Labor, Safety and Health

Celebrate National Safety Month with Free NAHB Resources

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 13, 2018 0 Comments
Celebrate National Safety Month with Free NAHB Resources

This is the perfect time to review your company’s policies, procedures and resources on worker safety. NAHB has the tools to get you started.

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Legalized Marijuana: Free Webinar Helps Clear the Air for Employers

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on June 12, 2018 0 Comments
Legalized Marijuana: Free Webinar Helps Clear the Air for Employers

New laws regarding marijuana use present unique challenges for employers, who now must consider the potential impacts on their workplace policies. To help address these challenges, NAHB is pleased to offer a new on-demand webinar, “Dazed and Confused: The Buzz Surrounding Legalized Marijuana in the Home Building Industry.”

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Free Webinar: Is Your Company Safety Compliant?

Free Webinar: Is Your Company Safety Compliant?

Good news for companies seeking clarity on OSHA regulations: NAHB now has two free resources to help. The new Safety & Health Program toolkit provides home builders, developers and remodelers with a model to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new recommended practices for safety and health programs. In the free webinar Safety […]

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Give Your Superintendents the Skills to be Better Safety Leaders

Give Your Superintendents the Skills to be Better Safety Leaders

Superintendents and lead workers who have the skills to be effective jobsite safety leaders are the linchpins to creating a strong safety climate: a key indicator of injury outcomes. Now CPWR, The Center for Construction Research and Training, has developed The Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL), a 2 ½-hour course designed to teach these workers five critical safety leadership skills and how to put them into practice.

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OSHA Proposes Changes to Crane Operator Requirements

OSHA Proposes Changes to Crane Operator Requirements

OSHA has proposed to amend its rule for cranes and derricks in construction, 29 C.F.R. § 1926, Operator Qualification and Certification, to clarify the training and certification requirements for crane operators and add a new requirement for employers to evaluate crane operators.

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DHS to Issue Additional 15,000 Guest Worker Visas

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on May 29, 2018 0 Comments
DHS to Issue Additional 15,000 Guest Worker Visas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on May 25 that it will issue an additional 15,000 H-2B guest worker visas for fiscal 2018, which ends on Sept. 30. This will be in addition to the 66,000 already offered this year.

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Supreme Court Backs Employers to Uphold Class-Action Waivers

Supreme Court Backs Employers to Uphold Class-Action Waivers

The U.S. Supreme Court on May 21 issued a 5-4 ruling that upheld class-action waivers in arbitration agreements. The decision essentially provides employers the right to insist that labor disputes get resolved on an individual basis instead of allowing workers to band together in class-action lawsuits.

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House Passes Prison Reform Bill that Provides Vocational Training

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on May 23, 2018 0 Comments
House Passes Prison Reform Bill that Provides Vocational Training

On a 360-59 vote, the House yesterday overwhelmingly approved NAHB-supported legislation that would provide vocational training for prisoners in an effort to reduce recidivism rates.

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DOL Allocates $85M to Support Youth Construction Training

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on May 22, 2018 1 Comment
DOL Allocates $85M to Support Youth Construction Training

The U.S. Department of Labor on May 18 announced it will allocate $85 million in grants to support and expand YouthBuild programs across the nation.

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Stay Safe Near Power Lines

Stay Safe Near Power Lines

May is National Electrical Safety Month, which means it’s time for builders to turn their attention straight up to the power lines that may be near your jobsite. In 2016, 53% of all fatal electrical injuries occurred in the construction industry, according to the, although the figures are not broken down between residential and commercial construction.

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