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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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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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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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8 Easy Ways to Keep Jobsites Safe

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on December 14, 2016 0 Comments

Following these eight rules can help workers steer clear of the most common jobsite hazards and keep construction sites looking neat, professional, and well cared for.

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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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