OSHA and NAHB renew their alliance to protect worker safety
The National Association ofHome Builders and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration have formally renewed their seven-year-old alliance to provide the construction industry with the tools to protect the safety and health of its workers.
The alliance was signed earlier this month in Washington D.C. by NAHB Chairman Bob Jones, and Assistant Secretary of Labor David Michaels.
In a press release, the NAHB said the two organizations have partnered extremely well, as they work to provide, "information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers."
The two organizations have worked to improve access to training programs and resources for the construction industry, but have made an extra effort to focus on non-English and limited English speaking workers.
OSHA has also encouraged its regional offices to develop relationships with the NAHB at the local level.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the home construction industry, which was devastated by the recession, has also reported improved consumer confidence.
The NAHB's consumer confidence gauge rose to 19, its highest level in seven months, as federal tax credits for home-buyers wound down.
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