FrameSAFE Garners Positive Comments from Framers & Beyond
Originally published by: National Framers Council — November 24, 2015
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Since FrameSAFE first rolled out in March of this year, 23 Professional Framer members of the National Framers Council (NFC), along with 12 Skilled Subcontractors, have subscribed to the program. As this bilingual, OSHA-compliant safety program is being implemented across the country, the feedback has been very positive.
When asked what he likes most about the program Frank Mudd, COO of Southernwood Framing LLC in La Plata, MD, had a simple response: “The ease of understanding.” He explained that many off-the-shelf programs cover a wide range of topics and even other industries. “Having a program like FrameSAFE really gives carpenters the sense that something was designed specifically for them,” he said. “We feel like the program is very well put together and implementing it was an easy process.”
Tom Gehrz, General Manager of Solid LLC in West St. Paul, MN, agreed that “FrameSAFE is both easy to read and graphical.” He also understands the benefit of working with a program created by an organization of like-minded professionals. “We were attracted to the National Framers Council (NFC) and FrameSAFE because they represent an ‘outside authority’ that strives to interpret and stay current with OSHA, and works with framing contractors around the country to devise safety methods that are current, compliant, practical and productive.”
Framers aren’t the only ones providing encouraging comments about the program. Bruce Jones of Bruce L. Jones Contractor, Inc. in Hanover, PA, has received great feedback from his GC’s safety directors as they have encountered FrameSAFE on the jobsite. “We are being told it is the best plan that any of these guys have seen from anyone,” he reported. “They are so glad to see someone step up with this kind of plan for the framers.”
For more information about the FrameSAFE program visit the NFC website or call 608-310-6777.