NFC Receives Harwood Grant for Fall Prevention Education

Originally published by: National Framers CouncilSeptember 26, 2017

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The Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) and its National Framers Council (NFC) are pleased to announce confirmation of approval for a Susan Harwood Training Grant through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Susan Harwood Training Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations to help fund the development of training and education courses for workers and employers exposed to workplace safety and health hazards.

Chris Tatge, Executive Director of the NFC and co-owner of Dynamic Construction in Stoughton, Wisconsin, will be leading the training and is happy to give framers this kind of experience. “I’m really excited to be a part of this and to offer something that’s different from fall protection training in years past,” Tatge said. “Our training will be the closest thing to real-world applications that I’ve seen in my twenty plus years of framing experience.”

SBCA/NFC was awarded the grant to create a live, hands-on Targeted Topic Training program that identifies and prevents workplace hazards. The scope of the educational course covers fall prevention in construction with an emphasis on safety during roof truss installation. NFC’s FrameSAFE Safety Manual will provide the basis for the course curriculum, which will be held at the Structural Building Component Research Institute (SBCRI) located inside the SBCA/NFC headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin.

Enrollment will be open to framers throughout Wisconsin at no cost. Training will include classroom instruction and a hands-on training experience inside SBCRI. The training will feature a fully functional, small-scale roof structure to replicate roof truss installation.

Stay tuned this fall for more information about training opportunities beginning in early 2018.

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