Labor, Safety and Health

Are You a Safety Champion?

Filed in Awards, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 18, 2017 0 Comments
Are You a Safety Champion?

Applications are now open for the SAFE awards, honoring jobsite safety programs that go the extra step to protect employees.

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OSHA Worksite Inspections Temporarily Halted in Irma, Harvey-affected Areas

OSHA Worksite Inspections Temporarily Halted in Irma, Harvey-affected Areas

The suspensions will not apply to OSHA inspections prompted by accidents or deaths.

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New Videos Help Ensure Safety on the Job

Filed in Education, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 13, 2017 0 Comments
New Videos Help Ensure Safety on the Job

NAHB’s newest Video Toolbox Talks cover nail gun safety, personal protective equipment and the feature for this month: housekeeping and fire safety.

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Joint Employer Bill Would Give Clarity, Certainty to Small Businesses

Joint Employer Bill Would Give Clarity, Certainty to Small Businesses

NAHB today urged Congress to pass the bipartisan Save Local Business Act, legislation that would boost housing affordability and provide small businesses certainty and predictability by clarifying under law what constitutes a joint employer.

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4 Keys to Working with Insurance Adjusters

4 Keys to Working with Insurance Adjusters

The rebuilding process after a natural disaster is arduous, even for those who have flood insurance. Home owners who want to get their lives back in order as quickly as possible will seek out a seasoned builder who knows what to expect and how best to collaborate with insurance adjusters.

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Staying Safe on the Worksite After Weather Damage, Flooding

Filed in Disaster Response, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 6, 2017 3 Comments
Staying Safe on the Worksite After Weather Damage, Flooding

NAHB has a list of resources to help keep volunteers and workers safe when hurricanes and floods strike, as well as during cleanup, recovery and reconstruction operations.

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NAHB Chair Urges Action on Immigration Reform

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Leadership by on September 6, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Chair Urges Action on Immigration Reform

President Trump’s call to Congress to find a permanent legislative solution to protect the Dreamers underscores the urgent need for lawmakers to pass comprehensive immigration reform, MacDonald said.

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Judge Strikes Rule to Double Overtime Pay Threshold

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on September 5, 2017 0 Comments
Judge Strikes Rule to Double Overtime Pay Threshold

A federal judge has struck down the Obama administration’s overtime rule that would have doubled the salary threshold for workers to be able to receive overtime pay.

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IRS Announces Tax Relief for Hurricane Harvey Victims

IRS Announces Tax Relief for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Much-needed tax relief will be available for individuals and businesses in the affected areas.

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Small Businesses See Big Savings With HRAs

Filed in Economics, Labor, Safety and Health by on August 31, 2017 0 Comments
Small Businesses See Big Savings With HRAs

“Affordable healthcare” is a bit of an oxymoron, and most small business owners will agree. As medical costs continually rise, employers who want to offer viable healthcare coverage options to their employees without breaking the bank need a sound strategy. NAHB played a critical role in bringing back one such cost-saving measure.

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