Labor, Safety and Health

Big Savings from Better Codes

Big Savings from Better Codes

In 2016, NAHB led countless efforts that successfully removed or excluded unnecessary measures from building codes—provisions that would have greatly increased builder costs and ultimately, impacted housing affordability.

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How to Protect Your No. 1 Investment

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How to Protect Your No. 1 Investment

Ensuring the safety of your employees is an investment that pays off. From May 8-12, thousands of construction companies and other businesses will be raising awareness about fall prevention by participating in the fourth annual National Safety Stand-Down. Builders are asked to stop work for at least 15 minutes during any day this week to talk directly with their workers about fall hazards and to reinforce the importance of fall protection on the jobsite.

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Trade Groups Mull Relief for Small Businesses at NAHB Event

Trade Groups Mull Relief for Small Businesses at NAHB Event

What’s the best way for the Trump administration to fix the federal regulations that end up having a bigger impact on small businesses than large ones?

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Grant Can Help Address Your Workforce Development Needs

Grant Can Help Address Your Workforce Development Needs

The National Housing Endowment offers HBAs a grant of up to $5,000 in matching funds for programs and projects addressing two of NAHB’s highest priority areas: education and workforce training.

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Distracted Driving a Concern for Everyone, Including Builders

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Distracted Driving a Concern for Everyone, Including Builders

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and NAHB is encouraging builders and contractors to learn more about their liability and identify ways they can better educate their employees. NAHB compiled a report that lists several guidelines for an employer to consider when drafting a distracted driving policy.

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Hundreds of Students Flock to Interactive Construction Expo

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Hundreds of Students Flock to Interactive Construction Expo

The HBA of Greater Springfield went with the hands-on approach to spark the interests of area high schoolers and inspire them to explore career opportunities in construction. The “Build My Future” event drew the attendance of more than 900 high school students from across the region.

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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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