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Surviving an OSHA inspection

– By  Mark Ward Sr. – Few things strike fear in the hearts of many rural builders more than the thought of an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspector showing up unannounced at a job site. For a “survival guide,” Rural Builder spoke with three leading safety professionals for the post-frame building industry....

OSHA communications on distracted driving and injury reporting

– By Gary Auman – Recent communications from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will have an effect on workplace practices regarding cell phone use and injury-reporting requirements. Employees and Distracted Driving How often do you talk on your cell phone while driving? Do you have a hands-free phone? Do you believe it is...

PFMI Update: Making Sure Your “Online House” is in Order

– By John Ryan  NFBA Director of Market Development – “Seventy percent of a sale is over before a salesperson ever gets involved.” According to Tiffany Sauder, president of Element Three, a marketing agency based in Indianapolis, Ind., this fact is one of the main reasons that companies need a strong online presence. This...

Current safety issues for the construction industry

-By Gary Auman, Legal Counsel for NFBA- Rather than focusing on a specific safety issue important to the construction industry, in this article I discuss a range of current safety topics, including the areas in which the most frequent safety violations have recently occurred, changes governing the filing of retaliation claims, safety areas of...

NFBA presents Bernon G. Perkins and 2012 Crew Foreman awards

The National Frame Building Association held its annual convention and trade show, Frame Building Expo, February 20 – February 22, 2013 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. During the NFBA Awards Luncheon on February 21, the 2012 Building of the Year winners, Crew Foreman of the Year, and 2013 Rural Builder...

Cover Rural Builder Sept. 2012

OSHA 101 for rural builders

– By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder – A few things to know about the regulatory agency that monitors workplace safety. Even companies with the best safety practices ‘fear’ a visit from OSHA. With thousands of pages of regulations developed for the protection of workers, the concerns are justifiable. Yet, knowledge is power and knowing...