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Take Part in the National Stand-Down for Fall Prevention in Construction

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
February 16, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other federal safety agencies announced today that they have designated May 2-6, 2016, for the third annual National Safety Stand-Down. The event is a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction industry of the serious dangers of falls - the cause of the highest number of industry deaths in the construction industry.

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OSHA Releases Final Rule on Silica Dust Exposure

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
April 01, 2016

OSHA held a public event on March 25 at the International Masonry Institute in Bowie, Md., to announce a final rule to protect workers by reducing their exposure to respirable silica dust. 

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FrameSAFE Version 2 Now Available

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
April 06, 2016

The National Framers Council Safety Committee is pleased to announce that version 2 of the FrameSAFE Safety Program is complete and has been rolled out to subscribers for immediate use. The new manual includes four new modules covering Proper Use of Extension Cords, Avoiding Electric Shock, Horizontal Lifelines and Rescue Planning.

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Illustration: Bracing Floor Trusses with Strongbacks

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
March 25, 2016

With floor trusses, bracing becomes a permanent part of the floor structure.

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How Framers Should Actually Calculate Their Costs

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
March 21, 2016

How to calculate your real cost of labor on the jobsite and use that number to calculate actual margin.

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3 Graphs: How Will Housings Starts be Different in 2016?

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
March 16, 2016

The housing starts report this morning was above consensus, and there were upward revisions to the prior two months - a strong report.

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Builders Struggle to Solve Labor Shortage, CMs Can Help

Wed, 2016-07-13 15:04
March 16, 2016

On the home building home front talk of the community's structural labor undersupply has gone into an uneasy split limbo.

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