Labor, Safety and Health

This Week, Builders Stood Down for Safety

This Week, Builders Stood Down for Safety

“Preventing injury to any of the accounts we insure is as important as protecting our own employees,” said Bill Schaffner, director of risk management at Builders Mutual Insurance Co. “We want to see every worker go home to their families at the end of the day.”

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Safety: A Mindset that Saves Time, Money and Lives

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Safety: A Mindset that Saves Time, Money and Lives

The second week of May is National Construction Safety Week and the week that NAHB encourages all member companies to participate in the National Safety Stand-Down. But the smartest companies talk about safety, train for safety and build safely month after month, all year long.

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Be Safe on That Scaffold

Be Safe on That Scaffold

Scaffolds can provide a safe and more efficient way to work in construction, but their use is also one of the leasing causes of injuries on construction sites. It is important to recognize scaffolding hazards and make sure every scaffold is set up and used properly.

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Be Part of the Safety Stand-Down May 7-11

Be Part of the Safety Stand-Down May 7-11

NAHB and Builders Mutual Insurance Company are again inviting building and remodeling companies to take part in the fifth annual National Safety Stand-Down May 7-11 to emphasize the importance of jobsite safety, particularly when it comes to preventing falls.

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Diversifying the Industry’s Workforce to Address the Labor Shortage

Diversifying the Industry’s Workforce to Address the Labor Shortage

As the residential construction industry continues to grapple with a severe labor shortage, one solution is clear to many industry leaders: recruiting more women.

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Drone Use Among Builders Continues its Ascent

Drone Use Among Builders Continues its Ascent

A recent NAHB survey discovered that the popularity of drones within the housing industry is not only growing — it’s skyrocketing.

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Construction Employment is Rising, but Not Fast Enough

Construction Employment is Rising, but Not Fast Enough

A recent comparison of employment data depicts a positive trend: The number of residential construction workers has steadily — though modestly — increased every year since 2011.

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Distracted Driving: The ‘Multitasking’ Myth

Distracted Driving: The ‘Multitasking’ Myth

The National Safety Council observes Distracted Driving Awareness Month every April because as mobile phones become increasingly indispensable to the job as well as people’s home lives, and as the dashboard in your car becomes increasingly interactive, it’s harder and harder to pay attention to the road when you drive. But pay attention we must: Multitasking doesn’t work in the driver’s seat.

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Pilot Program Aims to Resolve Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations

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Pilot Program Aims to Resolve Minimum Wage and Overtime Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division today began a nationwide six-month pilot program to resolve potential overtime and minimum wage violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Get Free Safety Training for Your HBA

Get Free Safety Training for Your HBA

NAHB and the Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI) will kick off their first fall prevention training of the year in Raleigh, N.C. at the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County on April 3.

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