NFC Provides Framers Training Tools on Jobsite Housekeeping & Hazard Communication
Originally published by: National Framers Council — September 2, 2015
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Toolbox Talks are a key component in harnessing the benefits of safety training and maintaining an OSHA-compliant safety program. The National Framers Council (NFC) is pleased to announce the release of two new topics on General Jobsite Safety in its collection of FrameSAFE Toolbox Talks:
- Housekeeping – Provides the important reminder that “A clean jobsite is a safe jobsite!”
- HAZCOM – How to Read an SDS – Covers the 16-section format required in the new Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
“Taking five minutes a week to highlight common workplace safety issues and general tips for a safe, efficient jobsite can transform the safety culture of a jobsite,” stated NFC Safety Committee Chair Kenny Shifflett (Ace Carpentry). “Consistent, properly-documented training can also greatly reduce the risk of an OSHA fine should an OSHA inspection occur.”
Designed to coincide with the six sections of the FrameSAFE Safety Manual, Toolbox Talks are one-page training sheets that include space for employee documentation to further aid in OSHA compliance. All include as many graphics as possible with written descriptions in both English and Spanish to summarize main points. With the addition of these documents, the FrameSAFE program now includes 39 Toolbox Talks for use by subscribers. Several additional topics are in the works for release this fall.
For more information on this valuable safety program, visit framerscouncil.org/framesafe.