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best practices to help ensure framers leave the jobsite
each day in the same health as they arrived.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, businesses may be affected in myriad ways. NFC will continue to provide updates and how it may affect your business. This page includes recent resources more specific to the industry. 

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 2020 Stand-Down, which will once again focus on fall hazards and reinforcing the importance of fall prevention, is scheduled for September 14-18, 2020. Read more.

Resources for Safe Use of Power Nailers & Staplers

ISANTA and the Power Tool Safety Alliance's series of safety resources includes five videos and eight Toolbox Talks, provided in English and Spanish, that cover various topics related to power staplers and nailers. NFC participated as an Alliance Industry Partner in the development of these resources. 

A Basic Guide to Federal Rulemaking & Small Business

The Small Business Administration has issued a new guide to help small businesses understand their role in the federal rulemaking process. It outlines steps to develop a new regulation, how to express concern or support for a proposed rule, and how public comments affect a final rule.

Leading Indicators

A new OSHA webpage shows how businesses can improve safety and health programs by tracking workplace conditions and events to prevent injuries or illnesses before they occur.

Managing Fatigue: Free Report Provides Resources

free report from the National Safety Council (NSC) reviews how employers can increase productivity and safety by reducing workplace fatigue. With 97% of employees reporting at least one risk factor for fatigue, most employers are impacted by this issue. The NSC report discusses the effects of fatigue on the workplace and gives employers specific, actionable guidance on implementing a fatigue risk management system.

Safety Resources for Working in Winter Weather

While it’s not possible to eliminate low temperatures or substitute warmer weather, there are changes that can be made to minimize risk of accidents. Read more.

OSHA's Emergency Preparedness & Response Resources 

Reminding employers to “plan ahead,” “know the hazards” and “keep safe,” this site includes resources to help keep workers, including first responders, safe during and after emergency events. Learn more.

Employer Guides on Updated Crane Operator Requirements

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators has published three employer guides on OSHA’s updated crane operator requirements, a final rule scheduled to go into effect December 10, 2018. The two-page guides address the rule’s trainingcertification and evaluation regulations, providing an overview of its essential elements in a question-and-answer format.

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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Site-Specific Safety Program

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