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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.

Safety Committee

Purpose Statement

The National Framers Council Safety Committee will take an industry leadership role on educating framers on standardized safety practices, procedures and guidelines that are accepted as being the most effective across the entire framing industry. Through its ongoing development of the FrameSAFE program, as well as involvement in a variety of safety initiatives with OSHA and other organizations, the Safety Committee’s goal is for all framers to “Work safely” and “Go home safely.”

2020 Committee Priorities

  • Create module for FrameSAFE about Craning/Rigging and develop TBTs from there.
  • Explore ongoing implementation needs of subscribers: What’s working? What’s not? What additional resources would be helpful?
  • Review Site Specific Template to provide more clarity to options and better equip users to interface with OSHA regarding issues of greater harm and feasibility.
  • Provide guidance on how the legalization of marijuana should effect drug use policy and drug screening protocol.
  • Develop a regular email communication vehicle to FrameSAFE subscribers that communicates hot OSHA topics, TBT reminders, events and activities, and committee updates, and provides a place to do subscriber polls and get feedback.
  • Perform a general review of the current program to incorporate information from Toolbox Talks and other resources that have been created since V4 came out, with the goal of providing FrameSAFE V5 in late 2020.


Mr. Ken Shifflett
Ace Carpentry, Inc.
703-335-9000 x112


Mr. David Klatzkin
Hull Associates, LLC

Mr. Frank Loureiro
Nomad Framing LLC

Mr. Michael Soria
Ace Carpentry, Inc.

Mr. Christopher Tatge
Dynamic Construction

Mr. Barry Thompson
Complete Wood Constructors

Mr. Ward Trainor
CBG Building Company, LLC


Mindy Caldwell

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!

NFC is a council of the
Structural Building Components Association
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