Labor, Safety and Health

Labor Department Issues Proposed New Overtime Rule

Labor Department Issues Proposed New Overtime Rule

The Labor Department has issued a proposed new overtime rule that would raise the overtime salary limit from $23,660 to $35,308. However, this proposal has not yet been published in the Federal Register and could be subject to modifications. Once published, NAHB will review the proposed rulemaking and submit comments on the proposal.

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Become a Safety Leader During National Ladder Safety Month

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on March 6, 2019 0 Comments
Become a Safety Leader During National Ladder Safety Month

Now through March 31, the third annual National Ladder Safety Month will promote ladder safety training and educate homeowners and working professionals on the dangers of unsafe ladder use.

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Prioritizing Safety to Promote Culture, Retain Talent, and Save Money

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Sponsored Content by on March 1, 2019 1 Comment
Prioritizing Safety to Promote Culture, Retain Talent, and Save Money

Every Monday morning, Wenger Construction crews huddle up at jobsites for their weekly “toolbox talk” where site leaders review safety protocols, talk through real scenarios involving co-workers and discuss ideas for improvement

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Caps Reached for H-2B Guest Worker Visa Program

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on February 25, 2019 1 Comment
Caps Reached for H-2B Guest Worker Visa Program

Home builders seeking to access the H-2B temporary worker program to ease labor shortages will find that all available visas have been allocated for the current fiscal year. No new applications will be accepted for employment start dates before Oct. 1, 2019.

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OSHA Urges Employers to Prevent Worker Exposure to Carbon Monoxide in Confined Spaces

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on February 18, 2019 0 Comments
OSHA Urges Employers to Prevent Worker Exposure to Carbon Monoxide in Confined Spaces

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued a trade release urging employers to take necessary precautions to protect workers from the serious and potentially fatal effects of carbon monoxide exposure.

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Make Safety a Top Priority in the IBS Jobsite Safety Zone

Make Safety a Top Priority in the IBS Jobsite Safety Zone

NAHB’s official safety sponsor, Builders Mutual Insurance Company, has partnered with the Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI) to showcase the latest workplace safety solutions with daily microlearning presentations and exhibitors specializing in cutting-edge construction safety products in the inaugural IBS Jobsite Safety Zone — located in booth N663 of the North exhibition hall.

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Nearly 24,000 Residential Construction Jobs Added in January

Filed in Economics, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 5, 2019 2 Comments
Nearly 24,000 Residential Construction Jobs Added in January

Last month, residential construction saw the greatest gain in employment since February 2018, following strong growth in December.

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OSHA Issues Final Rule on Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on January 28, 2019 4 Comments
OSHA Issues Final Rule on Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) late last week issued a final rule eliminating a requirement that establishments with 250 or more employees electronically submit information from certain OSHA forms.

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OSHA Publishes Maximum Fines for 2019 and Top Violations of 2018

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on January 24, 2019 12 Comments
OSHA Publishes Maximum Fines for 2019 and Top Violations of 2018

OSHA published to the Federal Register Wednesday its maximum fines for jobsite violations for 2019, which go into effect for citations beginning today.

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Inaugural Jobsite Safety Zone at IBS Offers Live Demos, Key Resources

Inaugural Jobsite Safety Zone at IBS Offers Live Demos, Key Resources

The inaugural IBS Jobsite Safety Zone will feature safety product exhibitors and a learning space for product demonstrations, presentations, one-on-one Q&A sessions and much more.

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