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MA Framer Faces $311K in OSHA Fall Protection Fines

Tue, 2018-11-27 16:38

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Northeast Framing Inc. – based in Lunenberg, Massachusetts – for exposing workers to falls and other hazards following an employee’s fatal fall at an East Boston, Massachusetts, worksite in May 2018.

Learn Why These Companies are America's Safest

Tue, 2018-11-27 16:34

Welcome to our annual celebration of safety excellence in leadership, as we profile the winners of the America's Safest Companies 2018 awards.

OSHA's Final Rule on Crane Operator Training

Tue, 2018-11-27 16:24

OSHA has announced a final rule aimed at clarifying requirements for crane operators.

Framer Contracts 101: Understanding Indemnity Provisions

Tue, 2018-11-27 16:20

One of the presentations that sparked the most conversation and interest during the first annual Framer Summit (held October 23-24 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) was NFC legal counsel Kent Pagel’s discussion of the major areas of risk framing subcontractors face.

Setting the Record Straight: NFC Is Pro-Pie (and Safety)

Tue, 2018-11-27 16:00

NFC is really ALL FOR jobsite safety and we take this humorous opportunity to remind our readers of all of the safety resources available for framers to keep their employees returning home safely for holidays – and every day!

OSHA Directorate of Construction McKenzie Passes

Wed, 2018-11-14 09:50

The National Framers Council (NFC) is sad to report the death of OSHA Directorate of Construction Dean McKenzie. Dean passed on November 4 after a yearlong battle with cancer.

Supplier Headline

Tue, 2018-11-13 17:38


Inaugural Framer Summit Sets Course for NFC’s Future

Tue, 2018-11-13 17:32

Genial networking, lively discussion, and a palpable drive to build the National Framers Council (NFC) into an influential, standard-setting organization characterized day one of the first annual NFC Framer Summit held October 23-24 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

CA Contractor Cited $225K After Nail Gun Injury

Tue, 2018-11-13 17:29

Circle M. Contractors is facing two willful-serious violations after a carpenter at a residential construction site was seriously injured following an accident with a nail gun.

Fall Protection Tops OSHA Citation List...Again

Tue, 2018-11-13 17:01

Fall Protection – General Requirements is OSHA’s most frequently cited standard for the eighth consecutive year, the agency and Safety+Health announced Tuesday at the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo.

Boise Cascade Acquires Ohio’s Arling Lumber

Mon, 2018-10-29 15:15

Boise Cascade Company announced today an agreement to acquire Arling Lumber, Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

UFPI Announces Record Q3 2018 Earnings of $41.2M

Mon, 2018-10-22 14:17

The Universal Forest Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI) Board of Directors approved a semiannual dividend payment of $0.18 per share at their October 16, 2018, meeting. The dividend is payable on December 15, 2018, to shareholders of record on December 1, 2018.

Guidance for Complying with OSHA's New Silica Rule

Mon, 2018-10-22 13:50

The new silica regulation imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) limiting employee exposure to crystalline silica may be detailed and complex, but the agency takes compliance seriously and is not expected to cut an employer any slack if caught violating the rule.

CT Contractor Cited $146K for Fall Hazard Violations

Mon, 2018-10-22 13:43

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited L.L.E. Construction LLC for exposing employees to fall and other hazards at a construction worksite in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The company faces $146,554 in proposed penalties.

OSHA Publishes Important Rule on Injury Reporting

Mon, 2018-10-15 15:59

The following memorandum was published on Thursday, October 11, clarifying the Department of Labor’s position on workplace safety incentive programs and post-incident drug testing under 29 C.F.R. § 1904.35(b)(1)(iv).  

Top 10 NFC Framing News Headlines Q3 2018

Tue, 2018-10-09 19:55

These are the top ten most read NFC Framing News headlines of Q3 2018.

Framer Safety Promoted Through Huber Training Program

Tue, 2018-10-09 19:51

Huber Engineered Woods, LLC, an NFC title sponsor, recently initiated a mobile training program offering ZIP System instruction to Huber’s customers on multifamily jobsites.

Framer Overcomes Labor Shortage Through Efficiency

Tue, 2018-10-09 19:42

While the value Dean has received from his brief time as an NFC member has already been significant, he hopes to contribute to making NFC even more valuable.

Video Tour of FrameSAFE 4.0 Dashboard

Tue, 2018-10-02 16:32

Take few minutes to better understand the features of the new FrameSAFE Dashboard and all of the resources available to subscribers.


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