Labor, Safety and Health

OSHA Considering a New Standard on Tree Care; NAHB Member Speaks Up

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OSHA Considering a New Standard on Tree Care; NAHB Member Speaks Up

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is considering a new standard on tree care operations that could add additional requirements to workers when dealing with trees, including those on construction sites.

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New NAHB Video Toolbox Talk Provides Guidance on Coronavirus Safety

New NAHB Video Toolbox Talk Provides Guidance on Coronavirus Safety

NAHB has published a video toolbox talk that demonstrates proper safety precautions for workers on a home building job site to prevent the transmission of the new coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 illness.

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Last Few Hold Out States are Starting to Allow Construction Activity to Resume

Last Few Hold Out States are Starting to Allow Construction Activity to Resume

Thanks to efforts by NAHB and state home builder associations, the few remaining states that have halted residential construction activity due the COVID-19 pandemic — Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington and Vermont — are taking steps to allow home building to resume production.

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Supreme Court Decision a Win for Builders in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund

Supreme Court Decision a Win for Builders in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund

In a victory for NAHB and home builders, the U.S. Supreme Court on April 3 rendered a 6-3 decision in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund. The case concerns whether pollutants that enter groundwater — and then reach navigable waters — are regulated under the Clean Water Act.

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SBA Now Taking PPP Loan Applications; New EIDL Applications are on Hold

SBA Now Taking PPP Loan Applications; New EIDL Applications are on Hold

The Small Business Administration resumed accepting Paycheck Protection Program loan applications  as of 10:30 a.m. EDT this morning (April 27). If you were in the process of applying for a Economic Injury Disaster Loan and have an application number that begins with the No. 3, you do not need to reapply for a loan.

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NAHB Updates Job Site Coronavirus Safety Guidance for Construction

NAHB Updates Job Site Coronavirus Safety Guidance for Construction

NAHB has published important updates to its guidance for construction employers, employees and contractors on coronavirus exposure prevention, preparedness and response.

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Workers Nationwide Pause on Job Sites to Learn About Coronavirus Safety

Workers Nationwide Pause on Job Sites to Learn About Coronavirus Safety

Home building job sites all over the country stopped work on Thursday, April 16 to educate workers and subcontractors on proper coronavirus safety.

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Builders Employ Several Strategies to Keep Selling Homes During Pandemic

Builders Employ Several Strategies to Keep Selling Homes During Pandemic

A recent survey of NAHB members reveals they are implementing several measures to allow them to continue selling homes during the coronavirus pandemic. The most common strategy is private showings of model homes, with 59% of builders saying they doing this already or planning to in the near future.

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New Podcast: NAHB Leaders Discuss Safety Stand Down

New Podcast: NAHB Leaders Discuss Safety Stand Down

On the latest episode of NAHB’s podcast Housing Developments, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the April 16 COVID-19 Job Site Safety Stand Down, and designating residential construction as an “essential” business.

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Which States are Most Reliant on Immigrant Construction Workers?

Which States are Most Reliant on Immigrant Construction Workers?

Foreign-born workers now account for almost a quarter of workers in the construction industry, and close to 30% of construction tradesmen. In some states, reliance on foreign-born labor is even more pronounced.

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