Tag: OSHA

OSHA Provides Clarification on Confined Spaces Rule

OSHA Provides Clarification on Confined Spaces Rule

OSHA recently consulted with NAHB to develop a fact sheet to aid residential builders in meeting the standard issued in 2015 to protect workers from hazards related to confined spaces in construction work.

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OSHA Proposes to Delay Deadline for Electronic Injury Reporting

OSHA Proposes to Delay Deadline for Electronic Injury Reporting

OSHA is proposing to delay to Dec. 1 the date by which certain employers are required to electronically submit workplace injury information from 2016.

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Take Time This Week to Discuss Trench Safety

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 19, 2017 0 Comments
Take Time This Week to Discuss Trench Safety

To raise awareness of trench safety during National Safety Month, the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) has organized a Trench Safety Stand Down the week of June 19-24.

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OSHA’s Safe+Sound Week Raises Awareness of Workplace Safety

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OSHA’s Safe+Sound Week Raises Awareness of Workplace Safety

OSHA kicks off its inaugural Safe + Sound Week this morning. Throughout the week, workplaces and organizations are encouraged to host events and activities that showcase the core elements of an effective safety and health program — management, leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing workplace hazards.

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OSHA Suspends Rule Requiring Electronic Reporting of Injuries

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on May 19, 2017 0 Comments
OSHA Suspends Rule Requiring Electronic Reporting of Injuries

Thanks, in large part, to the efforts of NAHB and other industry groups that challenged the “unlawful and arbitrary” rule, OSHA has proposed the July 1 deadline be suspended until further notice.

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Let This Safety Video Do Most of the Talking for You

Before the week is through, builders are encouraged to dedicate at least 10-15 minutes to speak with their crews on-site and reinforce the importance of fall protection. NAHB helped make this an easy task by creating a brief “Toolbox Talk” video on ladder safety.

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How to Protect Your No. 1 Investment

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on May 8, 2017 0 Comments
How to Protect Your No. 1 Investment

Ensuring the safety of your employees is an investment that pays off. From May 8-12, thousands of construction companies and other businesses will be raising awareness about fall prevention by participating in the fourth annual National Safety Stand-Down. Builders are asked to stop work for at least 15 minutes during any day this week to talk directly with their workers about fall hazards and to reinforce the importance of fall protection on the jobsite.

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How the Silica Rule Impacts Your Bottom Line

How the Silica Rule Impacts Your Bottom Line

Nothing underscores the value of membership quite like cash savings. NAHB economists recently tallied it up and confirmed just how much our members are saving this year, thanks to a long list of legislative victories and program initiatives that benefit home builders.

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OSHA Further Delays Silica Rule Enforcement

OSHA Further Delays Silica Rule Enforcement

NAHB and its fellow members of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition were pleased to hear the standard would be delayed yet again until Sept. 23, 2017. OSHA intends to use the extra time to conduct additional outreach and educational for employers.

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Congress Strikes Down OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

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Congress Strikes Down OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

In a victory for NAHB and the small business community, the Senate today passed legislation approved by the House earlier this month that will overturn the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) clarification to its Volks recordkeeping rule.

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