Labor, Safety and Health

Labor Market Improvement Follows Housing Strength

Labor Market Improvement Follows Housing Strength

Recent economic data have shown rapid improvement relative to dramatic declines in mid-spring. And housing has led the way.

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An Open Letter on Coronavirus Safety from NAHB Chairman to Residential Construction Workers

An Open Letter on Coronavirus Safety from NAHB Chairman to Residential Construction Workers

NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke today sent an open letter to the nation’s residential construction workers imploring them to continue following guidance to prevent the transmission of coronavirus in the face of rising cases nationwide

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IRS Instructs Employers on Reporting COVID Medical & Sick Leave Wages

IRS Instructs Employers on Reporting COVID Medical & Sick Leave Wages

The Internal Revenue Service has released Notice 2020-54, which requires employers to report the amount of qualified sick and family leave wages paid to employees under the Family First Coronavirus Response Act. 

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HBI Joins National Campaign to Promote Jobs in Energy-Efficiency Sectors

HBI Joins National Campaign to Promote Jobs in Energy-Efficiency Sectors

HBI joined a national campaign to raise awareness about career opportunities in the energy-efficiency sectors, with a focus on fostering a talent pipeline that is inclusive of low-income and other underserved populations.

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Central Florida HBA and School District Team Up on Workforce Initiative

Central Florida HBA and School District Team Up on Workforce Initiative

One Central Florida school district is helping to address the workforce shortage by partnering with the local home builders association and its foundation to provide career and technical training alongside its academic curriculum.

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Mental Wellbeing Becoming Increasingly Important for Construction Workers

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Mental Wellbeing Becoming Increasingly Important for Construction Workers

Following a multi-year initiative to combat opioid misuse in home building, NAHB is launching a new effort focused on member mental wellbeing.

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OSHA Issues Guidance on Returning to Offices After Shutdowns

OSHA Issues Guidance on Returning to Offices After Shutdowns

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) late last week issued guidance to assist employers reopening business offices and their employees returning to work during the evolving coronavirus pandemic.

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Trump Signs Proclamation Suspending Certain Work Visas Through End of Year

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Trump Signs Proclamation Suspending Certain Work Visas Through End of Year

Citing job losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump has issued a proclamation extending his existing ban on immigrant visas and further suspending work visas through the end of the year, including H-2B visas used by employers in the construction industry.

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NAHB Safety Handbook Primes Builders on Newly Released OSHA Regulations

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NAHB Safety Handbook Primes Builders on Newly Released OSHA Regulations

BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of NAHB, recently released the fourth edition of its Jobsite Safety Handbook to help home builders navigate and comply with the latest OSHA requirements and keep workers safe on the jobsite.

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Stop Preventable Deaths and Focus on Safe Digging During the Trench Safety Stand Down

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Stop Preventable Deaths and Focus on Safe Digging During the Trench Safety Stand Down

Today marks the start of the week-long 2020 Trench Safety Stand Down. The stand down gives employers, supervisors and foremen the opportunity to speak directly to workers about trench and excavation hazards.

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