Labor, Safety and Health

HBI Joins National Campaign to Promote Jobs in Energy-Efficiency Sectors

HBI Joins National Campaign to Promote Jobs in Energy-Efficiency Sectors

HBI joined a national campaign to raise awareness about career opportunities in the energy-efficiency sectors, with a focus on fostering a talent pipeline that is inclusive of low-income and other underserved populations.

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Central Florida HBA and School District Team Up on Workforce Initiative

Central Florida HBA and School District Team Up on Workforce Initiative

One Central Florida school district is helping to address the workforce shortage by partnering with the local home builders association and its foundation to provide career and technical training alongside its academic curriculum.

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Mental Wellbeing Becoming Increasingly Important for Construction Workers

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Mental Wellbeing Becoming Increasingly Important for Construction Workers

Following a multi-year initiative to combat opioid misuse in home building, NAHB is launching a new effort focused on member mental wellbeing.

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OSHA Issues Guidance on Returning to Offices After Shutdowns

OSHA Issues Guidance on Returning to Offices After Shutdowns

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) late last week issued guidance to assist employers reopening business offices and their employees returning to work during the evolving coronavirus pandemic.

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Trump Signs Proclamation Suspending Certain Work Visas Through End of Year

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Trump Signs Proclamation Suspending Certain Work Visas Through End of Year

Citing job losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump has issued a proclamation extending his existing ban on immigrant visas and further suspending work visas through the end of the year, including H-2B visas used by employers in the construction industry.

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NAHB Safety Handbook Primes Builders on Newly Released OSHA Regulations

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NAHB Safety Handbook Primes Builders on Newly Released OSHA Regulations

BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of NAHB, recently released the fourth edition of its Jobsite Safety Handbook to help home builders navigate and comply with the latest OSHA requirements and keep workers safe on the jobsite.

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Stop Preventable Deaths and Focus on Safe Digging During the Trench Safety Stand Down

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Stop Preventable Deaths and Focus on Safe Digging During the Trench Safety Stand Down

Today marks the start of the week-long 2020 Trench Safety Stand Down. The stand down gives employers, supervisors and foremen the opportunity to speak directly to workers about trench and excavation hazards.

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Court Sides with OSHA, NAHB and Others on Emergency Infectious Disease Standard

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on June 12, 2020 0 Comments
Court Sides with OSHA, NAHB and Others on Emergency Infectious Disease Standard

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday rejected a petition by labor unions led by the AFL-CIO to compel OSHA to issue an “emergency temporary standard” to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

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Focus on Your Job Site Safety Plan During National Safety Month

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Focus on Your Job Site Safety Plan During National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month, a great reminder to home builders to review their job site safety plans, especially for changes prompted by COVID-19.

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Workforce Marketing Materials: Construction is Essential

Workforce Marketing Materials: Construction is Essential

Download and share new materials for recruiting our future workforce. NAHB’s Workforce Development team has provided new tools to communicate the message on the essential, and safe work available in construction.

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