Framers Council

While it’s not possible to eliminate low temperatures or substitute warmer weather, there are changes that can be made to minimize risk of accidents.

Matt Grossman is the plant foreman of American Pride Builders, LLC, a framing company based in Ridgeland, South Carolina. The company is part of the turnkey construction operation his family owns, which also includes a component manufacturing company.

Simpson Strong-Tie products released in 2018 ranged from structural steel seismic connectors to epoxy anchoring adhesives to auto-feed screw driving tools for decking contractors.

The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission tends to disfavor duplicative citations, which has been fortunate for employers seeking to establish a duplicative citation defense. The Secretary of Labor, however, is attempting to restrict the availability of the defense.

There's probably a better way to take down a building than by suspending a mini-excavator in the air. Here is a clip of how one company decided to remove concrete on the exterior of what appears to be a rather tall building.

Government data shows that recordable injuries and illnesses in the private sector continued their drop in 2017, with 45,800 fewer cases among adult full-time equivalent (FTE) employees than there were in 2016.

At the Framer Summit in October, both Kent Pagel of Pagel, Davis, and Hill, P.C. and Lock Curtis of IronRisk Strategies, LLC offered helpful information about a framer’s insurance coverage as it relates to GC contract requirements.

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced the SCS seismic bypass framing connector, the first hybrid seismic clip engineered for either slide-clip or fixed-clip applications in high-seismic areas.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Northeast Framing Inc. – based in Lunenberg, Massachusetts – for exposing workers to falls and other hazards following an employee’s fatal fall at an East Boston, Massachusetts, worksite in May 2018.

Welcome to our annual celebration of safety excellence in leadership, as we profile the winners of the America's Safest Companies 2018 awards.