National Frame Building Association Publishes New Safety Manual Template

April 8, 2019 -- Chicago, IL -- The National Frame Building Association (NFBA) has published a customizable Safety Manual for its members. The template was developed by NFBA's Safety Committee for post-frame contractors to address their company's specific safety needs.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations are updated frequently, and the frame building industry standards are continuously subject to developments in technology, products, and equipment. The most important directive, no matter the size of the business, is to train employees in hazard recognition and protective equipment. As job sites are changing constantly, workers need to identify hazards as they arise.

In response to daily safety challenges faced in the industry, general guidance is provided to post-frame contractors in developing safety rules and programs for items that 1) should be part of the safety program but don't require training of employees, 2) require training for work on all post-frame construction sites, and 3) require training but may not be part of the work on all post-frame construction sites.

The NFBA’s Safety Manual, which is available now but for members of NFBA only, addresses every conceivable issue, from fall protection to fire safety to prevention of mobile phone distraction. With safety being a top priority, nine contributors collaborated to ensure no stone was left unturned:

Dave Underwood, Chair, FBi Buildings Inc.

Gary Auman, Auman, Mahan & Furry

Mike Dunipace, Dunipace Builders

Steve Eversole, Eversole Builders Inc.

Matt Greiner, Greiner Buildings Inc.

Randy Kirts, Blitz Builders Inc.

Josh Nowlin, Quality Structures Inc.

Kathy Rode, Greiner Buildings Inc.

Katy Tiller, Wick Buildings Inc.

"All of us in the post-frame industry are extremely grateful that our Safety Committee has taken the time and care to bring this important Safety Manual to completion," says NFBA President, Jeff Henry. “Safety for the men and women on the jobsites is always a top priority.”

ABOUT NFBA

National Frame Building Association (NFBA) is a nonprofit trade association that promotes the interests of the post-frame construction industry and its members. The association’s members are primarily post-frame builders, suppliers, manufacturers, building material dealers, code and design professionals, and structural engineers.

NFBA is the only national trade association that represents post-frame industry professionals. The association exists to support its members and stimulate the growth of the post-frame industry by providing industry tools and code resources, education, access to technical and legal experts, builder accreditation programs, newsletters and post-frame market development updates, and networking opportunities.

Currently, there are approximately 800 NFBA member companies across the United States.

To learn more, visit www.nfba.org.



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