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The National Framers Council develops and implements
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each day in the same health as they arrived.

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Huber: Secrets to a Quiet Floor

Tue, 2018-07-24 10:50

Squeaky floors are a common complaint – just do an online search on floor squeaks and remedy after remedy from homeowners associations to This Old House come up in search results. A recent Builder magazine article listed floor squeaks among the top 11 most common callbacks.  To help avoid a squeaky floor callback, here’s a few subflooring secrets to consider, to reduce the chance for squeaks on your next build.

5 Ways to Comply with New OSHA Digitized Reporting Regulations

Tue, 2018-07-24 10:47

This summer heralds in a new and challenging phase of environmental health and safety (EHS) regulation reporting. Starting in July 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will require businesses across the U.S. to submit workplace illness and injury reports digitally.

Groups Petition OSHA to Issue Heat Stress Standard

Tue, 2018-07-24 10:43

More than 130 organizations and 90 individuals are petitioning OSHA to issue regulations aimed at protecting workers against heat stress.

Ways to Improve Construction Site Safety

Tue, 2018-07-24 10:36

The term “time is money” is quite literal in the construction industry. The constant pressure project managers and crews face to meet deadlines and stay within budget often causes safety to fall to the wayside. In 2016, out of 4,693 worker fatalities in private industry, one in five were in construction. Implementing each of these strategies can help improve health and safety in construction on any job site:

Top 10 NFC Framing News Headlines for Q2 of 2018

Tue, 2018-07-24 10:28

Below are the top ten most read NFC Framing News articles for the second quarter of 2018:

FrameSAFE 4.0: Easy Access to the Best Training Resources

Tue, 2018-07-24 10:26

The National Framers Council (NFC) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of version 4 of its FrameSAFE program in August. Living up to its mission to develop and implement best practices to help ensure framers leave the jobsite each day in the same health as they arrived, this bilingual guide for safety on the jobsite has become the industry standard for framer safety since its initial rollout three years ago.

Video: See Why Weyerhaeuser's Diamond Sheathing is Better

Tue, 2018-07-10 20:22

Over 20 years ago we pioneered the manufacture of enhanced subfloor panels, and as technology progressed, our scientists kept pace to deliver a new benchmark in performance: a panel that is tough, highly resistant to weather, and engineered to save you time and money.

Simpson Strong-Tie's Innovative 2-Story Moment Frame

Tue, 2018-07-10 20:12

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, will display the seismic resiliency of a two-story Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong Frame® special moment frame at the 2018 Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC)

CLP Systems Makes Anchors Easy for Installers

Tue, 2018-07-10 20:09

Did you know that getting the CLP team involved early-on in your project can save you both time and money?

City Uses Clout to Dictate Contractor Hiring Practices

Tue, 2018-07-10 16:54

The article below brings to light a growing trend of municipalities (in this case, Denver) using their funding clout to require contractors to hire at least a certain percentage of their workforce for a project from the local populous.

Werner Recalls Faulty Telescoping Aluminum Ladders

Tue, 2018-07-10 16:48

Werner Co. has recalled about 78,000 multi-purpose telescoping aluminum ladders because they can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to the user, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Free Posters Tackle Top Jobsite Safety Violations

Tue, 2018-07-10 16:42

As part of the 2018 Safe+Sound Campaign, the National Framers Council has partnered with OSHA to develop a set of FREE safety posters.

GC Finds (and Creates) Value Through NFC Involvement

Tue, 2018-07-10 16:38

CBG’s work with NFC demonstrates the help and benefit that general contractor members can contribute to the association and draw from it as well as the mutual benefit that results from all players in the construction process working together to ensure safety and efficiency on the jobsite.

What You Probably Didn't Know About Silica

Tue, 2018-07-10 16:36

As of October 23, 2017, OSHA began fully enforcing all provisions of the Silica in Construction standard, relevant to the activity being undertaken, which requires employers to come into compliance with the new permissible exposure limit, or to implement specific silica controls.

3 Videos to Improve Your Jobsite Safety Training

Tue, 2018-06-26 21:50

The three short videos below can be used to enhance any Toolbox Talk as part of the NFC’s FrameSAFE approach to safety training on the jobsite.

Infographic: Addressing Safety Issues on the Jobsite

Tue, 2018-06-26 21:41

To address the “fatal four” illustrated in the infographic below, the NFC recently partnered with OSHA to create a set of safety posters as part of the 2018 Safe+Sound Campaign.

OSHA Extends Comment Period for Crane Rule

Tue, 2018-06-26 21:35

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced that it will extend the comment period on the proposed rule on crane operator certification. Comments will now be accepted through July 5, 2018.

Electronic OSHA Injury & Illness Data Due July 1

Tue, 2018-06-26 21:31

Employers with more than 20 employees in 2017 are required to follow a new rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required to record on their onsite OSHA Injury and Illness Forms.

NFC Framers Team Up to Build Habitat Home

Tue, 2018-06-26 21:27

On June 4-6, the National Framers Council (NFC) took part in Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz, an annual event during one week of the year when builders, framers, and material suppliers volunteer to help build homes across the country for families in need of affordable housing.

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