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Framing Contractor Faces $31,879 in Penalties for Safety Failures

Mon, 2019-11-25 13:45

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Diaz Professional Construction LLC for exposing employees to falls at a Montgomery, Alabama, residential worksite.

Video: Minnesota Framers Thankful for Humor

Mon, 2019-11-25 13:40

NFC member and FrameSAFE subscriber Carpentry Contractors Company strives for a safe, productive workplace but also uses humor to promote the value of pursuing a career in construction.

Did You Know Winter Hydration Is Important?

Thu, 2019-11-21 10:19

With winter kicking off a bit earlier than normal in many parts of the country, now is a good time to revisit general jobsite safety best practices for working in cold weather.

A House Wrap's Impact on Occupant Comfort & Indoor Air Quality

Mon, 2019-11-11 12:04

Buildings and dwellings should not cause their owners or tenants discomfort. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans spend 90% of their time indoors.

The Needs of Your Current Workforce Are Changing – Ving Makes It Easy to Keep Up

Mon, 2019-11-11 12:01

Today’s workforce is different than what it looked like 5 years ago. Baby boomers are getting older and new generations are filling more positions.

Simpson’s Line of Subfloor & Sheathing Screws Re-engineered to Drive Faster & Reduce Squeaks

Mon, 2019-11-11 11:57

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced a new line of Strong-Drive® WSV Subfloor screws designed to reduce driving torque, increase installation speed and nearly eradicate the squeaking caused by poorly fastened subfloor sheathing.

New Trussway Website Reveals Critical Role Trusses Play in Building Quality Living Spaces

Mon, 2019-11-11 11:53

With the launch of its new website, www.trussway.com, Trussway Manufacturing, the leading U.S. manufacturer of floor and roof trusses, peels back the layers to give building professionals, architects, engineers and property owners a more complete story of the value trusses play in single- and multi-family construction.

Construction Workers at Higher Risk for Drug Abuse

Mon, 2019-11-11 11:46

Construction workers are more likely to use drugs than workers in other professions, finds a study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research at NYU College of Global Public Health.

Industry Trends That May Affect Worker Safety & Your Bottom Line

Mon, 2019-11-11 11:40

Is a trend really a trend if it repeats year after year? That's a valid concern in the commercial construction world.

Video: Panelization Tends to Top Builder Challenges

Mon, 2019-11-11 11:38

A recent article suggests few home construction technologies offer as much promise as panelization and prefabricated building components.

Safety Council: Cannabis Affects Psychomotor & Cognitive Skills

Mon, 2019-11-11 11:37

The National Safety Council is calling on employers to restrict cannabis use among workers in safety-sensitive positions – regardless of whether cannabis consumption is allowed by their state, in a new policy position released Oct. 21.

Video: Helping Framers Exceed OSHA Safety Expectations

Mon, 2019-11-11 11:08

OSHA recently released a new video that explains how the inspection process is helping to keep workers safe.

BFS: 14.5% Growth in Q3 Manufactured Product Sales

Thu, 2019-11-07 15:23

"Our team delivered an impressive performance in the third quarter, producing above market growth in sales volume driven by increases across all of our product categories," said CEO Chad Crow.

Peers Talking Pain Points Is Empowering – Summit Sets Record

Wed, 2019-11-06 13:27

“The goal of this year’s summit was to help framers ‘Raise the Bar’ for their companies in the year ahead,” said NFC President Scott Stevens of ModuTech in Baltimore, Maryland.

Leading Indicators to Be Discussed at OSHA Public Meeting

Tue, 2019-10-08 10:18

The U.S. Department of Labor invites interested parties to attend a discussion on leading indicators for occupational safety and health programs.

Building Smarter Starts With Smashing Silos

Mon, 2019-10-07 11:56

One of the most vexing problems in home construction is that productivity isn’t rising fast enough – even though there are fabulous productivity tools everywhere you look.

Simpson Strong-Tie Supports Habitat’s Annual Carter Work Project

Mon, 2019-10-07 11:52

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, renewed its sponsorship of Habitat for Humanity’s yearly Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

OSHA Implements New Weighting System for Workplace Safety & Health Inspections

Mon, 2019-10-07 11:42

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it has recently implemented the OSHA Weighting System (OWS) for fiscal year (FY) 2020.

New Toolbox Talk Aids in Fall Protection Training

Mon, 2019-10-07 11:36

With fall protection once again topping OSHA’s list of most frequently cited violations, NFC’s Safety Committee continues to work on resources to help framers provide ongoing fall protection safety training to their employees.

Do You Know the Vision & Value of SBCA’s Digital QC?

Mon, 2019-09-30 14:52

SBCA’s goal for Digital QC and SBCRI’s 3rd Party Digital QA is to provide objective facts regarding truss quality in case of scrutiny.

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