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Can You Spot a Safety Hazard on the Job Site?

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 7, 2019 2 Comments
Can You Spot a Safety Hazard on the Job Site?

June is National Safety Month, and the focus for the first week is hazard recognition.

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Why Home Builders Should Be Concerned About ‘Early Development’

Filed in Legal by on May 30, 2019 0 Comments
Why Home Builders Should Be Concerned About ‘Early Development’

E.D. in the new home warranty industry is an acronym for “early development,” which refers to the timing of structural claim occurrence during the 10-year warranty term. What factors determine when structural claims occur? And why is this important to home builders?

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Prepare Now for the Trench Safety Stand Down in June

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on May 29, 2019 0 Comments
Prepare Now for the Trench Safety Stand Down in June

NAHB is a proud partner of the 2019 Trench Safety Stand Down, presented by OSHA and the National Utility Contractors Association. Running June 17-21, the stand down gives employers, supervisors and foremen the opportunity to speak directly to workers about trench and excavation hazards.

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Student Competition Winners Featured in NAHB Workforce Development Video

Filed in Student Chapters by on May 24, 2019 1 Comment
Student Competition Winners Featured in NAHB Workforce Development Video

Fresh off a win in the NAHB Student Competition at IBS 2019 in Las Vegas, construction management students at Shelby County High School (Ky.) are featured in a recent workforce development video touting a career in carpentry.

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NAHB Supports Building Safety Month with International Code Council

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on May 22, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Supports Building Safety Month with International Code Council

Building codes can have a profound impact on the comfort and safety of residents as well as the cost of construction and the cost of operating the home. NAHB can help its members work toward cost-effective and safe codes.

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DOJ Files Fair Housing Act Case Against 82 Multifamily Properties

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on May 20, 2019 0 Comments
DOJ Files Fair Housing Act Case Against 82 Multifamily Properties

The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced a broad, sweeping lawsuit against 82 multifamily properties spread across 13 states involving more than 3,000 housing units.

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Dusky Gopher Frog Case Lives On

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on May 16, 2019 4 Comments
Dusky Gopher Frog Case Lives On

Even though the case was resolved with a unanimous Supreme Court decision, the central issue — the definition of “habitat” — is still up in the air, and NAHB is still involved.

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Siding Installer Safety Tips for the Busy Summer Season

Siding Installer Safety Tips for the Busy Summer Season

Jobsite safety is important every day, but as the weather gets warmer and the calendar fills up, having safety as a top priority can be critical for a siding contractor.

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Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Begins Today

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on May 6, 2019 0 Comments
Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Begins Today

Today marks the beginning of the annual National Safety Stand-Down for fall prevention in construction. NAHB is once again partnering with OSHA to encourage home builders to participate in the week of fall safety awareness.

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NAHB Senior Officers Talk Codes at ICC Board Meeting

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on May 3, 2019 2 Comments
NAHB Senior Officers Talk Codes at ICC Board Meeting

NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde and First Vice Chairman Dean Mon recently addressed the Board of the International Codes Council (ICC) in Albuquerque, N.M., as the ICC meets to consider revisions to parts of its International Residential Code and other codes important to home builders.

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