Labor, Safety and Health

Electronic Submissions of Injury Records Due to OSHA July 1

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Electronic Submissions of Injury Records Due to OSHA July 1

Certain companies, including some home builders, are required to electronically submit information from their 2017 Form 300A to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration by July 1.

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Infectious Disease from Insects on the Rise

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 27, 2018 0 Comments
Infectious Disease from Insects on the Rise

Most home builders use extra caution when working outdoors in extreme heat, intense sun and other inclement weather conditions. But builders may also want to consider measures to protect themselves from disease-carrying insects. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month released the results of a study showing a sharp increase in cases […]

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Shortages of Framing Lumber More Widespread than Ever

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Shortages of Framing Lumber More Widespread than Ever

Shortages of framing lumber are now more widespread than at any time since NAHB began tracking the issue in 1994, according to results from the May 2018 survey for the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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Comment Period Extended for OSHA Crane Operator Proposal

Comment Period Extended for OSHA Crane Operator Proposal

OSHA announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on its proposed rule on crane operator certification. Comments on the proposal were originally due today, June 20. OSHA now will accept comments through July 5.

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OSHA Silica Rule Violation Data Shows Where Inspectors are Looking

OSHA Silica Rule Violation Data Shows Where Inspectors are Looking

OSHA’s new Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard is now in effect, and agency inspectors began citing violations on Oct. 23, finding 117 violations of the new rule in the first six months of enforcement – through April 23.

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Final Association Health Plan Rule Will Boost Small Businesses

Final Association Health Plan Rule Will Boost Small Businesses

NAHB commended the Trump administration for issuing its final rule today on association health plans that will help small businesses – including home building firms and local home builder associations – rein in skyrocketing health care costs and provide better health coverage for workers.

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Stay Safe in the Trenches

Stay Safe in the Trenches

NAHB has long been in the business of providing resources to keep our members, their employees and subs safe on the jobsite, and the Trenching and Excavating Toolkit is just one example.

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Celebrate National Safety Month with Free NAHB Resources

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Celebrate National Safety Month with Free NAHB Resources

This is the perfect time to review your company’s policies, procedures and resources on worker safety. NAHB has the tools to get you started.

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Legalized Marijuana: Free Webinar Helps Clear the Air for Employers

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Legalized Marijuana: Free Webinar Helps Clear the Air for Employers

New laws regarding marijuana use present unique challenges for employers, who now must consider the potential impacts on their workplace policies. To help address these challenges, NAHB is pleased to offer a new on-demand webinar, “Dazed and Confused: The Buzz Surrounding Legalized Marijuana in the Home Building Industry.”

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Free Webinar: Is Your Company Safety Compliant?

Free Webinar: Is Your Company Safety Compliant?

Good news for companies seeking clarity on OSHA regulations: NAHB now has two free resources to help. The new Safety & Health Program toolkit provides home builders, developers and remodelers with a model to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new recommended practices for safety and health programs. In the free webinar Safety […]

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