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Congress Strikes Down OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on March 22, 2017 4 Comments
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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5 Steps to a Strong Safety Culture on the Jobsite

Filed in Construction Industry, Education by on March 9, 2017 2 Comments
5 Steps to a Strong Safety Culture on the Jobsite

“Construction is dangerous, but it doesn’t have to be that way if we include safety first and foremost in our operations,” said Tony Lombardi, director of safety at Centennial Contractors Enterprises Inc., a Reston, Va. consulting firm. He has five tips for promoting safety with employees, subcontractors and suppliers.

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House Votes to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping Clarification Rule

House Votes to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping Clarification Rule

In a victory for home builders and other members of the small business community, the House on March 1 approved H.J. Res. 83, legislation that would overturn the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recordkeeping rule known as the Volks rule.

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Congress Moves to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping Clarification Rule

NAHB Chair Granger MacDonald issued the following statement regarding the joint resolution of disapproval introduced in the House today.

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Form 300A Posted? OSHA’s Asking

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on February 14, 2017 2 Comments
Form 300A Posted? OSHA’s Asking

Just a reminder: Employers were required by Feb. 1 to post OSHA Form 300A, which summarizes the job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in the previous year. The form must be posted until April 30 per Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping mandates, and displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. […]

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Hearing Loss Prevention Goes Mobile

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Technology by on February 13, 2017 0 Comments
Hearing Loss Prevention Goes Mobile

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), at the 2017 International Builders’ Show, announced the availability of a new mobile app that measures sound levels in the workplace.

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NAHB Chair Details Legal Challenge to OSHA Rule

NAHB Chair Details Legal Challenge to OSHA Rule

NAHB has joined several other industry groups to file a challenge against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Department of Labor regarding OSHA’s final Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule, which NAHB Chairman Ed Brady called “unlawful and arbitrary” in a press statement issued Thursday.

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OSHA Rule Clarifies Recordkeeping Obligation

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on December 20, 2016 1 Comment

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Monday issued a final rule that clarifies an employer’s continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness. The final rule becomes effective Jan. 18, 2017.

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Trench Collapse Fatalities Doubled in 2016

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on December 12, 2016 0 Comments
Trench Collapse Fatalities Doubled in 2016

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited and fined an Ohio company more than $270,000 after a 33-year-old employee was crushed to death in June. He is one of 23 workers killed, and 12 injured in trench collapses this year.

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Safety Violations Lead to Hefty Fines for Framing and Roofing Companies

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on November 30, 2016 1 Comment

Based on recent news releases pushed out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), framing and roofing companies (especially those that have already been cited and/or fined) should be increasingly diligent about following safety and health regulations. OSHA’s enforcement of fall protection violations seems to have picked up at the recent renewal of its Region-Wide […]

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