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‘Safety Zone’ Planned for the Builders’ Show

‘Safety Zone’ Planned for the Builders’ Show

NAHB is extending its Safety 365 campaign past the end of this year and into 2019 with the launch of the Safety Zone, a unique exhibit and demonstration space at the International Builders’ Show Feb. 19-21 in Las Vegas.

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Resources for Home Builders to Beat the Heat

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on July 9, 2018 0 Comments
Resources for Home Builders to Beat the Heat

Exposure to high temperatures or heat can cause serious illness and even death. Ensuring that your body is regularly hydrated and protected from the sun during hot months is essential to maintaining balance for performing well at work. This NAHB video can help explain how.

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Stay Safe in the Trenches

Stay Safe in the Trenches

NAHB has long been in the business of providing resources to keep our members, their employees and subs safe on the jobsite, and the Trenching and Excavating Toolkit is just one example.

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Give Your Superintendents the Skills to be Better Safety Leaders

Give Your Superintendents the Skills to be Better Safety Leaders

Superintendents and lead workers who have the skills to be effective jobsite safety leaders are the linchpins to creating a strong safety climate: a key indicator of injury outcomes. Now CPWR, The Center for Construction Research and Training, has developed The Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL), a 2 ½-hour course designed to teach these workers five critical safety leadership skills and how to put them into practice.

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Stay Safe Near Power Lines

Stay Safe Near Power Lines

May is National Electrical Safety Month, which means it’s time for builders to turn their attention straight up to the power lines that may be near your jobsite. In 2016, 53% of all fatal electrical injuries occurred in the construction industry, according to the, although the figures are not broken down between residential and commercial construction.

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This Week, Builders Stood Down for Safety

This Week, Builders Stood Down for Safety

“Preventing injury to any of the accounts we insure is as important as protecting our own employees,” said Bill Schaffner, director of risk management at Builders Mutual Insurance Co. “We want to see every worker go home to their families at the end of the day.”

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Safety: A Mindset that Saves Time, Money and Lives

Filed in Awards, Labor, Safety and Health, Multifamily by on May 10, 2018 0 Comments
Safety: A Mindset that Saves Time, Money and Lives

The second week of May is National Construction Safety Week and the week that NAHB encourages all member companies to participate in the National Safety Stand-Down. But the smartest companies talk about safety, train for safety and build safely month after month, all year long.

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Be Safe on That Scaffold

Be Safe on That Scaffold

Scaffolds can provide a safe and more efficient way to work in construction, but their use is also one of the leasing causes of injuries on construction sites. It is important to recognize scaffolding hazards and make sure every scaffold is set up and used properly.

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Be Part of the Safety Stand-Down May 7-11

Be Part of the Safety Stand-Down May 7-11

NAHB and Builders Mutual Insurance Company are again inviting building and remodeling companies to take part in the fifth annual National Safety Stand-Down May 7-11 to emphasize the importance of jobsite safety, particularly when it comes to preventing falls.

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Distracted Driving: The ‘Multitasking’ Myth

Distracted Driving: The ‘Multitasking’ Myth

The National Safety Council observes Distracted Driving Awareness Month every April because as mobile phones become increasingly indispensable to the job as well as people’s home lives, and as the dashboard in your car becomes increasingly interactive, it’s harder and harder to pay attention to the road when you drive. But pay attention we must: Multitasking doesn’t work in the driver’s seat.

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