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Mental Wellbeing Becoming Increasingly Important for Construction Workers

Filed in Safety by on June 25, 2020 0 Comments
Mental Wellbeing Becoming Increasingly Important for Construction Workers

Following a multi-year initiative to combat opioid misuse in home building, NAHB is launching a new effort focused on member mental wellbeing.

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NAHB Safety Handbook Primes Builders on Newly Released OSHA Regulations

Filed in Safety by on June 16, 2020 1 Comment
NAHB Safety Handbook Primes Builders on Newly Released OSHA Regulations

BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of NAHB, recently released the fourth edition of its Jobsite Safety Handbook to help home builders navigate and comply with the latest OSHA requirements and keep workers safe on the jobsite.

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Stop Preventable Deaths and Focus on Safe Digging During the Trench Safety Stand Down

Filed in Safety by on June 15, 2020 0 Comments
Stop Preventable Deaths and Focus on Safe Digging During the Trench Safety Stand Down

Today marks the start of the week-long 2020 Trench Safety Stand Down. The stand down gives employers, supervisors and foremen the opportunity to speak directly to workers about trench and excavation hazards.

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Focus on Your Job Site Safety Plan During National Safety Month

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Focus on Your Job Site Safety Plan During National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month, a great reminder to home builders to review their job site safety plans, especially for changes prompted by COVID-19.

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Free NAHB Webinar on Managing Mental Health in a Pandemic

Filed in Disaster Response, Education, Safety by on May 28, 2020 1 Comment
Free NAHB Webinar on Managing Mental Health in a Pandemic

In a free webinar from NAHB, experts discuss the everyday challenges presented by the pandemic and share steps and concrete strategies we can take to cope with stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic.

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Listen to Industry Experts Discuss the Opioid Crisis in Construction

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on May 21, 2020 1 Comment
Listen to Industry Experts Discuss the Opioid Crisis in Construction

In the latest episode of the Builders Mutual podcast, Building Progress, Tina Hill, director of workers’ compensation claims at Builders Mutual, and NAHB VP David Jaffe talk about the challenges facing people struggling with or recovering from opioid addiction, and how the crisis in construction continues.

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

Filed in Safety by on May 11, 2020 3 Comments
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

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on May 6, 2020 3 Comments
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

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on April 28, 2020 3 Comments
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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NAHB Updates Job Site Coronavirus Safety Guidance for Construction

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on April 27, 2020 5 Comments
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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