Labor, Safety and Health

NAHB Pledges to Train 50,000 Workers Over the Next Five Years

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NAHB Pledges to Train 50,000 Workers Over the Next Five Years

Attending a White House event on workforce development, NAHB Chairman Randy Noel pledged that NAHB will 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In a victory for NAHB, the Department of Labor (DOL) today officially rescinded the Obama-era “persuader rule’ that would have unfairly required lawyers and consultants to report to the DOL when counseling employers concerning union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

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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

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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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Electronic Submissions of Injury Records Due to OSHA July 1

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Electronic Submissions of Injury Records Due to OSHA July 1

Certain companies, including some home builders, are required to electronically submit information from their 2017 Form 300A to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration by July 1.

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Infectious Disease from Insects on the Rise

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Infectious Disease from Insects on the Rise

Most home builders use extra caution when working outdoors in extreme heat, intense sun and other inclement weather conditions. But builders may also want to consider measures to protect themselves from disease-carrying insects. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month released the results of a study showing a sharp increase in cases […]

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Shortages of Framing Lumber More Widespread than Ever

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Shortages of Framing Lumber More Widespread than Ever

Shortages of framing lumber are now more widespread than at any time since NAHB began tracking the issue in 1994, according to results from the May 2018 survey for the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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Comment Period Extended for OSHA Crane Operator Proposal

Comment Period Extended for OSHA Crane Operator Proposal

OSHA announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on its proposed rule on crane operator certification. Comments on the proposal were originally due today, June 20. OSHA now will accept comments through July 5.

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OSHA Silica Rule Violation Data Shows Where Inspectors are Looking

OSHA Silica Rule Violation Data Shows Where Inspectors are Looking

OSHA’s new Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard is now in effect, and agency inspectors began citing violations on Oct. 23, finding 117 violations of the new rule in the first six months of enforcement – through April 23.

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