Labor, Safety and Health

Veterans Successfully Climb Construction Career Ladder

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 11, 2019 1 Comment
Veterans Successfully Climb Construction Career Ladder

Today on Veterans Day we honor military members and their families for the sacrifices they have made to serve our country. The home building industry is stepping up to help veterans create a viable private-sector career path forward as they transition to civilian life.

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SAFE Awards Entry Deadline Extended to Nov. 15

Filed in Awards, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 31, 2019 0 Comments
SAFE Awards Entry Deadline Extended to Nov. 15

The application deadline for the 2019 NAHB/Builders Mutual Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) Awards program has been extended to Friday, Nov. 15.

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HBA Trains Students, Gives Back to Local Community

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 30, 2019 0 Comments
HBA Trains Students, Gives Back to Local Community

The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association (HBA), in partnership with Kirkwood Community College, provided a Student-Built House to a new owner through Reach For Your Potential, a nonprofit organization that assists adults with disabilities.

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Can a Funky Green Thing Help Improve the Safety of House Framing?

Filed in Awards, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 25, 2019 0 Comments
Can a Funky Green Thing Help Improve the Safety of House Framing?

“A funky, green thing that looks like a shark” is how one 2019 International Builders’ Show (IBS) attendee described TrussLox, the bracing system that won the 2018 SAFE Award for Innovative Safety Program/Idea of the Year.

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EO Shares Secrets to Student Chapter Success

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Student Chapters by on October 22, 2019 0 Comments
EO Shares Secrets to Student Chapter Success

As we near the end of Careers in Construction Month, some NAHB leaders are going above and beyond to encourage
students to embark on a career in construction.

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Award-Winning Builder Sets Safety as a Benchmark

Filed in Awards, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 11, 2019 0 Comments
Award-Winning Builder Sets Safety as a Benchmark

As his green custom home building company grew, adding more employees and more job sites, Sean Sullivan of Living Stone Design + Build, near Asheville, N.C., knew he needed to turn his attention to safety.

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OSHA Grant Allows NAHB to Offer Fall Protection Safety Courses to HBAs Free of Charge

Filed in Education, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 8, 2019 0 Comments
OSHA Grant Allows NAHB to Offer Fall Protection Safety Courses to HBAs Free of Charge

NAHB has received a $150,000 grant from OSHA that will allow it to continue offering the Fall Prevention in Residential Construction course at no cost to NAHB members across the country.

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Focus on Keeping Your Jobsite Fire Free with Resources from NAHB

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 3, 2019 0 Comments
Focus on Keeping Your Jobsite Fire Free with Resources from NAHB

Fire Prevention Week, an annual public outreach and awareness campaign from the National Fire Protection Association, will be observed Oct. 6-12. It’s a perfect time for home builders to assess their jobsite fire plans with the hazardous winter season approaching.

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HBI, Home Depot Expand Partnership to Train High School Students

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on September 25, 2019 2 Comments
HBI, Home Depot Expand Partnership to Train High School Students

The Home Depot Foundation and the Home Builders Institute (HBI) this week expanded their partnership to address the skilled labor shortage by launching a youth trades training program.

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Department of Labor Heeds NAHB Concerns in Raising Overtime Threshold

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 24, 2019 0 Comments
Department of Labor Heeds NAHB Concerns in Raising Overtime Threshold

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule that will raise the overtime salary limit from $455 per week to $684 per week, which is equivalent to $35,568 per year for a full-year worker.

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