Labor, Safety and Health

Workforce Development Programs Provide Inspiration, Second Chances

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on July 18, 2017 0 Comments
Workforce Development Programs Provide Inspiration, Second Chances

The Challenge/Build/Grow Initiative provides a grant of up to $5,000 in matching funds for programs and projects addressing two of NAHB’s highest priority areas: education and workforce training.

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DHS to Add 15,000 Additional H-2B Guest Worker Visas

DHS to Add 15,000 Additional H-2B Guest Worker Visas

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will allow an additional 15,000 H-2B temporary worker visas to be issued during this fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30. The H-2B program allows employers to hire temporary foreign workers for seasonal, non-agricultural positions. In past years, roughly half of the visas have gone to landscaping businesses.

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Get Ready for Fall Interns at Your Company

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Student Chapters by on July 10, 2017 0 Comments
Get Ready for Fall Interns at Your Company

Student internships can give your business a boost with additional resources to meet your skilled labor needs. NAHB recently released a guide to help members understand and identify work-study student-learning opportunities.

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OSHA Provides Clarification on Confined Spaces Rule

OSHA Provides Clarification on Confined Spaces Rule

OSHA recently consulted with NAHB to develop a fact sheet to aid residential builders in meeting the standard issued in 2015 to protect workers from hazards related to confined spaces in construction work.

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OSHA Proposes to Delay Deadline for Electronic Injury Reporting

OSHA Proposes to Delay Deadline for Electronic Injury Reporting

OSHA is proposing to delay to Dec. 1 the date by which certain employers are required to electronically submit workplace injury information from 2016.

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Legal Action Funded Case Wins Big in Vermont

Legal Action Funded Case Wins Big in Vermont

A case that was awarded funding from NAHB’s Legal Action Fund received a favorable decision on June 23, providing an additional dose of much-needed clarity to Vermont employers.

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New Resources Help You Recruit Skilled Labor

New Resources Help You Recruit Skilled Labor

NAHB continues to update its members-only Skilled Workforce Development Resources to help you recruit skilled labor and spread the word about the valuable careers available in residential construction.

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Take Time This Week to Discuss Trench Safety

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Take Time This Week to Discuss Trench Safety

To raise awareness of trench safety during National Safety Month, the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) has organized a Trench Safety Stand Down the week of June 19-24.

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OSHA’s Safe+Sound Week Raises Awareness of Workplace Safety

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OSHA’s Safe+Sound Week Raises Awareness of Workplace Safety

OSHA kicks off its inaugural Safe + Sound Week this morning. Throughout the week, workplaces and organizations are encouraged to host events and activities that showcase the core elements of an effective safety and health program — management, leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing workplace hazards.

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Labor Department Overturns Obama-era Joint Employer, Misclassification Guidance

Labor Department Overturns Obama-era Joint Employer, Misclassification Guidance

In a victory for NAHB members and the small business community, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta on June 7 announced the withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on independent contractors and joint employment — two Obama-era guidance documents that expanded the tests for what constitutes a joint employer and an independent contractor, respectively.

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