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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.

Jobsite Preparation & Safety Training Resources

Safety Training Resources

As you continue to prepare your employees and jobsites for the required safety measures to protect everyone from COVID-19, please keep the following in mind:

  • Hold safety meetings outdoors in small groups of less than ten.
  • Practice social distancing (at least six feet apart) and take attendance verbally for the supervisor to record. Do not use shared materials or pass a mobile device to record attendance.
  • If in-person training is not feasible, email or text a link to the Toolbox Talk to your employees and skilled subcontractors for review.
  • Post copies of training materials and other informational posters about COVID-19 safety best practices on your jobsites.

Resources:

These resources have been compiled through recommendations by NFC members. If you have something you would like to share, please contact NFC staff.

Jobsite Preparation Resources

The CDC's Interim Guidance for Businesses & Employers outlines how to best plan, prepare and respond to COVID-19. In addition, the NFC Steering Committee recommends the following to framers:

  • Limit staffing to one crew per project. Restrict employee visits to multiple jobsites.
  • Limit or eliminate the addition of new employees or subcontractors.
  • Instruct your safety personnel to monitor the status of handwashing/sanitizing stations to ensure adequate supplies are available for workers to maintain hygiene.
  • Increase sanitization of jobsite items that are used/touched by multiple workers throughout the day (e.g., extension ladders, forklifts, shared tools, etc.). This document from one tool manufacturer outlines guidance for cleaning tools to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Consider staggering employee start and departure times, along with lunch and break periods, to minimize overcrowding in common areas such as break rooms and bathrooms.
  • Hold weekly safety and construction meetings in large spaces. Trailers are too confined – a perfect setting for the virus to spread quickly. Meet in the building or outdoors. 

The NFC Steering Committee also drafted a letter that framer members can use as a template to communicate with business partners, subcontractors, and customers about how to best contain the spread of COVID-19. 

Additional Resources:

  • OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus: English | Spanish
  • OSHA Poster - Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce the Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus: EnglishSpanish

 

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