Labor, Safety and Health
In a victory for home builders and other members of the small business community, the House on March 1 approved H.J. Res. 83, legislation that would overturn the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recordkeeping rule known as the Volks rule.
According to the American Ladder Institute, more than over 300 people die in ladder-related accidents each year, and thousands more suffer disabling injuries. To boost ladder safety awareness, NAHB encourages all members to participate in Ladder Safety Month in March.
NAHB Chair Granger MacDonald issued the following statement regarding the joint resolution of disapproval introduced in the House today.
On National Groundhog Job Shadow Day, Toll Brothers showed 32 students in six states across the country the range of career options available in the home building industry.
Just a reminder: Employers were required by Feb. 1 to post OSHA Form 300A, which summarizes the job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in the previous year. The form must be posted until April 30 per Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping mandates, and displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. […]
When members of the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association met with high school students to talk about career opportunities in the skilled trades, the local public television station tagged along to help spread the word.
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.