Labor, Safety and Health

New Resources Help You Recruit Skilled Labor

New Resources Help You Recruit Skilled Labor

NAHB continues to update its members-only Skilled Workforce Development Resources to help you recruit skilled labor and spread the word about the valuable careers available in residential construction.

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Take Time This Week to Discuss Trench Safety

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Take Time This Week to Discuss Trench Safety

To raise awareness of trench safety during National Safety Month, the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) has organized a Trench Safety Stand Down the week of June 19-24.

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OSHA’s Safe+Sound Week Raises Awareness of Workplace Safety

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OSHA’s Safe+Sound Week Raises Awareness of Workplace Safety

OSHA kicks off its inaugural Safe + Sound Week this morning. Throughout the week, workplaces and organizations are encouraged to host events and activities that showcase the core elements of an effective safety and health program — management, leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing workplace hazards.

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Labor Department Overturns Obama-era Joint Employer, Misclassification Guidance

Labor Department Overturns Obama-era Joint Employer, Misclassification Guidance

In a victory for NAHB members and the small business community, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta on June 7 announced the withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on independent contractors and joint employment — two Obama-era guidance documents that expanded the tests for what constitutes a joint employer and an independent contractor, respectively.

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DOL Proposes to Withdraw ‘Persuader Rule’

DOL Proposes to Withdraw ‘Persuader Rule’

The Department of Labor today began the process of formally rescinding the Obama administration’s final “persuader” rule. The proposal to withdraw the rule is expected to be published in the Federal Register in the coming weeks, where it will be open to public comment.

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OSHA Suspends Rule Requiring Electronic Reporting of Injuries

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OSHA Suspends Rule Requiring Electronic Reporting of Injuries

Thanks, in large part, to the efforts of NAHB and other industry groups that challenged the “unlawful and arbitrary” rule, OSHA has proposed the July 1 deadline be suspended until further notice.

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Let This Safety Video Do Most of the Talking for You

Before the week is through, builders are encouraged to dedicate at least 10-15 minutes to speak with their crews on-site and reinforce the importance of fall protection. NAHB helped make this an easy task by creating a brief “Toolbox Talk” video on ladder safety.

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Maine to Launch Carpentry Training Program

Maine to Launch Carpentry Training Program

A residential carpenter apprenticeship program sponsored by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Maine has been approved by the state’s labor department — an important step in addressing the home building industry’s need to train and retain skilled carpenters.

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Big Savings from Better Codes

Big Savings from Better Codes

In 2016, NAHB led countless efforts that successfully removed or excluded unnecessary measures from building codes—provisions that would have greatly increased builder costs and ultimately, impacted housing affordability.

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How to Protect Your No. 1 Investment

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How to Protect Your No. 1 Investment

Ensuring the safety of your employees is an investment that pays off. From May 8-12, thousands of construction companies and other businesses will be raising awareness about fall prevention by participating in the fourth annual National Safety Stand-Down. Builders are asked to stop work for at least 15 minutes during any day this week to talk directly with their workers about fall hazards and to reinforce the importance of fall protection on the jobsite.

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