“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.

Toolbox Talks & Activity Hazard Analysis Templates (AHAs)

Ease of understanding and retention of training is paramount in jobsite safety. Consistent and continuous training is necessary in order to have an effective training system. Furthermore, OSHA requires weekly safety training for a jobsite safety program to comply with federal regulations. Toolbox Talks are a key component in harnessing the benefits of safety training and maintaining an effective safety program. Taking five minutes a week to highlight common workplace safety issues and general tips for a safe, efficient jobsite can transform the safety culture of a jobsite, while greatly reducing the risk of an OSHA fine should an OSHA inspection occur.

Currently, there are 66 Toolbox Talks available with FrameSAFE. The following topics coincide with the six sections of the Safety Manual Template:

General Jobsite Safety:

  1. First Aid Procedures
  2. HAZCOM - How to Read an SDS
  3. HAZCOM Standard Labels & Pictograms
  4. HAZCOM Standard Pictograms with Details
  5. HAZCOM Standard Pictograms: Examples of Corrosion
  6. HAZCOM Standard Pictograms: Examples of Exclamation Mark
  7. HAZCOM Standard Pictograms: Examples of Exploding Bomb
  8. HAZCOM Standard Pictograms: Examples of Flame
  9. HAZCOM Standard Pictograms: Examples of Flame Over Circle
  10. HAZCOM Standard Pictograms: Examples of Gas Cylinder
  11. HAZCOM Standard Pictograms: Examples of Health Hazard
  12. HAZCOM Standard Pictograms: Examples of Skull & Crossbones
  13. Fire Prevention & Protection
  14. Preventing Hypothermia & Frostbite
  15. Horseplay
  16. Workplace Violence
  17. Housekeeping
  18. How to Handle an OSHA Inspection
  19. How to Handle an OSHA Inspection, Part 2 - Private Interviews & Closing Conference 
  20. How to Prevent Heat Illnesses
  21. Proper Use of Extension Cords
  22. Avoiding Electric Shock
  23. Material Delivery Traffic Control
  24. Reinforcing Steel Impalement Hazards
  25. Trench Awareness
  26. High Wind – Securing the Jobsite
  27. Working in High Wind
  28. What Is Silica?
  29. Silica Exposure Control: Cutting of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Wall Panels
  30. Silica Exposure Control: Cutting Gypsum/Fiber Cementitious Products
  31. Silica Exposure Control: Drilling Concrete

Accident Investigation & Reporting:

  1. Types of Accidents
  2. Automobile Accident Reporting
  3. Jobsite Injury Reporting
  4. Property Damage Reporting
  5. Witness Statement

Personal Safety:

  1. Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required
  2. Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Use
  3. Proper Body Mechanics – Lifting, Carrying & Pushing
  4. Proper Body Mechanics – Pulling, Reaching & Stooping

Fall Protection:

  1. General Guidelines for Risk Assessment
  2. Extension Ladders
  3. Step Ladders
  4. Protection from Falling Objects
  5. Guardrails – Examples
  6. Guardrails – System Requirements
  7. Scaffolding
  8. Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS) Proper Fit & Inspection
  9. Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS) Anchorage Point & Free Fall Distance
  10. Putting on a Body Harness
  11. Covering Holes
  12. Constructing a Safe Job-Made Ladder
  13. Safe Use of a Job-Made Ladder
  14. Horizontal Lifelines
  15. Rescue Planning

Jobsite Equipment:

  1. Aerial Lifts Manufacturer Recommendations & Inspection
  2. Aerial Lifts – Fall Protection
  3. Forklifts
  4. Lockout/Tagout

Power-Operated Hand Tools:

  1. General Recommendations
  2. General – Proper Use
  3. General – Lockout/Tagout
  4. Air Compressor – Inspection & Use
  5. Pneumatic Nail Gun – Inspection & Use
  6. Powder-Actuated Tools – Inspection & Use
  7. Powder-Actuated Tools – Cartridge Storage & Disposal

The Safety Committee has released Activity Hazard Analysis Templates (AHAs) for several work activities (see sample) as well as a blank template for use by subscribers to customize for their jobsites.

FrameSAFE subscribers will receive all program updates and new materials as they become available.

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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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