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OSHA Reverses Course and Now Requires Employers to Track COVID-19 Cases

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | May 22, 2020 |

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…

SBA and Treasury Release PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | May 18, 2020 |
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,…

Lumber Prices Move Sharply Higher on Rising Demand and Supply Constraints

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | May 18, 2020 |
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…

GSABA Government Affairs Update

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | May 7, 2020 |

GSABA Government Affairs Update By Kristi Sutterfield, Executive Vice President Greater San Antonio Builders Association City of San Antonio Development Services Department Update and Handouts: Agenda for the upcoming Development Services Task Force meeting Modifications have been made to Drop Off/Pick Up Development Services Department Budget with FY 2020 Budget numbers Monthly Permit Summary to…

New NAHB Video Toolbox Talk Provides Guidance on Coronavirus Safety

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | May 7, 2020 |
Coronoavirus Safety

New NAHB Video Toolbox Talk Provides Guidance on Coronavirus Safety 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…

NAHB Updates Job Site Coronavirus Safety Guidance for Construction

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | April 27, 2020 |

NAHB Updates Job Site Coronavirus Safety Guidance for Construction Posters 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…

Register for this Week’s Coronavirus Response Webinars

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | April 21, 2020 |

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…

Governor Abbott issued Executive Order: All Residential Construction Deemed Essential

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | March 31, 2020 |

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…

COVID Safety Posters and Governor Abbott’s Executive Order on Essential Services

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | March 31, 2020 |

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…

By gstaff_communications@sabuilders.com | March 31, 2020 |

Update from DHS on Essential Infrastructure Business Congress has approved a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes several provisions to help small businesses and those engaged in the residential construction sector. The…