post-frame safety

The solid safety program

– By Gary Auman, NFBA Legal Counsel – At the 2016 Frame Building Expo in Indianapolis, the National Frame Building Association recognized 12 member companies that have demonstrated a serious concern for providing their employees with a safe worksite. These companies recognized that a good safety program is the first step...

Safety Update: The importance of a solid safety program

– By Gary Auman, NFBA Legal Counsel – On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed a broad-based budget bill. Many people may have believed that this bill was restricted to funding the federal government for 2016, but buried in the bill was language that requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

OSHA’s new standard for construction work in confined spaces

– By Gary Auman, NFBA Legal Counsel – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new standard for construction work in confined spaces has been in the works for several years. The standard was published as a final rule on May 4, 2015, with an effective date of August 3, 2015. Although...

Best Practices: the rewarding road to an effective safety program

– By Greg Blosser, National Frame Building Association Communications Manager – Whether your company is a magnet for worksite accidents or an exemplary beacon of safety excellence, conducting a safety audit is a wise first step in determining where your company currently lies on the safety spectrum. It’s a process that,...

Post-Frame R&T: Fall arrest system testing

By Daniel P. Hindman  Ph.D., P.E., LEED Green Associate  / A fall is one of the most traumatic events that can happen on a jobsite. The effects of a fall, much like those of a wave spreading from a pebble dropped in a pond, can radiate through the work crew, the...

Frame Building News cover June 2012

Research & Technology: Better fall prevention

Testing of fall arrest anchors connected to post-frame trusses /  By Daniel P. Hindman, Ph.D. and Lori M. Koch, M.S., M.F. / Falls are an ever present hazard on construction sites and account for a disproportionate number of fatalities and injuries on jobsites. In 2010, 635 fatalities were caused by falls...