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SBA to Hold Three Roundtables on New Overtime Rule Proposal

SBA to Hold Three Roundtables on New Overtime Rule Proposal

The U.S. Small Business Administration will be hosting three roundtables in April to discuss the Department of Labor’s new proposed Overtime Regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. NAHB members and other small businesses are encouraged to participate to express their views on the proposal.

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Inaugural Safety Zone at IBS a Huge Success for Attendees and Exhibitors

Inaugural Safety Zone at IBS a Huge Success for Attendees and Exhibitors

The first ever Jobsite Safety Zone at the International Builders’ Show held last month in Las Vegas was a tremendous success for exhibitors, attendees and NAHB alike. Plans are in the works to bring back, and even expand, the Safety Zone in 2020.

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Understand the Dangers and Proper Use of Chemicals

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on March 12, 2019 0 Comments
Understand the Dangers and Proper Use of Chemicals

Chemicals such as glues, solvents, paints and pressurized gases are commonly used in the home building process. But they can be hazardous to individuals when not used properly. NAHB’s most recent video toolbox talk provides some guidance.

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Exciting New Home Products Showcased in Global Innovation Awards

Filed in Awards, Global Housing, Technology by on March 11, 2019 1 Comment
Exciting New Home Products Showcased in Global Innovation Awards

Virtual reality model home tours, anti-slip tile decking, 3-D interior design software and a high-efficiency one room heating and cooling system all were winners in the 2018 Global Innovation Awards.

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Become a Safety Leader During National Ladder Safety Month

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on March 6, 2019 0 Comments
Become a Safety Leader During National Ladder Safety Month

Now through March 31, the third annual National Ladder Safety Month will promote ladder safety training and educate homeowners and working professionals on the dangers of unsafe ladder use.

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Future Home Building Leaders Honored at IBS

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Future Home Building Leaders Honored at IBS

NAHB recently honored five emerging leaders as 2018 Young Professionals of the Year. The awards — presented at the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas — acknowledge the winners’ hard work and successes, performance and dedication, and outstanding potential as they begin to serve as leaders in the home building industry.

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Prioritizing Safety to Promote Culture, Retain Talent, and Save Money

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Sponsored Content by on March 1, 2019 1 Comment
Prioritizing Safety to Promote Culture, Retain Talent, and Save Money

Every Monday morning, Wenger Construction crews huddle up at jobsites for their weekly “toolbox talk” where site leaders review safety protocols, talk through real scenarios involving co-workers and discuss ideas for improvement

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NAHB Legal Action Fund Grants $60K to Builders and HBAs at IBS

Filed in Legal by on February 27, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Legal Action Fund Grants $60K to Builders and HBAs at IBS

The NAHB Legal Action Committee awarded $60,000 in grants to members and state and local associations that applied to NAHB’s Legal Action Fund.

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OSHA Urges Employers to Prevent Worker Exposure to Carbon Monoxide in Confined Spaces

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on February 18, 2019 0 Comments
OSHA Urges Employers to Prevent Worker Exposure to Carbon Monoxide in Confined Spaces

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued a trade release urging employers to take necessary precautions to protect workers from the serious and potentially fatal effects of carbon monoxide exposure.

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ICC 2018 Codes Changes Largely Positive Thanks to NAHB Members

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on February 13, 2019 0 Comments
ICC 2018 Codes Changes Largely Positive Thanks to NAHB Members

The results of the ICC Group A 2018 model codes vote have been finalized, and NAHB got many of the changes it was hoping for – and blocked many undesired changes – thanks in large part to member mobilization.

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