Labor, Safety and Health

How Not to Lose the Trades You Have

How Not to Lose the Trades You Have

Finding experienced laborers has become increasingly difficult. So the last thing a builder wants to do is anything that might damage relations with the trades they currently have. Zeroing in on a few key areas will help strengthen ties with your trades.

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How the Silica Rule Impacts Your Bottom Line

How the Silica Rule Impacts Your Bottom Line

Nothing underscores the value of membership quite like cash savings. NAHB economists recently tallied it up and confirmed just how much our members are saving this year, thanks to a long list of legislative victories and program initiatives that benefit home builders.

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OSHA Further Delays Silica Rule Enforcement

OSHA Further Delays Silica Rule Enforcement

NAHB and its fellow members of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition were pleased to hear the standard would be delayed yet again until Sept. 23, 2017. OSHA intends to use the extra time to conduct additional outreach and educational for employers.

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House Votes to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping Clarification Rule

House Votes to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping Clarification Rule

In a victory for home builders and other members of the small business community, the House on March 1 approved H.J. Res. 83, legislation that would overturn the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recordkeeping rule known as the Volks rule.

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Free Training Materials Available to Promote Ladder Safety

Filed in Education, Labor, Safety and Health by on March 2, 2017 0 Comments

According to the American Ladder Institute, more than over 300 people die in ladder-related accidents each year, and thousands more suffer disabling injuries. To boost ladder safety awareness, NAHB encourages all members to participate in Ladder Safety Month in March.

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Congress Moves to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping Clarification Rule

NAHB Chair Granger MacDonald issued the following statement regarding the joint resolution of disapproval introduced in the House today.

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Toll Brothers Hosts Students for National Job Shadow Day

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 15, 2017 0 Comments
Toll Brothers Hosts Students for National Job Shadow Day

On National Groundhog Job Shadow Day, Toll Brothers showed 32 students in six states across the country the range of career options available in the home building industry.

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Form 300A Posted? OSHA’s Asking

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on February 14, 2017 2 Comments
Form 300A Posted? OSHA’s Asking

Just a reminder: Employers were required by Feb. 1 to post OSHA Form 300A, which summarizes the job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in the previous year. The form must be posted until April 30 per Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping mandates, and displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. […]

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Hearing Loss Prevention Goes Mobile

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Technology by on February 13, 2017 0 Comments
Hearing Loss Prevention Goes Mobile

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), at the 2017 International Builders’ Show, announced the availability of a new mobile app that measures sound levels in the workplace.

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Opening Students’ Eyes to a Career in the Skilled Trades

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 10, 2017 0 Comments

When members of the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association met with high school students to talk about career opportunities in the skilled trades, the local public television station tagged along to help spread the word.

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