Labor, Safety and Health

Prepare Now for the Trench Safety Stand Down in June

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Prepare Now for the Trench Safety Stand Down in June

NAHB is a proud partner of the 2019 Trench Safety Stand Down, presented by OSHA and the National Utility Contractors Association. Running June 17-21, the stand down gives employers, supervisors and foremen the opportunity to speak directly to workers about trench and excavation hazards.

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NAHB Podcast: Addressing the Challenges of the Labor Shortage

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NAHB Podcast: Addressing the Challenges of the Labor Shortage

On the latest episode of Housing Developments, special guest Mark Pursell, CEO of the National Housing Endowment, discusses how the Endowment is helping to build the future of the residential construction trade through scholarships and training programs.

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Siding Installer Safety Tips for the Busy Summer Season

Siding Installer Safety Tips for the Busy Summer Season

Jobsite safety is important every day, but as the weather gets warmer and the calendar fills up, having safety as a top priority can be critical for a siding contractor.

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How Can Business and Industry Work with Educators to Improve Workforce Development?

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How Can Business and Industry Work with Educators to Improve Workforce Development?

Quality career and technical education (CTE) programs are in a position to address the labor shortage issue but need your partnership to help them succeed.

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Administration Approves 30,000 Additional H-2B Visas

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Administration Approves 30,000 Additional H-2B Visas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that it will issue an additional 30,000 H-2B guest worker visas for fiscal year 2019, which ends Sept. 30. This will be in addition to the annual allotment of 66,000 visas, all of which have already been claimed this year.

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Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Begins Today

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Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Begins Today

Today marks the beginning of the annual National Safety Stand-Down for fall prevention in construction. NAHB is once again partnering with OSHA to encourage home builders to participate in the week of fall safety awareness.

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Talk to Your Workers about Safe Driving and the Dangers of Distraction

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Talk to Your Workers about Safe Driving and the Dangers of Distraction

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a united effort to recognize the dangers of and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving spearheaded by the National Safety Council. Home builders can be susceptible to distracted driving as company owners, builders, workers and subcontractors travel between sites, often while communicating with others.

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NAHB Podcast Offers New Insights on Housing Economics

NAHB Podcast Offers New Insights on Housing Economics

On this week’s episode of Housing Developments, NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz shares his 2019 economic forecast for the industry and what the recent change in the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index means for builders.

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and guest host Paul Lopez, VP of Communications & Public Affairs, also discuss Mark Calabria’s confirmation as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, housing finance reform and the state of the labor force.

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OSHA’s Use of Drones: What Builders Need to Know

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OSHA’s Use of Drones: What Builders Need to Know

OSHA has allowed the use of drones at jobsites for limited purposes. But the potential for OSHA to use drones in enforcement activities has raised concerns from home builders and other contractors.

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Join the Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

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Join the Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

NAHB is once again partnering with OSHA to encourage home builders to participate in its National Safety Stand-Down for fall prevention in construction, May 6-10, 2019. 

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