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Protect Yourself and Workers from Heat Stress

Filed in Safety by on July 30, 2020 0 Comments
Protect Yourself and Workers from Heat Stress

Construction workers are particularly susceptible to heat exposure due to long hours outside or working in rooms without climate control.

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OSHA Issues Guidance on Returning to Offices After Shutdowns

Filed in Disaster Response, Labor by on June 24, 2020 0 Comments
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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Stop Preventable Deaths and Focus on Safe Digging During the Trench Safety Stand Down

Filed in Safety by on June 15, 2020 0 Comments
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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Focus on Your Job Site Safety Plan During National Safety Month

Filed in Safety by on June 11, 2020 0 Comments
Focus on Your Job Site Safety Plan During National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month, a great reminder to home builders to review their job site safety plans, especially for changes prompted by COVID-19.

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OSHA Considering a New Standard on Tree Care; NAHB Member Speaks Up

Filed in Safety by on May 11, 2020 3 Comments
OSHA Considering a New Standard on Tree Care; NAHB Member Speaks Up

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is considering a new standard on tree care operations that could add additional requirements to workers when dealing with trees, including those on construction sites.

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NAHB Updates Job Site Coronavirus Safety Guidance for Construction

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on April 27, 2020 4 Comments
NAHB Updates Job Site Coronavirus Safety Guidance for Construction

NAHB has published important updates to its guidance for construction employers, employees and contractors on coronavirus exposure prevention, preparedness and response.

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Workers on Home Building Sites Should Strictly Adhere to Coronavirus Precautions

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on March 31, 2020 4 Comments
Workers on Home Building Sites Should Strictly Adhere to Coronavirus Precautions

The health and safety of home builders and contractors is our top priority. NAHB helped develop a Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Plan specifically tailored to construction job sites, and workers need to use it.

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Coronavirus Could Affect OSHA Compliance on Home Building Sites

Filed in Safety by on March 17, 2020 2 Comments
Coronavirus Could Affect OSHA Compliance on Home Building Sites

NAHB has identified at least two areas of concern for home builders in the short term during the coronavirus fallout, both related to compliance with OSHA standards: The availability of N95 respirators for those working with respirable silica dust and OSHA reporting standards on injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

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Free Webinar on Fall Safety in Roofing April 16

Filed in Safety by on March 10, 2020 0 Comments
Free Webinar on Fall Safety in Roofing April 16

Registration is open for a free webinar, Fall Prevention & Protection in the Roofing Industry, conducted by the Center for Construction Research and Training on April 16.

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Safety Training May Soon be Conducted by Virtual Reality

Filed in IBS, Safety, Technology by on March 4, 2020 2 Comments
Safety Training May Soon be Conducted by Virtual Reality

At IBS 2020, visitors to the IBS Jobsite Safety Zone were treated to the potential future of safety training: Virtual reality. And with recent studies on the topic, it might be coming sooner than you think.

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