Labor, Safety and Health

Army Veteran Forges New Path in Construction Industry

Army Veteran Forges New Path in Construction Industry

When Army Sgt. Kristy Stringer enrolled in HBI’s Building Construction Technology program at Fort Stewart Army Base, she didn’t hesitate to blaze a few trails in the construction industry.

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NAHB Professional Women in Building Week Focuses on Diversifying Labor Force

NAHB Professional Women in Building Week Focuses on Diversifying Labor Force

As NAHB celebrates its annual Professional Women in Building Week, we’re focused on how the industry can diversify its workforce to address the labor shortage issue.

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Shortage of Rough Carpenters Climbs to Record High

Filed in Economics, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 17, 2018 16 Comments
Shortage of Rough Carpenters Climbs to Record High

Widespread shortages continue to restrain the pace of construction, further driving up construction costs, which largely — for the moment — are being absorbed by the home buyer.

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NAHB Supports Proposed Change to Joint Employer Standard

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 13, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Supports Proposed Change to Joint Employer Standard

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking on Sept. 14 in the Federal Register inviting interested parties to submit comments on its proposed joint-employer standard. NAHB plans to submit detailed comments in support of this proposal.

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More Builders’ Profits Taking a Hit from Labor Shortages

More Builders’ Profits Taking a Hit from Labor Shortages

While the increasing cost of labor is resulting in higher home prices for buyers, a growing number of builders are also feeling the pinch.

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Protect Your Workers and Jobsites from Natural Disasters

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on September 6, 2018 0 Comments
Protect Your Workers and Jobsites from Natural Disasters

September is National Preparedness Month, an annual outreach campaign begun in 2004 by FEMA. Now is the time to think about jobsite protections from natural disasters.

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NAHB Lauds Trump Executive Order on Retirement Security

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 31, 2018 3 Comments
NAHB Lauds Trump Executive Order on Retirement Security

President Trump today signed an executive order called “Strengthening Retirement Security in America” that is designed to expand access to workplace retirement savings plans for American workers. NAHB CEO Jerry Howard attended the signing ceremony and commended the White House for the initiative.

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Labor Department Announces New Apprenticeship Web Portal

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 30, 2018 0 Comments
Labor Department Announces New Apprenticeship Web Portal

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the launch of a new digital platform, Apprenticeship.gov. This innovative web portal will help employers to publicize available apprenticeships.

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Developing a Culture of Safety Begins on Day 1

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 29, 2018 0 Comments
Developing a Culture of Safety Begins on Day 1

There is no better time to ingrain a company-wide culture of safety than during new hire training. Research suggests that it’s a critical time for both workers and employers.

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Internships Give Students Practical Exposure to Home Building

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Student Chapters by on August 21, 2018 0 Comments
Internships Give Students Practical Exposure to Home Building

Interns are a valuable resource to help companies in the home building industry find quality workers in a tight labor market.

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