Labor, Safety and Health

Inaugural Jobsite Safety Zone at IBS Offers Live Demos, Key Resources

Inaugural Jobsite Safety Zone at IBS Offers Live Demos, Key Resources

The inaugural IBS Jobsite Safety Zone will feature safety product exhibitors and a learning space for product demonstrations, presentations, one-on-one Q&A sessions and much more.

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2018 SAFE Award Winners; Meet Them in the Safety Zone at IBS

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on January 4, 2019 2 Comments
2018 SAFE Award Winners; Meet Them in the Safety Zone at IBS

NAHB has named the recipients of the 13th annual NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) for their commitment to strong safety programs.

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Recruit the Next Generation of Skilled Labor with NAHB Resources

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on January 2, 2019 0 Comments
Recruit the Next Generation of Skilled Labor with NAHB Resources

The start of a new year is a great opportunity to remind your local community about the rewarding career opportunities available in residential construction.

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Trump Signs First Step Act into Law

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on December 21, 2018 1 Comment
Trump Signs First Step Act into Law

President Trump signed into law the First Step Act, NAHB-supported legislation that will provide vocational training for prisoners in an effort to reduce recidivism rates. In a letter of support sent to lawmakers earlier this year, NAHB cited the benefits of similar training programs administered through the Home Builders Institute (HBI), the association’s educational arm.

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Winter is Coming, Protect Yourself from the Cold on the Jobsite

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on December 7, 2018 0 Comments
Winter is Coming, Protect Yourself from the Cold on the Jobsite

With winter rapidly approaching, home builders need to be more conscious of working conditions in cold weather. Knowing the risk factors and using proper precautions will help ensure workers’ health and safety.

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Court Rules in Favor of OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on December 5, 2018 1 Comment
Court Rules in Favor of OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that the Department of Labor can cite general contractors for workplace safety violations that put subcontractors’ workers in danger. The case explored the legality of OSHA’s multi-employer citation policy. 

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Fatal Injuries on the Rise for Small Residential Construction Firms

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on November 28, 2018 1 Comment
Fatal Injuries on the Rise for Small Residential Construction Firms

The fatality rate of workplace injuries for construction companies with 1-19 employees has been significantly higher than those with 20 or more employees, according to a recent study.

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Joint Statement from NAHB and HBI on the First Step Act

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 16, 2018 0 Comments

NAHB commends Republicans and Democrats for working to advance the First Step Act and we join President Trump in supporting this bipartisan effort.

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SAFE Awards Application Deadline Extended to Nov. 28

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on November 15, 2018 0 Comments
SAFE Awards Application Deadline Extended to Nov. 28

The SAFE Awards recognize the achievements of builders and trade contractors who have developed and implemented high-quality safety programs.

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Settlement Officially Puts an End to ‘Persuader Rule’

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 13, 2018 0 Comments
Settlement Officially Puts an End to ‘Persuader Rule’

In a victory for NAHB, the Department of Labor (DOL) on Nov. 9 agreed to a legal settlement that keeps a permanent injunction in place that stops the “persuader rule” from taking effect and prevents a future administration from seeking to revive the rule.

The Obama-era persuader rule sought to unfairly require lawyers and consultants to report to the DOL when counseling employers concerning union organizing.

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