“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.


OSHA National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. The 2018 Stand-Down being held the week of May 7-11 will focus on fall hazards and reinforcing the importance of fall prevention. Read more.

“Don’t Fry Day” Heat Illness Prevention Campaign

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday, May 25 as “Don’t Fry Day” to encourage sun safety awareness and remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors. During hot weather, OSHA will promote the risks of heat and prevention measures using the #WaterRestShade Campaign for Heat Illness Prevention. Download a free FrameSAFE Toolbox Talk on preventing heat illnesses. Check out the full library of Toolbox Talks available with a FrameSAFE subscription.

Safe + Sound Week: Show Your Commitment to Safety

NFC has once again partnered with OSHA  in support of its second annual Safe+Sound Week, which will be held August 13-19, 2018. The event is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs. Read more.

Federal Employment Posters

It's important to comply with the poster requirements of several laws administered by the Department of Labor (DOL). These laws require employers to display official DOL posters where employees can readily observe them. The DOL provides the posters at no cost to employers.

The DOL's FirstStep Poster Advisor is an easy way to determine which posters you'll need. (The Poster Advisor only provides information about Federal DOL poster requirements. You will need to contact your State Department of Labor to obtain information about your state's requirements.)

In addition, the Poster Matrix from the DOL includes information about  workplace poster requirements for small businesses and other employers and includes links to PDFs of the posters in English and, in many cases, Spanish.

Workforce Development Employer Resources

Federal and state agency resources you can use to enhance business development and strengthen your workforce.

Framer Viewpoint Articles

Get more perspective from the NFC steering committee in SBC Magazine’s Framer Viewpoint column.

How a 10-Foot Fall Changed One Family’s Life:

Watch this short film featuring Jason Anker and his initiative 'Proud 2b Safe.' It's a concept that he hopes will transform attitudes to safety by encouraging individual workers to sign up and commit to safe working on their own behalf - not just because a company tells them to.

HAZCOM Standard Pictograms - Jobsite Safety Poster

As of June 1, 2015, the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will require pictograms on labels to alert users of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed. Each pictogram consists of a symbol on a white background framed within a red border and represents a distinct hazard(s). As part of the FrameSAFE Safety Program, NFC created a Jobsite Safety Poster to communicate these pictograms to your employees (available here to print). FrameSAFE subscribers also received access to a new Toolbox Talk to help with ongoing jobsite training on this topic. Subscribe today!

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

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