Labor, Safety and Health

Labor Shortages are Raising Home Prices

Filed in Economics, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 19, 2018 0 Comments
Labor Shortages are Raising Home Prices

Last month, NAHBNow recounted the record share of single-family builders reporting shortages of labor and subcontractors based on a recent survey conducted by the association. View the three most widespread effects of the labor shortages.

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OSHA Clarifies Workplace Safety Incentive Programs and Post-Incident Drug Testing

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 16, 2018 0 Comments
OSHA Clarifies Workplace Safety Incentive Programs and Post-Incident Drug Testing

On Oct. 11, OSHA issued a memorandum clarifying how the prohibition against employee retaliation for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses applies to certain safety incentive programs and post-incident drug testing policies.

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How to Survive an ICE Inspection

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 11, 2018 0 Comments
How to Survive an ICE Inspection

NAHB has teamed up with a team of immigration law experts to provide NAHB members with information on what to expect – and what to do – when a jobsite gets a visit from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Former NAHB Chairman Ed Brady Named New President and CEO of Home Builders Institute

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Leadership by on October 10, 2018 1 Comment
Former NAHB Chairman Ed Brady Named New President and CEO of Home Builders Institute

Ed Brady, 2016 NAHB Chairman, has been named president and chief executive officer of the Home Builders Institute.

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It’s Fire Prevention Week: What’s Your Jobsite Fire Safety Plan?

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 8, 2018 1 Comment
It’s Fire Prevention Week: What’s Your Jobsite Fire Safety Plan?

This week is Fire Prevention Week, an annual public outreach and awareness campaign from the National Fire Protection Association. While mostly geared to fire prevention in the home, builders can use the week to review their jobsite fire safety practices.

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Court Blocks Plan to End Immigrant Protection Program

Court Blocks Plan to End Immigrant Protection Program

As NAHB continues to work with Congress to find a way to extend expiring federal Temporary Protected Status designations for over 300,000 migrants from nations including Haiti, El Salvador and Honduras, a federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from terminating the program.

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HBI Gets Cash Infusion from Skilled Labor Fund

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Leadership, NAHB Cares by on September 27, 2018 0 Comments
HBI Gets Cash Infusion from Skilled Labor Fund

The National Housing Endowment, NAHB’s philanthropic arm, last week gave a new boost to the Home Builders Institute Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training program with a $57,000 check from donations to the Skilled Labor Fund, an initiative launched in 2017 to address the shortage of skilled labor entering the residential construction market.

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SAFE Awards Now Accepting Applications

SAFE Awards Now Accepting Applications

Apply or nominate someone today for the SAFE Awards, the home building industry’s only award recognizing professionals who have made successful efforts to advance safety in the industry.

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Avoid Nail Gun Injuries with NAHB Safety Resources

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on September 20, 2018 0 Comments
Avoid Nail Gun Injuries with NAHB Safety Resources

Nail guns are a leading cause of injury for carpenters and responsible for an estimated 25,000 work-related emergency room visits each year.

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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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