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NAHB Safety Handbook Primes Builders on Newly Released OSHA Regulations From NAHBnow.com In the residential construction industry, a safe work environment and well-written, up-to-date safety program isn’t optional; it’s essential. Not only does it keep employees healthy and safe, but it can stave off huge losses, including everything from workers’ compensation to equipment issues, administrative…

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OSHA Reverses Course and 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…

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Program

SBA and Treasury Release PPP Loan Forgiveness Application From NAHBnow.com The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S Department of the Treasury, has released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application. The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans,…

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lumber prices higher

Lumber Prices Move Sharply Higher on Rising Demand and Supply Constraints From NAHBNow.org Rising demand stemming from a surge of do-it-yourself projects from consumers working at home coupled with restricted supply due to lumber mills operating at a diminished capacity have led to a recent upsurge in lumber prices. The latest Random Lengths Framing Composite…

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NAHB NEWS – President Trump Signs Executive Order on Housing Affordability NAHB – June 25, 2019 In a key victory for NAHB, President Trump today put housing at the forefront of the national debate by signing an executive order that cites the need to cut costly regulations that are hampering the production of more affordable…

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