August 6, 2008
WTCA Releases Cold-Formed Steel Building Component Safety Information Booklet

WTCA’s Cold-Formed Steel Council (CFSC) is pleased to release The Cold-Formed Steel Building Component Safety Information booklet (CFSBCSI), which is now available for purchase. Modeled after BCSI for metal plate connected wood trusses, CFSBCSI includes the most current information regarding the handling, installation, restraint and bracing of cold-formed steel trusses.

“The CFSBCSI is a great risk management tool for your business, which is why the industry has been asking for it,” said Mike Noonan, of Cascade Manufacturing. “All truss fabricators who have been involved with steel are in need of this tool, and it hasn’t been available before. Now that it is, we, as an industry, need to make use of it.”

CFSBCSI is available in an easy to read 8-1/2” x 11”, spiral bound booklet and includes many photographs and graphics that help clarify and support the concepts discussed in the text. In addition, each of the six (6) chapters of CFSBCSI are also available as individual Summary Sheets, which condense the information provided in each chapter into a few pages that emphasize the main concepts using a more graphical presentation.

The booklet includes information on important safety items to be considered when handling and installing trusses, required information to be included by the building designer in the construction documents for projects, crane use and proper truss handling, hip set assembly installation recommendations, long span truss installation, field assembly and other special conditions, permanent restraint and bracing concepts and guidelines, construction loads, truss damage, jobsite modifications and installation errors, and fall protection general guidelines.

To learn more about CFSBCSI or to order copies, please visit

Source: WTCA Press Release, July 24, 2008

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