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A Powerful Reminder of Why Eye Protection Is Important

Tue, 2019-04-09 10:41

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 300,000 work-related eye injuries leading to an emergency room visit occur every year, costing an estimated $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses, and worker compensation. To keep your employees safe and to make sure your revenue doesn’t end up as part of this estimate, getting employees to wear proper eye protection is critical.

Safe+Sound: Join OSHA & NFC in Celebrating Your Safety Successes

Tue, 2019-04-09 10:14

The National Framers Council (NFC) is excited to once again support OSHA’s Safe+Sound Campaign in a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs as a campaign partner. Just as safety training is an ongoing process, Safe + Sound is a year-round campaign. This year’s event, scheduled for August 12-18, is designed to “celebrate the successes of businesses that have implemented safety and health programs in the workplace.”

Video: Quick Tie Releases “Stronger In The Storm” - Surviving Hurricane Michael

Mon, 2019-04-01 23:14

Quick Tie Products, Inc. recently released a video narrated by Bo Creel, President of EPCI Code Administration Services and Chief Building Official of Panama City, Florida.

Builder Shares Why He Relies on Huber’s Zip System

Fri, 2019-03-22 14:46

Will King, a custom home builder and owner of Alabama-based High Cotton Homes, has always been a hands-on kind of student. In many ways, it’s just how he was raised. Brought up on a farm in rural Alabama, he had to make stuff work, regardless of whether it was his job or not. This attitude translated to a valuable skillset when he and his wife decided to remodel their first home.

LP Uses Sharks to Prove Sub-Floor Performance

Fri, 2019-03-22 14:35

During a memorable week last summer, a team of extreme adventure videographers and LP product experts joined Captain Spencer Salmon and his crew aboard the MV Horizon in San Diego, and embarked on a twenty-two-hour boat ride to Guadalupe Island, off the coast of Mexico, a dive destination famous for the number and size of great white sharks that circle the island’s coast. The purpose of the expedition was to submit LP Legacy® premium sub-flooring to the ultimate performance test by building a shark cage and immersing it in the ocean. 

MiTek’s Latest Moment Frame is Code Compliant

Fri, 2019-03-22 14:28

MiTek has just received an Evaluation Code Report for the new Hardy Frame Cold Formed Steel Moment Frame and Cold Formed Steel Picture Frame products.  Evaluation Code Reports enable designers to confidently specify “alternate building materials” not defined in the code, and they are accepted by the vast majority of building departments. 

OSHA's Approach to Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

Fri, 2019-03-22 12:54

In December 2018, ANSI published new requirements regarding Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), formerly called Aerial Work Platforms. Manufacturers and end users of the equipment are required to come into compliance by December 2019.  The new standards are:

  • ANSI A92.20: Design, Calculations, Safety Requirements and Test Methods for MEWPs
  • ANSI A92.22: Safe Use of MEWPs
  • ANSI A92.24: Training Requirements for Operators of MEWPs

Falls Can Kill - Stand-Down Can Save Lives

Fri, 2019-03-22 12:43

The latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017) underscores the ongoing need for consistent fall prevention training throughout the industry:

  • Falls are still a leading cause of workplace fatalities.
  • The number of fall fatalities increased in 2017.
  • The construction industry had the highest number of workplace fatalities.

DOL Launches E-Verify Webinar Series for Employers

Mon, 2019-03-11 21:39

Want to learn more about E-Verify, but short on time? We’ve got just the answer for you. Mark your calendars and attend a brand new webinar designed for busy employers.

Simpson Develops New Wide Portal Frame System

Mon, 2019-03-11 21:14

Simpson Strong-Tie launched the Strong-Wall site-built portal frame system (PFS) to provide designers, engineers, and builders in prescriptive markets with an easy way to meet code-defined wood wall-bracing requirements when building narrow wall widths.

Free Report Helps Employers Manage Worker Fatigue

Mon, 2019-03-11 17:57

A free report from the National Safety Council (NSC) reviews how employers can increase productivity and safety by reducing workplace fatigue.

Working at Heights: Why the Risks of Occupational Accidents Still Fall on Deaf Ears

Mon, 2019-03-11 17:50

Falls from heights remain the biggest cause of occupational fatalities in the construction industry. According to a report by the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program, 42% of deaths between 1982 and 2015 in construction involved falls; 54% of workers killed had no access to a personal fall arrest system; and 20% of fatalities occurred in the victims’ first two months on the job.

TYPAR Wraps up IBS 2019 With the Ultimate Defense Against the Elements

Mon, 2019-03-11 17:37

This year at the 2019 International Builders’ Show, TYPAR®, the industry leader in weather protection, let its Southern roots come to life. With a rustic bar scene, corn hole games and hatch prints surrounding the booth, there was no doubt that attendees were in for a Nashville experience the moment they stepped into the booth.

Solutions for Mold in Wood Frame Construction

Mon, 2019-03-11 17:23

Wood Protection Technologies, Inc. offers a suite of robust, factory applied topical wood coatings that protects against surface molds.  No strength degradation, virtually no VOC’s, negligible weight gain from coating and non-corrosive.

ZIP System® Building Enclosures Expands and Enhances Sealing Solutions

Mon, 2019-03-11 17:04

Huber Engineered Woods, manufacturer of ZIP System® building enclosure products, announced the expansion of its line of ZIP System® sealing solutions and enhanced flashing tape performance, at the International Builders’ Show this week. 

Video: Simpson Explores Resilient Construction

Mon, 2019-03-04 16:29

Simpson Strong-Tie recently created a webpage on its site entitled, “Build with the Best to Prepare for Nature's Worst,” where it provides a variety of resources focused on resilient construction, particularly as it pertains to high winds. 

Creating a Site-Specific Fall Protection Safety Plan

Fri, 2019-03-01 12:06

As framers know, complying with OSHA’s conventional fall protection standard 29 CFR Part 1926 Subpart M can be difficult in certain circumstances. In acknowledgment of this, OSHA added Appendix E to the standard, which allows framers to create a fall protection safety plan specific to a jobsite (a “site-specific” plan) that deviates from conventional approaches to fall protection.

Using Trusses to Avoid OSHA 10’s 5,000-pound Fall Protection Tie-off Requirement

Fri, 2019-03-01 11:50

One of the confounding issues for framers when developing a site-specific safety plan is to find fall protection tie-off points that meet OSHA 10’s 5,000-pound capacity requirement.

Video: Trusses Can Make Your Dreams Come True

Mon, 2019-02-25 14:54

Ask the Builder founder Tim Carter, recently created the video below on attic trusses and shared it with his many followers on his YouTube channel and newsletter.

LP Rebrands as LP Building Solutions

Mon, 2019-02-25 13:14

To more accurately communicate its commitment to the needs and opportunities within a changing industry, today LP Building Products announced its new name: LP Building Solutions. This strategic decision reflects LP’s goal to be the industry’s leading building solutions company.

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