Labor, Safety and Health

Drone Use Among Builders Continues its Ascent

Drone Use Among Builders Continues its Ascent

A recent NAHB survey discovered that the popularity of drones within the housing industry is not only growing — it’s skyrocketing.

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Construction Employment is Rising, but Not Fast Enough

Construction Employment is Rising, but Not Fast Enough

A recent comparison of employment data depicts a positive trend: The number of residential construction workers has steadily — though modestly — increased every year since 2011.

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Distracted Driving: The ‘Multitasking’ Myth

Distracted Driving: The ‘Multitasking’ Myth

The National Safety Council observes Distracted Driving Awareness Month every April because as mobile phones become increasingly indispensable to the job as well as people’s home lives, and as the dashboard in your car becomes increasingly interactive, it’s harder and harder to pay attention to the road when you drive. But pay attention we must: Multitasking doesn’t work in the driver’s seat.

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Pilot Program Aims to Resolve Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations

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Pilot Program Aims to Resolve Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division today began a nationwide six-month pilot program to resolve potential overtime and minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Get Free Safety Training for Your HBA

Get Free Safety Training for Your HBA

NAHB and the Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI) will kick off their first fall prevention training of the year in Raleigh, N.C. at the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County on April 3.

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SoCal Builders Work to Change the Safety ‘Mindset’

SoCal Builders Work to Change the Safety ‘Mindset’

The Southern California Builders Safety Alliance is making jobsites safer, one builder and one trade at a time.

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Free Webinar: Steps to Avoid Ladder-Related Injuries

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Free Webinar: Steps to Avoid Ladder-Related Injuries

With the proper rules and precautions, builders can reduce the risks of jobsite injuries. A March 23 webinar will show how it can be done.

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Help Spread Ladder Safety Awareness in March

Help Spread Ladder Safety Awareness in March

All through the month of March, the American Ladder Institute has been promoting ladder safety by providing a number of helpful resources that everyone can use – for free. The goal: Bring more attention to the dangers of improper ladder use and how easily ladder-related injuries and fatalities can be prevented with simple, straightforward training.

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HBI Receives $50 Million Grant to Train 20,000 Skilled Workers

HBI Receives $50 Million Grant to Train 20,000 Skilled Workers

The Home Depot Foundation announced yesterday a $50 million commitment to partner with HBI to train 20,000 new skilled workers over the next 10 years.

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New NAHB Ladder Safety Videos Help Keep Workers Safer

New NAHB Ladder Safety Videos Help Keep Workers Safer

The fact that March is Ladder Safety Month means you have a great reason to share some new NAHB resources with your employees and subs. NAHB’s new Ladder Safety Toolbox Talks offer great advice for climbing, descending, and standing on those rungs.

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