Labor, Safety and Health

Winter is Coming, Protect Yourself from the Cold on the Jobsite

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on December 7, 2018 0 Comments
Winter is Coming, Protect Yourself from the Cold on the Jobsite

With winter rapidly approaching, home builders need to be more conscious of working conditions in cold weather. Knowing the risk factors and using proper precautions will help ensure workers’ health and safety.

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Court Rules in Favor of OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on December 5, 2018 0 Comments
Court Rules in Favor of OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that the Department of Labor can cite general contractors for workplace safety violations that put subcontractors’ workers in danger. The case explored the legality of OSHA’s multi-employer citation policy. 

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Fatal Injuries on the Rise for Small Residential Construction Firms

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on November 28, 2018 1 Comment
Fatal Injuries on the Rise for Small Residential Construction Firms

The fatality rate of workplace injuries for construction companies with 1-19 employees has been significantly higher than those with 20 or more employees, according to a recent study.

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Joint Statement from NAHB and HBI on the First Step Act

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 16, 2018 0 Comments

NAHB commends Republicans and Democrats for working to advance the First Step Act and we join President Trump in supporting this bipartisan effort.

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SAFE Awards Application Deadline Extended to Nov. 28

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on November 15, 2018 0 Comments
SAFE Awards Application Deadline Extended to Nov. 28

The SAFE Awards recognize the achievements of builders and trade contractors who have developed and implemented high-quality safety programs.

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Settlement Officially Puts an End to ‘Persuader Rule’

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 13, 2018 0 Comments
Settlement Officially Puts an End to ‘Persuader Rule’

In a victory for NAHB, the Department of Labor (DOL) on Nov. 9 agreed to a legal settlement that keeps a permanent injunction in place that stops the “persuader rule” from taking effect and prevents a future administration from seeking to revive the rule.

The Obama-era persuader rule sought to unfairly require lawyers and consultants to report to the DOL when counseling employers concerning union organizing.

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OSHA Issues Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on November 8, 2018 2 Comments
OSHA Issues Final Rule on Crane Operator Certification Requirements

OSHA has published its final rule that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators and requires employers to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment.

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Free Webinar Explores Enforcement of OSHA Silica Rule

Filed in Education, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 1, 2018 6 Comments
Free Webinar Explores Enforcement of OSHA Silica Rule

The webinar will provide builders and trade contractors with practical lessons learned about the standard and how to comply and avoid penalties.

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Protect Your Hearing on the Jobsite

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 30, 2018 1 Comment
Protect Your Hearing on the Jobsite

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month, an initiative from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to encourage Americans to protect themselves from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).

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Proposed Regulation on Health Reimbursement Arrangements Released

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 24, 2018 0 Comments
Proposed Regulation on Health Reimbursement Arrangements Released

The Departments of Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor yesterday proposed a new regulation that expands the effectiveness of health reimbursement arrangements to help employees pay for health insurance.

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