Framers Council

Due to COVID-19, various state and local stay at home orders and social distancing guidelines have prompted many employers to allow some of their employees to work from home.

Contact tracing may sound like taking your contacts out of your eyes and then drawing circles around them. But that’s not what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and different public health officials are talking about about when they are referring to contact tracing.

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University teamed up with Facebook to aggregate self-reported data to try to visually capture an estimated percentage of people with COVID-19 symptoms in individual U.S. counties. 

As jobless claims reach record highs, states now have more guidance on how to roll out the emergency unemployment benefits provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

On April 16, OSHA issued a memo to its regional administrators regarding “Discretion in Enforcement when Considering an Employer’s Good Faith Efforts During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic,” which will take effect immediately and remain in effect until further notice. 

The National Framers Council’s COVID-19 Safety Training Resources page now includes a new FrameSAFE Toolbox Talk that is available for everyone to download and use with framing crews: COVID-19 Best Practices for Safer Jobsites.

Our primary strategic objective must be to prevent ICU overwhelm, which is imminent in many US cities on our current course.

While some federal, state and local governments are changing enforcement priorities to lessen the enforcement burden on employers during the Coronavirus pandemic, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulations remain in full force.

SBCA and NFC are assisting assisting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in mapping personal protective equipment (PPE) supply across the country to respond to COVID-19-related shortages.

Dr. David Price of Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City shared information in a Mar. 22 Zoom call with family and friends on how to protect yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic.