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NAHB Continues to Keep Workers Safe and On the Job Site During the Pandemic

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on November 20, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB Continues to Keep Workers Safe and On the Job Site During the Pandemic

From the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, NAHB has been working to keep America’s home builders and trades partners safe and on the job. That effort is now being redoubled as the country faces a worrying spike in cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the virus.

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NAHB Leads the Charge on Member Mental Health and Wellbeing

Filed in Membership, Safety by on November 17, 2020 2 Comments
NAHB Leads the Charge on Member Mental Health and Wellbeing

At last month’s Fall Leadership Council meeting, NAHB Second Vice Chairman Jerry Konter spoke to members about NAHB’s commitment to addressing the critical issue of mental health and suicide prevention in our industry.

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How Home Builders Can Reduce Workers’ Compensation Costs

Filed in Business Management, Safety by on November 11, 2020 4 Comments
How Home Builders Can Reduce Workers’ Compensation Costs

Business owners in the home building industry are always looking for ways to reduce costs. Many have noted soaring costs tied to workers’ compensation insurance.

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Explore Job Site Sanitation Best Practices in New Video Toolbox Talk

Filed in Safety by on November 2, 2020 0 Comments
Explore Job Site Sanitation Best Practices in New Video Toolbox Talk

Sanitation and personal hygiene have been at the forefront of global public consciousness nearly all year. But proper job site sanitation is extremely important even without a pandemic and should be a focus of site supervisors moving forward.

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Put Your Guard Up: Guardrails Protect Everyone

Filed in Safety, Sponsored Content by on October 9, 2020 0 Comments
Put Your Guard Up: Guardrails Protect Everyone

Guardrails can often help prevent fall injuries on the job-site. 

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Cool Weather Can Present a Fire Hazard on Home Building Sites

Filed in Safety by on October 5, 2020 1 Comment
Cool Weather Can Present a Fire Hazard on Home Building Sites

This week is Fire Prevention Week, an annual public outreach and awareness campaign organized by the National Fire Protection Association. With so many wildfires burning on the West Coast, home builders should be diligent about ensuring their job sites are free from fire hazards.

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How the Home Building Industry is Keeping Workers Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on September 23, 2020 0 Comments
How the Home Building Industry is Keeping Workers Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The home building industry has always been a staunch advocate for the safety of workers, but COVID-19 has heightened some of elements that can affect builders’ safety, which companies continue to work hard to address. See how builders are addressing these issues in the latest episode from TheHill.TV.

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COVID is Making Opioid Crisis Worse, But Treatment is Changing for the Better

Filed in Safety by on September 23, 2020 0 Comments
COVID is Making Opioid Crisis Worse, But Treatment is Changing for the Better

A potential silver lining in opioid treatment is the increased, and nearly exclusive, use of telehealth practices. Addiction counselors and physicians have noted that virtual medicine gives them access to patients they did not previously have.

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New Safety Resources for OSHA’s Stand-Down to Prevent Falls

Filed in Safety by on September 11, 2020 1 Comment
New Safety Resources for OSHA’s Stand-Down to Prevent Falls

OSHA’s annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction begins Monday, Sept. 14. NAHB has launched a new video toolbox talk focused on roofing safety to coincide with the awareness campaign.

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SAFE Awards Mean So Much More This Year

Filed in Awards, Safety by on September 4, 2020 0 Comments
SAFE Awards Mean So Much More This Year

After an extraordinary six months in the home building industry, job site safety has taken on a more expanded meaning.

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