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A Rung-by-Rung Guide to Ladder Safety

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A Rung-by-Rung Guide to Ladder Safety

Ladder safety — including proper ladder selection, inspection, use, and storage — should always be incorporated into new-hire training and reinforced to veteran team members. These important tips can help your workers prevent ladder accidents.

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Make Training a Priority During Ladder Safety Month

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Make Training a Priority During Ladder Safety Month

The fifth annual Ladder Safety Month, presented by the American Ladder Institute, begins on Monday, March 1. As spring building season kicks off, home builders should use this month to refresh their training on ladder safety.

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OSHA Issues New Guidance on COVID-19 Safety; New Safety Standard Likely Forthcoming

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on February 24, 2021 1 Comment
OSHA Issues New Guidance on COVID-19 Safety; New Safety Standard Likely Forthcoming

Late last month, OSHA issued “stronger safety guidance” on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. This could signal a forthcoming emergency temporary standard that OSHA inspectors would enforce.

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NAHB Awarded Grant to Promote Worker Mental Health and Wellbeing

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NAHB Awarded Grant to Promote Worker Mental Health and Wellbeing

The ASAE Research Foundation announced that NAHB has been selected as one of three 2021 Innovation Grants Program recipients for its project How Associations Can Promote Worker Wellbeing and Behavioral Health to Their Members.

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Jobsites Pause for COVID-19 Safety; Focus Continues at IBSx

Filed in IBS, Safety by on January 29, 2021 0 Comments
Jobsites Pause for COVID-19 Safety; Focus Continues at IBSx

Home building jobsites all over the country stopped work the week of Jan. 11 to educate workers and subcontractors on proper coronavirus safety measures as hundreds of NAHB member companies and HBAs participated in the second national COVID-19 Jobsite Safety Stand Down. 

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Know the Dangers and Signs of Fatigue on the Jobsite

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Know the Dangers and Signs of Fatigue on the Jobsite

The physical demands and deadline-focused nature of construction work often leads to overwork and fatigue. Add in additional stress over the pandemic and its fallout, and many in home building are finding themselves sleeping less and prone to fatigue.

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CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Through March 31

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CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Through March 31

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced it is extending the current order temporarily halting residential evictions until at least March 31, 2021. 

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As Cases Surge, NAHB Calls for Another COVID-19 Safety Stand Down

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on December 31, 2020 5 Comments
As Cases Surge, NAHB Calls for Another COVID-19 Safety Stand Down

After the success of the first COVID-19 stand down in April, NAHB and its construction industry partners are facilitating a second round of pandemic-specific safety training in the wake of the national post-holiday surge in infections.

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See the Job Site Champions Who Put Safety First in this Challenging Year

Filed in Awards, Safety by on December 23, 2020 0 Comments
See the Job Site Champions Who Put Safety First in this Challenging Year

NAHB has named the recipients of the 15th annual NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) for their commitment to strong safety programs.

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Winter Weather Safety Takes on a New Dimension This Year

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Winter Weather Safety Takes on a New Dimension This Year

Winter can be an especially tricky time for safety personnel on home building jobsites. But the pandemic of 2020 adds another dimension to jobsite safety plans during the cold weather months.

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