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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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Updated Job Site Coronavirus Guidance Includes New Advice for Face Coverings, Visitors

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on September 3, 2020 1 Comment
Updated Job Site Coronavirus Guidance Includes New Advice for Face Coverings, Visitors

The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) published important updates to its guidance for construction employers, employees and contractors on coronavirus exposure prevention, preparedness and response.

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Are You Ready for the Next Disaster?

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on September 3, 2020 0 Comments
Are You Ready for the Next Disaster?

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family, community, and business disaster planning now and throughout the year. Now is the time to make plans to protect your family and business for the next natural or man-made disaster.

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NAHB Statement on Beryllium Settlement with OSHA

Filed in Codes and Standards, Safety by on August 26, 2020 1 Comment
NAHB Statement on Beryllium Settlement with OSHA

NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke issued a statement regarding a settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) involving a rule on beryllium exposure in construction.

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Review Your Job Site Safety Plan During Safe + Sound Week

Filed in Safety by on August 12, 2020 0 Comments
Review Your Job Site Safety Plan During Safe + Sound Week

Aug. 10-16 is OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week, a nationwide event held each year that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe.

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Protect Yourself and Workers from Heat Stress

Filed in Safety by on July 30, 2020 0 Comments
Protect Yourself and Workers from Heat Stress

Construction workers are particularly susceptible to heat exposure due to long hours outside or working in rooms without climate control.

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An Open Letter on Coronavirus Safety from NAHB Chairman to Residential Construction Workers

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on July 9, 2020 0 Comments
An Open Letter on Coronavirus Safety from NAHB Chairman to Residential Construction Workers

NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke today sent an open letter to the nation’s residential construction workers imploring them to continue following guidance to prevent the transmission of coronavirus in the face of rising cases nationwide

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