 pandemic.

Framer Summit 2020 Is Headed to Columbus

Tue, 2020-05-12 13:28

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Framer Summit is heading back to Columbus, Ohio in 2020. The new event dates are September 28 – 30. 

Great Stuff™ Smart Dispenser™ Wins Gold in 2020 Edison Awards

Tue, 2020-05-12 13:13

The Great Stuff™ Smart Dispenser™ has been awarded Gold for the 2020 Edison Awards™ in the industrial design category.

OSHA’s Multilingual COVID-19 Exposure Reduction Posters

Tue, 2020-05-12 12:43

All workplaces can take the following infection prevention measures to protect workers and reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus.

CLP Looks at the 5 Most Common Epoxy Anchoring Mistakes

Tue, 2020-05-12 11:51

In today’s market, many general contractors shy away from cast-in-place and embed plate anchoring solutions due to the cost and time it takes to install.

Don’t Fry Day Is Friday, May 22

Tue, 2020-05-12 11:39

To help raise awareness of sun overexposure, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention created National Don’t Fry Day, an annual event the Friday before Memorial Day to encourage sun safety awareness, which also gives companies an opportunity to take another look at their safety program and best practices for working in warm weather conditions.

DOL Begins Enforcement of Paid Leave Requirements

Tue, 2020-05-12 09:22

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) initially gave employers time to comply with coronavirus-related paid-sick-leave and paid-family-leave mandates and correct mistakes without facing scrutiny, but the department has now officially ramped up its enforcement efforts.

NFC Forms Alliance with GCs for Infectious Disease Preparedness

Fri, 2020-05-08 11:39

On Friday, May 1, members of the National Framers Council (NFC) Steering Committee met with a group of general contractors (GCs) to discuss forming an industry alliance to establish a standard approach to infectious disease response and preparedness in the wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Breaking News! Unforeseen Changes to BCMC Venue, Now Columbus, 2020!

Wed, 2020-05-06 11:26

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused BCMC to reschedule their 2020 event to Columbus, Ohio, and move forward a week to September 29-October 2.

Experimental COVID-19 Drug Offers New Hope

Thu, 2020-04-30 12:13

Modest results from a federal trial of an experimental drug helped send the stock market soaring on Wednesday, another sign of the desperation for a viable treatment against the coronavirus.

Charts: LBMs’ Response to COVID-19 Worries

Thu, 2020-04-30 11:26

Pro Sales recently surveyed 130 LBM Dealers (April 3-9) throughout the country to ask how they have been disrupted due to COVID-19 and actions they’ve taken as a response.

PA Framer Shares His Journey During COVID-19 Shutdown

Thu, 2020-04-30 11:15

On March 15th, our Governor in Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, closed non-life sustaining businesses, which included the manufacture of wall panels and construction.

Oxford Lab: COVID-19 Vaccine Possible by September

Tue, 2020-04-28 11:55

In the worldwide race for a vaccine to stop the coronavirus, the laboratory sprinting fastest is at Oxford University.

CDC Makes Several Additions to COVID-19 Symptoms List

Tue, 2020-04-28 11:16

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its list of possible symptoms of the coronavirus, a step that reflects the broad variation and unpredictability in the way the illness can affect individual patients.

CM Guidance for Construction Resuming May 1 in PA

Mon, 2020-04-27 12:21

On April 20, 2020, Pennsylvania’s governor issued an amended “stay home” executive order that paves the way for construction projects to start again in the state.

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