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COVID-19: OSHA’s FAQs on Protecting Workers

Wed, 2020-07-15 15:08

OSHA has published on its website answers to more than 40 frequently asked questions on protecting workers from exposure to COVID-19.

‘Regulation by Shaming’: Study on Impact of OSHA Press Releases

Wed, 2020-07-15 15:05

A single OSHA press release about fines levied against a company can have the same effect as 200-plus agency inspections when it comes to future compliance by the offending employer, as well as those nearby in the same industry, a Duke University researcher recently concluded.

Cellphone Bans Allowed to Improve Workplace Safety

Wed, 2020-07-15 14:54

EHS Today recently reported that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has determined it is legal for employers to ban the use of cellphones by employees if they do so for safety and security reasons.

Top 10 NFC Framing News Headlines for Q2 2020

Tue, 2020-07-14 11:38

Here are the top ten most-read NFC Framing News headlines of the second quarter of 2020.

OSHA Stand-Down to Prevent Falls Rescheduled; Sept 14-18

Tue, 2020-07-14 10:31

OSHA's ongoing Fall Prevention Campaign raises awareness about common fall hazards in construction, and how falls from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs can be prevented.

Register Now – Safe+Sound Week Starts August 10!

Thu, 2020-07-09 17:55

The NFC encourages members to participate in OSHA’s national Safe+Sound campaign, a year-round effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs.

Simpson Touts Advances in its Site-Built Portal Frame System

Thu, 2020-07-09 16:35

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has received code listing from the International Code Council Evaluation Services (ICC-ES) for its Strong-Wall® site-built portal frame system (PFS) designed to provide engineers, builders, and framers in prescriptive markets with an easy way to meet code-defined wall bracing requirements when building narrow wall widths.

What Businesses Need to Know About PPP Extension to Aug 8

Thu, 2020-07-09 16:25

On Saturday July 4, 2020, President Trump signed a new law extending the deadline for applying for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan from June 30 to August 8.

Charts: Construction Hiring Roars Back in May

Thu, 2020-07-09 16:21

After an accelerated pace of layoffs in March and April, construction sector hiring roared back in May, per data from the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS).

Huber on How to Help Prevent Squeaky Floors with Stiff Subflooring

Tue, 2020-07-07 10:37

In engineering, deflection refers to how much a structural element will bend from its original positioning when a load is applied to the element.

CLP Looks at What 'Design Easier, Manage Better & Install Quicker' Actually Means

Tue, 2020-07-07 10:23

At CLP, our mission is to defeat hardware complexity and save you time and money on a project by helping you design easier, manage better and install quicker.

Norbord Provides Update on Q2 Capacity Utilization

Tue, 2020-07-07 10:20

Norbord Inc. announced an update regarding the second quarter 2020 capacity utilization of its North American oriented strand board (OSB) and European panel mills.

$1.9M OSHA Fine to NJ Framing Contractor for Egregious Disregard of Safety

Mon, 2020-07-06 15:27

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing penalties against BB Frame LLC – operating as Frame Q and as Juan Quevedo (the owner and principal) – for exposing workers to multiple safety hazards at four Bergen County, New Jersey, worksites.

New OSHA Directive Details Enforcement of Silica Standards

Mon, 2020-07-06 15:24

Seeking “uniformity” in the enforcement of its silica standards, OSHA has published an instructional directive for its compliance safety and health officers.

16-year-old Dies at Nashville Construction Site

Mon, 2020-07-06 15:20

On June 23, a 16-year-old worker fell to his death at a La Quinta Inn hotel construction site in downtown Nashville.

Return to Work Safely?

Mon, 2020-07-06 15:14

As the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, construction industry employers confront many challenges.

Forklift Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility

Mon, 2020-07-06 15:09

It may not be happening on your jobsite, but forklifts cause 22 nonfatal injuries a day nationwide.

Industry Ensures Sgt. Brennan Is Finally Home

Mon, 2020-07-06 15:02

Five days before we celebrated our nation’s independence, our component Industry paid tribute to one of its intrepid defenders, Sergeant Thomas Brennan.

Can Offsite Construction Solve New Jobsite Labor Logistics?

Thu, 2020-06-25 16:14

Nearly every builder is experiencing at least a little coronavirus panic these days.

What Is Your Risk of Attending the Framer Summit?

Wed, 2020-06-24 09:12

I happened to come upon a quote by Henry Ford that seems apropos, "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."


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