OSHA Funds Free NFC Safety Training For Framers

Originally published by the following source: National Framers CouncilDecember 12, 2017


The Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) and its National Framers Council (NFC) have received approval from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on all training curriculum for the Susan Harwood Training Grant. The scope of the educational course covers fall prevention in construction with an emphasis on safety during roof truss installation. NFC’s FrameSAFE Safety Manual is providing the content for the course curriculum, which will be held at the Structural Building Component Research Institute (SBCRI) located inside the SBCA/NFC headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin.

Chris Tatge, Executive Director of the NFC and co-owner of Dynamic Construction in Stoughton, Wisconsin, will be leading the training and is happy to give framers this kind of experience. “I’m really excited to be a part of this and to offer something that’s different from fall protection training in years past,” Tatge said. “Our training will be the closest thing to real-world applications that I’ve seen in my twenty plus years of framing experience.”

Enrollment is open to framers throughout Wisconsin at no cost. Training will include classroom instruction and a hands-on training experience inside SBCRI. The training will feature a fully functional, small-scale roof structure to replicate roof truss installation.

Classes will begin on February 8, 2018 and run through August 28, 2018. For more information and to enroll, please visit NFC’s website or call 608-310-6777.