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OSHA COVID 19 Safety Guidance

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

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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Government Affairs Update CPS Energy, Bexar County, City Agendas, San Antonio Development Services Stats and Critical 2021 Building Code Information Posted 07/10/20 CPS Energy Portal to be shut down this weekend-7/11/20  and 7/12/20 CPS will be working on their website this weekend to make a software update under their Energy Construction & Renovation Initiative.  CPS…

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Register for this Week’s Coronavirus Response Webinars NAHB has hosted 12 webinars this month to provide members with guidance on a variety of topics related to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on business operations. These webinars give members an opportunity to ask questions directly to NAHB staff and outside experts. NAHB continues its Coronavirus…

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Governor Abbott issued Executive Order: All Residential Construction Deemed Essential Governor Abbott just issued his new Executive Order today at 2:00pm that designates “Essential Services” statewide based on the CISA 2.0 guidance that I sent to you on Sunday, March 29th that were released on Saturday, Mach 28th.   This Executive Order is intended to…

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COVID Safety Posters and Governor Abbott’s Executive Order on Essential Services Please find COVID Safety Posters in English and Spanish for your work sites as well as an Employee Safety Poster for your offices, showrooms and warehouses.  It is recommended that you post these posters at all of these locations.  Many GSABA members have been…

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Critical Government Affairs Update – Essential Workers On Saturday, March 28th the Department of Homeland Security/Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released their updated list of critical infrastructure/essential services to include residential construction and many construction related services. Many thanks to the leadership of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and others in Washington…

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DHS Designates Residential Construction as “Essential Infrastructure Business” In a critical win for NAHB and the residential construction sector, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today designated construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an “Essential Infrastructure Business.” The designation will enable many home building firms to keep their businesses open during the COVID-19 pandemic…

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NAHB Publishes Construction Job Site Guidance for Coronavirus The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) today published guidance for construction employers, employees and contractors on coronavirus exposure prevention, preparedness and response. NAHB is a key member of CISC. The guidance describes how to prevent worker exposure to coronavirus, protective measures to be taken on the job…

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Construction Worker Letter Template for GSABA Members and COVID-19 Prevention/Response Plan Dear GSABA Members, We are grateful for Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s support in classifying construction as an ‘essential service’ in the most recent Emergency Declaration No. 5 issued on March 23rd.  Please be sure and thank the Mayor and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff if…

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