OSHA Fact Sheet "Using Portable Generators Safely" from NFCA March 2021 Enews
NFCA Webinar "Fire-Resistance Standards and the International Building Code" January 26, 2021, presented by NFCA Consultant Rich Walke
This webinar covers key parts of ASTM E119, UL 263 and CAN/ULC-S101 for the fire test standards. The acceptance are critical to know and to understand why certain variances should not be allowed. ASTM E119, UL 263 and CAN/ULC-S101 evaluate the fire performance of beams, columns, floors and walls with different acceptance criteria for each. Hear the common 'misinformation' points that we hear from the field and key questions to ask for building code compliance for new construction and existing buildings.
Fireproofing Patching - NFCA's Handbook of Accepted Fireproofing Knowledge (HAFK) provides a section on patching fireproofing. Check out NFCA's HAFK Appendix 1, SFRM Patching and Appendix 2, IFRM Patching documents to learn NFCA's position, "Respect the Listing", using the same material in the tested and listed system design.
OSHA COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction Workforce
OSHA Top 10 Serious Violations for 2019 - The list for 2020 coming soon.
Safety Alert! OSHA recently updated the ‘Inspection Procedures for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards’. The document shows the last update was as of April 14 and May 6, 2020, with an effective date of June 25, 2020. USA based NFCA Members, check with your safety personnel to be sure your company is up to date with the OSHA Procedures. The OSHA document is linked so company staff can verify for compliance. https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/directives/CPL_02-02-080.pdf
NFCA Webinar Series June 2020,: Bill McHugh, NFCA and Ruben Sandoval, UL, discuss the NFCA Contractor Accreditation Program and the UL Qualified SFRM Contractor Program.