Labor, Safety and Health

Focus on Keeping Your Jobsite Fire Free with Resources from NAHB

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 3, 2019 1 Comment
Focus on Keeping Your Jobsite Fire Free with Resources from NAHB

Fire Prevention Week, an annual public outreach and awareness campaign from the National Fire Protection Association, will be observed Oct. 6-12. It’s a perfect time for home builders to assess their jobsite fire plans with the hazardous winter season approaching.

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HBI, Home Depot Expand Partnership to Train High School Students

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on September 25, 2019 2 Comments
HBI, Home Depot Expand Partnership to Train High School Students

The Home Depot Foundation and the Home Builders Institute (HBI) this week expanded their partnership to address the skilled labor shortage by launching a youth trades training program.

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Department of Labor Heeds NAHB Concerns in Raising Overtime Threshold

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 24, 2019 0 Comments
Department of Labor Heeds NAHB Concerns in Raising Overtime Threshold

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule that will raise the overtime salary limit from $455 per week to $684 per week, which is equivalent to $35,568 per year for a full-year worker.

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Don’t Cut Corners on Saw Safety

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on September 18, 2019 1 Comment
Don’t Cut Corners on Saw Safety

When used properly and maintained in good working order, saws are quick and efficient tools to complete the job. But serious injuries can result if the proper safety precautions are not followed.

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Ask Your Senators to Support Workforce Development Programs

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 9, 2019 2 Comments
Ask Your Senators to Support Workforce Development Programs

The Senate Appropriations Committee plans to consider funding for education programs this week. NAHB supports efforts to boost funding for Perkins Basic State Grants and members are encouraged to contact their senators to voice their support.

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Do You Have a Disaster Plan? Now is the Time to Prepare One

Filed in Disaster Response, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 4, 2019 0 Comments
Do You Have a Disaster Plan? Now is the Time to Prepare One

September is National Preparedness Month, an annual awareness campaign by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). NAHB strongly urges home builders to use this time to review jobsite and business disaster preparedness.

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Apply Today for the SAFE Awards

Filed in Awards, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 3, 2019 0 Comments
Apply Today for the SAFE Awards

Apply or nominate someone today for the SAFE Awards, the home building industry’s only award recognizing professionals who have made successful efforts to advance safety in the industry.

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New NAHB Resources on Opioids Include Podcast Episodes

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 30, 2019 0 Comments
New NAHB Resources on Opioids Include Podcast Episodes

NAHB has rolled out more resources for home builders, subcontractors, and others in the industry to combat the national opioid epidemic. Part of NAHB’s Making it Your Business campaign, the resources include two new episodes of the podcast series, “A Constructive Response to the Opioid Epidemic.”

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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

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 22, 2019 0 Comments
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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