Labor, Safety and Health

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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OSHA Issues Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on November 8, 2018 2 Comments
OSHA Issues Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements

OSHA has published its final rule that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators and requires employers to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment.

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Free Webinar Explores Enforcement of OSHA Silica Rule

Filed in Education, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 1, 2018 6 Comments
Free Webinar Explores Enforcement of OSHA Silica Rule

The webinar will provide builders and trade contractors with practical lessons learned about the standard and how to comply and avoid penalties.

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Protect Your Hearing on the Jobsite

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 30, 2018 1 Comment
Protect Your Hearing on the Jobsite

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month, an initiative from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to encourage Americans to protect themselves from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).

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Proposed Regulation on Health Reimbursement Arrangements Released

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 24, 2018 0 Comments
Proposed Regulation on Health Reimbursement Arrangements Released

The Departments of Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor yesterday proposed a new regulation that expands the effectiveness of health reimbursement arrangements to help employees pay for health insurance.

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Labor Dept. Announces Rulemaking on Association Retirement Plans

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 23, 2018 0 Comments
Labor Dept. Announces Rulemaking on Association Retirement Plans

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to help small businesses strengthen retirement security for their employees. 

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Labor Shortages are Raising Home Prices

Filed in Economics, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 19, 2018 1 Comment
Labor Shortages are Raising Home Prices

Last month, NAHBNow recounted the record share of single-family builders reporting shortages of labor and subcontractors based on a recent survey conducted by the association. View the three most widespread effects of the labor shortages.

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OSHA Clarifies Workplace Safety Incentive Programs and Post-Incident Drug Testing

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 16, 2018 0 Comments
OSHA Clarifies Workplace Safety Incentive Programs and Post-Incident Drug Testing

On Oct. 11, OSHA issued a memorandum clarifying how the prohibition against employee retaliation for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses applies to certain safety incentive programs and post-incident drug testing policies.

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