For many safety managers, eye safety brings to mind ANSI-approved protective eyewear, OSHA requirements for its use, and the specific eye hazards present in their workplace. These are all important considerations to be sure, but another angle is all too often overlooked: the human angle.
Since 2012, OSHA has partnered with NIOSH and NORA to raise awareness among workers and employers about common fall hazards in construction, and how falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs can be prevented. This year’s National Safety Stand-Down is May 7-11, 2018.
NFC member Rich Reeser is the owner of Blue Valley Carpentry based in Gunnison, Colorado, one of the largest framing companies in its region. Of course, founding a growing company of his own didn’t happen overnight.
A Building Research Establishment (BRE) report summarizing the investigation into the deadly Grenfell Tower fire last year in London has been leaked, and several causes for the tragedy were identified. Each of the following excerpts from the report are linked to the online report.
Owens Corning, a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems, manufactures the FOAMULAR® XPS insulation family of rigid foam boards for both residential and commercial building solutions.
Kingspan has developed a rigid thermoset fiber-free insulation called Kooltherm K8 Cavity Board, which is suitable for a host of installation applications including wall, floor, soffit, rainscreen, and concrete sandwich wall systems.