Parting Shots: A Coordinated Effort to Focus on Safety


Parting Shots: A Coordinated Effort to Focus on Safety

Ace Carpentry Stand-Down photo

On May 7-11, construction crews across the nation took part in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down, an annual opportunity for framers to discuss safety with their employees and emphasize the importance of fall prevention. 

Ace Carpentry Inc. of Manassas, Virginia, participates in the Stand-Down annually, and took some creative drone photos this year. General Manager Thomas Vittitow organized the above photo saying that work on the jobsite can become isolating, so “getting them together and trying to orchestrate something to that effect – it kind of gives us all [time] to just be involved with each other.”

Thomas also organizes a cookout each year for Ace Carpentry’s jobsite crews during the Stand-Down. After the meal they hold an hour long meeting to discuss safety topics using FrameSAFE, the National Framers Council (NFC) safety program. “The FrameSAFE program as a whole has become a huge asset to our company,” he says. The NFC is a council of SBCA and has dramatically increased opportunities for communication and collaboration between framers and component manufacturers.

Send us some photos that creatively highlight your company’s safety culture and they could end up in a future Parting Shots!