Labor, Safety and Health

HBA Skills-Building Event Attracts Future Workforce

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on November 22, 2019 0 Comments
HBA Skills-Building Event Attracts Future Workforce

Dallas Builders Association members face a familiar industry challenge. Members have too many job openings and too few qualified workers to fill them. To help motive and educate the next generation builders, the Dallas BA spearheaded a workforce development event at the Dallas Builders Show on Nov. 12.

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Preventing Fatigue on the Jobsite Key to Worker Safety

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on November 22, 2019 0 Comments
Preventing Fatigue on the Jobsite Key to Worker Safety

According to a survey of employers and workers by the National Safety Council last year, 69% of workers are tired at work, increasing the risk of injuries and accidents on the job. As the days get shorter and colder, home builders should consider proactive steps to combat fatigue on the jobsite.

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Free NAHB Webinar: How to Handle an OSHA Inspection

Filed in Education, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 15, 2019 3 Comments
Free NAHB Webinar: How to Handle an OSHA Inspection

Join NAHB Thursday, Nov. 21 for a webinar that will detail new twists in OSHA jobsite inspections, presented free of charge courtesy of Builders Mutual.

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Student Competition Builds Membership Momentum for Local HBA

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Student Chapters by on November 14, 2019 0 Comments
Student Competition Builds Membership Momentum for Local HBA

High school students in Alabama are motivated now more than ever to pursue a career in construction thanks to the Greater Montgomery Home Builders Association’s first-ever construction management competition.

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Veterans Successfully Climb Construction Career Ladder

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 11, 2019 1 Comment
Veterans Successfully Climb Construction Career Ladder

Today on Veterans Day we honor military members and their families for the sacrifices they have made to serve our country. The home building industry is stepping up to help veterans create a viable private-sector career path forward as they transition to civilian life.

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SAFE Awards Entry Deadline Extended to Nov. 15

Filed in Awards, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 31, 2019 0 Comments
SAFE Awards Entry Deadline Extended to Nov. 15

The application deadline for the 2019 NAHB/Builders Mutual Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) Awards program has been extended to Friday, Nov. 15.

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HBA Trains Students, Gives Back to Local Community

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 30, 2019 0 Comments
HBA Trains Students, Gives Back to Local Community

The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association (HBA), in partnership with Kirkwood Community College, provided a Student-Built House to a new owner through Reach For Your Potential, a nonprofit organization that assists adults with disabilities.

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Can a Funky Green Thing Help Improve the Safety of House Framing?

Filed in Awards, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 25, 2019 0 Comments
Can a Funky Green Thing Help Improve the Safety of House Framing?

“A funky, green thing that looks like a shark” is how one 2019 International Builders’ Show (IBS) attendee described TrussLox, the bracing system that won the 2018 SAFE Award for Innovative Safety Program/Idea of the Year.

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EO Shares Secrets to Student Chapter Success

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Student Chapters by on October 22, 2019 0 Comments
EO Shares Secrets to Student Chapter Success

As we near the end of Careers in Construction Month, some NAHB leaders are going above and beyond to encourage
students to embark on a career in construction.

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Award-Winning Builder Sets Safety as a Benchmark

Filed in Awards, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 11, 2019 0 Comments
Award-Winning Builder Sets Safety as a Benchmark

As his green custom home building company grew, adding more employees and more job sites, Sean Sullivan of Living Stone Design + Build, near Asheville, N.C., knew he needed to turn his attention to safety.

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