Labor, Safety and Health

‘Persuader Rule’ One Step Closer to the Dustbin

‘Persuader Rule’ One Step Closer to the Dustbin

The Department of Labor today began the process of formally rescinding the Obama administration’s final “persuader” rule. The proposal to withdraw the rule is expected to be published in the Federal Register in the coming weeks, where it will be open to public comment.

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OSHA Suspends Rule Requiring Electronic Reporting of Injuries

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on May 19, 2017 0 Comments
OSHA Suspends Rule Requiring Electronic Reporting of Injuries

Thanks, in large part, to the efforts of NAHB and other industry groups that challenged the “unlawful and arbitrary” rule, OSHA has proposed the July 1 deadline be suspended until further notice.

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Let This Safety Video Do Most of the Talking for You

Before the week is through, builders are encouraged to dedicate at least 10-15 minutes to speak with their crews on-site and reinforce the importance of fall protection. NAHB helped make this an easy task by creating a brief “Toolbox Talk” video on ladder safety.

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Maine to Launch Carpentry Training Program

Maine to Launch Carpentry Training Program

A residential carpenter apprenticeship program sponsored by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Maine has been approved by the state’s labor department — an important step in addressing the home building industry’s need to train and retain skilled carpenters.

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Big Savings from Better Codes

Big Savings from Better Codes

In 2016, NAHB led countless efforts that successfully removed or excluded unnecessary measures from building codes—provisions that would have greatly increased builder costs and ultimately, impacted housing affordability.

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How to Protect Your No. 1 Investment

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on May 8, 2017 0 Comments
How to Protect Your No. 1 Investment

Ensuring the safety of your employees is an investment that pays off. From May 8-12, thousands of construction companies and other businesses will be raising awareness about fall prevention by participating in the fourth annual National Safety Stand-Down. Builders are asked to stop work for at least 15 minutes during any day this week to talk directly with their workers about fall hazards and to reinforce the importance of fall protection on the jobsite.

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Trade Groups Mull Relief for Small Businesses at NAHB Event

Trade Groups Mull Relief for Small Businesses at NAHB Event

What’s the best way for the Trump administration to fix the federal regulations that end up having a bigger impact on small businesses than large ones?

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Grant Can Help Address Your Workforce Development Needs

Grant Can Help Address Your Workforce Development Needs

The National Housing Endowment offers HBAs a grant of up to $5,000 in matching funds for programs and projects addressing two of NAHB’s highest priority areas: education and workforce training.

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Distracted Driving a Concern for Everyone, Including Builders

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on April 28, 2017 1 Comment
Distracted Driving a Concern for Everyone, Including Builders

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and NAHB is encouraging builders and contractors to learn more about their liability and identify ways they can better educate their employees. NAHB compiled a report that lists several guidelines for an employer to consider when drafting a distracted driving policy.

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Hundreds of Students Flock to Interactive Construction Expo

Filed in Education, Labor, Safety and Health by on April 14, 2017 1 Comment
Hundreds of Students Flock to Interactive Construction Expo

The HBA of Greater Springfield went with the hands-on approach to spark the interests of area high schoolers and inspire them to explore career opportunities in construction. The “Build My Future” event drew the attendance of more than 900 high school students from across the region.

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