Codes and Regulations

OSHA Announces 30-day ‘Good Faith’ Enforcement of New Silica Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 21, 2017 0 Comments

Resources and background information for complying with the new rule can be found on NAHB’s website.

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Be Prepared! OSHA Silica Rule Takes Effect Saturday, Sept. 23

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 19, 2017 12 Comments
Be Prepared! OSHA Silica Rule Takes Effect Saturday, Sept. 23

NAHB’s Silica in Construction Toolkit provides resources for helping home builders and remodelers to get in compliance with the rule.

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EPA Waives Lead Paint Requirements for Certain Renovations

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Remodelers by on September 18, 2017 0 Comments
EPA Waives Lead Paint Requirements for Certain Renovations

As recovery and rebuilding efforts begin in Texas and Florida following devastating hurricanes, many may wonder if EPA’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule still applies to these post-disaster renovations. The answer: Not entirely.

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Weigh in on WOTUS – Tell Feds What You Think by Sept. 27

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on September 15, 2017 0 Comments
Weigh in on WOTUS – Tell Feds What You Think by Sept. 27

EPA and the Army Corps are taking comments on a proposed rule that would replace the 2015 definition of the term “waters of the United States” with the text that existed since 1986.

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OSHA Worksite Inspections Temporarily Halted in Irma, Harvey-affected Areas

OSHA Worksite Inspections Temporarily Halted in Irma, Harvey-affected Areas

The suspensions will not apply to OSHA inspections prompted by accidents or deaths.

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Joint Employer Bill Would Give Clarity, Certainty to Small Businesses

Joint Employer Bill Would Give Clarity, Certainty to Small Businesses

NAHB today urged Congress to pass the bipartisan Save Local Business Act, legislation that would boost housing affordability and provide small businesses certainty and predictability by clarifying under law what constitutes a joint employer.

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Feedback Wanted on DOE Moisture Management Tool

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on September 11, 2017 2 Comments
Feedback Wanted on DOE Moisture Management Tool

The Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are seeking feedback on Builder Science Advisor, an online tool they are developing to help building designers manage moisture risk.

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New Silica Rules Go Into Effect Sept. 23

New Silica Rules Go Into Effect Sept. 23

NAHB is advising its members to be prepared as enforcement for the silica rule in construction is currently scheduled to begin on Sept. 23.

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Comment Period for WOTUS Rule Withdrawal Extended

Comment Period for WOTUS Rule Withdrawal Extended

EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers are extending the comment period by 30 days for a proposed rule that will roll back the flawed 2015 “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) definition.

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NAHB Unveils New Stormwater Management Toolkit

NAHB Unveils New Stormwater Management Toolkit

The more complicated the rules become, the more information is needed to advocate for smart, flexible and cost-effective stormwater management. The brand-new NAHB stormwater toolkit has got you covered.

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