Labor, Safety and Health

Builders Report Labor Shortages as Top Challenge in 2019

Filed in Economics, Labor, Safety and Health by on March 22, 2019 0 Comments
Builders Report Labor Shortages as Top Challenge in 2019

More than four out of five builders expect to face serious challenges regarding the cost and availability of labor in 2019, according to a recent survey of members that ran in the monthly NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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SBA to Hold Three Roundtables on New Overtime Rule Proposal

SBA to Hold Three Roundtables on New Overtime Rule Proposal

The U.S. Small Business Administration will be hosting three roundtables in April to discuss the Department of Labor’s new proposed Overtime Regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. NAHB members and other small businesses are encouraged to participate to express their views on the proposal.

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Inaugural Safety Zone at IBS a Huge Success for Attendees and Exhibitors

Inaugural Safety Zone at IBS a Huge Success for Attendees and Exhibitors

The first ever Jobsite Safety Zone at the International Builders’ Show held last month in Las Vegas was a tremendous success for exhibitors, attendees and NAHB alike. Plans are in the works to bring back, and even expand, the Safety Zone in 2020.

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Local Outreach Key to Addressing Labor Shortage

Local Outreach Key to Addressing Labor Shortage

Labor shortages are the most widespread challenge builders expect to face in 2019, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index analysis. The building industry can inspire the next generation of construction workers by discussing jobs and careers paths in their local communities.

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Help Ease Labor Shortages

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on March 14, 2019 1 Comment
Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Help Ease Labor Shortages

Reps. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) and Francis Rooney (R-Pa.) have introduced the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act, legislation that would help alleviate the worker shortage in the construction industry.

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Understand the Dangers and Proper Use of Chemicals

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on March 12, 2019 0 Comments
Understand the Dangers and Proper Use of Chemicals

Chemicals such as glues, solvents, paints and pressurized gases are commonly used in the home building process. But they can be hazardous to individuals when not used properly. NAHB’s most recent video toolbox talk provides some guidance.

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Labor Department Issues Proposed New Overtime Rule

Labor Department Issues Proposed New Overtime Rule

The Labor Department has issued a proposed new overtime rule that would raise the overtime salary limit from $23,660 to $35,308. However, this proposal has not yet been published in the Federal Register and could be subject to modifications. Once published, NAHB will review the proposed rulemaking and submit comments on the proposal.

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Become a Safety Leader During National Ladder Safety Month

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on March 6, 2019 0 Comments
Become a Safety Leader During National Ladder Safety Month

Now through March 31, the third annual National Ladder Safety Month will promote ladder safety training and educate homeowners and working professionals on the dangers of unsafe ladder use.

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Prioritizing Safety to Promote Culture, Retain Talent, and Save Money

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Sponsored Content by on March 1, 2019 1 Comment
Prioritizing Safety to Promote Culture, Retain Talent, and Save Money

Every Monday morning, Wenger Construction crews huddle up at jobsites for their weekly “toolbox talk” where site leaders review safety protocols, talk through real scenarios involving co-workers and discuss ideas for improvement

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Caps Reached for H-2B Guest Worker Visa Program

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on February 25, 2019 1 Comment
Caps Reached for H-2B Guest Worker Visa Program

Home builders seeking to access the H-2B temporary worker program to ease labor shortages will find that all available visas have been allocated for the current fiscal year. No new applications will be accepted for employment start dates before Oct. 1, 2019.

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