Framers Council

As 19-year-old Sarah Wong and 71-year-old Alan Justad sat in their cars on Mercer Street in Seattle, waiting for traffic to move about 3:30 p.m. on April 27, 2019, a construction crane fell from nearly nine stories above, crushing their cars and killing them.

A Morgan Hill-based lumber company reached a $375,000 settlement agreement with a northern California county over the death of a sawmill employee in 2013.

Reducing annual lung X-ray requirements, eliminating the collection of employee Social Security numbers and removing feral cats from the list of “rodents” in shipyard sanitation standards are among the 14 revisions in a final rule issued by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

With temperatures warming and summer right around the corner, now is a good time to review a hazard alert from the Center for Construction Research and Training (known as CPWR) that warns about the risk of skin cancer from sun exposure and offering tips for preventing and recognizing it.

With the ongoing shortage of skilled labor showing little signs of abatement, contractors are eagerly seeking ways to increase efficiency such as the use of panelized wood-framed wall systems and other methods of prefabrication.

Repairing plastic? No problem. With new DAP® RapidFuse™ Plastic Primer Kit, hard-to-bond plastic surfaces are no match, offering a fast and flawless repair where other quick-fix adhesives fall short.

Boise Cascade Company (Boise Cascade) (NYSE: BCC) today announced the completion of the acquisition of American Lumber Distributors headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

Today, LP Building Solutions introduced a smartphone app for its LP® BuildSmart™ program, which is designed to boost LP® SmartSide® preferred contractors’ businesses. With this new app, members can more easily turn LP® SmartSide®product purchases into LP BuildSmart points that can be redeemed for tools, sales services, and co-branded marketing support. The app also enables members to retrieve homeowner leads directly from their phones.

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, renewed its partnership with Habitat for Humanity International for the 13th consecutive year. To date, the company has contributed nearly $4 million toward Habitat’s goal of helping to provide families in need with an affordable and decent place to call home.

The concept of incident reporting has been around for quite some time now. Though it was designed to improve safety in the workplace, there are still a number of reasons employees refuse to comply avoid this. Management and frontline workers need to understand why reporting an incident makes a big difference in the safety, efficiency and overall well-being of the organization and its members.