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Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

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Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers The U.S. Supreme Court today voted 6-3 to block the Biden administration from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine or testing mandate for employers with at least 100 workers. In issuing its decision, the Supreme Court stated that “OSHA has never before imposed such a mandate. Nor has…

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Promote Careers in Construction with NAHB Resources

Promote Careers in Construction with NAHB Resources Finding qualified skilled labor continues to be a challenge for the residential construction industry. However, a recent NAHB economics analysis offers a glimmer of hope. The latest American Community Survey shows that more young people are entering the construction trades. Now is the time to build on the…

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EPA Declares Pre-2015 WOTUS Rule Now in Effect

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EPA Declares Pre-2015 WOTUS Rule Now in Effect Following the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona’s ruling on Monday to remand and vacate the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which defines the “waters of the U.S. (WOTUS),” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) released a…

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Alamo Colleges Private-Sector Work-Study Program

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Private-Sector Work-Study Program Preparing Students for Careers Earn-and-Learn Opportunity Thanks to support from the U.S. Department of Education, students eligible for federal work-study can now earn-and-learn in the private sector through relevant work experiences. This program offers students the ability to enrich their academic knowledge, gain real-world experience, and improve their job prospects after graduation.…

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

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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 guidance includes a recommendation for implementing a workplace COVID-19 prevention program, which NAHB has made available to members since March 2020. OSHA is holding…

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Remodeling Industry Confidence Is Strong Despite COVID-19

Remodeling Industry Confidence Is Strong

Remodeling Industry Confidence Is Strong Despite COVID-19 NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index (RMI) for the fourth quarter of 2020 posted a reading of 79, signaling residential remodelers’ strong confidence in their markets, for projects of all sizes. “The remodeling market was consistently strong throughout 2020, as home owners had more time on their hands to improve…

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

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As Cases Surge, NAHB Calls for Another COVID-19 Safety Stand Down Halt Work for 10 Minutes January 11-15, 2021 to Cover COVID-19 Safety Procedures NAHB encourages members and all other residential construction companies to halt work for at least 10 minutes the week of Jan. 11-15, 2021, for a COVID-19 Jobsite Safety Stand Down to remind…

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BuildSA Portal Training

BuildSA Portal Training The City of San Antonio’s Development Services Department hosted a training session for GSABA members to provide instruction on how get set up and navigate through its new system, including how to: Set up your new BuildSA account Find and properly link/connect your licenses to your new account Create and assign delegates…

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Lumber Prices on the Rise – Again

Lumber Prices on the Rise – Again After drifting lower from mid-September to mid-November, lumber prices are on the rise again. Prices peaked at an all-time high of roughly $950 per thousand board feet in September before gradually moving down to around $550 per thousand board feet last month. However, prices have been moving upward…

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Commerce Department Cuts Lumber Tariffs from 20% to 9%

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Commerce Department Cuts Lumber Tariffs from 20% to 9% With lumber prices experiencing extreme price volatility this year and harming housing affordability, a final determination of the first administrative review by the U.S. Commerce Department to reduce duties on shipments of Canadian lumber into the United States by more than half is good news for…

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