Labor, Safety and Health

Industry Coalition Launches Skilled Labor Fund

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on January 17, 2017 0 Comments
Industry Coalition Launches Skilled Labor Fund

The housing industry joined forces to address the lack of skilled labor entering residential construction with the creation of the Skilled Labor Fund.

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Innovative New Product Makes Debut at SAFE Awards

Innovative New Product Makes Debut at SAFE Awards

The founder and president of NterNow, a secure, keyless entry system that allows buyers to call in or use a mobile app to gain access to homes within a community, was recently honored for her contributions toward creating a safer work environment for home building industry professionals.

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NAHB Chair Details Legal Challenge to OSHA Rule

NAHB Chair Details Legal Challenge to OSHA Rule

NAHB has joined several other industry groups to file a challenge against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Department of Labor regarding OSHA’s final Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule, which NAHB Chairman Ed Brady called “unlawful and arbitrary” in a press statement issued Thursday.

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OSHA Rule Clarifies Recordkeeping Obligation

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on December 20, 2016 1 Comment

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Monday issued a final rule that clarifies an employer’s continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness. The final rule becomes effective Jan. 18, 2017.

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8 Easy Ways to Keep Jobsites Safe

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on December 14, 2016 0 Comments

Following these eight rules can help workers steer clear of the most common jobsite hazards and keep construction sites looking neat, professional, and well cared for.

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Trench Collapse Fatalities Doubled in 2016

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on December 12, 2016 0 Comments
Trench Collapse Fatalities Doubled in 2016

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited and fined an Ohio company more than $270,000 after a 33-year-old employee was crushed to death in June. He is one of 23 workers killed, and 12 injured in trench collapses this year.

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OSHA Finalizes New Walking-Working Surfaces Rule

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on December 8, 2016 0 Comments
OSHA Finalizes New Walking-Working Surfaces Rule

The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that updates its 44-year- old general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standard, created to better protect workers from slip, trip and fall hazards. According to OSHA, the rule aligns the fall protection requirements for general industry with those for construction that will make compliance easier for those companies who perform […]

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New OSHA Director to Discuss the Agency’s 2017 Agenda at IBS

New OSHA Director to Discuss the Agency’s 2017 Agenda at IBS

Dean McKenzie, the new director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Directorate of Construction will address the NAHB Construction Safety and Health Committee at the 2017 International Builders’ Show.

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House Votes to Reinstate Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 30, 2016 1 Comment
House Votes to Reinstate Health Reimbursement Arrangements

The House today passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a comprehensive health care package that includes NAHB-supported legislation that would allow home building firms and other small businesses to provide Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) to help their employees with rising health care costs.

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Safety Violations Lead to Hefty Fines for Framing and Roofing Companies

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on November 30, 2016 1 Comment

Based on recent news releases pushed out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), framing and roofing companies (especially those that have already been cited and/or fined) should be increasingly diligent about following safety and health regulations. OSHA’s enforcement of fall protection violations seems to have picked up at the recent renewal of its Region-Wide […]

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