Stay Informed: Resources, Essential Industries, State Orders, County Orders, NAHB Map, Lumber Map

“Work safely. Go home safely.” 
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.

Since FrameSAFE first rolled out in March of this year, 23 NFC Professional Framer members and 12 Skilled Subcontractors have subscribed to the program. As this bilingual, OSHA-compliant safety program is being implemented across the country, the feedback has been very positive.

OSHA recently announced that it has adopted revised policies for in-person inspections and recordkeeping requirements with respect to the virus as economies reopen throughout the country.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says the coronavirus “does not spread easily” through touching surfaces or objects.

Since 1949, May has been Mental Health Awareness Month, and coincidentally or not, there’s never been a greater need than right now to address the incidence of serious anxiety, depression, insomnia and suicidal thoughts amongst the population.

In the span of two months, the coronavirus crisis has demanded sweeping changes from the U.S. construction industry, and experts say many of them will remain in place even after the outbreak recedes.

In mid-March, SBCA jumped into action to track ongoing developments, create tools and gather best practices that would help component manufacturers (CMs) navigate COVID-19 and the ensuing challenges as best as possible.

During the first quarter. GDP growth posted its worst performance since the Great Recession, recording a -4.8% growth rate.

Builders First Source (BFS) reported 2020 Q1 sales of $1.78 billion, up 9.5% over Q1 2019.

BMC Stock Holdings (BMC) reported an increase in Q1 2020 sales of 11.6% over the same period a year prior.

“Double check who is sending you mail these days,” says SBCA’s Accounting Manager Mike Younglove, “especially if they are asking you to change any financial information.”

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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!

NFC is a council of the
Structural Building Components Association
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