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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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5 Steps to a Strong Safety Culture on the Jobsite

Filed in Construction Industry, Education by on March 9, 2017 3 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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Free Training Materials Available to Promote Ladder Safety

Filed in Education, Labor, Safety and Health by on March 2, 2017 0 Comments

According to the American Ladder Institute, more than over 300 people die in ladder-related accidents each year, and thousands more suffer disabling injuries. To boost ladder safety awareness, NAHB encourages all members to participate in Ladder Safety Month in March.

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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 Recognizes Leaders in Residential Construction Safety

NAHB named 14 winners for the 11th annual NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) for their commitment to strong safety programs. The winners were recognized at the SAFE awards reception held during the International Builders’ Show in Orlando.

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Innovative New Product Makes Debut at SAFE Awards

Innovative New Product Makes Debut at SAFE Awards

The founder and president of NterNow, a secure, keyless entry system that allows buyers to call in or use a mobile app to gain access to homes within a community, was recently honored for her contributions toward creating a safer work environment for home building industry professionals.

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