Labor, Safety and Health

Skilled Labor Fund Grants Bring Shop Back to High Schools

Skilled Labor Fund Grants Bring Shop Back to High Schools

The Skilled Labor Fund awarded more than $200,000 in grants to 42 local HBA’s across the country to provide skills training to high school students.

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Labor Department Omits Construction Sector in Proposed Apprenticeship Expansion

Labor Department Omits Construction Sector in Proposed Apprenticeship Expansion

The U.S. Department of Labor omitted the construction sector when it announced a proposed rule that would establish a process to develop industry-recognized apprenticeship programs.

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NAHB Guide Available if ICE Visits Your Job Site

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on June 21, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Guide Available if ICE Visits Your Job Site

With President Trump announcing increased enforcement actions by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the near term, NAHB has a guide to remind members what they should do if federal officials visit their job sites.

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Young Building Professionals Look to Attract More Like Themselves

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Student Chapters by on June 19, 2019 0 Comments
Young Building Professionals Look to Attract More Like Themselves

Attracting new workers to the trades is a top priority of NAHB, HBAs, construction companies, schools, governments, economists, and pretty much anyone else with an interest in home building. Included in the group of concerned observers are current young building professionals.

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Shield It, Shore It or Slope It During the Trench Safety Stand Down

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 17, 2019 0 Comments
Shield It, Shore It or Slope It During the Trench Safety Stand Down

Today marks the start of the 2019 Trench Safety Stand Down. This week, the stand down gives employers, supervisors and foremen the opportunity to speak directly to workers about trench and excavation hazards.

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NAHB Commends White House Efforts to Expand Health Care Options for Businesses

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 14, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Commends White House Efforts to Expand Health Care Options for Businesses

President Trump announced the administration has finalized a rule to expand the use of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), which are important tools that allow small businesses to help their workers defray the high cost of insurance premiums.

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Unfilled Construction Jobs at Post-Recession High

Unfilled Construction Jobs at Post-Recession High

The estimated number of job openings in the construction sector increased to 404,000 in April, a post-Great Recession high, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.

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Resources to Help Home Builders Address Opioid Abuse Now Available through NAHB

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 10, 2019 2 Comments
Resources to Help Home Builders Address Opioid Abuse Now Available through NAHB

NAHB recently released resources to help residential construction companies address the opioid crisis facing the home building industry. The initiative, “Opioids in the Home Building Industry: Making it Your Business,” provides materials available to anyone in the home building and construction industries.

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Can You Spot a Safety Hazard on the Job Site?

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 7, 2019 2 Comments
Can You Spot a Safety Hazard on the Job Site?

June is National Safety Month, and the focus for the first week is hazard recognition.

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House-Passed Bill Would Help Keep a Bad Labor Situation from Worsening

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on June 6, 2019 7 Comments
House-Passed Bill Would Help Keep a Bad Labor Situation from Worsening

The House today approved legislation that would provide permanent legal status to more than 100,000 workers in the construction industry holding Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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