Labor, Safety and Health

HBA Workforce Development Program Wins State Funding

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Student Chapters by on November 29, 2017 5 Comments
HBA Workforce Development Program Wins State Funding

The HBA of Colorado Springs has been awarded $587,276 from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment to bolster its Careers in Construction program.

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OSHA Extends Deadline for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 27, 2017 2 Comments
OSHA Extends Deadline for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports

The rule requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information they are already required to keep under existing OSHA regulations.

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OSHA Delays Deadline for Crane Operator Certification After NAHB Urging

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on November 27, 2017 0 Comments
OSHA Delays Deadline for Crane Operator Certification After NAHB Urging

Under the urging of NAHB, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is delaying its deadline for employers to ensure that crane operators are certified by one year until Nov. 10, 2018.

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Last Chance to Show Your Commitment to Employee Safety

Filed in Awards, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 8, 2017 0 Comments
Last Chance to Show Your Commitment to Employee Safety

This is your last chance to display your company’s commitment to safety on the worksite. Applications for the SAFE Awards will close this Friday, Nov. 10.

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Controlling Silica Exposure Using Table 1

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 8, 2017 0 Comments
Controlling Silica Exposure Using Table 1

These resources have been pulled from multiple manufacturers and OSHA to help you comply with the silica rule that went into effect Sept. 23 and is now being enforced by OSHA.

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Marijuana Legalization Leads Some to Modify Employee Drug Policies

Filed in Business Management, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 8, 2017 1 Comment
Marijuana Legalization Leads Some to Modify Employee Drug Policies

With the proliferation of legalized marijuana, a growing number of home builders are having to add yet another item to their work responsibilities: modifying workplace drug policies. To help members better navigate this issue, NAHB has created “A Builder’s Guide: Marijuana in the Workplace.”

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House Passes Joint Employer Bill, Providing Certainty for Small Businesses

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 7, 2017 1 Comment
House Passes Joint Employer Bill, Providing Certainty for Small Businesses

NAHB today commended the House for passing the bipartisan Save Local Business Act, legislation that would amend the National Labor Relations Act and Fair Labor Standards Act to restore a common sense joint employer standard for home building firms and other small businesses.

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Congress Urged to Extend Legal Status of Foreign-Born Construction Workers

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 7, 2017 0 Comments
Congress Urged to Extend Legal Status of Foreign-Born Construction Workers

NAHB and allied groups have sent a joint letter to bipartisan congressional leaders urging them to extend the Temporary Protected Status designations for El Salvador, Haiti and Honduras to help alleviate the severe labor shortage in the construction industry.

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Featured Video Toolbox Talk: Nail Gun Safety

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on November 3, 2017 0 Comments
Featured Video Toolbox Talk: Nail Gun Safety

Pneumatic nailers, more commonly referred to as nail guns, have certainly made work more efficient, but their speed and power has led to serious injuries on the job. NAHB’s new videos can help avoid them.

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Has the Labor Shortage Reached ‘Crisis’ Status?

Has the Labor Shortage Reached ‘Crisis’ Status?

It’s been more than 10 years since there were this many unfilled construction jobs. And according to NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz, the labor situation is likely to worsen in the months ahead.

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