Labor, Safety and Health

Fall Prevention Class Now Offered Through NAHB

Fall Prevention Class Now Offered Through NAHB

As part of a renewed emphasis on keeping employees and subs safer on the jobsite, NAHB is launching a new series of free classes that may be coming to an HBA near you.

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Trump’s Fiscal 2019 Budget Seeks 14% Cut to HUD

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 12, 2018 2 Comments
Trump’s Fiscal 2019 Budget Seeks 14% Cut to HUD

President Trump’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget, which runs from Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30 2019, would cut the HUD budget 18.3%, or $8.8 billion, to $39.2 billion.

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Scary Truths About Jobsite Fatalities

Filed in Home Building, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 7, 2018 0 Comments
Scary Truths About Jobsite Fatalities

Here’s some news for those builders you may know of who think that fall protection on the jobsite is just not that important: Between 1982 and 2015, 42% of construction worker deaths were attributed to falls. That means that 325 lives were lost.

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Cutting Red Tape: The Work Continues

Cutting Red Tape: The Work Continues

The first year of Donald Trump’s presidency saw major progress on efforts to diminish the effects of excessive regulation on American industry, but many regulatory challenges remain.

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NAHB Launches ‘Safety 365’ Campaign

Filed in Home Building, Labor, Safety and Health by on January 19, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Launches ‘Safety 365’ Campaign

A new member and public awareness campaign for 2018 is designed to ensure that building industry professionals have the information and resources to help keep residential construction workers safe and help minimize accidents, injuries and deaths.

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NAHB Commends Proposed Rule on Small Business Health Plans

NAHB Commends Proposed Rule on Small Business Health Plans

NAHB today commended the Department of Labor for issuing a proposed rule that is intended to expand access to health coverage by allowing more employers to form Small Business Health Plans, also known as Association Health Plans.

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Announcing NAHB’s SAFE Award Winners

Filed in Awards, Labor, Safety and Health by on January 3, 2018 0 Comments
Announcing NAHB’s SAFE Award Winners

This year’s SAFE program honors the following individuals and companies that have worked to achieve exemplary safety and health programs in the residential construction industry.

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NLRB Overturns Browning-Ferris Decision; Reinstates Prior Joint Employer Standard

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on December 15, 2017 2 Comments
NLRB Overturns Browning-Ferris Decision; Reinstates Prior Joint Employer Standard

In a victory for NAHB and the small business community, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) voted on Dec. 14 to overturn its 2015 ruling in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries. Yesterday’s 3-2 vote effectively overturns an Obama-era decision that radically expanded the traditional definition for joint employer status.

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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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