Labor, Safety and Health

OSHA Releases Silica Standard FAQ for Construction

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 14, 2018 0 Comments
OSHA Releases Silica Standard FAQ for Construction

OSHA just released a set of 53 frequently asked questions to provide guidance to employers and employees on its respirable crystalline silica standard for construction. 

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NAHB Supports OSHA Safe + Sound Week Beginning Today

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 13, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Supports OSHA Safe + Sound Week Beginning Today

NAHB is an official supporting partner of OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week 2018, a nationwide awareness campaign on the value of health and safety programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.

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Study Shows Massachusetts Opioid Deaths Highest Among Construction Workers

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 9, 2018 0 Comments
Study Shows Massachusetts Opioid Deaths Highest Among Construction Workers

Workers in the construction industry are six times more likely to die of an opioid overdose than the average worker and account for nearly a quarter of all overdose deaths among the working population.

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Trench Deaths, Injuries Rise for Home Builders

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 3, 2018 2 Comments
Trench Deaths, Injuries Rise for Home Builders

OSHA has made reducing trenching and excavation hazards a priority, and for good reason: Excavation and trench-related fatalities in 2016 were nearly double the average of the previous five years.

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Take Advantage of Valuable NAHB Safety Resources in English and Spanish

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on July 26, 2018 0 Comments
Take Advantage of Valuable NAHB Safety Resources in English and Spanish

NAHB is committed to helping home builders keep workers safe on the job site, eliminate preventable accidents, injuries, and deaths, and comply with OSHA requirements and get clean inspections.

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NAHB, HBI Pledge to Train 50,000 Workers Over Next 5 Years

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on July 19, 2018 3 Comments
NAHB, HBI Pledge to Train 50,000 Workers Over Next 5 Years

Attending a White House event on workforce development, NAHB Chairman Randy Noel pledged that NAHB will work with HBI to educate and train 50,000 new workers over the next five years for a career in the construction trades.

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DOL Officially Kills ‘Persuader Rule’

DOL Officially Kills ‘Persuader Rule’

In a victory for NAHB, the Department of Labor (DOL) today officially rescinded the Obama-era “persuader rule’ that would have unfairly required lawyers and consultants to report to the DOL when counseling employers concerning union organizing.

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‘Safety Zone’ Planned for the Builders’ Show

‘Safety Zone’ Planned for the Builders’ Show

NAHB is extending its Safety 365 campaign past the end of this year and into 2019 with the launch of the Safety Zone, a unique exhibit and demonstration space at the International Builders’ Show Feb. 19-21 in Las Vegas.

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Resources for Home Builders to Beat the Heat

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on July 9, 2018 0 Comments
Resources for Home Builders to Beat the Heat

Exposure to high temperatures or heat can cause serious illness and even death. Ensuring that your body is regularly hydrated and protected from the sun during hot months is essential to maintaining balance for performing well at work. This NAHB video can help explain how.

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Register for Local Fall Prevention Courses

Filed in Education, Labor, Safety and Health by on July 5, 2018 0 Comments
Register for Local Fall Prevention Courses

The training programs will help employees and employers identify and avoid fall hazards encountered during home building operations, the prevention of falls, solutions to protect against and arrest falls, and the rescue of a fallen worker.

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