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OSHA Reverses Course

NAHB Update: May 22, 2020 Now Requires Employers To Track COVID-19 Cases The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration this week announced a significant reversal of previous policy on an employer’s obligation to record work-related cases of COVID-19 on OSHA injury and illness logs. The new requirements go into effect Tuesday, May 26. As with the previous guidance,… Read More

NCLBGC Continuing Education Update

May 14, 2020 – Information from the NCLBGC Board In response to the COVID-19 state emergency, the  North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors (the Board) has authorized for all Board-approved continuing education providers to offer synchronous distance-learning instruction for any Board-approved continuing education course, effective May 14, 2020 and ending November 30, 2020. This… Read More

New NAHB Video Toolbox Talk

NAHB has published a video toolbox talk that demonstrates proper safety precautions for workers on a home building job site to prevent the transmission of the new coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 illness. The video, available in English and Spanish, is intended to provide live examples of guidance NAHB has provided to members during the coronavirus crisis,… Read More

Builders Mutual: New Safety Training Video

Builders Mutual has created a short, informational video to educate your employees and subcontractors about COVID-19 job-site safety issues. This video is available in both English and Spanish.  Visit buildersmutual.com/covid19 to access all COVID resources, including their job-site safety poster.

NAHB Updates Job Site Coronavirus Safety Guidance

The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) has published important updates to its guidance for construction employers, employees and contractors on coronavirus exposure prevention, preparedness and response. NAHB is a key member of CISC. The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Plan for Construction describes how to prevent worker exposure to coronavirus, protective measures to be taken on the job site, personal… Read More

Governor Roy Cooper this afternoon announced that his “Stay-At-Home” Order would remain in place through Friday, May 8, 2020. This order specifically continues his prior Executive Order 121 and declares that it remains in effect through May 8. That order provided that “housing construction” is an essential business. For more information, here is a link… Read More