Labor, Safety and Health

Congress Urged to Extend Legal Status of Foreign-Born Construction Workers

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 7, 2017 0 Comments
Congress Urged to Extend Legal Status of Foreign-Born Construction Workers

NAHB and allied groups have sent a joint letter to bipartisan congressional leaders urging them to extend the Temporary Protected Status designations for El Salvador, Haiti and Honduras to help alleviate the severe labor shortage in the construction industry.

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Featured Video Toolbox Talk: Nail Gun Safety

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on November 3, 2017 0 Comments
Featured Video Toolbox Talk: Nail Gun Safety

Pneumatic nailers, more commonly referred to as nail guns, have certainly made work more efficient, but their speed and power has led to serious injuries on the job. NAHB’s new videos can help avoid them.

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Has the Labor Shortage Reached ‘Crisis’ Status?

Has the Labor Shortage Reached ‘Crisis’ Status?

It’s been more than 10 years since there were this many unfilled construction jobs. And according to NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz, the labor situation is likely to worsen in the months ahead.

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Construction Careers: An Excellent Blend of Purpose and Paycheck

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 30, 2017 0 Comments
Construction Careers: An Excellent Blend of Purpose and Paycheck

The construction industry is uniquely poised to allow workers to engage with critical issues such as environmental protection, affordable housing and poverty alleviation, and construction workers are able to make a significant impact on the causes they care most about. As you recruit new team members, let them know how home building makes a difference.

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Trump Taps Scott Mugno to Lead OSHA

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 30, 2017 0 Comments

President Trump has appointed Scott A. Mugno of Pennsylvania to head up the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as assistant secretary of labor, occupational safety and health.

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Iowa HBAs Celebrate the Trades with ‘Dirty Jobs’ Star Mike Rowe

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 27, 2017 1 Comment
Iowa HBAs Celebrate the Trades with ‘Dirty Jobs’ Star Mike Rowe

The event aligned perfectly with October’s Careers in Construction Month and the pressing need in Iowa and nationally for skilled labor in the home building trades, including inspiring a pathway for students and beyond.

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Take Pride in Your Safety Program: SAFE Award Submissions Due Oct. 30

Take Pride in Your Safety Program: SAFE Award Submissions Due Oct. 30

These two past winners demonstrated to the industry that they are committed to safety and understand its importance for business success.

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OSHA Issues Interim Guidance for Inspectors as Silica Rule Goes Into Full Effect

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 23, 2017 1 Comment

Full implementation of the new silica rule began today, Oct 23, and OSHA has now issued additional “interim” enforcement guidance for regional OSHA administrators while a final compliance directive is under review and not yet released.

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Texas Builders Break Ground on Trade School

Texas Builders Break Ground on Trade School

An Oct. 5 groundbreaking ceremony for the Howard College-San Angelo Construction Trades Center of Excellence was also a day to celebrate expanded career choices for Texas high school graduates – and a new generation of skilled construction workers.

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Association Health Plans – What’s the Next Step?

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 17, 2017 1 Comment
Association Health Plans – What’s the Next Step?

NAHB has been a long-time proponent of association health plans, which would empower small businesses to pool together to purchase health insurance plans for their employees. Now that President Trump has signed an executive order that would ease restrictions on association health plans, what’s the next step to make this a reality for HBAs?

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