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Don’t Cut Corners on Saw Safety

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on September 18, 2019 1 Comment
Don’t Cut Corners on Saw Safety

When used properly and maintained in good working order, saws are quick and efficient tools to complete the job. But serious injuries can result if the proper safety precautions are not followed.

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Do You Have a Disaster Plan? Now is the Time to Prepare One

Filed in Disaster Response, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 4, 2019 0 Comments
Do You Have a Disaster Plan? Now is the Time to Prepare One

September is National Preparedness Month, an annual awareness campaign by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). NAHB strongly urges home builders to use this time to review jobsite and business disaster preparedness.

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Apply Today for the SAFE Awards

Filed in Awards, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 3, 2019 0 Comments
Apply Today for the SAFE Awards

Apply or nominate someone today for the SAFE Awards, the home building industry’s only award recognizing professionals who have made successful efforts to advance safety in the industry.

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Scaffold Safety: What to Do and What Not to Do

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 19, 2019 3 Comments
Scaffold Safety: What to Do and What Not to Do

Scaffolds, or temporary work platforms, can provide a safe and efficient way to execute tasks on a home building site. But the use of scaffolds is also one of the leading causes of injuries in construction.

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Plan Ahead and Use Proper Technique When Lifting Heavy Materials

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on July 19, 2019 0 Comments
Plan Ahead and Use Proper Technique When Lifting Heavy Materials

Construction work often requires moving materials around the jobsite that involves pushing, pulling, and lifting. NAHB has a set of resources for members to encourage safe practices while lifting and moving heavy loads on the jobsite.

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Shield It, Shore It or Slope It During the Trench Safety Stand Down

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 17, 2019 0 Comments
Shield It, Shore It or Slope It During the Trench Safety Stand Down

Today marks the start of the 2019 Trench Safety Stand Down. This week, the stand down gives employers, supervisors and foremen the opportunity to speak directly to workers about trench and excavation hazards.

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Can You Spot a Safety Hazard on the Job Site?

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 7, 2019 3 Comments
Can You Spot a Safety Hazard on the Job Site?

June is National Safety Month, and the focus for the first week is hazard recognition.

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Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Begins Today

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on May 6, 2019 0 Comments
Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Begins Today

Today marks the beginning of the annual National Safety Stand-Down for fall prevention in construction. NAHB is once again partnering with OSHA to encourage home builders to participate in the week of fall safety awareness.

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Talk to Your Workers about Safe Driving and the Dangers of Distraction

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on April 29, 2019 1 Comment
Talk to Your Workers about Safe Driving and the Dangers of Distraction

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a united effort to recognize the dangers of and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving spearheaded by the National Safety Council. Home builders can be susceptible to distracted driving as company owners, builders, workers and subcontractors travel between sites, often while communicating with others.

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Inaugural Safety Zone at IBS a Huge Success for Attendees and Exhibitors

Inaugural Safety Zone at IBS a Huge Success for Attendees and Exhibitors

The first ever Jobsite Safety Zone at the International Builders’ Show held last month in Las Vegas was a tremendous success for exhibitors, attendees and NAHB alike. Plans are in the works to bring back, and even expand, the Safety Zone in 2020.

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