“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.

Atlas Engineered Products Ltd (CVE:AEP), the engineered wood products group, revealed it had doubled capacity at its Satellite building components plant in Merrickville, Ontario, to keep up with demand.

Over the first five months of 2019, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 342,116.

A recipient of Industry News who read an article from SBCA’s Construction Industry Work Flow Initiative, explores how the construction industry currently functions and the role component manufacturers play within that structure. 

Construction work, with all of its reaching and lifting, can take a toll on the body, and some in the industry are looking to exoskeletons to relieve some of that burden on workers. 

Musculoskeletal disorders rank No. 2 worldwide in shortening people’s working years, according to a recent analysis of data compiled by the World Health Organization.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Shawn D. Purvis, owner of Purvis Home Improvement Co. Inc. for egregious willful, repeat, and serious workplace safety violations. Purvis - a Saco, Maine, roofing contractor - faces a total of $1,792,726 in penalties.

According to the CDC, more than 25,000 workers suffer nail gun injuries each year and several injuries have led to construction worker deaths.

“The safety huddles happen on every jobsite every morning before the start of the day,” says NFC member Pedro Loureiro, president of Nomad Framing in Monroe Township, New Jersey.

One exciting aspect of the nation’s housing affordability crisis is the rising popularity of prefabricated homes in states that are prone to severe weather events (e.g., Florida) because of advances in construction that improve storm-resiliency.

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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!

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