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Can a Building Official Deny Approval of an RDP's Work?

Wed, 2019-09-18 11:57

The short answer is no, not according to the law. Why? Because the building official does not have jurisdiction over professional engineers. They only have authority with respect to enforcing the specific provisions of the building code that has been adopted into law.

Talking About Framing Challenges Provides Common Ground

Tue, 2019-09-10 11:27

While sometimes difficult, it’s the challenges of running a business in this industry that both Lee and Geris like to face head-on and is one of the reasons they are active in the National Framers Council (NFC).

DuPont Announces Winners of 2019 Kevlar Glove Innovation Awards

Tue, 2019-09-10 10:58

DuPont Personal Protection announced the winners of the sixth annual DuPont™ Kevlar® Glove Innovation Awards.

Norbord’s 'Become a Framer' Effort Aims to Recruit Young Framers

Tue, 2019-09-10 10:47

To champion framing as a viable career option, Norbord Inc. is launching the nationwide #BECOMEAFRAMER campaign to get more framers onto job sites.

Fighting Moisture During Renovation and Restoration

Tue, 2019-09-10 10:45

When it comes to renovation and restoration projects, there's a challenging balance to achieve between old and new.

OSHA Steps Up Use of Drones for Inspections

Tue, 2019-09-10 10:39

OSHA is stepping up its use of drones to inspect worksites. As it does so, the practice places employers in an uncomfortable position between the proverbial rock and a hard place.

Workplace Injuries Linked to Greater Risk of Suicides, Fatal Drug Overdoses

Tue, 2019-09-10 10:34

People injured at work are more likely to die of suicide or a drug overdose when the injury requires at least a week off, results of a recent study led by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health show.

Eugene Scalia Tapped for Secretary of Labor

Tue, 2019-09-10 10:31

President Donald Trump officially nominated Eugene Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, for secretary of labor on Aug. 27.

$1.04M Payout to Employees Fired for Assisting Safety Investigation

Tue, 2019-09-10 10:27

A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has awarded $1,047,399 in lost wages and punitive damages to two former employees of a Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, manufacturer after a jury found the company and its owner fired them in retaliation for their participation in a federal safety investigation.

Two Questions by Oregon CBO on Code Compliance Approvals

Tue, 2019-09-10 10:22

SBCA and NFC sincerely appreciate all questions and feedback on articles written by our staff. Mr. Derrick Moon, CBO, a building services supervisor in Hillsboro, Oregon responded to an article and the following article is a correspondence to the feedback and questions he posed.

How Does Sleep Link to Injuries?

Tue, 2019-09-10 09:56

Employers should prioritize efforts to help workers get a good night’s sleep, researchers from Colorado State University say after their study of construction workers found a connection between poor quality sleep and the risk of workplace incidents and injuries.

Simpson’s New Fastening Systems Technical Guide

Mon, 2019-09-09 14:06

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has announced the release of its 2019–2020 Fastening Systems catalog, a comprehensive yet streamlined reference guide designed to aid customers in quickly identifying the right products for the job from across the company’s extensive line of fasteners, fastener systems and productivity solutions.

Stop Use Notice: Miller MightEvac, MightyLite Self-Retracting Lifelines

Tue, 2019-08-27 10:30

At Honeywell, our mission is to be the global leader in personal protective equipment with innovative solutions that protect and save lives.  In line with our commitment to our mission statement, we are writing to inform you of potentially non-conforming brake components in certain models of Miller MightEvac and MightyLite Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs) ranges manufactured within a specific timeframe.

DuPont Partners with Habitat for Humanity International

Mon, 2019-08-26 11:22

DuPont, a global science and innovation leader, today announces a new corporate partnership with Habitat for Humanity International.

LP Introduces WeatherLogic Air & Water Barrier Rebate Program

Mon, 2019-08-26 11:19

LP Building Solutions is launching a national rebate program for its LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier system.

Simpson Awarded David Weekley Homes’ 'Partners of Choice'

Mon, 2019-08-26 10:08

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has earned the homebuilding industry’s most coveted award — the “Partners of Choice” award, conferring highest honors for both quality and service — for the 15th consecutive year from David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held home builder.

Fatal Fall Results in $687,629 in Penalties

Mon, 2019-08-26 10:01

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited two contractors – Enerfab Process Solutions & Fabricated Products Inc. and Industrial Services Group Inc. – for exposing employees to fall hazards after a fatal injury at a Delaware Port of Wilmington worksite in January 2019.

Reminder: Submit Injury & Illness Data to OSHA

Mon, 2019-08-26 09:59

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers who have not already done so to submit their 2018 OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses).

Man Accidentally Shoots Nail Into Heart, Drives Himself To Hospital

Mon, 2019-08-26 09:49

A Wisconsin man who doctors say came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart while working on his house calmly drove himself to the hospital and even parked his pickup truck in the lot before walking into the emergency room.

September Is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Mon, 2019-08-26 08:30

While this topic is important to discuss year-round, September is suicide prevention awareness month, a dedicated time to raise awareness on the subject and connect individuals having suicidal thoughts to resources and treatment services.


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