Labor, Safety and Health

HBI Continues to Support Online Learning Initiatives

HBI Continues to Support Online Learning Initiatives

To support online learning during this time, HBI is offering a promotion to the first 25 organizations that sign or renew a Pre-Apprenticeship Certification Training (PACT) license. In addition, HBI’s free online learning tool, CTEtechWorks, has been extended to June 30.

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Free NAHB Webinar on Managing Mental Health in a Pandemic

Free NAHB Webinar on Managing Mental Health in a Pandemic

In a free webinar from NAHB, experts discuss the everyday challenges presented by the pandemic and share steps and concrete strategies we can take to cope with stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic.

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OSHA Reverses Course and Now Requires Employers to Track COVID-19 Cases

OSHA Reverses Course and Now Requires Employers to Track COVID-19 Cases

OSHA this week announced a significant reversal of previous policy on an employer’s obligation to record work-related cases of COVID-19 on OSHA injury and illness logs. The new requirements go into effect Tuesday, May 26.

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Construction Career Exploration Moves Online

Construction Career Exploration Moves Online

Home builders associations are teaming with members and their local school systems to keep career exploration available to students during the COVID-19 pandemic, modifying hands-on or in-person events into online experiences.

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Listen to Industry Experts Discuss the Opioid Crisis in Construction

Listen to Industry Experts Discuss the Opioid Crisis in Construction

In the latest episode of the Builders Mutual podcast, Building Progress, Tina Hill, director of workers’ compensation claims at Builders Mutual, and NAHB VP David Jaffe talk about the challenges facing people struggling with or recovering from opioid addiction, and how the crisis in construction continues.

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More than 600,000 Construction Layoffs in March

More than 600,000 Construction Layoffs in March

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey data reveals there were 618,000 layoffs in the construction sector in March, a striking increase over the 202,000 total in February and a 245% jump over the 179,000 count in March 2019. It is expected the count will rise even higher when the BLS releases its April data in June.

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What Businesses Need to Know about Workers’ Comp and COVID-19

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What Businesses Need to Know about Workers’ Comp and COVID-19

Access to workers’ compensation for COVID-19 depends on your state’s laws. Guidance is available from states and organizations that have addressed this issue.

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House Passes Relief Bill That Would Allow HBAs to Access Business Loans

House Passes Relief Bill That Would Allow HBAs to Access Business Loans

House Democrats have passed a $3 trillion relief package that would allow trade associations that serve the home building industry — including the hundreds of home builder associations throughout the nation — to access small business loans under the next round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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OSHA Considering a New Standard on Tree Care; NAHB Member Speaks Up

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OSHA Considering a New Standard on Tree Care; NAHB Member Speaks Up

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is considering a new standard on tree care operations that could add additional requirements to workers when dealing with trees, including those on construction sites.

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IRS Reverses Guidance on Employee Retention Tax Credit

IRS Reverses Guidance on Employee Retention Tax Credit

In response to concerns raised by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, the IRS has reversed guidance to allow employer-paid health insurance costs to be eligible for the employee retention tax credit, even if the employer has furloughed workers and is not otherwise paying wages.

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