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OSHA's Employer Resources for Hurricane Preparedness

Tue, 2018-09-11 12:46

In preparation, we would like to remind you of OSHA’s Hurricane Preparedness and Response Webpage, which outlines several links on employer preparedness and response and recovery. 

Registration Open: Framer Summit in Milwaukee, Oct. 22-24

Tue, 2018-09-11 12:30

The National Framers Council (NFC) is excited to announce its inaugural Framer Summit to be held October 22 – 24 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in conjunction with the Building Component Manufacturers Conference (BCMC).

OSHA Cites Two Colorado Contractors $180K After Fatal Fall

Tue, 2018-09-11 12:18

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Hammers Construction Inc. and Montes Construction LLC after a fatal fall at a Greenwood Village, Colorado, worksite. The companies face proposed penalties of $177,893.

This is a Framer's Best Roadmap to Safety

Tue, 2018-09-11 11:56

The most effective approach to reach safety excellence involves not just painting a picture of the desired state but creating a roadmap of how to get there, NFC's FrameSAFE can provide exactly that roadmap for framers.

Explosion Hazard Prompts Flashlight Recall Notice

Tue, 2018-09-11 11:41

This recall involves WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights, model number 2224 LED.   The model number is printed at the top right side of the text contained on the flashlight.  TOnly 3-D cell flashlights that do not contain a date code stamped on the body of the units are included in the recall

DAP's Most Versatile, Advanced Subfloor Adhesive

Tue, 2018-08-21 16:30

DynaGrip Advanced Subfloor adhesive from DAP is a premium grade construction adhesive specifically formulated for subfloor and deck installation, wood-to-wood assemblies, and glued floor systems. It delivers a high strength weatherproof bond on wet, frozen, and treated lumber.

Video: Why Gluing Subflooring Makes a Big Difference

Tue, 2018-08-21 16:26

Home builder Matt Risinger shows the different subfloor adhesive can make in constructing a more solid floor.

Fastenmaster Develops New Lateral Tension System

Tue, 2018-08-21 16:22

FastenMaster has a new metal connector that should make it easier to meet the prescriptive lateral load provision in the IRC.

Quiz: How Much of a Framing Expert Are You?

Tue, 2018-08-21 16:16

The Journal of Light Construction has created an online test of your knowledge.  As they point out, this isn’t a test of everything there is to know about framing carpentry. However, it will give you a sense for your grasp of the key facts underlying framing skills.

OSHA Proposes Rollback of Electronic Injury Reporting

Tue, 2018-08-21 16:04

OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, has proposed a rule that would eliminate the requirement that employers with 250 or more employees electronically report detailed information about their workers' injuries and illnesses, according to a July 30 notice in the Federal Register.

Infographic: 5 Tips to Avoid Jobsite Slips & Trips

Tue, 2018-08-21 15:56

Graphic Products recently released a guide with the following infographic to preventing slips, trips and falls.

Framers Share How They Get Their Crews to Wear PPE

Tue, 2018-08-21 15:49

Rich Reeser of Blue Valley Carpentry and Chris Tatge of Dynamic Construction, shared what they think are effective strategies for ensuring their framers are using PPE.

Summer Safety Reminders: Hazards of Hot Weather

Tue, 2018-08-07 18:14

As we have reached the hottest time of year, it can be helpful to review ways to reduce heat-related health risks for yourself or your employees.

Court Orders Contractor to Pay $250,000 for Safety Violations Following Fatal Fall at Dallas Apartment Complex

Tue, 2018-08-07 18:04

U.S. District Court Judge Ed Kinkeade has ordered Design Plastering West LLC to pay criminal and civil penalties for criminal violations of occupational safety and health standards after an employee suffered a fatal fall at an apartment complex in Dallas

LP: Builders Need Moisture-Resistant Sub-Flooring

Tue, 2018-08-07 17:56

While Hawaii and Washington are known for their rainy winters, Southeast states are among the rainiest in the summer when the construction season is in full swing. In fact, seven of the 10 rainiest states in the summer are in the Southeast: Florida, South Carolina, Louisiana, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.

Ten Products You Didn’t Know Were Made in America

Tue, 2018-08-07 17:53
Think everything is made overseas? Think again.

These companies pride themselves on creating quality American-made products for the long haul. From CLP Systems to the Hennessy Venom GT, these American made products are sure to surprise. Take a look at the list below and let us know which one caught you by surprise

After Fire, NFC Member Has Advice for Framers

Tue, 2018-08-07 17:51

In the early morning of June 19, a massive two-alarm fire began to blaze in Tucson, Arizona.By the time NFC member Shem Jessop arrived on the scene, however, “it was pretty much ashes.”

Designing with Continuous Insulation for Thermal and Moisture Management

Tue, 2018-08-07 17:49

Building codes and green building standards continue to raise the bar on energy efficiency and high performance in buildings. In wood-framed buildings, addressing both insulation levels and air tightness in the building enclosure continue to be refined by code and elective program standards. While this is a positive trend, determining the best amount and type of exterior continuous insulation can be challenging.

FrameFAST System Increases Speed and Safety through Simplified Truss to Top Plate Connection

Tue, 2018-08-07 17:43

Last year FastenMaster commercialized FrameFAST, an innovative structural wood framing system designed for truss and rafter to top plate connections. The new system reduces the installed cost of these connections while increasing jobsite safety and meeting code as well as engineering requirements. 

TYPAR Construction Tape: Fast Facts

Tue, 2018-07-24 14:04

TYPAR® Construction TapeTM installs fast, sticks tight, and offers versatility you can count on.

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