FrameSAFE Information

Bilingual Safety Program Based on OSHA 1926

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FrameSAFE Dashboard: Access to Online Safety Resources

The subscriber-only dashboard includes access to a variety of implementation, training, safety awareness and recordkeeping/reporting resources. These resources include an Orientation Checklist (download sample in English or Spanish) to assist in providing a comprehensive safety overview for new employees on a jobsite, Toolbox Talks and Safety Posters that coincide with the manual, a set of safety awareness checklists, and guidelines for handling OSHA inspections.

A FrameSAFE subscription includes a customized pdf copy of the Safety Manual Template, pdfs all English/Spanish Toolbox Talks and Safety Posters on corresponding topics, as well as new materials as they become available.

Benefits of being a FrameSAFE subscriber:

The National Framers Council’s highest priority since its inception has been the development of a comprehensive jobsite safety program specific to the framing industry. Now in its fourth edition (v4.1), the FrameSAFE Safety Manual Template (A Bilingual Guide for Safety on the Jobsite)provides an excellent resource for framers to create their own safety program that is based on OSHA Standard 1926.20. The manual is designed such that the English runs on the left-hand pages and the Spanish runs on the right-hand pages, for ease in use on the jobsite.

  • A jobsite safety program designed specifically for the framing industry will standardize safety training among Professional Framers across the country.
  • The program is easy to use and understand – the graphical English/Spanish layout makes training accessible to everyone.
  • A Site-Specific Fall Protection Plan Template allows for additional customization on jobsites where the use of non-conventional fall protection may be necessary for certain work tasks.
  • By encouraging your Skilled Subcontractors to participate in this program, your potential liability for injuries and building defects will be reduced. (Read more about NFC’s roadmap for protecting the framer/subcontractor relationship.)
  • Your Skilled Subcontractors will be in compliance with OSHA regulations with regard to safety training and a more consistent approach to safety on jobsites will develop among the subcontractor base. (Read more) about the advantages of getting your subs involved.)
  • General Contractors will be provided with consistent safety across their jobsites. (Read more)
  • Better compliance with third party inspection companies will be achieved.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact NFC staff with any questions you might have or simply subscribe today!

How do I start my FrameSAFE Subscription?Visit the FrameSAFE Pricing & Subscription Information page for step-by-step instructions for how to begin the customization process.

How long does it take to get my FrameSAFE program?Once your paperwork and payment have been submitted to NFC, you can expect to receive your customized, electronic files within 3-4 business days. If you also ordered a hard copy of your materials, it will take 3-4 business days plus shipping time via UPS ground.

Can a company update the company policies section after they submit their template to be customized?Yes. The customized pdf provided to each subscriber is still editable using Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader (the latter is a free download).

Is there a limitation on the number of times a company can use their customized subscription during the course of the year?The program subscription is based on membership level, which indicates units sold, so the assumption is that each company will use the manual for each unit they build. Additional copies can be made for each jobsite as needed for the best transfer of information to the company’s Employees. So, as long as the subscriber follows the usage outlined in the Licensing Agreement, the exact number of copies used per year is not an issue.

What happens after the first year?  Does a company renew their subscription?FrameSAFE is an annual subscription, which will be invoiced along with membership dues in May of each year and prorated accordingly.

Subscriber Testimonials

What people say

"Framers can do their jobs efficiently and effectively, even while following critical safety standards. FrameSAFE has been very good for us to show us how unsafe some of our operations were. It’s helped us improve on safety without impacting our performance. The NFC’s goal is to improve your safety without totally affecting your performance; after all, we all go to work to make money but we have to be as safe as we can be.”

Andy SageAndy SageStraight Up Framing and Sage Building Components, Ames, Iowa

"We specifically joined NFC so our subcontractors would have access to FrameSAFE. For ICG's subs to now have the resource that we do…it made a lot of sense for us to join. FrameSAFE is great for Toolbox Talks because they’re short and sweet and in Spanish and English.”

Ryan MelinRyan MelinInnovative Construction Group, Jacksonville, Florida

“Our goal has always been to get a safety program into the hands of framers and their subcontractors that is affordable, easy to follow, and in their language. FrameSAFE is specific to framers and allows us to train on the same topics as our subs, to be able to have the same expectations for safety on the job. With the enhancements in version 4, more than ever FrameSAFE will ensure everybody is talking the same talk, looking for the same issues, and making sure the workers are protected in the same manner all the time.”

Ken ShifflettKen ShifflettNFC Safety Committee Chair, Ace Carpentry in Manassas, Virginia
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