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“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's National Safe+Sound Campaign

Safe+Sound Week: August 10-16, 2020

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of worker deaths and reported injuries in the United States has decreased by more than 60 percent in the past four decades since the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act was passed. However, every year, more than 5,000 workers are killed on the job (a rate of 14 per day), and more than 3.6 million suffer a serious job-related injury or illness.

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The NFC continues to support OSHA’s Safe+Sound campaign in a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs because they help businesses:

  • Prevent workplace injuries and illnesses
  • Improve compliance with laws and regulations
  • Reduce costs, including significant reductions in workers' compensation premiums
  • Engage workers
  • Enhance social responsibility goals
  • Increase productivity and enhance overall business operations

As a campaign partner, the NFC encourages members to participate in this year-round campaign. Participation is a good way for framers to get started with a new subscription to FrameSAFE or get active subscribers more involved with their existing program. NFC members should select activities that focus on at least one, if not three of the core elements of an effective safety and health programmanagement leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing workplace hazards. Companies can showcase their work by planning Toolbox Talks and other activities on general jobsite safety topics to show worker participation, find and fix workplace hazards, and show continued management support.

This nationwide event held each August recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe.These programs can help employers and workers identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving a company’s financial bottom line. Throughout this week, organizations are encouraged to host events and activities that showcase the core elements mentioned above, as well as celebrate their safety successes over the past year.

Register your activities on the Safe+Sound Week webpage and learn more about how to participate! Be sure to take photos and send to NFC staff so we can share your Safe+Sound story with members this fall!

 

Ace Carpentry Safe+Sound event
Above: NFC member Ace Carpentry participating in the 2017 Safe+Sound week.

Additional Resources

  • NFC's FrameSAFE program was designed by framers for framers based on OSHA 1926. It includes a library of Toolbox Talks that coincide with the six sections of the Safety Manual Template: general jobsite safety, accident investigation and reporting, personal safety, fall protection, jobsite equipment and power-operated hand tools. Subscribe today and receive the whole library of Toolbox Talks, Safety Posters, checklists, a site-specific fall protection plan template, and additional implementation and training materials and to compliment the full bilingual FrameSAFE safety manual. 
  • 10 Easy Things to Get Your Program Started, a list of steps to consider as you begin developing a new safety and health program or energize an existing one.
  • OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Safety & Health Programs in Construction. This resource from OSHA can help you evaluate your current workplace safety and health efforts.

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.

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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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