Tag: safety

Join the Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on April 8, 2019 0 Comments
Join the Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

NAHB is once again partnering with OSHA to encourage home builders to participate in its National Safety Stand-Down for fall prevention in construction, May 6-10, 2019. 

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New Report from NAHB and ICC Focuses on Code Compliance Issues

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on April 3, 2019 0 Comments
New Report from NAHB and ICC Focuses on Code Compliance Issues

The International Code Council and NAHB recently released a new report designed to help builders improve the safety and satisfaction of their customers. 

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EPA Bans Consumer Use of Dangerous Paint Removal Chemical

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on March 20, 2019 0 Comments
EPA Bans Consumer Use of Dangerous Paint Removal Chemical

EPA finalized a rule last week to ban the manufacture or sale of paint strippers containing the toxic chemical methylene chloride to consumers.  The Agency also signaled its intention to develop federal regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act to limit the use of methylene chloride paint strippers for commercial applications.

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Drone Use Among Builders Continues its Ascent

Drone Use Among Builders Continues its Ascent

A recent NAHB survey discovered that the popularity of drones within the housing industry is not only growing — it’s skyrocketing.

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Home Builders Seek Better Cooperation with OSHA to Improve Worker Safety

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 27, 2018 3 Comments
Home Builders Seek Better Cooperation with OSHA to Improve Worker Safety

NAHB today called on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to expand its small business compliance assistance to help home builders and other small business owners to improve the safety of their operations.

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Announcing NAHB’s SAFE Award Winners

Filed in Awards, Labor, Safety and Health by on January 3, 2018 0 Comments
Announcing NAHB’s SAFE Award Winners

This year’s SAFE program honors the following individuals and companies that have worked to achieve exemplary safety and health programs in the residential construction industry.

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OSHA Delays Deadline for Crane Operator Certification After NAHB Urging

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on November 27, 2017 0 Comments
OSHA Delays Deadline for Crane Operator Certification After NAHB Urging

Under the urging of NAHB, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is delaying its deadline for employers to ensure that crane operators are certified by one year until Nov. 10, 2018.

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Last Chance to Show Your Commitment to Employee Safety

Filed in Awards, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 8, 2017 0 Comments
Last Chance to Show Your Commitment to Employee Safety

This is your last chance to display your company’s commitment to safety on the worksite. Applications for the SAFE Awards will close this Friday, Nov. 10.

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Marijuana Legalization Leads Some to Modify Employee Drug Policies

Filed in Business Management, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 8, 2017 1 Comment
Marijuana Legalization Leads Some to Modify Employee Drug Policies

With the proliferation of legalized marijuana, a growing number of home builders are having to add yet another item to their work responsibilities: modifying workplace drug policies. To help members better navigate this issue, NAHB has created “A Builder’s Guide: Marijuana in the Workplace.”

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Featured Video Toolbox Talk: Nail Gun Safety

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on November 3, 2017 0 Comments
Featured Video Toolbox Talk: Nail Gun Safety

Pneumatic nailers, more commonly referred to as nail guns, have certainly made work more efficient, but their speed and power has led to serious injuries on the job. NAHB’s new videos can help avoid them.

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