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The National Framers Council develops and implements
best practices to help ensure framers leave the jobsite
each day in the same health as they arrived.

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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.

Are you using the right compression posts? Find out with these 3 tips.

Mon, 2018-06-25 12:24

Are you using the right compression posts for your project? Are you picking compression posts for your multi-level wood-frame project using a catalog? You’re not alone

TYPAR MetroWrap Fast Facts

Mon, 2018-06-25 12:19

TYPAR® MetroWrapTM, is a  commercial-grade building wrap that is designed specifically to stand up to the rigors of commercial jobsites.

QuickTie Anchors: Features & Benefits

Mon, 2018-06-25 12:13

QuickTies™ quickly and economically reinforce wood frame and CMU structures, particularly those structures exposed to extreme wind and/or seismic conditions. QuickTie™ (QT) fills the critical need for a structural tie-down system that provides for uplift, shear and overturning loads, and it does so better than traditional and competing methods.

LP Provides System Approach to Predictable Floor Performance

Tue, 2018-06-12 17:15

Considering all elements of the floor and how they work together can allow for predictable performance and happier homeowners.

VIDEO: FastenMaster Lateral Tension System (LTS)

Tue, 2018-06-12 17:03

The FastenMaster Lateral Tension System (LTS) satisfies the lateral load requirements being enforced under Section R507 of the 2015 International Residential Code while making installation faster and less cumbersome.


Learn more about components and build faster, stronger and create less waste

NFC Orientation Checklist

The FrameSAFE Orientation Checklist provides a safety overview for new employees.

NFC Mission

NFC will develop standards for framing field operations and management to be used as industry best practices, nationally.

Frame Safe Logo Safety Manual Template

Site-Specific Safety Program

Version 4 of FrameSAFE is now available! It includes a new module on silica exposure, expanded Implementation Guide and a new, searchable online dashboard!

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