By creating national standards, based on field-tested best practices, the National Framers Council (NFC) will not only help improve the safety of each worker on the jobsite, it will aid in reducing ambiguity in everything from OSHA jobsite inspections to residential fall protection. On February 5, the NFC, a council of SBCA, met during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, NV (see above). Framers, builders, component manufacturers and construction industry suppliers discussed the NFC’s approach toward meeting these goals.
The council’s first initiative is to help framers leave the jobsite in the same health as they arrived. To that end, the NFC is working on a standardized jobsite safety program that will contain a jobsite-specific safety manual, training, and certification. In addition, the safety program will be enhanced through informal on-site trainings called “tool box talks.” George Hull (Hull & Associates Framing and 2014 NFC Chairman) said, “The NFC will be able to impact change on a national level by developing standards for framing field operations and implementing best practices.”
For more information on the NFC, and to become a member, go to sbcindustry.com/nfc.