Labor, Safety and Health
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.
NAHB has joined several other industry groups to file a challenge against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Department of Labor regarding OSHA’s final Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule, which NAHB Chairman Ed Brady called “unlawful and arbitrary” in a press statement issued Thursday.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Monday issued a final rule that clarifies an employer’s continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness. The final rule becomes effective Jan. 18, 2017.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited and fined an Ohio company more than $270,000 after a 33-year-old employee was crushed to death in June. He is one of 23 workers killed, and 12 injured in trench collapses this year.
The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that updates its 44-year- old general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standard, created to better protect workers from slip, trip and fall hazards. According to OSHA, the rule aligns the fall protection requirements for general industry with those for construction that will make compliance easier for those companies who perform […]
Dean McKenzie, the new director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Directorate of Construction will address the NAHB Construction Safety and Health Committee at the 2017 International Builders’ Show.
The House today passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a comprehensive health care package that includes NAHB-supported legislation that would allow home building firms and other small businesses to provide Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) to help their employees with rising health care costs.
Based on recent news releases pushed out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), framing and roofing companies (especially those that have already been cited and/or fined) should be increasingly diligent about following safety and health regulations. OSHA’s enforcement of fall protection violations seems to have picked up at the recent renewal of its Region-Wide […]