Labor, Safety and Health

Texas Builders Break Ground on Trade School

Texas Builders Break Ground on Trade School

An Oct. 5 groundbreaking ceremony for the Howard College-San Angelo Construction Trades Center of Excellence was also a day to celebrate expanded career choices for Texas high school graduates – and a new generation of skilled construction workers.

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Association Health Plans – What’s the Next Step?

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 17, 2017 0 Comments
Association Health Plans – What’s the Next Step?

NAHB has been a long-time proponent of association health plans, which would empower small businesses to pool together to purchase health insurance plans for their employees. Now that President Trump has signed an executive order that would ease restrictions on association health plans, what’s the next step to make this a reality for HBAs?

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Norbord Gives HBI $1M to Train Local Workforces

Filed in Education, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 13, 2017 0 Comments
Norbord Gives HBI $1M to Train Local Workforces

HBI, the workforce development arm of NAHB, just got an important assist as it gears up to help prepare the local workforce for reconstruction in Texas and Florida hard-hit by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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Eliminate the Dust: Complying With the New Silica Standard

Eliminate the Dust: Complying With the New Silica Standard

A seasoned safety compliance expert explains what home builders need to know regarding the new silica rule and how to avoid fines.

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A Step Forward for Association Health Plans

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 12, 2017 12 Comments
A Step Forward for Association Health Plans

President Trump today signed an executive order that would ease restrictions on association health plans and health reimbursement accounts to create more options for small businesses to provide health benefits to their employees.

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NAHB Partners to Improve Fire Safety for National Fire Prevention Week

NAHB Partners to Improve Fire Safety for National Fire Prevention Week

The Construction Fire Safety Coalition is dedicated to reducing the occurrence of fires in buildings under construction, alteration or demolition.

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Kicking Off Careers in Construction Month

Kicking Off Careers in Construction Month

NAHB recently launched a Careers in the Construction Trades webpage to highlight opportunities in six popular trades.

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Senate Confirmation Ensures Full Slate at NLRB

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 26, 2017 1 Comment
Senate Confirmation Ensures Full Slate at NLRB

The Senate late yesterday confirmed William Emanuel to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), giving the GOP a 3-2 majority on the five-member board.

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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 15 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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