Labor, Safety and Health

Resources to Promote Construction Careers in Your Community

Resources to Promote Construction Careers in Your Community

It’s time to start preparing now for Careers in Construction Month in October, when the entire housing industry celebrates and promotes careers in construction.

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OSHA Requests Additional Comment on Silica Rule to Ease Burden of Compliance

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OSHA Requests Additional Comment on Silica Rule to Ease Burden of Compliance

OSHA is requesting information and comment on Table 1 of the agency’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction. OSHA seeks information on additional engineering and work practice control methods to effectively limit exposure to silica for the equipment and tasks currently listed on Table 1.

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Scaffold Safety: What to Do and What Not to Do

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Scaffold Safety: What to Do and What Not to Do

Scaffolds, or temporary work platforms, can provide a safe and efficient way to execute tasks on a home building site. But the use of scaffolds is also one of the leading causes of injuries in construction.

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HBA ‘Draft’ Boosts Local Workforce

HBA ‘Draft’ Boosts Local Workforce

What would happen if the home building industry recruited talent like the National Football League draft? Job opportunities to boost the construction industry workforce.

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Support a Safe Job Site with OSHA Safe + Sound Week Beginning Today

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Support a Safe Job Site with OSHA Safe + Sound Week Beginning Today

NAHB is an official supporting partner of OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week 2019, a nationwide awareness campaign on the value of health and safety programs at work that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.

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Labor Shortages Still Hurting Affordability

Labor Shortages Still Hurting Affordability

Labor and subcontractor shortages remained widespread in July of 2019 and are continuing to impact the industry in a number of ways — including putting additional upward pressure on new home prices — according to a recent survey conducted by NAHB.

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New Rules to Raise Investment Amounts for EB-5 Investors

New Rules to Raise Investment Amounts for EB-5 Investors

The Department of Homeland Security has published new rules to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor program that will increase the amount of money for foreign-born investors seeking to take part in the program.

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Trump Spotlights Workforce Development

Trump Spotlights Workforce Development

NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde and four workers in the construction trades attended today’s White House event commemorating the first anniversary of President Trump’s executive order that established the National Council for the American Worker.

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Plan Ahead and Use Proper Technique When Lifting Heavy Materials

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Plan Ahead and Use Proper Technique When Lifting Heavy Materials

Construction work often requires moving materials around the jobsite that involves pushing, pulling, and lifting. NAHB has a set of resources for members to encourage safe practices while lifting and moving heavy loads on the jobsite.

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Protect Your Most Valuable Tools

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Protect Your Most Valuable Tools

Construction workers are among the most vulnerable workers to contact injuries, according to the National Safety Council. And the most valuable tools to a builder – the hands – often take the brunt of these injuries.

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