Labor, Safety and Health

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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OSHA Grant Allows NAHB to Offer Fall Protection Safety Courses to HBAs Free of Charge

Filed in Education, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 8, 2019 0 Comments
OSHA Grant Allows NAHB to Offer Fall Protection Safety Courses to HBAs Free of Charge

NAHB has received a $150,000 grant from OSHA that will allow it to continue offering the Fall Prevention in Residential Construction course at no cost to NAHB members across the country.

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Focus on Keeping Your Jobsite Fire Free with Resources from NAHB

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 3, 2019 0 Comments
Focus on Keeping Your Jobsite Fire Free with Resources from NAHB

Fire Prevention Week, an annual public outreach and awareness campaign from the National Fire Protection Association, will be observed Oct. 6-12. It’s a perfect time for home builders to assess their jobsite fire plans with the hazardous winter season approaching.

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HBI, Home Depot Expand Partnership to Train High School Students

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on September 25, 2019 2 Comments
HBI, Home Depot Expand Partnership to Train High School Students

The Home Depot Foundation and the Home Builders Institute (HBI) this week expanded their partnership to address the skilled labor shortage by launching a youth trades training program.

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Department of Labor Heeds NAHB Concerns in Raising Overtime Threshold

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 24, 2019 0 Comments
Department of Labor Heeds NAHB Concerns in Raising Overtime Threshold

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule that will raise the overtime salary limit from $455 per week to $684 per week, which is equivalent to $35,568 per year for a full-year worker.

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Don’t Cut Corners on Saw Safety

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on September 18, 2019 1 Comment
Don’t Cut Corners on Saw Safety

When used properly and maintained in good working order, saws are quick and efficient tools to complete the job. But serious injuries can result if the proper safety precautions are not followed.

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Ask Your Senators to Support Workforce Development Programs

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 9, 2019 2 Comments
Ask Your Senators to Support Workforce Development Programs

The Senate Appropriations Committee plans to consider funding for education programs this week. NAHB supports efforts to boost funding for Perkins Basic State Grants and members are encouraged to contact their senators to voice their support.

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Do You Have a Disaster Plan? Now is the Time to Prepare One

Filed in Disaster Response, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 4, 2019 0 Comments
Do You Have a Disaster Plan? Now is the Time to Prepare One

September is National Preparedness Month, an annual awareness campaign by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). NAHB strongly urges home builders to use this time to review jobsite and business disaster preparedness.

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Apply Today for the SAFE Awards

Filed in Awards, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 3, 2019 0 Comments
Apply Today for the SAFE Awards

Apply or nominate someone today for the SAFE Awards, the home building industry’s only award recognizing professionals who have made successful efforts to advance safety in the industry.

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