Framers Council Headlines

If awareness is a powerful ally of workplace safety, distractions are its enemy— including the use of headphones to listen to music on dangerous job sites like construction projects, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Read about the maximum penalty amounts, with the annual adjustment for inflation, that may be assessed after Jan. 15, 2020.

Read the top ten most read Framing News headlines of 2019.

I am humbled and honored to have been asked to serve as president of the National Framers Council.

Drug use is on the rise and has reached its highest level in a decade. In fact, a National Safety Council (NSC) study from early 2019 showed that for the first time in the U.S. opioid overdoses are now the number one preventable cause of death in the country.

Universal Forest Products, Inc. announced it has completed the reorganization of its operations and is now operating as UFP Industries, a change announced in August 2019.

UL recently tested and promulgated a listing for an exterior wall system (EWS) containing pressure-impregnated fire-retardant-treated wood (FRTW), which makes the plan approval process for Type I, II, and III construction quicker and easier for architects.

Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has launched a complete line of structural epoxy products designed for a variety of concrete crack repair jobs.

A notice published in the Federal Register corrects minor errors, and clarifies requirements in the Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment standards.

A total of 5,250 workers died as a result of on-the-job injuries in 2018 – a 2% increase from 2017 and the highest number of fatalities since 5,657 were recorded in 2007, according to Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries data released Dec. 17 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.