Tag: OSHA

OSHA Announces 30-day ‘Good Faith’ Enforcement of New Silica Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 21, 2017 0 Comments

Resources and background information for complying with the new rule can be found on NAHB’s website.

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Be Prepared! OSHA Silica Rule Takes Effect Saturday, Sept. 23

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 19, 2017 12 Comments
Be Prepared! OSHA Silica Rule Takes Effect Saturday, Sept. 23

NAHB’s Silica in Construction Toolkit provides resources for helping home builders and remodelers to get in compliance with the rule.

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OSHA Worksite Inspections Temporarily Halted in Irma, Harvey-affected Areas

OSHA Worksite Inspections Temporarily Halted in Irma, Harvey-affected Areas

The suspensions will not apply to OSHA inspections prompted by accidents or deaths.

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Staying Safe on the Worksite After Weather Damage, Flooding

Filed in Disaster Response, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 6, 2017 3 Comments
Staying Safe on the Worksite After Weather Damage, Flooding

NAHB has a list of resources to help keep volunteers and workers safe when hurricanes and floods strike, as well as during cleanup, recovery and reconstruction operations.

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New Silica Rules Go Into Effect Sept. 23

New Silica Rules Go Into Effect Sept. 23

NAHB is advising its members to be prepared as enforcement for the silica rule in construction is currently scheduled to begin on Sept. 23.

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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

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 12, 2017 0 Comments
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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