Labor, Safety and Health

Key Coronavirus Resources for the Housing Industry on NAHB.org

Key Coronavirus Resources for the Housing Industry on NAHB.org

NAHB continues to provide up-to-date economic forecasts, policy updates, business continuity, jobsite safety and communications resources for both NAHB members and HBA staff to help them navigate this current crisis.

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90 Organizations Urge DHS to Designate Residential Construction ‘Essential’

90 Organizations Urge DHS to Designate Residential Construction ‘Essential’

In an effort spearheaded by NAHB, 90 companies and organizations today called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to designate construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an “Essential Infrastructure Business.”

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Congress Approves $2.2 Trillion Economic Stimulus Package

Congress Approves $2.2 Trillion Economic Stimulus Package

Congress has approved a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy. The CARES Act includes several provisions to help small businesses and those engaged in the residential construction sector.

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USDA Acts to Help Rural Residents and Businesses Affected by COVID-19

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USDA Acts to Help Rural Residents and Businesses Affected by COVID-19

USDA Rural Development, a mission area within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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NAHB Publishes Construction Job Site Guidance for Coronavirus

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NAHB Publishes Construction Job Site Guidance for Coronavirus

NAHB is a key member of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition that today published guidance for construction employers, employees and contractors on coronavirus exposure prevention, preparedness and response.

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Employers Get First Round of Guidance on New Family Leave Law

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Employers Get First Round of Guidance on New Family Leave Law

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today its first round of published guidance to provide information to employers and employees about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act when it takes effect on April 1.

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Department of Labor Allows Employers to Weigh In on Family Leave

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Department of Labor Allows Employers to Weigh In on Family Leave

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will be hosting a national online dialogue to provide employers and employees with an innovative opportunity to offer their perspective as the department develops compliance assistance materials and outreach strategies related to the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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NAHB Encourages Members to Donate Masks to Fight Coronavirus

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NAHB Encourages Members to Donate Masks to Fight Coronavirus

NAHB urges members to contact their local and state HBAs, public health offices and hospitals if they wish to make donations of N95 respirator masks to healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus.

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HBI Launches Complimentary Online Learning Alternatives

HBI Launches Complimentary Online Learning Alternatives

The coronavirus pandemic continues to challenge all sectors of our economy and our educational systems. HBI, a national leader for career training in the building industry, announced complimentary access to online learning alternatives for local schools and training programs.

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An Economic Update from NAHB’s Chief Economist

An Economic Update from NAHB’s Chief Economist

NAHB chief economist is forecasting an economic downturn in the second and third quarters. If social distancing and virus mitigation efforts are effective, the economy should begin the process of rebounding shortly thereafter.

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