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OSHA 2019: More Inspections than Previous 3 Years

Mon, 2019-12-09 14:14

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) fiscal year (FY) 2019 final statistics show a significant increase in the number of inspections and a record amount of compliance assistance to further the mission of ensuring that employers provide workplaces free of hazards.

How Workplace Injuries Affect the Family

Mon, 2019-12-09 14:04

When strained, relationships are like a rubber band. They stretch until the snap.

Framer & CM Continue Outreach Partnership with Hands-on Experience for Local HS Students

Fri, 2019-12-06 09:22

This fall, framer and NFC president Scott Stevens of Modu Tech once again teamed up with component manufacturer and SBCA member Aaron Mulligan of Stark Truss Baltimore to host a day-long tour for local high school students as part of the Baltimore Carpentry Task Force initiative they began in 2018.

Autodesk Predicts Mobile Modular Factories

Thu, 2019-12-05 12:41

At Autodesk University in Las Vegas this week, company executives introduced a number of concepts that reveal just how far technology is progressing.

Video: Here’s Where New Home Demand Is Strongest

Wed, 2019-11-27 12:54
The supply of homes for sale is falling across the nation, as demand soars and attractive mortgage rates pull buyers off the sidelines.

Safety Consultant Uses Ving to Keep Workplace Training Top of Mind

Mon, 2019-11-25 14:13

Today we are showcasing some videos that Greg Safran from SafT Integrations put together to keep workplace training top of mind with his clients.

Simpson Strong-Tie Honored at STAFDA for Innovation in Fasteners

Mon, 2019-11-25 14:02

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, was recognized by Worldwide Fastener Sources for its innovation in fasteners and fastening systems products.

Pure Safety Group Recalls Guardian and Web Device 3-Way SRLs

Mon, 2019-11-25 13:51

Pure Safety Group (PSG) has released an immediate recall on Guardian Fall Protection and Web Device 3- Way Rescue and Retrieval Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL) units.

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.

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